BackupBuddy Remote Destinations: Dropbox

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#Once on the [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destinations]] page, click the '''+Add New''' button to add your Dropbox destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Dropbox-add.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#Once on the [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destinations]] page, click the '''+Add New''' button to add your Dropbox destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Dropbox-add.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#In the '''Add New Destination''' window, add the following information:<br /><br /><br />[[File:dropbox-settings.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#In the '''Add New Destination''' window, add the following information:<br /><br /><br />[[File:dropbox-settings.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
##'''Destination name''' - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
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##Click the Connect to Dropbox & Authorize button below.
##'''AWS access key''' - [Example: BSEGHGSDEUOXSQOPGSBE] - Log in to your Amazon S3 AWS Account and navigate to Account: Access Credentials: Security Credentials
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##In the new window that opens, login to Dropbox.com if prompted and click Allow.
##'''AWS secret key''' - [Example: GHOIDDWE56SDSAZXMOPR] - Log in to your Amazon S3 AWS Account and navigate to Account: Access Credentials: Security Credentials.
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##Return to this window and click the Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox button below.
 
##'''Bucket name''' - [Example: wordpress_backups] - This bucket will be created for you automatically if it does not already exist. Bucket names must be globally unique amongst all Amazon S3 users.
 
##'''Bucket name''' - [Example: wordpress_backups] - This bucket will be created for you automatically if it does not already exist. Bucket names must be globally unique amongst all Amazon S3 users.
##'''Directory''' - [Example: backupbuddy] - Directory name to place the backup within.
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##Configure the destination and click the +Add Destination button.
##'''Archive limit''' - [Example: 5] - Enter 0 for no limit. This is the maximum number of archives to be stored in this specific destination. If this limit is met the oldest backups will be deleted.
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##'''Encrypt connection''' - [Default: enabled] - When enabled, all transfers will be encrypted with SSL encryption. Please note that encryption introduces overhead and may slow down the transfer. If Amazon S3 sends are failing try disabling this feature to speed up the process.  Note that 32-bit servers cannot encrypt transfers of 2GB or larger with SSL, causing large file transfers to fail.<br /><br />
 
##'''Encrypt connection''' - [Default: enabled] - When enabled, all transfers will be encrypted with SSL encryption. Please note that encryption introduces overhead and may slow down the transfer. If Amazon S3 sends are failing try disabling this feature to speed up the process.  Note that 32-bit servers cannot encrypt transfers of 2GB or larger with SSL, causing large file transfers to fail.<br /><br />
 
#Once you've entered all of your settings, you'll want to test your settings before adding the destination.<br /><br />
 
#Once you've entered all of your settings, you'll want to test your settings before adding the destination.<br /><br />
 
#Your new location will now show on the Remote Destinations page in BackupBuddy.  If you need to change your settings, click the gear symbol to the right of the destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:S3Existing.png|S3Existing.png|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#Your new location will now show on the Remote Destinations page in BackupBuddy.  If you need to change your settings, click the gear symbol to the right of the destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:S3Existing.png|S3Existing.png|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
  
 
=See also=
 
=See also=

Revision as of 13:12, August 12, 2013

Dropbox.com is a popular online storage provider offering 2 GB of free storage. Premium upgrades are available. BackupBuddy estimates you will be able to transfer backups up to 96 MB with your current memory limit of 256 MB. Additionally, Dropbox limits API uploads to 150MB max.

For more information, visit:

Adding Dropbox as a Remote Destination

  1. Once on the Remote Destinations page, click the +Add New button to add your Dropbox destination.


    Dropbox-add.png


  2. In the Add New Destination window, add the following information:


    Dropbox-settings.png


    1. Click the Connect to Dropbox & Authorize button below.
    2. In the new window that opens, login to Dropbox.com if prompted and click Allow.
    3. Return to this window and click the Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox button below.
    4. Bucket name - [Example: wordpress_backups] - This bucket will be created for you automatically if it does not already exist. Bucket names must be globally unique amongst all Amazon S3 users.
    5. Configure the destination and click the +Add Destination button.
    6. Encrypt connection - [Default: enabled] - When enabled, all transfers will be encrypted with SSL encryption. Please note that encryption introduces overhead and may slow down the transfer. If Amazon S3 sends are failing try disabling this feature to speed up the process. Note that 32-bit servers cannot encrypt transfers of 2GB or larger with SSL, causing large file transfers to fail.

  3. Once you've entered all of your settings, you'll want to test your settings before adding the destination.

  4. Your new location will now show on the Remote Destinations page in BackupBuddy. If you need to change your settings, click the gear symbol to the right of the destination.


    S3Existing.png


See also


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