Microsoft OneDrive is a free file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a web browser or their local devices.
Among its cloud backup functions, Iperius also allows to make backups to OneDrive Free or OneDrive for Business (that is part of Office 365) account. This is a very powerful and secure backup strategy, since it saves your data to a remote location, where they’re protected from thieves and natural disasters.
In addition to OneDrive, Iperius can use all the most popular cloud services as online backup destinations: Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Azure.
Iperius also supports online backup using FTP and SFTP protocols.
How to make a cloud backup to OneDrive:
Starting from the program main window, create a new backup job:
First add folders and files you want to backup to OneDrive:
Now, in the “Destinations” panel, add a new destination on cloud using the dedicated button.
You have to create and select a new OneDrive account. To do that, you first need to generate the special credentials required by OneDrive to allow remote connections: How to obtain OneDrive API credentials.
As you can see in the picture below, you can add or modify a cloud account simply clicking on the button near the account list:
Create a new account using the login data taken from the OneDrive Developer Center, then click the OK button.
A special authentication process through a web browser is required to save the account:
Insert the username and password of your Microsoft account and click “Yes” to allow access to the OneDrive space.
Once the OneDrive account has been validated, you’ve it saved into Iperius, so you can continue with backup configuration selecting it from the list.
Getting back to the window where you’re configuring the cloud destination, you can set some other important options: a specific subfolder, the backup type (full, incremental, differential), the zip compression, how many copies to keep, encryption, synchronization, etc…
In the next panels, you can configure the other backup job options, among which scheduling for automatic backup and email notifications. To set these options, look at the following tutorials:
In the final panel, insert a name for the backup job and click “OK” to save it.
Once the new backup job has been saved, you can immediately run it by right-click.
Iperius will compress all items into one or more zip files. These files will be encrypted and/or password protected, and then sent to the OneDrive space. Everything will be made keeping both maximum safety and data integrity.
Finally, don’t forget that Iperius can send your backups to all the most popular cloud storage services, such as Google Drive, Amazon S3 and Dropbox, and even to FTP servers.
Furthermore, Iperius also provides its own cloud storage: Iperius Online Storage.