Configure backup selection
Firstly, you should specify what you want to back up. This is done on the Backup tab in the Online Backup Client.
To add a data source to your backup selection, click the Add button next to its name.
Then select the files, folders or components (such as databases, virtual disks and so on) that should be backed up. Here is an example for the "Files and Folders" data source.
To make sure all necessary data has been included in your backup selection, click on the name of the data source.
If you clear your backup selection afterward, you'll be offered to remove all backup copies of these files from the Cloud. The action is irreversible.
Option A: Start a one-time backup
A backup can be initiated manually at any time. Open the Backup tab and click Run backup.
Note that the Run backup button is unavailable until at least one data source is configured for backup.
The duration of the backup process depends on the size of your backup selection, the data transfer speed, and the performance of your computer.
Option B (recommended): Enable regular backups
It is most convenient to set up a backup schedule and let backups run automatically without your interference. Note that your computer should be turned on during backups and shouldn't enter sleep mode.
To create a backup schedule or edit existing schedules, go to Preferences > Schedule.
Note: Online Backup (Datashield) is a legacy product only available to older Atera accounts. For newer backup solutions, check this page.