Transferring Backups from FTP to Dropbox

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FTP to Dropbox backup technique is one of the most popular implementations of cloud technologies to mirror, backup or remote-administering website content or other FTP information. Automating this process is a way to save many time and efforts.

Handy Backup allows organizing the automated connection with FTP or Dropbox faster than any manual method of data copying. Once setting backup FTP to Dropbox as a task, user can relax and be sure that any crucial data will be synchronized between the two media.

Version 7.9.6, built on 13 November, 2017
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Method of FTP to Dropbox Backup

Moving copies of FTP files to Dropbox via Handy Backup is based on the simple principle: the Dropbox Agent creates a local folder within the user directory, which will automatically synchronize with a Dropbox account.

To backup to Dropbox, all to be done is to place FTP files to this folder. It can be achieved by selecting the FTP server as the data source, and Dropbox folder (viewed as the local folder) as the destination. The Dropbox Agent will complete all other actions automatically.

How to Place FTP Files into Dropbox: Short Instruction

To create a task backing up FTP to Dropbox account, please follow the action sequence listed below:

  1. Create a new task by pressing Ctrl+N or clicking the button on the control panel;

  2. Select a backup task type;

  3. On the Step 2, select “FTP” as the data source;

  4. Double-click a “New configuration…” option;

  5. Enter the FTP connection parameters;

  6. Test your configuration. If successful, press “OK” to return to task wizard;

  7. On the Step 3, select the “Computer” options as the destination;

  8. Select the “Dropbox” folder among the particular user folders;

  9. Mark the checkbox on a “Dropbox” and press “OK”;

  10. Set up all other task options like scheduling and versioned backup as usual.

Following this sequence, you will create an effective Dropbox backup task using FTP as the data source. Each time the task will start manually or by scheduling, it will transfer FTP content to Dropbox account without any need for further interference by user.

Manual Methods

It is no difficulty to copy any file to Dropbox folder, although it may be a tricky process to grab this file from FTP. Specialized client software, like FileZilla, or a browser-level FTP access, must be implemented to take some FTP files or folders without automation.

In other word, performing FTP to Dropbox backup actions manually or by script is principally possible, but saves up to no efforts when compared with automatic actions, and have much more risks of human failures or operational insecurity.

See Also

Dropbox Backup

Webdav For Dropbox

FTP From Windows

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