How to Backup Server to Dropbox? Try The Best Way Here!

This article describes the basic steps for migrating data from a Server to Dropbox. You can refer to the detailed information listed below to finish the task with ease.


by Clytze Updated on October 25, 2022

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Can I backup Server to Dropbox?

I know that I can back up individual subscriptions to Dropbox but am I correct in thinking that it is not possible to do full Server backup this way? (At the moment I have the Server backing up to my FTP server but would like it to go to Dropbox). If it is possible, can someone tell me how?

- Question from Plesk Community

Backup Server to Dropbox

Dropbox desktop app does not support on Server operating systems

If you’re here, you may have noticed that Dropbox desktop app is not supported on Windows Server platforms to create Dropbox full backup. You can install it and set it up gladly, but it will stop working and won't help you sync your Server to Dropbox.

Like the above user case said, windows Server users are looking for a solution to backup files on the Server or the entire system to Dropbox cloud. However, you should note that the list of Dropbox system requirements does not include server systems. This is very desperate for both Server users and Dropbox subscribers.

Cheerfully, however, it is not insurmountable. In order to successfully backup Server to Dropbox, you need to rely on the best Server backup tool to settle this task easily. Following is the stepwise tutorial that you can refer to enable Dropbox Server backup.

Backup Server to Dropbox with the best Server backup tool

Speaking of the best Server cloud backup software, it is definitely AOMEI Backupper Server, which can run in Windows Server operating systems (Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, etc.). And also, it is available on Windows PC operating systems (Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, etc.). As an all-in-one Windows Server backup software, it offers you 4 backup types. You can backup your files, system, disks, and partitions on Server according to your real needs with just a few mouse clicks. Following are some of its prominent features you can benefit from.

Different backup destinations. All the above backup types support you to backup Server to local/external disk (HDD/SSD), network location, NAS devices, USB drives, cloud services (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc.), etc.
✿ Backup types: It allows you to do Full backup, Incremental/Differential Backup to improve the efficiency of your backups.
✿ Schedule Backup: You can create automatic backup in Windows Server with Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event trigger or USB plug in feature.
✿ Bootable rescue media/recovery environment: You are able to create a recovery environment or a bootable device so as to recover a crashed system once there’s something goes wrong on your Server.

With its user-friendly interface, you can easily manage the process of online Server backup even if you are a novice. Just click the button below to download AOMEI Backupper Server to have a try.

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Before you do:

Download and install Dropbox desktop app on a computer (here name it computer A), which is running Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 (not in S mode). Then it will create a default Dropbox folder on computer A that is located in C:\Users\UserName\ Dropbox, you need to set this folder to shared.

1. Locate the Dropbox folder, right-click it. Select Give access to from the list, then choose Specific people.

Give Access to

2. In the Network access window, choose Everyone, then right-click it to tap Read/Write. After that, click Share. When you see “Your folder is shared”, click Done.

Share Dropbox Folder

3. Search for Control Panel and open it. Go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Advanced sharing settings to set sharing options. Change following options from the 3 directories and click Save changes:

  • “Turn on network discovery”
  • “Turn on file and printer sharing”
  • “Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders”
  • “Turn off password protected sharing”

Set Sharing Options

Now that this folder is in a shared state, you can go ahead and follow the steps below to install AOMEI Backupper Server on your Server computer and start the task of backing up it.

Step 1. Open this tool, choose Backup from the left panel, then System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2. The program will automatically choose the system-related partitions to be backed up. You just need to expand the drop-down menu of the second column and select Add Share or NAS Devices.

Select Backup Destination

Step 3. In the pop-up window, type the network path or name of your Dropbox folder created on computer A and click the blue button at the right. Input username and password if it is required, then click OK.

Type Network Path

Considering continuous data protection, you still need to set Options, Schedule Backup and Backup Scheme optionally.

After specifying the backup target location, you can click Schedule Backup to configure a specific time that you want the backup performed. You can set Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event trigger or USB plug in as you like.

Schedule Settings

Options: To get notified whether the backup runs successfully or not, click Options to enable Email Notification. And also set a password to protect the backup image.

Backup Settings General

✍ Backup Scheme: In case of running out of space after several runs of backups, you can enable Automatic Backup Cleanup in Backup Scheme to auto delete old backups to save your disk space usage.

Backup Scheme

Step 4. Confirm the backup task, click Start Backup, then wait for the process to complete.

Now this system backup image file is stored in the shared folder. You can view it in the Dropbox folder on computer A, and that will automatically sync to Dropbox cloud service. Thus the task of making Server backup to Dropbox is successfully settled.


That’s all about the details and graphical steps to perform Windows Server backup to Dropbox. Although Dropbox desktop app does not support Server systems, you can install the Dropbox desktop app by downloading it on another computer where Dropbox is applicable, and setting the default Dropbox folder to shared. Then install AOMEI Backupper Server on the Server computer, set up the backup task and select the shared Dropbox folder as the destination. This way, the full backup of the Server will be stored in the Dropbox shared folder and you can view the system backup image on another computer.

With AOMEI Backupper Server, you can also enable WD My Cloud Home auto backup PC without effort. Creating a full backup of your computer will allow you to easily restore it to previous date in case of a system failure. If you don't have a backup of your computer yet, create one now!

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.