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.
- Configure the following destination settings:
- Destination name - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
- Directory (optional) - [Example: backupbuddy or backupbuddy/mysite/ or myfiles/backups/mysite] - Directory (or subdirectory) name to place the backups within.
- 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.
- Once you've entered all of your settings, click the +Add Destination button.
- 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.
If using Dropbox v2.0, please note:
- Dropbox v2.0 requires PHP 5.3+
- Dropbox v2.0 doesn't have the same limitations at v1.0
- Dropbox v2.0 has chunking capabilities
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