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How can I restore a back up file from Dropbox?

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how do i restore a backup QBs file from dropbox?

 

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Re: Problem backing up Dropbox files

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Dropbox isn't a backup service and doesn't back up your files. It does have some backup-like functionality in that you can recover previous versions of files. If that's what you're referring to, read the following help article for information on file recovery:

If that's not what you're referring to, then you'll need to refer back to whatever backup process you used to backup your files.

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Re: Problem backing up Dropbox files

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That's strange since it backs up some files, but not all of them. For example, it won't back up folders containing photos, but back up some individual folders, So what is the use of Dropbox if one has to manually back up files to its server?

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Re: Problem backing up Dropbox files

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@canuck1 wrote:

So what is the use of Dropbox if one has to manually back up files to its server?


As noted above, Dropbox is not a backup service and it's not intended to be used as one. If that's your sole purpose, there are much better alternatives out there. You want a cloud backup service such as Carbonite, Backblaze, etc. Use the right tool for the job.

Dropbox, at its core, is a file synchronization service. It's meant to keep a copy of the files that you place in your local Dropbox folder in-sync with the copy in your account online, and with any other computers where you've installed Dropbox. Dropbox syncs ALL changes to your account. If you add a file, it's added online. If you delete a file, it's deleted online. A true backup service would never sync deletions as that would defeat the purpose of a true backup.

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