Getting started with Vault Services is simple.
First, if you are current Vault Services user contact your Account Administrator for assistance in getting started.
If you are not yet a Vault Services user please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we connect you with a Vault Services provider in your local area.
Second, you download and install the Desktop Application. If you're on a high speed connection, the download will take about 12 seconds. The installation process will take about 30 seconds.
Third, you start the application, login, and begin to fill your Account. You can do this one of two ways:
Run a Backup Job - You can ask the Desktop Application to to run a Backup Job either by "folder" or by "type". For a "folder" Backup Job, you select a specific folder on your computer (like "My Documents," or "important stuff," or "C://"), and the Service will make a backup of every file and folder that lives there. For a "type" Backup Job, instead of selecting a specific folder, you choose one or more file types (like "doc," or "xls," or "mp3"), and the Service will make a backup of every file of that type it finds. We tried to make this process even easier by having a few of these jobs pre-defined and ready to run -- in only two clicks, you can get them started! Better yet, once created, these jobs will automatically run at regular intervals, so you'll always be up to date.
Add files through the website - Login to the Website Application and click on the "Upload" icon in the "Access Your Files" tab. Browse your hard drive to locate and open the files or folders you'd like to add to your Storage Account. Please note, however, that we suggest using the Desktop Application as your default for backup jobs and the website for ad hoc backup needs.
We've got tons of Advanced Options available for those of you who like a little more control, but if you want to set-it-and-forget-it or just use your Account for convenient storage and access, this is all you need to know.