In this tutorial you learn how to backup your PC or Macintosh conmputer on Object Storage using ARQ Backup. In this tutorial we use version 7 of the application.
1 . Open your web browser and go to the Arq website and download the application for your operating system.
2 . Double click on the downloaded file to open the setup tool. Follow the instructions given by the setup wizard to complete the installation of the application.
3 . Once installed, start the Arq application. Enter your license code or start the free trial:
4 . Validate the terms of service to use the application:
5 . Gain full disk access to the application so it can backup the entire disk of your computer:
6 . The main window displays. Click Create a backup plan to add a new backup endpoint:
7 . Select S3-Compatible Server as storage location and click OK:
8 . Enter the Object Storage credentials:
9 . Choose the bucket to be used for storing backups. Two options are proposed:
10 . Create the new backup plan using the previously configured storage location. Click Continue to confirm:
11 . Configure a optional password to increase the security of your backups. You will need this password to decrypt your data. Tick the checkbox and enter your password and its confirmation, then click Continue to confirm:
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. You can restore backups using the Arq Backup application, or an open source restore tool.
12 . A summary of your configuration displays. Click Create to validate the settings and to create the new backup plan:
13 . The status of the new backup plan displays. By default Arq makes an hourly backup of the entire disk of your computer:
14 . If required, the backup frequency and the files and folders to backup can be adjusted from the backup plan preferences by clicking on Edit in the plan details:
2 . Expand the menu on the left to see a list of all backups. They are sorted by the time/date of their creation. Click on the desired backup, the contents of the backup appear on the right.
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.