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Create Backup Set

1. Click the Backup Sets icon on the CloudBacko Go main interface.

2. Create a new backup set by clicking the “+” icon next to Add new backup set.

3. When the Create Backup Set window appears, name your new backup set and select the Backup set type. Then, click Next to proceed.

4. In the Backup Source window, select the files and folders for backup.

Click I would like to choose the files to backup if you want to select individual files for backup. There are three ways to select file(s) and folder(s) for backup:

i. In the Advanced Backup Source window, select folder(s) to back up all files in the folder(s). Click OK to save the selection and close the Advanced Backup Source window.

ii. To back up only individual file(s) instead of all files in your selected folder(s), tick the Show files checkbox at the bottom of the screen. A list of files will appear on the right-hand side. Select the checkbox(es) next to the file(s) to back up. Then, click OK to save your selections and close the Advanced Backup Source window.

iii. Back up file(s) and/or folder(s) located in a network drive. Click the Add network address link at the bottom of the screen. In the Network Address window, enter the network address.

Once a network address is entered, “This share requires access credentials” will be enabled. Tick the checkbox beside it if access credentials are required to backup and enter the User name and Password. Otherwise leave it unticked and click OK.

The network drive will now be added and automatically selected. There is still an option to select only specific file(s) to back up by ticking the Show files checkbox. Click OK to save your selections and close the Advanced Backup Source window.

Click Next to proceed.

5. When the Schedule window appears, you can configure a backup schedule to automatically run a backup job at your specified time interval. In the Schedule window, the “Run scheduled backup for this backup set” is On by default.

There is a default backup schedule that will be performed daily at 8pm. You can leave it as is or you can modify it by clicking on the existing backup schedule.

If you want to add another schedule, click Add. When the New Backup Schedule window appears, specify your backup schedule. Then, click OK to save your changes and close the New Backup Schedule window.

In case you have added a schedule, it will be shown in the Schedule window. Click Next to proceed when you are done setting.

6. The Destination window will appear.

Select the appropriate option from the “Backup mode” dropdown menu.

  • Sequential (default value) – run backup jobs to each backup destination one by one
  • Concurrent – run backup jobs to all backup destinations at the same time

To select a backup destination for the backup data storage, click “+” next to Add new storage destination / destination pool.

In the New Storage Destination / Destination Pool window, select the destination storage. Then, click OK to confirm your selection.

In the Destination window, your selected storage destination will be shown. Click Next to proceed.

7. If you wish to enable the OpenDirect Restore feature, make sure you turn on the “OpenDirect” switch in this menu. Click Next to proceed.

  1. Once the OpenDirect Restore feature is enabled and the backup set is saved, it is NOT possible to disable it afterwards, and vice versa. A new backup set will have to be created again if you wish to do so.
  2. It is possible to enable both OpenDirect restore and Run Direct restore at the same time. However, CloudBacko Go restore job will only allow either OpenDirect or Run Direct to run, but not both to run concurrently.
  3. OpenDirect restore requires an additional OpenDirect restore module license to work. Contact your backup service provider for further details.

If you have enabled the OpenDirect Restore, backup data will not be compressed and encrypted to optimize restore performance, therefore you can skip to step 10.

8. In the Encryption window, the default “Encrypt Backup Data” option is enabled with an encryption key preset by the system which provides the most secure protection.

You can choose from one of the following three “Encryption Type” options:

  • Default – an encryption key with 44 alpha numeric characters will be randomly generated by the system
  • User password – the encryption key will be the same as the login password of your CloudBacko Go at the time when this backup set is created. Please be reminded that if you change the CloudBacko Go login password later, the encryption keys of the backup sets previously created with this encryption type will remain unchanged.
  • Custom – you can customize your encryption key, where you can set your own algorithm, encryption key, method and key length.

Click Next when you are done setting.

9. If you have enabled the Encryption Key feature in the previous step, the following pop-up window shows no matter which encryption type you have selected.

The pop-up window has the following three options to choose from:

  • Unmask encryption key – The encryption key is masked by default. Click this option to show the encryption key.
  • Copy to clipboard – Click to copy the encryption key, then you can paste it in another location of your choice.
  • Confirm – Click to exit this pop-up window and proceed to the next step.

10. The following screen prompts you to enter the Windows login credentials for user authentication, if you have enabled the Schedule Backup feature in step 5. This is also needed if a network shared drive is selected as a temporary folder, backup source or backup destination for the backup set.

For the user name, the local account (e.g. Administrator) or a Microsoft account (e.g. may be used. The Microsoft account is supported for CloudBacko Go installed on Microsoft Windows version 8, 8.1 and 10.

Some users prefer to use a pin to login to Windows, this cannot be used for the Windows User Authentication. The pin can only be used for logging in to Windows and is not applicable for the Windows User Authentication. The password of the account must be provided instead of the pin to access files and/or folders in the network location.

If you have selected to back up individual folder(s) / file(s) on your local computer’s drive in step 4, the Windows User Authentication request will be bypassed and therefore the screen shown above will not display even though the Schedule Backup feature has been turned on.

11. Upon successful creation of the backup set, the following screen will appear. You can click Backup now to back up your data or click Close to exit.

public/quickstart/windows/create_backupset.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/06 15:13 by support