The LaCie CloudBox is a great solution for storing and backing up data. As a local network device with ample storage, you can keep your important files on its disk drive. For added security, all data stored on the CloudBox is automatically backed up to your Online Backup account each day. This manual will help you to configure and administer the CloudBox on your network.
With local storage and online backup, your data is now secure on two fronts. Files stored on the LaCie CloudBox are safe on your local network if you experience problems with your computer’s hard drive or operating system. Since they are also backed up online, your files are kept secure outside of the home or office. This means that your most critical data is protected against more grave concerns, such as theft, fire, or flood. Further, a CloudBox Online Backup encrypts your data using 128-bit encryption before it is uploaded to your account.
After you have configured the CloudBox, your Online Backups will run daily at a scheduled time. When the scheduled backup starts, the Online Backup will search the CloudBox for the data to upload to your Online Backup account. The Online Backup account will retain all the data stored on the CloudBox at the time of the scheduled backup.
For example, along with many other files, Text Document A is stored on your CloudBox. Each day, the Online Backup understands to retain Text Document A since it is consistently stored on the CloudBox. After a month, you delete Text Document A from your CloudBox. Text Document A will also be deleted from your Online Backup account during the next scheduled Online Backup.
Depending upon the amount of data stored on the CloudBox, your initial online backup may require some time. Please do not be alarmed if the backup takes many hours or several days. All online backups occur in the background, leaving you free to operate your computer or workstation.
Factors that may contribute to longer Online Backups:
The following file and/or folder types are not supported by the CloudBox Online Backup:
The following list of peripheral hardware and system software may improve your CloudBox’s performance:
The front LED changes to indicate different drive behavior.
|Off||Device is off|
|Blue: Fast blinking|| Drive activity
Backup in progress
|Blue: Slow blinking|| Startup
|Red: Static|| The CloudBox is being restored to Factory Settings
|Red: Slow blinking|| Backup or Restore failed
Red blinking will continue until the next backup completes successfully (scheduled or manual)
Blinks for five seconds to start a Restore to Factory Settings
|Red/Blue: blinking||Firmware update in progress|