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Backup your website to Dropbox – Hosting Tools

Backup to Dropbox

We are glad to present a great new function to the web hosting control panel: You can now easily connect your web hosting account to your Dropbox account, for remote backups of your websites files and databases. Dropbox is a cloud-based data storing service and you can sett up a free Dropbox account here.

How to back up your sites using Dropbox?

Log in to your hosting account, then go to Files and click Remote Backups:

Remote Backups from your hosting account to Dropbox

Then look at the upper right corner, and click the button Add Dropbox Account and follow the innstructions to connect and accept the backup application.

Connect to Dropbox Hosting Backup

You can back up 3 types of data, contained in three tabs: Domains (hostnames) (this means the entire content on your sites apart from your databases), MySQL databases and PgSQL databases:

Backup Domains to Dropbox

Now select the domain (hostname) that you want to make a backup for and then select the Dropbox account that you want to use from the Choose Accounts dropdown:

Select Dropbox Account

Now select the period within which the backup will be generated. You can choose between 3 and 14 backups. Our backup script will run every other day, generating a full backup of your files:

Select backup Period

For instance, if you choose 3 backups, the script will create 3 full backups from the last 6 days (a backup every other day).

The moment you select the backup period, the backup process will be started. After a while, you will see that the application has created a HepsiaBackups folder under the Apps folder of your Dropbox account.

Dropbox Backup folder

When the hostname backup generation process starts, you’ll see the backups organized in folders (every backup from a given day will be placed in a separate folder).

Dropbox backup folders

If you want to make a backup of your MySQL or PgSQL databases as well, you will need to go through the same procedure:

Dropbox Database Backups

NOTE: We will make automatic backups of your websites and databases on our servers, regardless if you use our Dropbox backup service or not.

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