Data matters, we all know that. Digital photos, e-documents, work products, saved game…none of them we can easily afford to lose. It will be a huge headache if we lose all of our files due to a disk failure, or a single file due to misoperation, computer shutdown, or software crash, or if we cannot provide a requested “callback version” just because we haven’t saved one. This is why backups are absolutely important.
When it comes to backups, the first idea that occurs to our mind is most probably using a portable hard drive or building a NAS within an individual network so that we can just move files into it. Well, is it really as simple as all that?
In fact, backup involves a lot of work to do. Copy our files onto backup media, check if the backups are correct, and we may have to do both of them regularly in order to minimize lost files. Besides, backup media require maintenance, so we need to replace our hard drives promptly once they are dead.
Given all this, is there an easier way to keep our files safe? The answer is Yes.
As Tencent Cloud’s business grows, it has already developed a suite of enterprise cloud storage services, including COS. Now, we need backup software to connect the files in our PC with cloud storage services. It will help us back up files automatically onto the cloud, and check backup correctness on a regular basis.
Arq® Backup is commercial backup software for Windows and macOS. Running in the background, it automatically backs up specified directories at intervals you configure. Besides, it retains backup files for each point in time so that you can easily get an old version. This software offers minimal backup size and maximum backup speed by backing up only files that are different from those at the last point in time, and by backing up repeated files across paths only once. It encrypts backups with a password only you know before they leave your computer. Therefore, you can be assured that your sensitive data is well-protected from being stolen during the transfer over Internet or on-cloud storage.
To get a commercial license of Arq® Backup, each user needs to pay $49.99. This software, which is used on a single computer, offers a 30-day free trial which you may want to try before purchase.
Arq® Backup currently does not support the simplified Chinese language. You can download, purchase it and read its instructions from the Official Website.
Please skip Steps 1-2 if you are using COS.
Now, you have created a bucket. For more information, see Creating a Bucket.
Take Arq® Backup Version 6.2.11 for Windows as an example.
https://to the beginning of it, such as
https://cos.ap-chengdu.myqcloud.com. Note that the bucket name is excluded here.
backups-1250000000, and click Save.