I install dropbox on laptops for new employees. Currently our DB has about 100 Gb of files. If I do this via wifi we use about half of our allowed monthly internet traffic and it takes hours. So I have tried just copying via an external HDD. I just wondered: are there any risks involved with this method? One risk I could think of, was that 'older' files on the HDD could overwrite newer ones in Dropbox, so I do this with an up to date copy during the evening. Would you consider this a sensible and safe method to setup a pretty filled DB on a new computer?
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