The backup client allows multiple computers to back up to the same account, and it allows each computer to restore data from any of the computers backed up to its account.
There are times when a computer crashes and is replaced with a new one, and one wishes for the new computer to resume the backups of the computer it replaced. To accomplish this one needs the ability for the new computer to impersonate its predecessor.
To impersonate a different computer (so that you can permanently backup and restore as the old computer), first launch the GUI using the /account page as follows:
- Open the backup application
- from browser add "/account" to the end of the backup applications base URL
You should only impersonate another computer if it is no longer online (i.e. it can't backup anymore) and you wish this computer to continue on with its backups and restores. If you wish to just restore from another computer then please refer to the restore article which shows how to do this.