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Simple Backup Wizard

Specify a folder or drive to backup all data to including the specified folders for the specified users and any additional folders specified (these specifications are configured in steps 2, 3, and 4).

 

Select the users you want to backup data for by checking the relevant boxes.  Users other than the current user will require administrative rights to back up; the program will automatically prompt for such rights if necessary – make sure to accept the rights prompt when starting the program manually.

 

Select the folders you want to back up for the selected users.  The program will let you know if a folder does not exist for a user.  The program will also ask if you want to include any other folders in the simple backup in the next step.

 

Add any additional directories you would like to include in the simple backup.

 

Add any files or directories you would like to exclude from the backup to this list.  This comes in handy when you have large files that change often like email data files and you don’t want them to backup.

 

 

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.

Archive Exclude Files Larger Than: Will exclude files larger than the specified size in megabytes from being backed up to the archive target directory.  This option 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.

 

 

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

Set Schedule: Set a schedule for the simple backup if desired.  Specify a starting date and time and an interval to run the job at.

Run Missed Scheduled Jobs: Also specify whether or not to run missed jobs; this will run the backup if you start the program and it would have been run while the program was off.

Run After System Idle for: Also set an idle timer for the simple backup if desired.  The backup will run after the computer has been idle for the specified number of minutes.

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