F2Bthere wrote in post #18405055
I appreciate the response and understand the idea of using the right tool for the job.
What makes Dropbox the wrong tool? Lack of automation? Something else?
The problem with syncing is that everything is synced. Let's say one of your Dropbox enabled devices gets compromised and everything is deleted or encrypted (ie ransomware). What happens next? Every device dutifully syncs those changes, of course. Now what?
A proper backup system keep a deep version history. With Crashplan, for example, if your files got encrypted, you'd simply restore everything to a point before the malware was installed. Crashplan also has features to customize how the backup runs, for example backup sets to prioritize certain folders over others, bandwidth and time of day restrictions, several security/encryption settings, etc.