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Dropbox doesn't work well when I need to backup large filesets

Dropbox doesn't work well when I need to backup large filesets

sesteynh
New member | Level 2

I want to use dropbox to backup large filesets from NFS mounted drives directly to dropbox.  The single point of failure of this for me is that when I attempt to copy/move files that are larger than what is available on C:\  where dropbox app is installed, this becomes a single point of failure becuz my C;| is very small (500GB)  versus the 2TB of files that I am trying to back up. In my opinion this is a show stopper for me for using dropbox as a DRaaS appliance.  You need to engineer this seemlessly to not rely on C:\ as a caching device for the copy...

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Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @sesteynh, thanks for reaching out to the Dropbox Community.

 

We definitely appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback about your experience with this.

 

I will make sure to pass your comments along to our team.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.


Hannah
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sesteynh
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There is actually a very simple solution to this situation that maybe you should inform your support techs of.  If a user is backing up or moving large content that is larger than the NTFS C:\ drive that dropbox app is usually installed to, you can purchase a 1-2 TB external drive, format it NTFS and use it as dropbox cache which will enable the user to move larger number/size of files directly to dropbox cloud.  This was the solution I employed to resolve this problem/challenge....

 

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