Simple Backup Wizard

Simple Backup Wizard

Specify a 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 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: Specify also whether to enable Archive Backup.  This feature will copy all data from the target to the archive target directory for the first run; on subsequent runs it will copy any new data from the source to the archive target directory.  Deleted files will not be deleted and modified files will not be modified.  All copied files with have their file names postfixed with the date and time of their last modification.  Simply put this option keeps a copy of all files ever created or modified in the archive directory.

Archive Exclude Files Larger Than: This option 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.

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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