How to Upload a BlogVault Backup to Your Dropbox Account

Uploading a BlogVault Backup

The Upload to Dropbox function allows you to upload any backup version to your Dropbox account. This feature comes in handy when you need to store a backup version beyond the 365-day storage period that BlogVault provides, or when there’s a ‘perfect’ or ‘gold copy’ of your site.

 

Step 1: Choose how you want to upload a backup

There are two ways you could upload a backup version of your WordPress site to your Dropbox account:

 

1. From the Site Details page

The Backup module on the Site Details page of the BlogVault dashboard allows you to upload the latest version of your WordPress site’s backup to your Dropbox account.

 

Upload to Dropbox on the Site Details page

 

2. From the History page

Clicking on the ‘History’ feature will take you to a timeline of the last 30 backup versions of your site, all/any of which you can choose to upload to Dropbox account.

 

The 'Upload to Dropbox' option on the History page allows you to select an older backup version to upload.

The ‘Upload to Dropbox’ option on the History page allows you to select a backup version to upload.

 

Step 2: Click on ‘Upload Backup’

All you have to do to upload your backup to Dropbox, is click on ‘Upload Backup’ from the BlogVault dashboard. Dropbox will ask you to verify the application (i.e. BlogVault) that is trying to access it.

 

By authorizing BlogVault, you are permitting it to create a new folder in your Dropbox, and upload backup files.

By authorizing BlogVault, you are permitting it to create a new folder in your Dropbox, and upload backup files.

 

Step 3: Sign in to your Dropbox account

Once you click on ‘Continue’, you will be asked to sign in to your Dropbox account:

 

Upload to Dropbox: Sign in to Dropbox

Sign in to your Dropbox account to continue the process

 

Step 4: Choose the backup version you’d want uploaded

Once you sign in, you will be asked to choose the backup version you would like to upload to Dropbox. (At this point, you can also change the Dropbox account to which you would like to upload the backup.)

 

Choose the backup version you want to upload to your Dropbox account

Choose the backup version you want to upload to your Dropbox account

 

Step 5: Click on ‘Upload’

Once you click ‘Upload’, the process begins.

 

Upload to Dropbox: the upload begins

The upload process will run in the background even if you close this tab.

 

Getting Notified

Once the upload process is complete, you will be notified of it over email. The email will be sent to your BlogVault- registered email address.

Upload to Dropbox_ getting notified

BlogVault sends you an email once the process is complete

 

Accessing BlogVault Backups in Your Dropbox Account

Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the backup file (in the form of a .zip), in your Dropbox. To access these backup files, you will have to navigate to the ‘Apps’ folder in your Dropbox account, and click on ‘blogVault’ in this folder.

 

Upload to Dropbox: What backup-uploads look like in your Dropbox

What backup-uploads look like in your Dropbox

 

And that’s it! That’s all it takes to upload your BlogVault backups to Dropbox!

Facing issues with the process? Please do get in touch with us at support@blogvault.net. We’re here to help.