How to configure Dropbox backups in Plesk

This article describes how to configure Dropbox backups in Plesk. You can do manual Dropbox backups, or you can configure automatic daily backups.

To follow the procedure in this article, you must already have a Dropbox account. If you do not have a Dropbox account, you can sign up for one at

Configuring Dropbox backups

To configure Dropbox backups for your account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the right sidebar, click Dropbox Backup:

    Plesk - Dropbox Backup icon

  3. At the Dropbox login page, type your Dropbox e-mail and password.

    If you are already logged in to Dropbox, the Dropbox login page does not appear.
  4. At the folder access page, click Allow:

    Plesk - Dropbox - Allow access

  5. The Plesk Websites & Domains page appears:

    Plesk - Dropbox - Websites and Domains page

    • To create a backup immediately, click Back up Now.
      Depending on the size of your account, it may take several minutes to create the backup. When the backup is complete, Plesk uploads it to your Dropbox account automatically. Additionally, the backup appears on the Repository tab in Plesk.
    • To view any tasks that are currently running, click the Current Tasks tab.
    • To change Dropbox settings, click the Settings tab. To enable a scheduled backup, select the Enable Scheduled Backup check box, and then in the Scheduled Time (daily at) text box, type the time when you want the backup to run. Click OK.

More Information

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