The LaCie 5Big Office + usese Wuala for offsite backup.  I walk through the installation steps in this article.  Read on for details.

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LaCie sent me a 5Big Office + to review; the installation post is here.  In this post, I walk through setting up the Wuala offsite cloud backup option.

First, a little bit about Wuala.

About Wuala

Wuala is a secure cloud storage, made in Switzerland. As the Swiss knife of cloud storage, it covers all the essential needs for professional and personal use: with Wuala, you can store your files securely online, share them with select others, access them from anywhere, setup automatic backups of your local data, or synchronize whole folders to the cloud. Wuala employs client-side-encryption to achieve a unique level of security. All data is encrypted locally, before it is uploaded. Your password never leaves your computer. Nobody – not even we as storage provider – can access your data without your authorization. Wuala’s data centers are all located in Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France).

Wuala exists since 2007 and is operated and developed by LaCie AG in Zurich. LaCie is a French manufacturer of well-designed external storage devices. Wuala joined LaCie in March 2009, sharing the vision of advancing the world of data storage.

Here is a great introduction to Wuala video that they released:

I like the fact that you always encrypt your data on your computer and that no one but you can see the data.  This is a very nice service.

LaCie owns Wuala and they bundle an introductory account with every 5Big Office +.  Let’s see how we install Wuala on the 5Big Office +.


Click on the LaCie tab on the dashboard.


Select the Wuala Online Storage tab.


Click on Setup Wuala.