Online Backup with Active Backup Expert
Active Backup Experts supports two methods of transferring your backups over the
We'll consider both of the methods below.
When sending your backups to the internet please consider the Security issues.
Please read the Scheduled online backups
section for details of configuring your backup software to make an automatic online
Online Backup to FTP server
Online backup (aka Offsite backup, Remote
backup, Internet backup) is a backup of local files (files from
hard disk, CD/DVD, local network, etc.) placed to a remote FTP server.
The FTP server can be either in the internet, or in your local network (intranet).
Why to back up to offsite server?
Setting up an online backup with the Active Backup Expert software is as simple as
backing up to a local device with one additional step - entering your FTP server info into
the Active Backup Expert.
It means that to make online backups of your data you have to have access for writing
to some remote FTP server. If you don't have one, you'll find a lot of offers for
"FTP hosting" in any search engine (Try to search for FTP
hosting at google.com). We suggest you to use an FTP server that is as far
from your computer(s) as possible. Let's say, if you're in Australia, send your
online backups to an FTP server in the United Kingdom.
To set up your FTP account within the Active Backup Expert software please open the
"FTP Accounts" window (Tools->FTP Accounts) and enter the following
||the URL of your FTP server, e.g. "orionsoftlab.com";
||the default "21" value must work fine;
||your authentification data;
|Use Proxy Server
||optional, use it only if you're using proxy;
||some servers require it to be checked;
As soon as you've entered your FTP server data, you can select a folder on your
FTP account as the Storage Folder for any backup project. Now just press the Backup button
in the main window to make your first online backup. All further backups of this project
will be "online backups", directed to your offsite storage. You can switch
between remote and local Storage Folder any time you wish.
If you add more FTP accounts, you'll be able to select different offsite storage for
each of your backup projects.
Even for your local backups, please consider using the "Export by FTP"
feature for the most important backups to have an online copy as well.
Sending a backup by E-mail
Another approach to send a local backup online is the use of the "Export by
Just right-click a local backup you want to e-mail at the Backups tab and select the
""Export by E-mail" feature in the context menu.
The first time you send a backup by email you'll have to fill in your e-mail account
info. The meaning and values of the fields are just the same as the properties of
your e-mail account in your mail client application (Outlook Express, the Bat, etc.,
whatever is installed on your computer). You could just open that software and copy-paste
the values of the corresponding fields.
If you create online backups in the internet, the backup files could occasionally get
into "wrong hands". To avoid the risk of being read by other people, please use
the Strong Encryption option for all your online backups. The ABE offers
you to secure your backups by applying the 128-bit Blowfish algorithm.
In order to access your FTP or e-mail server the Active Backup Expert has to store your
FTP/e-mail password on your local hard disk. Though it sort of "weakness" in
terms of security, the ABE encrypts the password strongly to protect your privacy.
Scheduled online backups
To create automatic backups the ABE uses the Active Task Manager, our automation tool. Within the ATM you can
specify a Windows user on behalf of which to run backups. If the Windows username you plan
to use for automatic backups is not the same as the username with which you're logging on
Windows, please use the "All users use the same FTP and e-mail settings" option
Just give it a try
Please download your free trial of Active Backup
Expert Pro at
ABE Pro - online backup software