How to backup your data to Dropbox

Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices.

On this page How to set up a new Dropbox account How to backup to Dropbox How to restore from Dropbox

How to set up a new Dropbox account

  1. Go to  https://www.dropbox.com/
  2. Follow the steps to create a new account.
    • dropbox30

How to backup to Dropbox

Steps to follow:

  1. Open Backup4all and select File->New (Ctrl+N).
    • google drive 22

2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field.

    • google drive 23

3. In the Where do you want to save the backup section, select Dropbox as backup destination.

    • dropbox31

4. Press Choose account. A new window will appear to log on into your Dropbox account, then you have to allow Backup4all application to view and manage the files on Dropbox.  Then press Next.

    • dropbox32
    • dropbox33

5. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.

    • google drive 27

6. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and optionally set the encryption. Press Next.

    • google drive 28

7. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days.

    • google drive 29

8. Press Save and run.

    • google drive 30

How to restore from Dropbox

Steps to follow:

1. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File->Open from.

    • google drive restore01

2. Select Dropbox page. Configure the Dropbox account

    • dropbox34

3. After the Dropbox account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.

    • dropbox35

4. Open Backup4all and press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. Original location is selected by default.

On the same page, you can choose how do you want to restore or you can filter the files before the restore.

If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date you want to restore the files. Press Next

5. Press Finish to start the restore process.

    • box35

Applies to:

Backup4all 6.x

Comments


NEW: Backup4All 6.5.373