1. Sign into your BackupGuru online account.

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  2. From the Dashboard click on Download BackupGuru button in order to download the setup file of BackupGuru on your machine. image
  3. Run the downloaded setup file and follow the onscreen steps in the installation wizard.
  4. Select the data that you want to back up. You will have three tabs to select from:
    • Smart Selection: Contains various built-in plugins that you can use to back up some of the most important items on your computer. image
    • My Computer: Allows you to back up files and folders from any location readily accessible from My Computer using an easy to use Windows Explorer-like interface.
    • Cold Storage: Extremely low cost storage that provides an optimal, secure, and reliable storage solution for data that is rarely accessed. The difference between Cold storage and Instant storage is, data takes 3-5 hours to be restored.
  5. Specify your backup settings:
    • Run on Schedule: Set how often you wish BackupGuru to back up your files.
    • Security Options: You can keep it disabled to Use BackupGuru internal encryption algorithm, or to enable Using your own password.
    • Bandwidth Throttling: Enable this option to limit the upload bandwidth allowed for BackupGuru to use, this option will NOT give the full speed potential of BackupGuru, but if you can enable it if you wish to upload files or use your upload bandwidth with other Tools/Programs.
    • Hybrid+: BackupGuru Hybrid+ doubles your backup protection by creating a copy of every backed up file to a local server, external or network drive; ensuring faster recovery when needed.