InBloom Shop Software

            How do I backup InBloom to the Dropbox cloud?



            You can install the DropBox software for free on your system after downloading the installer from the DropBox website.  There are two ways to backup your InBloom Data.  Please note that this is only to be used to create a spare  and safeguarded backup copy of your data and not to be used as a way to share your data in realtime with other users.  InBloom can share your data using FileMaker Pro on your local network (read how here and here).

            Backup to Dropbox in InBloom v3

            1. Download and install Dropbox on your Mac or PC from the DropBox website
            2. Open InBloom
            3. From the Home screen, click Other Modules
            4. click Settings
            5. click Backups (the umbrella icon in the top toolbar)
            6. Make sure Backup Frequency is set to a value e.g. Everyday
            7. Make sure Backup Type is set to a value e.g. Full Backup
            8. click the Choose Secondary Location button and specify your Dropbox folder.  The path to your Dropbox folder will be entered in the field e.g. /Volumes/Mac HD/Users/Janet/Dropbox
            9. You can click Perform Backup Now to test creating a backup.  The Dropbox icon in your menu bar should switch from a green check box  to a blue spinning arrow  to indicate that a copy of your data is being sent to the Dropbox servers.
            10. You are good to go.  Anytime you logout of InBloom, a new backup will be sent to Dropbox.
             

            Backup to Dropbox in InBloom v2

            1. Download and install Dropbox on your Mac or PC from the DropBox website
            2. Make sure InBloom is closed.
            3. Move the entire InBloom Shop Software folder to your Dropbox folder on your computer.
            4. The Dropbox icon in your menu bar should switch from a green check box  to a blue spinning arrow  to indicate that a copy of your data is being sent to the Dropbox servers.
            5. Open InBloom
            6. From the Home screen, click Other Modules
            7. click Settings
            8. click Backups (the umbrella icon in the top toolbar)
            9. Make sure Backup Frequency is set to a value e.g. Everyday
            10. Make sure Backup Type is set to Full Non-Dated Backup.  This will ensure that the successive backups do not consume all of the space in your Dropbox account.
            11. You are good to go.  Anytime you logout of InBloom, a new backup will be sent to Dropbox.

            Updated: 22 Mar 2018 01:06 AM
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