OneDrive is a cloud storage and file sync service. It provides 15GB of free cloud storage for its users. For businesses who use Office 365, OneDrive gives 1 TB of free cloud storage for every user. People use OneDrive for file sharing and backups. Here is how you can use OneDrive to backup your files.

1. Verify OneDrive is installed

First, you need to install OneDrive application on your computer. Then log in to OneDrive as a client and have a look at its features. You need to install a backup software of your choice here as well, like NovaBACKUP.

2. Select what to backup

Launch the NovaBACKUP software and create a new file backup job through the ‘Backup’ tab. Then select what files you need to backup. After selecting the file, name the backup set.

3. Select OneDrive as your storage destination

Set the destination storage location to OneDrive. Click ‘Backup to…’ button at the Backup tab screen. There you will find a list of devices to select from. Yo will see a device named ‘SkyDrive’. Select that because this is your OneDrive. Type the media name, which is the name of the backup set that will be stored on OneDrive.

4. Enable Encryption on your backup

To enable encryption, click on the ‘Settings’ button at the bottom of the ‘Backup’ tab. Then click on the encryption tab to enable encryption. You should only enter alpha-numeric characters into the secret key field. Store the password in a secured location. You will need the password to recover your files.

5. Save your backup job

Now save your work. Now you can test your backup job by restoring files from it. After you select the files to restore, you must enter the encryption key.

Using OneDrive is very easy. You can create backups of your files in OneDrive and restore them anytime you want.