This article introduces how to add third-party clouds and manage cloud drives in CBackup web client. Meanwhile, the settings related to the cloud drive also will be introduced. Please read on.

Add Clouds

1. Click Clouds in the navigation bar to switch to the Clouds management page.

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2. Click “+” then click Add Clouds

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Next, select the cloud drive type you want to add( such as Dropbox ) and then click Add.

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3. Log in your cloud drive account on the redirect's page and agree to authorize CBackup. CBackup will not obtain or modify any other user information, so please feel free to add. Please click Allow.

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4. On the Add Clouds page, you can set up properties for cloud drives, please see as follow:

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a) Display Name: You can modify the name of cloud drive you added displayed in CBackup, and you can also click on its name then modify it.

b) Storage Path: It is the destination path for backups. By default, you can save backups to the CBackup folder of the cloud root directory, or you can click “Edit” to select the appropriate destination path on a cloud drive. The path cannot be modified for a second time.

c) Allocate Space: You can assign the proper free cloud space size for storing backups.

There are three methods to set the backup space: All free space is set as the backup file storage space: all free space of the cloud drive can be used to saving backups. (Default).

All free space is set as the backup file storage space: There is no limit on the total size of backup files. (Default).

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Set the size of the space for file backups: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number ( Please click on the size number to edit it ), when the total size of the backup file exceeds the number, do not continue to store the backup file to this cloud drive.

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Set the remaining space size: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number(Please click on the size number to edit it), when the remaining space of the cloud drive is less than the number, the backup files will not be stored until the cloud drive is reached.

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Notice: Please tick the Important reminder: "Please do not change the path directly in the third-party cloud drive, or modify or delete the backup file."

5. Click OK, and then the cloud drive is added.

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Add FTP/SFTP

There are some differences when adding FTP/SFTP.

This section will introduce how to add FTP/SFTP into CBackup, please follow the steps below to add it.

1. Click My Storage in the navigation bar to switch to the My Storage page.

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2. Click “+” then click Add Clouds ,

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select FTP/SFTP, and then click Add.

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3. Fill in the required information in the Add FTP/SFTP window. We will not obtain or modify any other user information, so please feel free to fill in then click OK.

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4. On the Add Clouds page, you can configure the FTP/SFTP properties as follow,

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a) Display Name: You can modify the Display Name of the FTP/SFTP you added, you can click on its name then modify it.

b) StoragePath: It is the destination path for backups. By default, you can save backups to the CBackup folder of the FTP/SFTP root directory, or you can click Edit to select the appropriate destination path on the FTP/SFTP you added then click OK. The path cannot be modified for a second time.

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c) Allocate Space: You can fill in a specific value as reserved space for backups. When the backup file exceeds the value, the software will stop backup files to the server.

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Notice: Please tick the Important reminder: "Please do not change the path directly in the third-party cloud drive, or modify or delete the backup file."

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5. Click OK, and then the FTP/SFTP is added.

Edit Clouds

After adding it, we can also edit the added cloud drive, Please move the cursor on the added Cloud drive then click the three-dot button then you’ll see there are four options, they are Rename, Allocate Space, Refresh and Remove.

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Rename: You can modify the name of cloud drive you added displayed in CBackup, please click rename option then type the new name for the added cloud drive then click OK.

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Allocate Space: You can assign the proper free cloud space size for storing backups.

On the Clouds page, select the could you added, click the three-dot button on the cloud (as shown below), then click Allocate Space.

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There are three methods to set the backup space, they are

l All free space is set as the backup file storage space: There is no limit on the total size of backup files. (Default).

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l Set the size of the space for file backups: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number ( Please click on the size number to edit it ), when the total size of the backup file exceeds the number, do not continue to store the backup file to this cloud drive.

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l Set the remaining space size: Drag the progress bar or fill in a specific number(Please click on the size number to edit it), when the remaining space of the cloud drive is less than the number, the backup files will not be stored until the cloud drive is reached.

After selecting a proper method, click OK to save the settings.

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Refresh: After allocating Space of an added cloud drive, we need to refresh Cloud Drive Used Space. You can click this option to reload the added Cloud drive.

On the Clouds page, select the cloud drive that you want to refresh, expand its menu, and select Refresh.

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CBackup will re-acquire the cloud drive space usage. Please wait patiently.

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Remove: If you want to remove Cloud Drive from your CBackup account, you can click this option to remove the cloud drive from CBackup.

On the Clouds page, select the cloud drive that needs to be deleted, expand its menu, and select Remove.

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After selecting Remove option, on the pop-up. Please click Remove button to remove the cloud disk. (You can also click cancel to cancel remove)

Note: Remove cloud: XXXXX, There are no backup files in this cloud drive and can be deleted safely.

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Note:

The third-party cloud can only be added to the CBackup web client and is not currently supported on the CBackup desktop app. We have no way of knowing what changes you've made to the backup files on third-party cloud drives, which may cause CBackup to fail to identify the backup files properly or make other errors. Therefore, please do not directly change the path, or modify, delete the backup files in the third-party cloud drive. You can use this software to manage the backup versions and files.