CrashPlan and Drop Box large data amounts duplicated

kapalua12

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I have Drop Box on all my PC's and Macs and Mac notebooks. When I run CrashPlan it is unnecessarily duplicating 13 GB of data when CrashPlan uploads to CrashPlan Central which takes a lot of time and I do not need all these copies of my Drop Box data.

How do I turn off backing up Drop Box on most of my machines?

Thanks.
 

Weaselboy

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I have Drop Box on all my PC's and Macs and Mac notebooks. When I run CrashPlan it is unnecessarily duplicating 13 GB of data when CrashPlan uploads to CrashPlan Central which takes a lot of time and I do not need all these copies of my Drop Box data.

How do I turn off backing up Drop Box on most of my machines?

Thanks.
Start the Crashplan app on each machine then click the "Change" button I marked. Then navigate to your Dropbox folder under your username and uncheck Dropbox. That will stop Crashplan from backing up the Dropbox folder.

 
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flynz4

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Aug 9, 2009
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Tom,

I would recommend keeping everything turned on. 16GB of data is trivial. Just do not worry about it. No reason to obsess over CP. It will finish.

/Jim