How to modify the Backup4all msi file

This article explains how to modify the Backup4all msi file. Using an application, users are able to add backup jobs, scheduled tasks and plugins to the Backup4all setup file. If you add new jobs to msi, they will be automatically installed with Backup4all and ready to be used. You can also add scheduled tasks or plugins for the backup jobs you have.

On this page: How to add backup jobs to the setup How to add scheduled tasks to the setup How to add plugins to the setup

If you add new jobs to msi, they will be automatically installed with Backup4all and ready to be used. You can also add scheduled tasks or plugins for the backup jobs you have. Modifying the msi will overwrite the original file with a custom one. You can download the MsiEditor application from http://www.backup4all.com/download/setup/msieditor.zip

How to add backup jobs to the setup

If you want to have a custom .msi file including multiple backup jobs that will be installed, you can use the MsiEditor application to add backup jobs to the setup file.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open MsiEditor application.
  2. Press Browse to select the .msi file to edit.
  3. Select the Add backup jobs to the setup option.
  4. Press Next.
  5. Select the ini file(s) you want to add.
  6. Press Finish.
  7. The new setup will be generated, over the old one. 

How to add scheduled tasks to the setup

For the backup jobs included above, you can also add scheduled tasks in the .msi setup file.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open MsiEditor application.
  2. Press Browse to select the .msi file to edit.
  3. Select the Add scheduled tasks to the setup option.
  4. Press Next.
  5. Select the scheduled tasks you want to add.
  6. Type the user account and password.
  7. Press Finish.
  8. The new setup will be generated, over the old one.

How to add plugins to the setup

Creating a custom msi file to include already configured backup jobs and schedulers is an useful solution. Network administrators will save a lot of time installing only the msi file without having to configure the backup jobs on each computer.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open MsiEditor application.
  2. Press Browse to select the .msi file to edit.
  3. Select the Add plugins to the setup option.
  4. Press Next.
  5. Press Add plugin files and select the plugins.
  6. Press Finish.
  7. The new setup will be generated, over the old one.

Applies to:

Backup4all 4.2 or later

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