DropBox

Using this backup destination for accounts with large amount of files is not recommended. Due to DropBox API limitations, there is too much overhead for each file, which makes file transfers very slow.

We recommend using this for full compressed backups only.


Step 1 Configure DropBox

To create DropBox account go to https://www.dropbox.com/login and hit "create your account":

dropbox log in


Fill in your information and hit "create your account":

dropbox create account

Next step is to create new app.
In order to do that, go to https://www.dropbox.com/developers, sign in and hit "create your app":

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DropBox will ask you to do email verification, hit the "send email verification":

send email verification


Go to your mail account and verify your email account via the email that you got from DropBox.

verify email account


Now you will be able to create new app, fill in information and hit "create app":

dropbox create app


In the next screen you will see the app/secret key.

dropbox app/secret key


Step 2 Create a backup destination

  1. Specify "Destination Type" as "Drop Box".
  2. Write a name for your destination.
  3. Fill in app/secret key that you have just created .
  4. Click the "Request Access Code" button, for a Dropbox authentication code.
  5. Copy the access code and paste it to the "Access Code" text area. Click the "save" button.
Example configuration page for the destination:

create dropbox destination

Destination Name

A generic name for your internal ease of use, so it will be easier to recognize the backup destination roll, in case you have more then one.
Max length is 40 characters.


Backup Directory

This will be our starting point when accessing this destination.
Make sure to not start with "/".
Write your path to where you want to backup to be stored.
You can leave the backup directory empty if you want that the backup will be stored in the main directory.


Free Disk Space Limit

This option will check if destination disk space reached the specified limit before it performs the backup. If you enable this option and available disk space is less than the amount specified, the system will not perform the backup.


App Key

You can get an API app key by creating an app on the Dropbox's app creation page. Once you have Dropbox app created, the app key will be available on the Dropbox app's page (on the App Console).


Secret Key

You can get an API secret key by creating an app on the Dropbox's app creation page. Once you have Dropbox app created, the secret key will be available on the Dropbox app's page (on the App Console).


Access Code

The authentication pop-up code.