Entire Machine Backup - Instructions

Instructions for performing entire machine backup

Instructions for performing entire machine backup

Backup your entire computer – including the OS, system files, boot files, and programs – to secure it against system crash, OS failure, and natural disasters. You can backup your computer directly to the cloud. As the computer is backed to the cloud without creating a local copy, the backup process is faster and does not require any additional storage space.


To perform entire machine backup,

  1. Launch the IDrive desktop application.
  2. Sign in to your IDrive cloud backup account. In case your account is configured with private encryption, you will be prompted to enter the private key. Provide the private key to proceed.
  3. Click the 'Clone/Computer Backup' button on the LHS.
  4. The 'Clone/Computer Backup' screen appears. Click 'Entire Machine Backup'.
  5. Go to the 'Backup' tab. Based on the desired target location, select the 'Cloud Backup' or 'Encrypted Local Backup' radio button.

    a. Cloud backup is direct and does not create a local backup copy.
    b. In the case of encrypted local backup, choose a target drive for backup.

  6. Click 'Schedule Now'.
  7. The 'Schedule Backup' screen appears. Create a schedule for performing regular entire machine backup and click 'Save Changes'.


You can also perform entire machine backup to a local device.

To perform entire machine backup to a local device,

  1. Navigate to the 'Entire Machine Backup' screen. In the 'Backup' tab, select the 'Encrypted Local Backup' radio button.
  2. Click and choose the desired local backup location. Click 'Schedule Now'.
  3. The 'Schedule Backup' screen appears. Create a schedule for performing regular entire machine backup and click 'Save Changes'.


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