Installing Nordic Backup One on MAC OS X

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01 - Login
To the right on the menu bar on the Nordic Backup website you will find "Login". Click here to open the login page. Login to website to download Nordic Backup One
Log in to your Nordic Backup account with your user name and password. Click OK. Login to website to download Nordic Backup One
02 - Downloading Nordic Backup One
Click on "Install Nordic Backup v5.5.7” to open the the download page where you can download Nordic Backup One on operating systems. Click to go to download page

 

Change the operating system in this list at the top of the page. Change the selection to Apple Macintosh. Select for your operating system
Click on the Nordic Backup One installation file [nordic_backup.zip] and "run" this after completing the download.

The archive utility will then unpack the files needed for installation.
Extract the files after download is complete
Double click on the "ACB.PKG" to start the installer. Start the installer package
03 - Installing Nordic Backup One
Click continue to start the installation process. Click continue to begin the installation process
We recommend you quit all other applications before continuing installation.

Click "Continue".
Click continue after you have quit all other applications

 

Read and accept the user’s agreement to continue the installation.

Click the "Continue" and then "Agree" to continue.
Review the user agreement before accepting
Choose where you want Nordic Backup One to be installed by clicking on the volume. A green arrow will appear over the volume if there is enough space available.

Click "Continue".
Customize where the program is installed

 

Nordic Backup One is now ready to be installed.

Click "Install" to begin installation.
Click install to run
Enter the local account information that has permissions to install programs. Installation is now in progress.

 

Nordic Backup One is now running the installation process. Click finish to exit and begin using Nordic Backup One
Nordic Backup One is now installed.

Click "Close" to exit.
Click finish to exit and begin using Nordic Backup One
04 - Configuring Nordic Backup One
Double-click on the Nordic Backup One icon now appearing on the desktop to launch the program. Launch the software from the desktop
Complete the backup server address with the address you received by e-mail. Pay attention to any spaces if you copy-and-paste the address. The link should be HTTPS.

If you need the address of the backup server, you can also find this by logging into your account on our website. The address will appear at the bottom of the first page.

Click "Next" to begin the connection to Nordic Backup.
Fill in backup server address provided in your welcome email

 

Enter login (username) and password.

Note that in the Nordic Backup One your username must be written in upper case letters. You may also choose the check box so that you can save your password.

Click "OK" to continue to connect to Nordic Backup's secure server.
Enter your backup account information
A new window called "New Backup Set Wizard” opens automatically. Here you select the files and folders you want to back up. Use the 'Advanced' button for a detailed selection of the files and folders to be backed up.

By default, Nordic Backup One suggests the following folders:
  • Documents
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Desktop
  • Music

Click on the Advanced button to select more files/folders that are not included in the default choices.

Once you have selected your folders/files for backup, click "Next".
Configure your backup set
Choose how often the Nordic Backup One should automatically start the backup.

The default setting begins a Nordic Backup One backup at 9pm (21:00 hours) every day.

The computer must be turned on and connected to the Internet. It should not go into standby or sleep/hibernation while the backup is running.

If your computer is not turned on or connected to the Internet at the scheduled time, you will receive a "Scheduled Backup Error" reminder e-mail from Nordic Backup.

In the "Stop" section, you can enter whether the backup should stop after a certain number of hours. Should the backup, for instance, start at 9pm (21:00 hours) and set to stop after 12 hours backing up as much data as possible, it will stop at 9am (09:00 hours).
Click Properties to edit the backup schedule
In the Use Encryption settings, Choose between "Default" and "Encrypting key”

If you choose "Default", your files will be encrypted with the password you use to log into Nordic Backup One and the website.

Please note that the encryption key then is fixed and does not change if you subsequently change the password.

We recommend that you select "Encrypting key" and enter an encryption key of your choice in the 2 fields. It is important that you choose an encryption key which only you know, thus assuring that you are the only person who can access your files at Nordic Backup.

Please note that your files cannot be restored without the encryption key. It is important that you keep it in a safe location, in case you lose your computer. Your encryption key must be at least 8 characters including upper case letters and lower case letters and at least one number.

Click "OK" to finish the configuration of the backup set.
Set your encryption key
It is important that you choose an encryption key which only you know, thus assuring that you are the only who can access your files through Nordic Backup.

Please note that your files cannot be restored without the encryption key. It is important that you keep it in a safe location, in case you lose your computer.

We recommend that you select the following options for encryption:
  • AES algorithm
  • CBC mode
  • 256 bits
  • Your encryption key must be at least 8 characters including upper case letters and lower case letters and at least one number.

Click "OK" to complete the backup set.
Set an advanced encryption key to secure your data

 

The first time backup sends all the selected files and folders to Nordic Backup. The amount of time it will take depends on your internet connection and how much data you have selected.

After the initial backup, Nordic Backup One will compare the files on your computer with those already stored at Nordic Backup and send only those that are new or changed at the scheduled backup time. This makes the backups much faster because all files are not sent every time a backup runs.

To start the backup immediately, click the “Backup” button, or you can wait for Nordic Backup One scheduled backup time to start automatically.
Click Backup button to start the job immediately
05 - Customization of Nordic Backup One

By clicking on the different icons in the bottom right corner you can change the settings for Nordic Backup One.
Adjust Backup Settings
User Profile   

Here you can see the user information stored by Nordic Backup One.

You can change the data backup limits through Nordic Backup’s Website.

You can also select whether you want Nordic Backup One to store your password when you login by checking on the "Save Password" box.
Click Backup button to start the job immediately
Backup Source   

Select the files and folders you want to backup.

Click "Advanced" for more options or "OK" to save the changes.

 

Backup Source "Advanced"

Use file explorer to select additional files and folders to be backed up.

The gray box next to "Users" directory shows the selected folders / files on the volume.

Click "OK" to save the changes.
Backup Filter   

Here you can create filters that chose additional files for backup based on the file type. You can, for example create a filter that includes all .MP3 files on any volume/folder you wish.

After you create your filters, you can check and see the effect of these under "Backup selections" where those files will be forced selected.

Click "OK" to save the changes.
Backup Schedule   

Select how often the Nordic Backup One should automatically start the backup.

System default begins Nordic Backup One backup every day at 9pm (21:00 hours).

Your computer must be turned on and connected to the Internet. It should not go into standby or sleep/hibernation modes while the backup is running.

If your computer is not turned on or connected to the Internet at the scheduled time, you will receive a "Scheduled Backup Error" e-mail reminder from Nordic Backup.

In the "Stop" section, you can enter whether the backup should stop after a certain number of hours. Should the backup, for instance, start at 9pm (21:00 hours) and set to stop after 12 hours backing up as much data as possible, it will stop at 9am (09:00 hours).

Click "OK" to save the changes.
Change encryption key used for securing data
Backup Setting   

Encryption
Here you can see the encryption key of the backup set used for backup and restore.

Note that your files cannot be restored without the encryption key. It is important that you save this key in a secure place in case you lose your computer.

Temporary directory for backup files
Select where you want to locate the folder for temporary files. We recommend that you select the drive that has the most free disk space.

Recycle Bin
Use this feature to configure how long the changed and deleted files are to be stored at Nordic Backup.

We recommend you set retention to 30 days minimum.

Advanced Settings
Backup file permissions is used by all backups to secure the permissions assigned to all files/folders that are backed up. In most cases, there is no need for this option to be disabled.
Change Delta Block settings for large files
Backup and Restore Logs   

Here you can view the local logs for each backup or restore run on the computer. You will also receive a log via email everytime a job is completed or missed.
Adjust retention time of files backed up
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You have now completed the setup instructions for installation and configuration of Nordic Backup One on MAC OS X.
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