By Ailsa twitter/ Last Updated 06/07/2021

FREE

CBackup - Easy Online Cloud Backup Solution

  • Combine free space of all clouds, get unlimited cloud backup space for free.
  • Fully use idle space to save crucial data with professional backup methods.
  • Cloud to cloud backup, keep all cloud data safe.
  • Never store user data, safe and reliable.

Ready to safeguard your cloud data?

Get Started

Can I Perform Dropbox Schedule Sync?

How to set up Dropbox schedule sync?

We use dropbox to share photos with clients. We can have 4-6GB to upload in a day of various files. I would like to schedule this to happen overnight rather than during the working day. Any way to have this done so I can schedule it during the day and then the actually transfer happens overnight? Thanks

- Question from dropboxforum.com

How to Pause Dropbox Automatic Sync?

As a matter of fact, Dropbox automatically sync any changes to Dropbox. And Dropbox does not provide the option to schedule Dropbox sync, the only thing you could do is pause Dropbox automatic sync manually.

1. Click Dropbox icon in system tray, and click Pause syncing button at the left lower corner.

Dropbox Pause Syncing

Then follow me to perform Dropbox schedule sync with 2 easy ways.

Way 1. Dropbox Schedule Sync with Task Scheduler

The first solution is using Task Scheduler to schedule Dropbox sync. But before that, you have to quit Dropbox desktop app first, then set up a Dropbox schedule sync task with Task Scheduler, here it is:

1. Input task scheduler in your Windows search box, and select Task Scheduler.

2. Then choose Create Basic Task... option.

Task Scheduler Create Basic Task

3. Then input the Name and Description, and click Next.

Task Scheduler Name Description

4. Choose Daily in Triggers tab. And set up a specific time to sync Dropbox.

Task Scheduler Trigger Daily

5. Tick Start a program in Action tab.

Task Scheduler Action Start A Program

6. Click Browse to choose the dropbox.exe, and it will show this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" in Program/Script section. And input /home in Add arguments section, and click Next >.

Task Scheduler Add Arguments

7. Click Finish button.

Task Scheduler Finish

Then, your Dropbox will start at the specific time automatically. And the Dropbox schedule sync will starts automatically.

However, it’s not strictly Dropbox schedule sync. Is there any better way to schedule Dropbox sync?

Way 2. Dropbox Schedule Sync via third-party tool

To perform Dropbox schedule sync, it’s highly recommended to try the Dropbox sync software AOMEI Backupper Standard, which allows you to do Dropbox schedule upload with simple clicks. Before that, please install Dropbox desktop app first. Then please download AOMEI Backupper Standard to have a try:

Step 1. Perform AOMEI Backupper Standard, select Sync > Basic Sync in turn.

Basic Sync

Step 2. Rename the Task Name, and click + Add Folder button to choose files and folders to sync to Dropbox.

Basic Sync Add Folder

Step 3. Click the inverted triangle icon and choose Select a cloud drive, tap Dropbox, and click OK.

Server Select A Cloud Drive

Select Dropbox

Step 4. Tap Schedule to upload files to Dropbox daily, weekly, monthly, and click OK.

Schedule Settings General

Step 5. Press Start Sync >> button to perform Dropbox schedule sync automatically at the time you specified.

What to Do if Dropbox Stroage Full?

Dropbox only provides 2 GB free storage space for personal users, and the 2 GB storage space will be filled up quickly if you prefer to backup files to Dropbox. Is there any way to get more space for Dropbox for free?

The answer is definitely, there are 3 tips for you to get more free space for Dropbox:

Tip 1. Get 250MB Bonus Space

Log in your Dropbox account, then go to https://www.dropbox.com/gs, and you will find the options to get the 250 MB bonus space. Just follow the options to get more space.

Dropbox Get 250MB Bonus Space

Tip 2. Invite Friends to Dropbox to Get Up to 16 GB Free Space

Please click your Dropbox account > Settings > Plan > Invite a friend to get 500MB bonus per user.

Dropbox Invite Friends

And you could get up to 16 GB storage space for Dropbox.

Dropbox Up to 16 GB

Tip 3. Efficient Way to Increase Dropbox Storage Space

If you have multiple Dropbox account, you could merge Dropbox accounts into a big backup space. It’s highly recommended to try the web-based free cloud backup service CBackup, and it’s capable of merge multiple Dropbox storage into big one to make full use of the storage space.

Here are the steps to increase Dropbox storage space via CBackup:

Step 1. Please create a free CBackup account, and sign in to the CBackup app.

CBackup Sign Up

Step 2. Click My Storage on the left side, and press Add Cloud button, choose Dropbox and tap OK. Sign in your Dropbox account, and press Allow to let CBackup access files and folders in your Dropbox.

Add Cloud

Step 3. Rename the Display Name, and edit the Storage Path, and other settings, Tick the option “Note: Please do not change the path directly in the third-party cloud disk, or modify or delete the backup file.”, and press OK.

Complete Dropbox Info

Step 4. Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 to add your other Dropbox accounts, then you could see all the Dropbox accounts in the My Storage tab.

Until now, all your Dropbox storage space has been merged into one big backup space, then you could perform cloud to cloud sync, cloud to cloud backup, Dropbox version control, etc. Besides, you could try the CBackup desktop app to perform PC to cloud backup automatically.

Start Backup

Summing Up

Dropbox automatically sync files and folders in Dropbox folder, and if you want to perform Dropbox schedule sync at the specified time, please try the above two ways to do Dropbox schedule upload.

If you find the Dropbox storage full, please find the above tips to increase Dropbox storage space for free. Of course, you could merge multiple cloud drives into one backup space, even different cloud drives.