Archive Your Data to C14 with Cyberduck

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A few days ago, we announced C14, the reliable, secure and affordable data archiving & long-term backup solution starting at €0.002 per GB / month!

C14 is totally free during July and August. All operations and recurring fees are free of charge during this period. It's time to give it a try and enjoy the easiness of C14.

In this post we will showcase how to create your first C14 archive to store your infrequently accessed critical data (backups, videos, photos, logs, documents, etc.) using Cyberduck a libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3 browser for Mac and Windows.

Getting started

Requirements

To successfully follow this showcase:

Create a Safe

Before uploading your file into your archive, you need to create a safe. From the control panel, on the top navigation bar, select storage and click the C14 link.

You land on the Safe list page. From this page, you will create your first Safe clicking the "Add Safe" button.

A popover appears where you must input basic information for the safe.

Create an archive

Back to the Safe list page, click the "Add archive" of the Safe you created previously.
You land on a form and are asked to input your archive information:

  • Name: Your archive name
  • Description: Your archive description
  • Type of storage: Standard/Enterprise
  • The file transfer protocol: In this showcase we use FTP
  • The number of days you will be able to upload your data before archiving
  • The location: The datacenter your archive will be stored.

After inputting your archive information, click the "Submit" button.

Upload data to your archive with Cyberduck

On the archive list page, click the "see details" link to get your FTP credentials and start uploading your data.

You land on your archive details page where you can find your FTP credentials:

  • Login: c14user
  • Password: xxxxx
  • Uri: ftp://c14user@40c33b3a-71d9-4ccb-ae8a-0de24d88f3dc.buffer.c14.io:36355

    Open Cyberduck and click the "Open Connection" button. In the protocol list, select FTP and input FTP connection information. You have to split the Uri above to fill the FTP information properly. In my case:

  • Server: 40c33b3a-71d9-4ccb-ae8a-0de24d88f3dc.buffer.c14.io
  • Port: 36355
  • Login: c14user
  • Password: xxxxx

Then, click the "connect" button. You are connected and ready to upload your data. Select the files you want to archive and simply drop them in Cyberduck area. Your files will be uploaded.

Back to the archive management page on the online control panel, click the "Archives my files" button. Your files will be archived and securely stored into C14. At any time, you can unarchive and retrieve your data clicking the "Unarchive" button from the archive management page.
Then from Cyberduck, save on your system the data you need.

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If you have any feedback, pricing or technical question, tweet us at @online_en or open a support ticket, we're always happy to help.

Happy data archiving!

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Edouard Bonlieu

Strategy and marketing at Online.net & Scaleway