1 . Open your web browser and go to the Arq website and download the application.
2 . Double click on the downloaded file to open the setup tool. On a Mac double click on the Arq icon to install the application:
On a Windows, follow the instructions of the setup tool to install the application.
3 . Once installed, start the Arq application and enter the Preferences Menu:
4 . The preferences screen appears, click on + to add a new storage location:
5 . Select Other S3-Compatible Service in the list of destinations:
6 . Enter the Object Storage credentials:
7 . Choose the bucket to be used for storing backups. Two options are proposed:
8 . Choose the local folders to backup. Click on Add a folder to Backups …
To backup all files in the home folder (excluding temporary files), it is also possible to click on Backups in the menu bar, then on Add Home Folder to Backups
9 . Arq encrypts backups by default. Enter a password to decrypt a backup when needed:
Important: Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place. It is not possible to decrypt a backup without having the password. An open source restore tool is available to decrypt a Backup on a computer without having Arq installed.
10 . The added folders appear in the list on the left and Arq stats to backup them hourly on Object Storage:
11 . If required, the backup frequency can be adjusted from the preferences by clicking on Arq in the menu bar, then on Preferences. Select the Object Storage bucket and click on Edit
12 . Edit the backup schedule as required:
3 . Alternatively it is possible to restore files anywhere by dragging-and-dropping them from the backup window to the desktop or a Finder window
For advanced configuration options, refer to the official documentation.