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Backup Mac while using Dropbox professional

New member | Level 2

Hey Everyone! 

Last year I bought Dropbox professional because I thought the idea of SMART SYNC. I have about 800GB in dropbox of which 200GB is available on the computer. 
However, when i try to make a backup on my hard drive... The system does back up on all SMART SYNCed files that are just in Dropbox... 

I have 200GB of stuff on the hard drive that I need to backup... But it doesn't work to back up on a 500GB external drive because of the Dropbox files.

Has anybody solved this issue???? 

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Re: Backup Mac while using Dropbox professional

Star Collaborator | Level 19

Backup service usually backup local files, available at the backup moment. Smart Sync-ed files aren't available locally, so nothing unusual.

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Re: Backup Mac while using Dropbox professional

New member | Level 2

The problem is the the computer starts backing up them anyway. 

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Re: Backup Mac while using Dropbox professional

Star Collaborator | Level 19
Yes and such files will be empty, as they are, at that moment.
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Re: Backup Mac while using Dropbox professional

New member | Level 2

They are not empty... that's the problem. MAC backup reads them as full files, which means that I can't fit it on my external harddrive.

 

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Re: Backup Mac while using Dropbox professional

Star Collaborator | Level 19
Hmm... Seems your backup process makes the files local again. Workaround could be Selective Sync usage. 😉
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