Arq Help

Choosing Your Backup Strategy

One popular and simple way to use Arq is to back up to your Google Drive account. You get 15GB of storage for free. Larger storage options are very inexpensive -- for example, 1 terabyte of storage is only $9.99/month. The Google Drive for Work offering is $10/month per user and includes unlimited storage!

Another popular way to use Arq is to back up to Amazon's Glacier storage service. Ongoing storage cost in Glacier is 1 cent per GB per month. That's just $1/month for 100GB of data.

Alternatively, Arq can back up to any SFTP server. This is useful for example if you want to back up to a NAS on your network.

Arq will also back up to GreenQloud, DreamObjects, Google Cloud Storage, or any S3-compatible storage service.

No matter which destination you choose, your file data are encrypted before they leave your computer, so your backups are safe from prying eyes.


Next: Adding Your Backup Destination