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    Thumbs down The agony and ecstasy of Dropbox

    I thought I would share my troubles, as that is the way of things these days!

    I use Dropbox as a backup tool. It syncs with all my files, which i have stored on a NAS at home. Dropbox doesn't allow this naturally so with some fiddling and symbolic linking I got it to do it. I have my work laptop and home laptop both acting as the engine for the backup.

    Go to my NAS this morning, all bar 3 files have gone. Look on Dropbox, all bar 3 files have gone.

    Dropbox has seen I am not connected to my home network while I was away yesterday, and decided that all the files must be deleted online, and then when I get back, rolls that change out to my NAS.

    Consuming mountains of maltesers from my birthday to console myself, I discover Dropbox has an online recycle bin.... HOORARRRRR!!!

    1 piece of advice, don't screw around with Dropbox's way of doing things... Or please god let Dropbox support network drives soon.

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    I pay for the packrat function as well for previous versions etc.

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    Why not simply install Dropbox on your (presumably Linux-based and so hackable) NAS?

    The CLI install method's been around for years.

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    One of the reasons I love Crashplan+. Paid for a stupidly long unlimited subscription when they did a special offer a couple of years ago and it's been brilliant. Syncing files (and keep revisions of files for as long as you want) to the cloud and any local backup repositories I want is great

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    Well I'm going to set up the web service for my NAS soon so not going to mess around with DB for much longer. My NAS is RAIDed so barring a fire/flood I should be fine.

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