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Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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The Dropbox page of the Options window (accessible from the File, Options->Online connections menu item) contains Dropbox settings.

When Dropbox server not ready
The first number (Retry option) indicates how many times the application tries to access the destination server if it is not available. By default this option is set to 5 attempts. The second number (wait option) indicates how many seconds to wait between two consecutive attempts to access the destination location. By default this option is set to 60 seconds. This option is useful when the destination Dropbox server has restrictions (i.e. only 2 users logged in the same time, no. of accesses etc.) and insures that if the Dropbox server cannot accept your connection, it will not be "hammered" by sending log-in requests frequently.

The File->Options->Online connections->Dropbox window allows you to define Dropbox configurations that can be used on the Destination page in the New Backup Wizard or Backup Properties windows. You can add, edit, copy or delete a Dropbox connection using this window.
In order to add a new Dropbox connection press the Add button. The Define Dropbox configuration window will appear in the list and you can enter the other settings for this connection.



Configuration name
Enter here an arbitrary name for the connection. By default the New Dropbox configuration name is assigned.

  • Authentication - press "Choose account" button to log in to your Dropbox account. Here you need to authorize Backup4all application to read and write files/folders in your Dropbox account.

  • Folder - In this field you have to select the folder where you want to store the backups. If no folder is selected the backup will be stored in the root of your Dropbox account.
  • Custom max file size - this option allows you to set a custom file size (by default is 5 GB). It is useful if you don't want large files to be split on upload.
Note: If you configured a new Dropbox location or you edit an existing one, you should use the Test button to see if the Dropbox settings are correct. If the test was successful, The Dropbox connection was tested successfully message will be displayed.