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Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« on: May 31, 2020, 06:01:13 pm »
Had a weird thing happen today...

I've had a *free* Dropbox account for years. Today, I opened my PM file manager, and a notice from Dropbox popped up. It said that Dropbox wasn't linked to this (my primary machine) any longer.

Long story short, Dropbox decided that I could only have three (3) machines linked to my *free* account.

My choices were, upgrade my *free* account to a premium account, or deselect 17 devices. I chose the latter  ;D

Anybody else had this happen?

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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 06:08:16 pm »
All I know is that Dropbox was costing me a small fortune for my 2TB account, so I switched to pCloud for a lower cost and been extremely happy with their service.
They use some kind of virtual file system that keeps all your data in the cloud, so I can access all my data even on the 32GB netbook.
I do backup my data locally to a HD by rsync.
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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 06:18:14 pm »
It was hilarious (to me) looking at all the device names I've used, as I deselected them.

I name my machines after Ghostbusters characters, and I'd forgotten about half of them  :))






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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 06:27:37 pm »
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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 10:17:14 pm »
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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 11:02:09 pm »
I don't trust SaaS products for precisely the reason VinDSL mentioned above. What I usually do is
  • Cloud the very important stuff like family photos
  • Keep a local copy
  • Backup local daily
  • Backup the backup once a month

Admittedly I don't have a backup of my backup right now but I do have three pcs restored from the same root Deja Dup backup at different times so music, photos and video tend to be on all three if one backup fails I can duplicate from one of the others.

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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 11:02:42 pm »
If you unlink a computer from your Dropbox account: You will be signed out of the Dropbox application on that device. The Dropbox folder and any files that were synced locally will remain on the device, but changes to them from your Dropbox account will no longer sync.

Correct!   :)



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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 06:58:07 pm »
Had a weird thing happen today...

I've had a *free* Dropbox account for years. Today, I opened my PM file manager, and a notice from Dropbox popped up. It said that Dropbox wasn't linked to this (my primary machine) any longer.

Long story short, Dropbox decided that I could only have three (3) machines linked to my *free* account.

My choices were, upgrade my *free* account to a premium account, or deselect 17 devices. I chose the latter  ;D

Anybody else had this happen?

I pay £95.00 pound a year for 2TB of storage with Dropbox, which from 16:00 hours yesterday 16th June 2020 (For future readers why I put the year.) comes to $119.13 Cents a year. I hardly use it, but peace of mind knowing it is there for me to use whenever I need to.  ;D
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Re: Dropbox Notice (31-May-2020)
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2020, 07:41:59 am »
Yes VinDSL it happened to me as well. I had to prioritize which machines I really needed Dropbox on in order to keep my free account.