When you are logging in to the application, as a user, for the first time, the first run wizard, which consists of 3 steps, will run.
First run wizard – step 1
The first run wizard will begin its work with displaying basic information about two essential features of the Xopero application:
- Backup - a feature which allows to create backup copies of important data on Xopero server disks,
- Briefcase - a feature which allows to synchronize data between user’s computer, thus giving access to all data from each of the devices.
In order proceed to the next step, click on the Next button.
First run wizard – step 2
All data sent by Xopero application are encrypted before sending on the user’s computer. It is encrypted using an AES 256 algorithm with one of the chosen keys – a default or user key. In the second step, the user has to define which key he wants to use for backup encryption.
Files synchronized in the Briefcase are encrypted with a seperate key, different than the one used during backups. It is generated automatically.
Default encryption key
If you will choose a default encryption key it will be generated automatically and then safely stored in the Xopero application database. The user does not know this key and he does not have to care about its security.
User encryption key
The user encryption key provides higher data security than a default key. It is only known to you and it is not stored in the database. The obligation to secure it properly passes to the user.
In case of losing the user encryption key, it is impossible to restore the sent data via the Xopero application.
In order to set the user key you have to click on the User key field, and then enter the same key in both text boxes.
First run wizard – step 3
The last step of the First run wizard is creating a first backupset. We have the possibility of choosing between automatic and advanced backup.
Selecting the Automatic option will cause to choose, for the first backup, the files from the User folder (ie. C:\Users\John) which size are not larger than 4GB. This limit is set by default, user can change it manually by editing the project. In the case of subsequent automatic backup or choosing an advanced type of backup, there is no file size limit.
Selecting the Advanced option will run the Backupset wizard. By choosing it, the user will have the possibility to choose the type of data to be backed up, set the backup schedule and advanced options. All the abilities of the backupset wizard are described in the Backupset wizard chapter. After setting the backup options and giving the project a unique name, click Save in order to finish the configuration and run the application. Choosing Cancel will close the wizard without saving the backupset and launch the application.