Here are short instructions for how to back up Egnyte to Amazon S3:

Amazon S3 preparation:

Before we start the cloudHQ wizard to back up your Egnyte, we need first to create an appropriate Amazon S3 bucket, Amazon AWS AIM user, and configure Amazon Glacier policies for your backup bucket—if needed.

  1. Create an Amazon S3 bucket to store your Egnyte backups.
  2. Create an Amazon AWS AIM user to own this backup. Instructions are here:
  3. Optionally, you can set up Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier archiving rules. Instructions are here:

Authorize cloudHQ to access your Amazon S3

In order to back up to Amazon S3, cloudHQ needs to be authorized to access the Amazon S3 bucket you’ve dedicated for backup. To do that, you must provide the key ID and a secret access key of an AIM user with full read-write access to your backup bucket. If you don’t know what that is, please check here:

If you don’t know what that is, please check here:

Start the cloudHQ wizard to create backup sync pairs

  1. Start the synchronization wizard to sync two cloud accounts.
  2. Click the Egnyte icon:
    Egnyte icon
  3. Select an already-configured Egnyte account or input an account name and click “Add Egnyte” to add a new Egnyte account:
    Egnyte Account
    Here is how to determine your Egnyte account name:
    Egnyte Account
  4. If you click “Add Egnyte,” you will be forwarded to authorize cloudHQ to access your account:
    Egnyte authorization
  5. Select the Egnyte folder you want to back up. Or you can select the root level to back up everything:
    Egnyte folder
  6. Click the Amazon S3 icon.
  7. Select the Amazon S3 account you want to use for the backup.
  8. Select the folder or bucket you want to use for the backup:
  9. Synchronization_Wizard_-_cloudHQ

  10. Since we are doing a backup, you need to do the following two changes:
    • Switch to one-way sync.
    • Select “Archive files before they are changed or deleted by sync“:


  11. The synchronization pair will display after successful configuration.
  12. Here is How to Monitor Status of Sync.