What is LAN Sync on Dropbox?

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Dropbox is a cloud storage service provided by Dropbox inc. It allows you to backup photos, videos and important files to access them from anywhere. It has a 'LAN Sync' feature, which allows you to speed syncing dramatically when the file exists on your LAN i.e. Local Area Network'. You need to download and install 'Dropbox Desktop Application' on your computer. It creates a folder on your systems hard disk. The folder is named 'Dropbox'. whenever you add photos, videos and files to your Dropbox folder, the files are then synced with Dropbox servers. When Dropbox determines the change has been made to the file, it initiate the syncing process. All shared folders and linked computers will then download any new version of the file. With LAN syncing, it will look for the new file on your Local Area Network, and bypass the need to download the file from Dropbox servers, so it will speed up the syncing process.

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Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
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Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
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