Complete Backup

A Complete Backup will create a copy of all files, folders, settings and encryption keys and can be used to completely restore GhostVolt to a previous state, which would be useful in the event of a disk failure or memory corruption for example.

Unless you choose to decrypt in this step, your files are backed up and secured by your Master Encryption Key and you will need to access them via GhostVolt using your login password.

The Complete Backup window in Admin.

In the Admin window, under Repository Menagement, click Complete Backup.

Here you can browse to a location to store your backup, choose to compress the backup into a Zip folder and also unlock all files within the backup.

If you choose Unlock all files within backup be sure that you trust the location you're backing up to as your files will be exposed in a non-encrypted state.

How to fully restore a backup file

In this section we’ll learn how to fully restore a backup to a new computer. The first thing we’ll need to do is install and setup your basic GhostVolt.

Setting up GhostVolt

  1. Download and fully install GhostVolt on your new computer. Download here
  2. Open GhostVolt and setup your account (Note the location where your files will be stored, you'll need this later)
  3. Close GhostVolt

Restoring your GhostVolt settings and databse file

  1. Open your GhostVolt backup file
    1. Open the folder Server_Database
    2. Copy file GhostVolt_Server.sqlite (Right click then Copy)
  2. In Windows Explorer open folder C:\ProgramData\GhostVolt
  3. Paste the file copied in step 1. (Right click then Paste) Choose yes to Replace

Restoring your GhostVolt files and folders

  1. Open your GhostVolt backup file
  2. Open the folder Repo
    1. Copy folder GhostVolt (Right click then Copy)
  3. In Windows Explorer, navigate to where your GhostVolt files are stored. Example: If you choose c: in step 3, open Drive C (there should be a folder named GhostVolt)
  4. Paste the folder copied in step 1 (Right click then Paste) Choose yes to Replace

Thats it. Open GhostVolt using your old username and password.

Backup Encryption Keys

Backing up encryption keys is useful for restoring access to your files if the Master Encryption Key is lost or corrupted. Here we can create a Key File, store it in another location and lock it with a unique password.

The Backup Encryption Keys window in Admin.

Creating a Key File

In the Admin window, under Repository Menagement, click Backup Encryption Keys.

Here you will be prompted to create a password for the Key File, create a name for the Key File and choose a location to store it.