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What’s the difference between the Dropbox Plus plan and the Dropbox backup plan ? The backup plan is about half the price.
I can’t find any information about this.
Hi - I just discovered Dropbox Backup and I'm still not clear on what it is and how it differs from other plans. First, when you compare all Dropbox plans, Backup isn't an option. Why not? I had to use that link in this thread to find it. Also, aren't all of Dropbox's plans more or less 'backup' plans? I'm also not clear on its unlimited space. For $60/year, I can have unlimited space in Dropbox Backup but for $150/year, I cap out at 5 TB with the Standard plan. Huh? Why would anyone use these other plans? What am I missing here? Thanks!!
The simple point here is that they are not comparable - Backup is exactly that. It takes a snapshot of files and folders at set times and backs them up. You cannot then 'do things' with them like you can on normal plans (i.e. you cannot get links, edit, move them around etc.). They become almost an 'image' within Dropbox of the files and folders at that time.
I suppose its competitors would be things like BackBlaze and Carbonite.
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Ah...that helps. Actually, a backup (like Backblaze) is what I'm kinda looking for, however, it would be great to send links to others. We definitely would not need to edit or move files around online. Basically, I need to backup about 25 TB (and growing) of media (photos, videos, some of which are massive R3D files) and be able to view online and send links to our partners. Nothing more. What might you recommend?
The data is on an external drive and I currently use Box.com for backup and sharing but syncing an external drive with them is tricky. I have to use a third party program, which I'm liking less and less each day. Further, I'm limited with uploading large files. My current plan, anything larger than 15 GB is split up. Maddening.
I was speaking to an audio engineer last night who easily does all of this with a Dropbox account of some sort. I wanna say he uses the Backup one but I might be wrong.
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