Important: The system actions are for users who are familiar with Rackspace Cloud Backup. Users with Managed Cloud Service Level accounts might want to contact their account manager before performing any of the following actions.
You may perform several actions on your system. This article describes them.
You can access the System Actions drop-down menu from the gear widget next to the system name on the Systems List or from the "Actions" button on the System Details Screen. This menu is not the one that appears on the Single Backup screens.
The System Actions menu offers the following actions:
Clicking Create Backup from the System Actions menu is the same as clicking Create Backup on the system screen. For complete instructions, see Create a Backup in this guide.
Clicking Restore Backup from the System Actions menu is the same as clicking Restore Backup from the Single Backup Action menu. For complete instructions, see Restore Backup in this guide.
You may encrypt your backups with AES-256 encryption. The key or passphrase you that create is known only to you. If you lose or forget your passphrase, you cannot recover your backups.
Let's state that again:
Also, after you turn on encryption, you cannot turn it off. You can only change your passphrase. This is a security measure. If anyone ever gained access to your account, they would not be able to access your backups without your passphrase.
To encrypt your backups, perform the following steps:
You can confirm that you have enabled encryption by clicking Encrypt... from the System Actions. On the Backup encryption screen, your system name will have the encrypted flag next to it. Also, your encrypted backups will display "This is an encrypted backup," on the Single Backup Details screen.
You can change your passphrase for encryption as follows:
The Cleanup Vault allows you to manually start a cleanup at any time, even if you have an automatic backup scheduled. A cleanup frees unused space in your Cloud Files account, where you backups are stored.
When you disable a system, you prevent all future backups from running. You can re-enable the system at any time and no data will be deleted. To re-enable the system, select Enable System from the System Actions menu.
The Delete System command permanently deletes all backups and any data associated with this system. A confirmation prompt requires you to verify that this is your intention.
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