To backup data from your local computer to Azure cloud storage, you need to create a new backup set. Click the “Add” button to create a new backup set. A backup set is to tell what data you need to backup, the backup frequency, the backup destination, and whether encryption is needed, etc. Give this backup set a meaningful name. Example: backup-to-Azure Here, select the data that you need to backup. Above are some common paths that you can select, e.g. Favorites or, you can browse through all the drives on your computer to select the files and folders to backup?
Define The Schedules
Here, you can define the schedules that the software starts to backup automatically. You can add a daily schedule first. Enable “Run Retention Policy after backup” Ok, the daily schedule is created. You can add another schedule, e.g. a Weekly schedule. Now, you have 2 schedules created.
Next, define the target destination to backup the data to, i.e. Microsoft Azure Select Microsoft Azure. Enter the “Storage Account Name” and the “Access Key” of your Azure storage. That info can be found in your Azure account (see the red circled info). Click the “Test” button to see if CloudBacko can connect to the storage successfully. Ok, connected! You can add other destinations here if you like. For this demo, we just use one.
For this Open Direct feature, we just turn it off here for now. Detailed explanation of it can be found on our website. Since we are backing up the data to the cloud, we suggest you keep the Encryption on. The “Default” encryption type will use a randomly generated 256-bit full length key to encrypt your data, thus super safe! Or, you can define your own encryption settings by choosing “Custom”. Here you can copy the encryption key and save it securely for future use.
Windows User Authentication
Lastly, enter the Windows User Authentication info here. Done, your backup set is created. Backup will be run automatically based on your defined schedules. Now, you can also manually trigger a backup. Ok, the backup is done. You can click the Report Icon to view the backup details.