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Job Name: A name for your backup job.

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

Target or Right: The target of a one-way file syncing/backup job or the right side of a two-way syncing 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 files to the recycle bin instead of deleting.

Two-Way: Creates a two-way file syncing job instead of a one-way file syncing/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 using the Control Job feature. Useful if you always want absolute control over what’s synced. 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: Can be used to store a copy of all files ever modified or created in a specified directory. You can then simply browse the Archive Backup directory to access any files ever backed up. The files are given a timestamp on the end of the file name to distinguish between different versions of the same file. You can also view archived files in snapshots taken each time a backup runs by clicking Browse Snapshots in the Job menu. Then double-click a folder or file and choose a directory to copy to to restore files from the snapshot.

Auto Purge: Automatically removes old archived files from the archive directory to make room for new ones when you run out of space on the target drive.

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.

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.

Use Volume Shadow Copy Service: Uses the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service feature for the backup job. This allows us to backup files that are locked or in an inconsistent state at the time of backup.

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.

Email Status on Completion: Emails the job error status and time of completion to the specified email address when the job completes.

Keep This Many Full Backups: Does a full backup every time the job runs and puts the backup in a subfolder of the target folder with the date/time as the name of the subfolder. Useful for big backups like email program files for which archive backup would not work well and you want to have multiple copies of the data.

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.

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