How to configure and use One Touch Backup?

Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed. If your One Touch Backup device is not detected by Backup4all (Backup4all is not natively compatible with the device), you could use the command line parameters to create a command that can be associated to the One Touch button of your device.

On this page: How to configure and use One Touch Backup How to use One Touch Backup

How to configure and use One Touch Backup

First, you need to enable the One Touch Backup support from Options->Backup on demand page. At first run there is no backup job configured to execute when the One Touch button is pressed, so you will have to configure it as described bellow.

If the One Touch Backup option is enabled when the application starts and there is no backup job or backup group set to be executed when the One Touch button of the USB enclosure is pressed, the user will be asked to choose one from the options displayed in the One Touch Backup dialog:

  • Create a new backup job for One Touch Backup. If you select this, the New Backup Wizard will start and you can create a new backup job to be used with the One Touch Backup feature
  • Select an existing backup job or backup group for One Touch Backup. If you select this, the Backup on demand page of the Options window will open and you can select the backup job or group you want to use. This option is disabled when there is no backup job to select.
  • Disable this feature (you can activate it back at any time from Options). This will disable the One Touch Backup feature. You can activate it again from the Backup on demand page of the Options window.

If you press Cancel, Backup4all will open, but when you will press the One Touch button of the USB device the same dialog will be displayed. This dialog will appear again if the backup job (executed when the One Touch button is pressed) was deleted.

How to use One Touch Backup

Once everything is configured, you will just have to push the One Touch button and the selected backup job or backup group will be executed.

If Backup4all is not started, it will start automatically. If it is already started, but minimized it will show a pop-up window or the main window while backing up (depending on the settings from the Options window).

When the backup finishes Backup4all is minimized, if the Hide when finished option is checked. If the main window of the application was already open when the One Touch button was pressed, the Hide when finished option will be ignored.

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