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How to backup your data to Numergy

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Sep 04, 2019
Backup4all 8.x
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Numergy is one of the biggest French cloud services providers. They offer services to the French government as well as to big and small businesses. Numergy employs an ergonomic user interface developed on the OpenStack Horizon framework.
The Numergy Cloud service offers high data durability, S3 compatibility, and fast scalability without any I/O fees. They also employ innovative cloud servicing methods which are set to work on ten distinct datacenters (allegedly).
Backup4all can access your Numergy storage through the S3 Compatible protocol.

How to set up a new Numergy account

Obtaining a Numergy account might prove tricky. The company hasn't updated their website since 2014. Also clicking on support redirects you to the same login page, without any contact information. In any case, if you manage to get a hold of a representative and set up an account, you can log in here.

How to backup to Numergy

Steps to follow:
  1. Open Backup4all and select File -> New (Ctrl+N).
  2. On the Where do you want to save the backup? page, select Online -> S3 Compatible as backup destination.
  3. 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.
  4. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.
  5. On the Filter the backup sources page, you can set include/exclude filters for backup sources. Then press Next.
  6. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption.
  7. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days. Press Next.
  8. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
  9. Press Save -> Save and run

How to restore from Numergy

Steps to follow:
1. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File->Open from.
2. Select S3 Compatible, then choose Numergy. Configure the Numergy account.
3. After the Numergy 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.