Backup/Restore files using the vGRID Protect desktop app

Matt Brindley -

This document assumes that you have already installed the vGRID Protect application on your desktop.

Don't have the application installed? Click here to see how to do that

Don't want to install the desktop application? Click here to see how to restore via the web interface

Backing up and restoring data with vGRID Protect is easy and effective. When you have logged into the vGRID Protect application you will be greeted with a window similar to below:

Backup Your Data

To specify what data you want to back up on your computer click on your device's Details button, then click the Manage Files button. 
This will prompt you with a file explorer which you can use to select the folders and files to be backed up. 

Note: Any data that is not specified will not be backed up, so make sure to choose any files or folders that you do not want to lose. 

Once you've chosen your files, the CloudSync will backup your data automatically.

You can change the the behavior of how the backup feature works via the Settings Cog on the right side of the screen, then changing the settings as required. 

For example: You can change how often the backup will synchronize by clicking the Change button for "Frequency and versions".  These settings also allow you to choose how many versions of the backups you want to keep.

 

Restore Your Data

From the Home screen, click the Get Files button on the right side of the application. 

You will see a list of all your backed up folders. Select the date that you want to restore from by clicking the As of Today button at the top right, then navigate to the file or folder you want to restore and select it by clicking the box next to it. 

You can show hidden files, or recently deleted files by clicking the ellipsis (...).

Once you are happy with your selection click the Get Files...button. You will be prompted to specify a restore location, and a couple of other options. Click the Go button when you're ready.

Depending on the size of the data, and the speed of your internet connection it may take a while to restore your selected files. 

If you have any further questions or need help, please contact our support team at support@vgrid.nz

 

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