Dropbox has revamped its cloud backup service

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Losing your important files when your devices break or get stolen can be devastating, that’s why Dropbox (opens in a new tab) released a new version of its cloud backup (opens in a new tab) service.

Building on its existing backup functionality, cloud storage (opens in a new tab) provider has updated Dropbox Backup (opens in a new tab) with new features including a new restore stream, settings to help you easily manage your backups on your computer, and more.

Compared to other backup tools, Dropbox Backup is an easy-to-use alternative and a standalone solution that can be set up in minutes.

A simplified backup experience

Although cloud synchronization (opens in a new tab) services can free up space on your hard drive (opens in a new tab) and allow you to access, share and collaborate on content with others, Dropbox Backup gives users extra peace of mind by automatically backing up a copy of their files and folders which can be quickly retrieved from the cloud if necessary.

With Dropbox’s cloud backup solution, users can make sure they’ve taken the preventative steps to protect their most important files, including photos, videos, and personal documents.

The new, streamlined Dropbox Backup experience lets you manage everything right from your desktop. You can check backup progress, view history, and prioritize specific files to back up first.

As the solution stores backed up files separately from your shared files (opens in a new tab), you won’t have to worry about accidentally overwriting your emergency saves. If you need to access your backups, you can start recovery with just a few clicks and your files will be restored automatically.

Dropbox Backup is available with a subscription to the company’s cloud storage service for $9.99 per month, but you can also purchase a standalone subscription to its backup service for just $5.99.

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