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Akeeba Solo Remote Backup with Dropbox

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Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman

Transcript of this course

One feature of Akeeba Solo is to allow you to automatically store the backup on a remote location.

Dropbox is a very popular option as it provides you with 2 gigabytes of cloud storage space free of charge and it is very simple with Akeeba Solo to configure your backups to be stored in to your Dropbox folder.

To begin, select Configuration. Scroll down to the Processing engine. Here you can see many options including upload to Dropbox.

Once that's selected choose Configure.

In order for our web site to talk to Dropbox we need to do a two step authentication.

Once the first step is complete close the popup window and go to the second step.

As you can see a Token and a Secret Key have been automatically completed.

The directory that we want to store it in is by default the root of our dropbox account but we can store it anywhere we want including a subdirectory.

Once you have configured Dropbox Save and Close your configuration and you are now ready to perform your first backup with the files being saved in Dropbox.

Once the backup has completed we can go to our Manage Backups and here we can see the backup just took place is a Remote Backup (the file is stored remotely).

From this link we are able to bring the backup back from Dropbox directly on to our web server.

Now every time a backup is performed by Akeeba Solo the backup file itself is being stored remotely in our Dropbox account.