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 />
 
#From the '''Add New Destination''' page, click the '''Connect to Dropbox & Authorize''' button.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Dropbox-button.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#From the '''Add New Destination''' page, click the '''Connect to Dropbox & Authorize''' button.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Dropbox-button.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
#In the new window that opens, '''login to Dropbox.com''' if prompted and click '''Allow'''.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Allow-dropbox.png|750px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
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#In the new window that opens, '''login to Dropbox.com''' if prompted and click '''Allow'''.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Allow-dropbox.png|750px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />You'll then see the '''Success!''' notification that BackupBuddy has been connected to Dropbox.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Allow-dropbox.png|750px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
##Return to this window and click the Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox button below.
 
##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.
##Configure the destination and click the +Add Destination button.<br /><br /><br />[[File:dropbox-settings.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
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##Configure the destination and click the +Add Destination button.<br /><br /><br />[[File:dropbox-settings.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />[[File:sucessdropbox.png|800px|link=]]<br /><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 />
 
##'''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 />

Revision as of 13:21, 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. From the Add New Destination page, click the Connect to Dropbox & Authorize button.


    Dropbox-button.png


  3. In the new window that opens, login to Dropbox.com if prompted and click Allow.


    Allow-dropbox.png


    You'll then see the Success! notification that BackupBuddy has been connected to Dropbox.


    Allow-dropbox.png


    1. Return to this window and click the Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox button below.
    2. 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.
    3. Configure the destination and click the +Add Destination button.


      Dropbox-settings.png


      Sucessdropbox.png


    4. 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.

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

  5. 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


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