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Dropbox Backup

Peace of mind for your digital life and work

Don’t wait until something goes wrong—automatically back up important files on your devices, like your computer and external drive, and easily restore them with Dropbox Backup.

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Choose your backup solution

Purchase the Dropbox Backup plan on its own or get Backup included in our other Dropbox plans for additional sharing and document handling benefits.

Individual

Backup

$4.99
/ month
Automatically back up one computer and one external drive, and get simple, straightforward protection with as much storage as you need.
  • 1 user
  • Unlimited backup storage for one computer and one external drive
  • 30-day file recovery

Plan highlights

  • Automatically back up files and quickly recover with Dropbox Backup
  • Best-in-class sync technology
  • Connect up to 3 devices
  • Priority email and live chat support
  • Send files up to 100 MB with Dropbox Transfer
Individual

Plus

$9.99
/ month
Store and share files like photos, documents, and more—and automatically back up computers and connected external drives.
  • 1 user
  • 2,000 GB of secure storage
  • 30-day file recovery

Plan highlights

  • Automatically back up files and quickly recover with Dropbox Backup
  • Best-in-class sync technology
  • Unlimited device access
  • Priority email and live chat support
  • Send files up to 2 GB with Dropbox Transfer
  • Remote device wipe
Individual

Professional

$16.58
/ month
Get premium tools for managing content, clients, and projects more effectively—and automatically back up computers and connected external drives.
  • 1 user
  • 3,000 GB of secure storage
  • 180-day file recovery

Plan highlights

  • Automatically back up files and quickly recover with Dropbox Backup
  • Best-in-class sync technology
  • Unlimited device access
  • Priority email and live chat support
  • Send files up to 100 GB with Dropbox Transfer
  • Remote device wipe
  • Document watermarking
  • Branded sharing

Easy to use. Secure. Fast.

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Backup made simple

In just a few clicks, you can choose the files and folders you want Backup to keep safe, and we’ll take it from there.

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An automated safety net

Automatic, always-on cloud backup saves you from accidental deletions, drive failures, and ransomware attacks.

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Fast file recovery

Restore files quickly, and they’ll show up right back where you had them—no need to reorganize.

Automatic backup means quick recovery for your most important files

One-time setup keeps files stored across devices—like your computer and external drive—safe in one place.

A list of a user’s devices and hard drives that are being backed up in Dropbox Backup

Getting back up and running works just the way it should—quickly and easily. Start recovery with just a few clicks, and your files will be automatically restored from cloud backup.

A user clicking on a blue button that says “restore” in order to restore the last version of their Mac that was backed up in Dropbox Backup

Just as you’d expect from Dropbox, you can easily access backed up files any time, anywhere—from your computer, through our mobile app, or on the web.

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You can restore your files to a new computer to get your shiny new laptop up and running with ease—no complicated or slow manual connections from computer to computer.

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Dropbox Backup takes the complexity out of safeguarding and recovering files, giving you one place to check progress, view deleted files, and choose which folders to back up.

The menu for Dropbox Backup management that includes the ability to view backup status, view and recover deleted files, and to change which folders are backed up

Your files will be restored to their original locations quickly, and based on your plan, you’ll have the option to choose which version of the files or folders you want to bring back.

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Dropbox Backup stores your files separate from your shared files, so you won’t have to worry about overwriting your emergency backups.

A list of files on a user’s Mac that are backed up in Dropbox Backup

Easier than the competition

Dropbox Backup users ranked Dropbox Backup as more intuitive and easier to use than Backblaze and Carbonite in a recent study comparing top backup solutions.*

*Based on a 2021 Dropbox research survey of registered Dropbox users who have used Dropbox Backup

What Backup customers are saying