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Versioning and Dropbox

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Homer712
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Versioning and Dropbox

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I backup my files to Dropbox. I have the settings configured for versioning and also to have the backup files compressed and encrypted. I was going to do a trial restore of files that have been revised on the source by restoring an older (versioned) file. In reading through the Help I found this statement:

Q: Are the versions stored compressed or encrypted?
A: Only if the files themselves are.

So here is my question. Does the answer, "Only if the files themselves are" refer to the original source files, or the files as compressed and encrypted by SyncBack Pro during the backup process. I'd hate to think that the "version" files are stored on Dropbox in their original uncompressed and unencrypted format.
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Re: Versioning and Dropbox

Post by morice »

I would think it refers to however the file is backed up, because this version is of course already there! It simply moves the existing file into a hidden folder before it copies the new one. So if that file happens to be compressed and encrypted it will stay that way.
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Re: Versioning and Dropbox

Post by morice »

Also, it can't do compression on the cloud itself. It compressed everything locally before anything is uploaded.
You can change the temporary folder in the profile settings.
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