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One thing we love is that Arq Backup is a Zero-knowledge backup product: Everything is encrypted before it leaves your computer, with a key only you know.
Add Your Backup Destination
When you launch Arq for the first time, you’re asked to choose a backup destination. Select “Other S3-Compatible Service” and hit Continue.
Enter your Credentials
This box will appear, here’s where things will get “difficult” (pay attention…)
- Type in “https://s3.filebase.com” as the S3-Compatible Server URL
- Navigate in a browser to your Filebase account, click the gear icon in the top-right hand corner and select “Settings”
- Copy your “S3 API Access Key ID” and “S3 API Secret Access Key”
4. Paste the “S3 API Access Key ID” into “Access Key ID” and
“S3 API Secret Access Key” into “Secret Access Key”.
Choosing a Bucket
Once you’ve added your credentials, Arq will ask which bucket to backup to:
- Your bucket name must be globally unique.
After hitting continue, you should see Filebase in your Destinations list:
Editing the Destination allows for further configuration of your backup schedule:
Set Up Backups
Once you’ve added Filebase as your destination, Arq will ask what you want to do next:
Click “Set Up Backups” and enter an Encryption password to protect the data.
Write your password down…
Make sure to remember or write down your Encryption password for Arq. There is no way to retrieve this password.
We’ll say it again just incase you aren’t paying attention: If you forget this password, you won’t be able to restore the data you choose to back up.
Choose your backup folder(s)
Add a folder, or series of folders and you’re good to go!
Ensure the folders that you’ve chosen for backup appear in the dropdown for “Configure Backups” under “To s3.filebase.com”.
Backup, and Relax!
Go to Backups, hit “Start Backing Up” and go grab a cold drink!
Filebase is the simplest and most affordable way to store your data.