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 />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 />
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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:sucessdropbox.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
##Return to the BackupBuddy '''Add New Destination''' page in your browser and click the '''Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox button below.'''
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#Return to the BackupBuddy '''Add New Destination''' page in your browser and click the '''Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox''' button. <br /><br /><br />[[File:Yes-authorized-BUB.png|750px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
##'''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.
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#Configure the following destination settings:<br /><br /><br />[[File:Re-authenticate-dropbox.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
##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 />
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##'''Destination name''' - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
##'''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 />
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##'''Directory (optional)''' - [Example: backupbuddy or backupbuddy/mysite/ or myfiles/backups/mysite] - Directory (or subdirectory) name to place the backups within.
#Once you've entered all of your settings, you'll want to test your settings before adding the destination.<br /><br />
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##'''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.<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 />
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#Once you've entered all of your settings, click the '''+Add Destination''' button.<br /><br />
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#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:Dropbox-added.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
  
 
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Revision as of 15:37, August 13, 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.


    Sucessdropbox.png


  4. Return to the BackupBuddy Add New Destination page in your browser and click the Yes, I've Authorized BackupBuddy with Dropbox button.


    Yes-authorized-BUB.png


  5. Configure the following destination settings:


    Re-authenticate-dropbox.png


    1. Destination name - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
    2. Directory (optional) - [Example: backupbuddy or backupbuddy/mysite/ or myfiles/backups/mysite] - Directory (or subdirectory) name to place the backups within.
    3. 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.

  6. Once you've entered all of your settings, click the +Add Destination button.

  7. 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.


    Dropbox-added.png


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