Setting Up Dropbox Backups

We always recommend customers to maintain backup of their data in ERPNext. he database backup is downloaded in the form of an SQL file. If needed, this SQL file of backup can be restored in the another ERPNext account as well.

You can automate database backup download of your ERPNext account into your Dropbox account.

Step 1: Create Dropbox service

Explore > Setup > Integration Service

Make a new Integration Service and select Dropbox as a service from dropdown then save the document.

Step 2: Activate

After saving a document, click on Dropbox Settings button, to setup service.

create dropbox service

Step 3: Set Frequency

Set Frequency to download backup in your Dropbox account.

set frequency

Step 4: Allow Dropbox Access

After setting frequency and updating other details, click on Allow Dropbox access. On clicking this button, the Dropbox login page will open in the new tab. This might require you to allow pop-up for your ERPNext account.

Step 5: Login to Dropbox

Login to your Dropbox account by entering login credentials.


Step 6: Allow

On successfull login, you will find a confirmation message as following. Click on "Allow" to let your ERPNext account have access to your Dropbox account.


Step 7: Enable Service

After generating access token, go back to Dropbox Integration Service record and check enable. This will enable backup auto-download.

With this, a folder called "ERPNext" will be created in your Dropbox account, and database backup will start to auto-download in it.

Open Source Users

Step 1: Go to

Step 2:Create a new app

Create new

Step 3: Fill in details for the app

Create new

- Create new

Step 4: Settings in Site Config

After the app is created, note the app key and app secret on Dropbox Settings page or enter in sites/{sitename}/site_config.json as follows,

 "db_name": "demo", 
 "db_password": "DZ1Idd55xJ9qvkHvUH", 
 "dropbox_access_key": "ACCESSKEY", 
 "dropbox_secret_key": "SECRECTKEY" 

Step 5: Complete Backup

Setup dropbox backups from the backup manager as shown in previous section.