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Akeeba Backup for WordPress Remote Backup with DropBox

Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman

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One feature of Akeeba Backup Professional is to allow you to automatically store the backup on a remote location.

Dropbox is a very popular option as it provides you with 2 gigabytes of cloud storage space free of charge and it is very simple with Akeeba Backup Professional to configure your backups to be saved in to your Dropbox folder.

To begin go to the Configuration scroll down to the processing engine.

Here you can see many options including upload to Dropbox.

Once that's selected choose Configure.

In order for our web site to talk to Dropbox we need to authenticate it.

Click on the authentication button and a popup will open.

and you may be asked to login to dropbox.

Now, click on the complete authentication button.

The directory that we want to store the backup in is by default the root of our dropbox account but we can store it anywhere we want including a subdirectory.

As you can see a token has been automatically entered.

Once you have configured Dropbox Save and Close your configuration and you are now ready to perform your first backup with the files being saved in Dropbox.

Once the backup has completed we can go to our Manage Backups and here we can see the backup just took place it is a Remote Backup From this link we are able to bring the backup back from Dropbox directly on to our web server.

or our desktop.

Now every time a backup is performed by Akeeba Backup Professional the backup file itself is being stored remotely in our Dropbox account.