Attix5 WebAccess

Attix5 Pro WebAccess is a lightweight browser-based interface that allows a remote Desktop & Laptop user to securely log on and access his files from any connected computer without having to install any software. WebAccess can be linked from the corporate website and gives users the freedom to access and update their files from anywhere in the world.

This article describes how to:

  • Access the WebAccess interface
  • Navigate the Backup tab
  • Navigate the Briefcase tab

Accessing the WebAccess interface

From your internet browser,

  1. Enter the address https://portal2.webaccessbackup.com and click return.
  2. The Attix5 WebAccess login screen appears.

  1. Enter Login details; Group name, User name, Password and Encryption Key. These are the same login details that you use for your Attix5 backup client.

Note:
If you enter incorrect details at the login then access is denied and one of the following messages displayed:
     Wrong Group name or User name, "There was a problem logging you in: user not found".
     Wrong Password, "There was a problem logging you in: wrong password used".
     Wrong Encryption Key, "There was a problem logging you in: wrong encryption key".
If there are multiple incorrect entries, then only one message is displayed.

  1. Click Login.

The WebAccess homepage opens.

There are two tabs; BACKUPS and BRIEFCASE. The homepage opens on the BACKUPS tab.

Navigating the BACKUPS tab

From the BACKUPS tab, you may carry out the following actions:

  • Download, or Restore, files
  • Email files to others
  • Search for files
  • Logout
  • Access Help

These actions are described in the following paragraphs.

Downloading files

To download, or restore, files from your online backup set to your computer or laptop,

  1. Select the files you want to download by clicking in the checkbox to the left of the file name.

  1. Click on the Download button.

This downloads the selected file(s), in Zipped format, to the Downloads folder on your local computer.

Emailing files to others

To send selected files from your online backup set to others via email,

  1. Select the files from your online backup set.
  2. Click in the checkbox to the left of the file name.

  1. Click on the Email button.

The Email Information page appears

  1. Enter the following information:
  • To:
    • Specify "To:" email recipients here. Multiple recipient addresses can be specified separated by commas. Note that you MUST specify at least one "To:" recipient.
  • Cc:
    • Specify "Cc:" email recipients here. Multiple recipient addresses can be specified separated by commas. This field is an optional entry.
  • Subject:
    • Specify a subject as you wish it to appear in the "Subject" line of the email that your indicated recipients will receive. This field is an optional entry. If you leave it blank, the system will insert a standard subject line in the email.
  • Message:
    • Specify a message body that you wish to have included in the email that your indicated recipients will receive. This field is an optional entry. If you leave it blank, the system will insert a standard message body. The system will also append a list of the files attached to the email, regardless of whether you specify a message body or not.
  • Attached as:
    • Select whether you would like your selected files to be attached to the email as a single compressed ZIP file, or attached separately as Individual Files. Bear in mind that a compressed file is usually a lot friendlier on your mail server as well as your recipients' mail server as compared to an email with the files individually attached. Email size can sometimes impact the delivery time of the email to the recipients.
  1. Once you have entered the above information, click Send to send the email.

Searching for files

This functionality enables you to search for files in previous backups. It works exactly the same way as it functions on the Attix5 backup client software that you use to back up your actual files.

To search for a file,

  1. Click on the Search icon

The Search page opens.

  1. In the Find text field, enter a filename (or part of a filename).

Note:
You can use the '*' and '?' characters, as the search functionality has wildcard support.

  1. If you need to, specify a specific date range within which to search.
  • Search file dates:
    • Select this option if you need to search for a file backed up within a known date range.
  • Start date:
    • The date (inclusive) to start searching from.
  • End date:
    • The date (inclusive) to search until.
  1. Click the Search button.

This will return a list of all files, and the backup date that version of the file pertains to.

Logging out

Click the Logout button  to logout of WebAccess and return to the Login window.

Accessing Help

Click the Help button to access online help.

 

Navigating the BRIEFCASE tab

The Briefcase tab allows you to add files and folders to your account.  These files will be available from any computer with Internet access and they do not have to be in one of your previous backups. 

From the BRIEFCASE tab, you may carry out the following actions:

  • Upload files
  • Download files
  • Create folders to store files
  • Delete files
  • Email files to others
  • Logout
  • Access Help

These actions are described in the following paragraphs.

Uploading files

To upload files from your computer to your briefcase,

  1. Click the Upload button.

You are presented with a screen where you can select up to five files to upload from your computer into your Briefcase. There is a 5MB total size limit on files that are uploaded to your Briefcase.

  1. Use the Choose File button(s) to locate the files on your computer that you wish to upload.
  2. Once you have selected all the relevant files from your computer, click Upload.

This will load the files from your computer into your Briefcase.

Note: 
The uploaded files will go into the Briefcase folder that you were in prior to clicking the Upload icon on the toolbar. Bear in mind that depending on the size of the files you have selected, and the speed of your Internet connection, the upload may take a while.

  1. When the upload is complete, you are returned to your Briefcase where you should now see the uploaded files listed in the current folder of your Briefcase.

Downloading files

To download files from your briefcase to your computer,

  1. Select the files you want to download by clicking in the checkbox to the left of the file name.

  1. Click on the Download button.

This downloads the selected file(s), in Zipped format, to the Downloads folder on your local computer.

Creating a folder

Folders may be created in your briefcase so that you can store files in a logical structure.

To create a folder in your briefcase,

  1. Click on the Folder icon.

The Create Folder page opens.

  1. In the Folder Name text box, enter a name for your new folder
  2. Click Create.

The new folder appears in the left hand navigation pane in the Briefcase.

Note:
Empty folders (i.e. those with no child folders or files), are discarded when you log out of WebAccess, or when your session expires.

Deleting files

To delete files from your briefcase,

  1. Select the files you want to delete by clicking in the checkbox to the left of the file name.

  1. Click the Delete button.

The Delete Confirmation page appears, listing the selected file(s) to be deleted.

  1. Click Delete.

The selected file(s) are deleted from your briefcase.

Emailing files to others

  1. Select the files you want to email to others by clicking in the checkbox to the left of the file name.

  1. Click on the Email button.

The Email Information page appears

  1. Enter the following information:
  • To:
    • Specify "To:" email recipients here. Multiple recipient addresses can be specified separated by commas. Note that you MUST specify at least one "To:" recipient.
  • Cc:
    • Specify "Cc:" email recipients here. Multiple recipient addresses can be specified separated by commas. This field is an optional entry.
  • Subject:
    • Specify a subject as you wish it to appear in the "Subject" line of the email that your indicated recipients will receive. This field is an optional entry. If you leave it blank, the system will insert a standard subject line in the email.
  • Message:
    • Specify a message body that you wish to have included in the email that your indicated recipients will receive. This field is an optional entry. If you leave it blank, the system will insert a standard message body. The system will also append a list of the files attached to the email, regardless of whether you specify a message body or not.
  • Attached as:
    • Select whether you would like your selected files to be attached to the email as a single compressed ZIP file, or attached separately as Individual Files. Bear in mind that a compressed file is usually a lot friendlier on your mail server as well as your recipients' mail server as compared to an email with the files individually attached. Email size can sometimes impact the delivery time of the email to the recipients.
  1. Once you have entered the above information, click Send to send the email.

Logging out

Click the Logout button  to logout of WebAccess and return to the Login window.

Accessing Help

Click the Help button to access online help.