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Experiences with Dropbox Backup

Experiences with Dropbox Backup

beatrixwillius
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

 

how are others experiences with Dropbox Backup? I'm currently using Acronis. After some nasty problems with full disk access going missing over night I'm looking for alternatives.

 

But I can't even find reviews of Dropbox Backup.

 

Are there any restrictions like not being able to back up my apps folder (Backblaze) or silly problems with modern file names (OneDrive)?

 

Regards

 

Beatrix

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Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hey @beatrixwillius, welcome to our Community! 

 

Computer backup lets you back up certain key folders, such as “Desktop”, “Documents” and “Downloads” to Dropbox. Any changes you make to those folders on your computer or in Dropbox will continuously sync to both.

 

You can also check our Help Center page here for instructions on how to use Computer backup.

 

As for OneDrive & iCloud or any other services, you should know that while you can Backup the same content, we recommend you disable those backups before using Dropbox Backup to prevent conflicts between backups. 

 

It's not a good idea to have two sync services actively syncing the same content. In any case, I'm going to keep this thread open, in order for others to share their thoughts with you too. 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions!


Megan
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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beatrixwillius
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Megan,

 

thanks for the fast reply. The linked docs are mighty thin on details. There are no screenshots whatsoever.

 

So I tried to use Dropbox Backup. Yes, this is beta software.

 

The preferences should be settings on Sonoma.

The backup settings are well hidden and there are too many clicks to reach the backup.

The window that is always in front is a no-go.

The window is clunky has heck.

No restore on a computer that is being backed up is a no-go.

Timing for backups can't be customized enough.

 

Hard pass!

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