Konrad Podgórski - Web Developer

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Dropbox for storing backups? This is not what you think

Please keep in mind that this post was written more than 2 years ago and might be outdated.

Today I thought that maybe I should upgrade my dropbox account to pro. I don’t really need these 100GB but versioning files would be nice. Especially for keeping KeePass database. Last thing I would want is to lose that.

So I started reading terms of service and found interesting paragraph there.

You, and not Dropbox, are responsible for maintaining and protecting all of your stuff. Dropbox will not be liable for any loss or corruption of your stuff, or for any costs or expenses associated with backing up or restoring any of your stuff.

https://www.dropbox.com/pricing_terms#terms

Cool, so I COULD store my backups there but if something happen it’s MY not their problem, because I could backup my files (right?) :) Where? Maybe on S3? Nope, their TOS probably covers same topic in same way. Funny world, right?

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