I have what should be a really simple question but Google Search is failing me.
I have a lot of data (TBs) on Dropbox. My laptop hard drive has only 500 GB. For the last few years, I’ve been using the sync feature on Dropbox and only downloading what I need for my laptop as needed. So, at any given time, I only have 500 GB of data locally, with the rest “on the cloud”.
Problem: I want to stop using Dropbox. So what do I do? If I make a copy of all my Dropbox files on a 15 TB external hard drive, then how can I sync up the hard drive with my laptop to make the hard drive function like Dropbox does?
When I try to google this, I only ever find how to “backup” my laptop. All the software seems to focus on making an image of the laptop hard drive and then syncing from there. But that is not what I want to do.
I want all my data to sit on a 15 TB hard drive and then pull in a small subset “local copy” to my laptop as needed. When I plug in the external hard drive, all the changes made on my laptop will be mirrored on the external.
Am I over thinking this? There must be a simple solution that I’m missing here…