Job Create/Edit Screen

Job Create/Edit Screen

Job Name: A name for your backup job

Source or Left: The source of a one-way file replicating/backup job or the left side of a two-way replicating job

Target or Right: The target of a one-way file replicating/backup job or the right side of a two-way replicating job

Archive Target: The location to store archive backup data (details below under section Archive Backup)

Mirror Deletions: Deletes files and folders from the Target directory that are not present in the source directory in a one-way file replicating/backup job.

Use Recycle Bin: Sends deleted data to the recycle bin instead of deleting.

Two-Way: Creates a two-way file replicating job instead of a one-way file replicating/backup job.  New files and directories and newer dated files will be copied from their side to the other.

Control Backups Only: Restricts the job to only be run by using the Control Job feature.  If you run backups using the Backup All Jobs or Backup Selected Jobs buttons the job will be excluded and not run.  It will also be excluded from job shortcuts and reverse jobs.

Archive Backup: Enables the Archive Backup option for the current job.  This feature will copy all data from the target or right directory to the archive target directory for the first run; on subsequent runs it will copy any new data from either the source directory or in a two-way job both the left and right directories to the archive target directory.  Deleted files will not be deleted from the archive target directory.  Modified files will not be modified in the archive target directory but will be copied with the date of time of their last modification postfixed on the file name.  Also all newly created files with be postfixed with the date and time of their last modification on the archive target file name.

Archive Exclude Files Larger Than: Excludes files larger than the specified size in megabytes from being backed up to the archive target directory.  Comes in handy when dealing with large files that are modified frequently like email program data files that would quickly fill up the hard drive if used in an archive backup.

Use Volume Shadow Copy Service: Uses the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service feature for the backup job.  This freezes the state of any files that are going to be copied that are currently open so if they are modified while they are being copied their state prior to the modification is preserved.  Without this feature the backed up files would be corrupted as they would consist of part of the file before modification and the rest after modification.

Set Schedule: Enables a schedule for the backup job.  Specify a starting date and time and an interval to run the job at.  The interval tells the program how much time to wait to run the backup job after the starting date and time.

Run Missed Schedules Jobs: Runs the job when the program is started if a scheduled backup is missed because the program was off during a scheduled backup.

Run After System Idle for: Enables an idle timer for the backup job.  The job will run after the computer has been idle for the specified number of minutes.

Extensions to Exclude or Include: Specifies file extensions to exclude or include.  Type the extension in the box labeled .ext and click Add Extension to add an extension.  Select an extension and click Remove Extension to remove an extension.  The exclude and include options are mutually exclusive; you can only either exclude extensions or include extensions.  The include option will only include files with the specified extensions for the backup job; files with unspecified extensions will be ignored.  The exclude option will exclude files with the specified extensions from the job.

Files and Dirs to Exclude: Specifies files and directories to exclude from the backup job.  Click Add File to open a dialog to specify a file to exclude.  Click Add Dir to open a dialog to specify a directory to exclude.  Select a file and click Remove File/Dir to remove it from the list.

Exclude Files Larger Than: Specifies a size for files to be excluded; files larger than the specified size in megabytes will be ignored from the backup.

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