Nowadays, there are quite a few online storage services to choose from, the most popular (and generous) is Google Drive. Dropbox is yet another service that allows you to store various files to an online drive, but it only provides (for free) 2GB of disk space. However, what’s interesting about Dropbox is that it’s cross-platform – which means you can use it on Windows, Linux, Mac and even Android devices. Basically, you get a folder on your computer that acts like a normal folder, only that the files are stored online.
This quick tip allows you to setup automatic backups in KDE for your personal documents, using Dropbox. If Unity has backup integration by default, this is not the case for KDE. There are a few ways of enabling automatic updates in KDE but I’ve found that Kup is the best way to do so.
Kup Backup System has been created to allow KDE users to keep up-to-date backups of their personal files.
This is a quick tip on how to setup automatic backups for your personal files using Dropbox. Just configure Ubuntu to create backups every few days of your documents, photos and so on, save them on your Dropbox account and forget about it. Maybe you won’t even need them but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Thanks to Dropbox’s Nautilus integration, this is a pretty easy process, just follow a few steps and you’re ready to go.