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HiDrive is a cloud storage provider supported by Backup4all to store your backups online. You can easily backup your data to your cloud HiDrive account. This is a practical remote backup destination as it allows you to store important files offsite. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.
HiDrive is an online service which stores your files securely and keeps them well organized. All of your files are brought together in one central location, accessible to you, anytime, anywhere. All you need is internet access via your PC, Laptop, tablet or smartphone.
HiDrive has further access options for you: for example, log in to online File Manager via your browser, or on your mobile via WebDAV. For advanced users, SMB, FTP and rsync are available.
This means you can use HiDrive as a conventional hard drive (SMB), transfer large files (FTP) or even use your HiDrive with an NAS box (rsync). In your account settings you can activate whichever transmission protocols you want to use at any time.
How to set up a new HiDrive account
To create a new HiDrive account, please follow these steps:
In the Where do you want to save your backup page, select HiDrive as backup destination.
Press Choose account. A new window will appear to log on into your HiDrive account. Then press Next.
On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.
On the Filter the backup sources page, you can set include/exclude filters for backup sources. Then press Next.
On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and optionally set the encryption. Press Next.
On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days.
On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
Press Save -> Save and run.
How to restore from HiDrive
Steps to follow:
If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File -> Open from.
Select HiDrive page. Configure the HiDrive account
After the HiDrive account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.
Press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. Original location is selected by default.
On the same page, you can choose how do you want to restore or you can filter the files before the restore.
If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date you want to restore the files. Press Next
To make a full or a filtered restore start the Restore Wizard by pressing the Restore (or F7) button from the application's toolbar. You can restore to the original location or to a different location of your choice.
Incremental backup stores all files changed since the last FULL, DIFFERENTIAL OR INCREMENTAL backup. The advantage of an incremental backup is that it takes the least time to finish. The disadvantage is that during a restore operation, each increment is processed and this could result in a lengthy restore job.