This article introduces how to add third-party clouds and manage cloud drives in CBackupper web client. Meanwhile, the settings related to the cloud drive also will be introduced. Please read on.

Add Clouds

1. Click Clouds in the navigation bar to switch to the Clouds management page.

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2. Click on Add Clouds to select the cloud drive type you want to add( such as Dropbox ) and then click Add.

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3. Log in your cloud drive account on the redirect's page and agree to authorize CBackupper. CBackupper will not obtain or modify any other user information, so please feel free to add. Please click Allow.

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4. On the Add Clouds page, you can set up properties for cloud drives, please see as follow:

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a) Display Name: You can modify the name of cloud drive you added displayed in CBackupper, and you can also click on its name then modify it.

b) Storage Path: It is the destination path for backups. By default, you can save backups to the CBackupper folder of the cloud root directory, or you can click “Edit” to select the appropriate destination path on a cloud drive. The path cannot be modified for a second time.

c) Allocate Space: You can assign the proper free cloud space size for storing backups.

There are three methods to set the backup space: All free space is set as the backup file storage space: all free space of the cloud drive can be used to saving backups. (Default).

  • All free space is set as the backup file storage space: There is no limit on the total size of backup files. (Default).

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  • Set the size of the space for file backups: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number ( Please click on the size number to edit it ), when the total size of the backup file exceeds the number, do not continue to store the backup file to this cloud drive.

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  • Set the remaining space size: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number(Please click on the size number to edit it), when the remaining space of the cloud drive is less than the number, the backup files will not be stored until the cloud drive is reached.

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d) Related tasks: This option is used to set the cloud drive as the default alternative destination path for all tasks.

And you can also set Related tasks by clicking Settings then the relationship between the current cloud drive and all tasks will be displayed in the pop-up window.

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When you move the mouse over a task, the button to set other relations will show up. You can click the button to change relationships or click All Primaries, All Secondary, or All Irrelevant at the header to perform the one-click setup.

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Notice: Please tick the Important reminder: "Please do not change the path directly in the third-party cloud drive, or modify or delete the backup file."

5. Click OK, and then the cloud drive is added.

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Add FTP/SFTP

There are some differences when adding FTP/SFTP.

This section will introduce how to add FTP/SFTP into CBackupper, please follow the steps below to add it.

1. Click Clouds to switch to the cloud drive page.

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2. Click Add Clouds, select FTP/SFTP, and then click Add.

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3. Fill in the required information in the Add FTP/SFTP window. We will not obtain or modify any other user information, so please feel free to fill in then click OK.

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4. On the Add Clouds page, you can configure the FTP/SFTP properties as follow,

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a) Display Name: You can modify the Display Name of the FTP/SFTP you added, you can click on its name then modify it.

b) StoragePath: It is the destination path for backups. By default, you can save backups to the CBackupper folder of the FTP/SFTP root directory, or you can click Edit to select the appropriate destination path on the FTP/SFTP you added then click OK. The path cannot be modified for a second time.

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c) Allocate Space: You can fill in a specific value as reserved space for backups. When the backup file exceeds the value, the software will stop backup files to the server.

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d) Related tasks: This option is used to set the cloud drive as the default alternative destination path for all tasks.

And you can also set Related tasks by clicking Settings then the relationship between the current cloud drive and all tasks will be displayed in the pop-up window.

When you move the mouse over a task, the button to set up other relations will show up. You can click the button to change relationships or click All Primaries, All Secondary, or All Irrelevant at the header to perform the one-click setup.

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Notice: Please tick the Important reminder: "Please do not change the path directly in the third-party cloud drive, or modify or delete the backup file."

5. Click OK, and then the FTP/SFTP is added.

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Allocate Space – Cloud Drive

If you don’t allocate space when you add the cloud drive or want to change the space setting, you can follow the steps below to set it:

1. On the Clouds page, select the could you added, click the three-dot button on the cloud (as shown below), then click Allocate Space.

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2. To allocate the backup space size, there are three methods:

  • All free space is set as the backup file storage space:there is no limit on the total size of backup files.

Therein, Used Space refers to the currently used space of the cloud drive. Backup Space refers to the free space of the current cloud drive, which is the space planned for backup in this setting.

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  • Set the size of the space for file backups:Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number ( Please click on the size number to edit it ), when the total size of the backup file exceeds the number, do not continue to store the backup file to this cloud drive.

Therein, other refers to the size of files you stored in the cloud drive, excluding backup images. Backup Space refers to the space planned for backup. Free Space refers to the remaining space of the cloud drive.

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  • Set the remaining space size: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number ( Please click on the size number to edit it ), when the remaining space of the cloud drive is less than the number, the backup files will not be stored until the cloud drive is reached.

Therein, Other refers to the size of files you store in the cloud drive, excluding backup images. Backup Space refers to the space that can be used for backup. Remaining Free Space refers to space you plan to remain on the cloud drive.

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You can choose one of them to reallocate space. Click OK then.

Modify Cloud Drive Related Tasks

This section will introduce how to modify the Related Tasks of an added Cloud Drive, please follow the steps to do,

1. On the Clouds page, select the cloud drive that needs to be modified, expand its menu, and select Related Tasks.

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2. The relationship between the current cloud drive and all tasks will show up in the pop-up window. When you move the mouse over a task, the button to set other relations will show up. You can click the button to change relationships or click All Primaries, All Secondary, or All Irrelevant at the header to perform the one-click setup.

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3. Click OK after that.

Refresh Cloud Drive Used Space

After allocating Space of an added cloud drive, we need to refresh Cloud Drive Used Space, please follow the steps below to refresh Cloud Drive Used Space.

1. On the Clouds page, select the cloud drive that you want to refresh, expand its menu, and select Refresh.

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2. CBackupper will re-acquire the cloud drive space usage. Please wait patiently.

Remove Cloud Drive

If you want to remove Cloud Drive from your CBackupper account, please follow the steps to do,

1. On the Clouds page, select the cloud drive that needs to be deleted, expand its menu, and select Remove.

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2. You can remove the cloud drive as prompted if there are no backup image files on the drive.

If there are backup files on the cloud drive, the system will present the relations between this cloud drive and all tasks. Or, it will prompt you that there are backup files on the drive. In that case, choose an option based on your needs:

  • Remove Cloud: Remove cloud drive and remove connections. The backup files will keep in the cloud drive and the backup can be imported again when the cloud drive is re-added.

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  • Remove All: Remove and disconnect cloud drive, and remove all backup files at the same time. It does not affect files other than backup files in the cloud drive.

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3. Click Remove to delete the relevant content,

  • Cancel: You can click Cancel to Cancel deleting cloud drive.

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Note:

The third-party cloud can only be added to the CBackupper web client and is not currently supported on the CBackupper desktop app. We have no way of knowing what changes you've made to the backup files on third-party cloud drives, which may cause CBackupper to fail to identify the backup files properly or make other errors. Therefore, please do not directly change the path, or modify, delete the backup files in the third-party cloud drive. You can use this software to manage the backup versions and files.