SQL backup to Dropbox

Dropbox allows you to store 2GB for free – this should be enough space to store SQL Server backups for the majority of small clients. Free version of SQLBackupAndFTP now allows you  to backup SQL Server databases to Dropbox directly.

Here’s how it works:

  • Select the databases you want to backup
  • Click “Add backup Destination” and select Dropbox
  • Click Authorize button to allow SQLBackupAndFTP to save to your Dropbox account
  • Click Test or Run Now to verify that backups work correctly
  • The backups will be stored in Apps\mySQLBackupAndFTP folder in your Dropbox account
  • Now schedule your SQL backups and sleep well

3 thoughts on “SQL backup to Dropbox

  1. this is a great feature…I inadvertantly connected without giving the specific folder within mysqlbackupftp and can’t find a way to change it – is there a way?

  2. If you use the latest version of SQLBackupAndFTP, then after you connect to Dropbox, you will see “Forder(path)” textbox – just use it to specify where to store the backups

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