Hi guys, I just tried the latest beta feature that allows me to backup my mac's folders.
The issue is that when I select to backup my documents folder, dropbox just moves my entire documents folder from /Users/username/ to /Users/username/Dropbox/My Mac/ folder without asking me if that's OK. It just created a symlink in my home folder (/Users/username) that points to the the dropbox folder.
THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE.
1. A backup software shouldn't move around the source files. I want my data to stay in a specific location that I prefer.
2. I have another backup software running on my machine that has to now re-upload ~9gb of files because dropbox decided to move the folder.
3. The replacement folder it created doens't even match the icon of documents folder.
This frankly feels like an intrusion of my data. Until dropbox can figure out how to backup files/folders without moving my data in the dropbox folder I am turning this feature off. I hope this feedback reaches the right folks.