What are DropBox Backups?

The DropBox backups are a Pro feature and create daily backups to your DropBox "Apps" folder.  They can be enabled in your Settings.  The backups are not in a readable format, but can be snow be used for self-restoring of your snapshot to a new bullet in your account...

https://blog.workflowy.com/2017/09/27/you-can-now-diy-restore-from-a-dropbox-backup/

These backups give our users extra peace of mind knowing they have their own local copy.  We can also restore specific deleted items upon request.

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    Alexandre Flet

    What is the diference between our DropBox backup, and your own daily backups? those are the same, kind of?

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    Gouthaman Karunakaran

    I have the same question as Alexandre. If I choose to turn on Dropbox backup on my Workflowy+ account, does that mean you would no longer have a copy of my notes on your servers or would my notes continue to exist in both places? 

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    Workflowy Support (Sasha)

    To clarify, Workflowy does entire daily backups of the entire database of all accounts for disaster recover purposes.  But Workflowy restores data for users in a different way. Items are that are deleted are truly not deleted from the database...they are just marked deleted but can be changed by the team to display again. DropBox backups are snapshots of a user's entire account.  So there is a difference.

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    Workflowy Support (Sasha)

    Turning on DropBox backups does not change the way Workflowy stores your data or their own backup process.

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