How to create a continuous backup

A continuous backup is a backup that will run every hour all day long, every day of the week without the user intervention. This can be done in Backup4all if we set a scheduled task to run daily and repeat the task every 1 hour for 23 hours a day. As a protection measure for the disk space used, we recommend the Smart backup type which will automatically delete older versions of the backup in order to fit in destination.

On this page: How to configure the backup job How to set up the scheduler for continuous backup

How to configure the backup job

You will need to create a new backup job and configure multiple schedulers it to run different actions each day in order to get the scenario completed.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open Backup4all and select File->New (Ctrl+N).

2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field. 

3. In the Where do you want to save the backup? section, select the backup destination. Press Next.

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4. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.

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5. On the third page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption.

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6. Press Save and run.

How to set up the scheduler for continuous backup

  1. Open Backup Properties->Scheduler->Add
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2. Set the user account information and press Next

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3. Press Add, select Daily and set the start time.

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4. Go to Advanced page and select “Repeat every” 1 hours for a duration of “23 hours”.

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5. Press OK and Save.

Applies to:

Backup4all 5.x, 6.x

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