BackupBuddy Remote Destinations: Dropbox
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.
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Adding Dropbox as a Remote Destination
- Once on the Remote Destinations page, click the +Add New button to add your Dropbox destination.
- From the Add New Destination page, click the Connect to Dropbox & Authorize button.
- In the new window that opens, login to Dropbox.com if prompted and click Allow.
You'll then see the Success! notification that BackupBuddy has been connected to Dropbox.
- Return to the BackupBuddy Add New Destination page in your browser 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.
- Configure the destination and click the +Add Destination button.
- 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.
- Once you've entered all of your settings, you'll want to test your settings before adding the destination.
- 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.
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