How to backup your data to CenturyLink

CenturyLink is third largest telecommunications company in America. Besides communications and Internet access, the CenturyLink Cloud service caters to small and big businesses alike.

On this page: How to set up a new CenturyLink account How to backup to CenturyLink How to restore from CenturyLink

The CenturyLink Cloud consists of several cloud services that provide cost elasticity. It implements reliable and high-performance hardware, coupled with a highly customizable and intuitive interface that can control automated backups and failure recovery.

Backup4all can access your CenturyLink storage through the S3 Compatible protocol.

To register for a CenturyLink Cloud service, you will need a CenturyLink client number.

How to set up a new CenturyLink account

To create a new CenturyLink account, please follow these steps:

1. Go to https://controlcenter.centurylink.com/business/controlcenter/self-registration

2. Follow the steps to create a new account.

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How to backup to CenturyLink

Steps to follow:

1. Open Backup4all and select File->New (Ctrl+N).

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2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field, then press Next.

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3. On "Where do you want to save the backup?", select S3 Compatible as the backup destination.

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4. After selecting S3 Compatible, you need to choose the S3 server. Some of the settings will be filled in, just enter the other credentials. Then press Next.

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5. On "What do you want to backup?" add the backup sources. Press Next.

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6. On "How do you want to backup?" you can choose the backup type. Here you can also enable backup encryption. Press Next.

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7. On "When do you want to backup?" you can set the backup job to run automatically on specific days and at specified times.

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8. Press Save -> Save and run.

How to restore from CenturyLink

Steps to follow:

1. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File->Open from.

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2. Select S3 Compatible, then choose CenturyLink. Configure the CenturyLink account.

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3. After the CenturyLink account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in the destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.

4. Press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. The original location is selected by default.
On the same page, you can choose the way in which to restore. You can also filter files before restoring. If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date back to which you want to restore. Press Next.

5. Press Finish to start the restoration process.

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Applies to:

Backup4all 7.x

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