How to use the backup list

Backup list contains all the defined backups visible in the left side of Backup4all's main window. The backup jobs are grouped into tags, for easy handling.

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To configure a backup job's appearance (icon and label) in the backup list, you have to open the Backup Properties window, switch to the General tab, change the name of the backup job, choose the tag/group of the backup job and select a backup job icon. If you have several backup jobs defined in the same tag/group, you can check the option "Sort jobs/tags alphabetically in Navigation Pane" to have them ordered by name. When you backup an entire tag/group, the backup jobs are backed up in the order that they are displayed in the tag/group.

For Backup4all 5 and 6:

•    View as - allows you to switch the jobs view between cards and list
•    Run job - will open the following options list:

  • Backup - performs the default selected backup type
  • Full Backup - performs a differential backup regardless of the backup type
  • Differential Backup - performs a differential backup regardless of the backup type
  • Incremental Backup - performs an incremental backup regardless of the backup type

•    Restore - will open the following options list:

  • Restore - opens the Restore Wizard window for the currently selected backup job
  • Restore Latest Version - starts the latest version restore process for the selected backup job
  • Restore Latest Version To - opens a window to select the folder were you want the backup to be restored

•    Test... starts the test process for the currently selected backup job
•    Repair - will open the following options list:

  • Repair - starts a test for all backup versions and then a backup, including all files missing in backup
  • Repair Catalog Only - starts a test for all backup versions, removing from catalog all files missing in backup

•    Clean - opens the Clean Backup window for the selected backup job
•    Cancel - aborts current backup process
•    Pause - pause the current backup/test/cleanup/restore process
•    Stop - stops the current backup/test/cleanup/restore process
•    Job Logs - lets you open and view the Last Backup Log, Last Restore Log, Last Test Log and Last Cleanup Log
•    Create Shortcut... creates a shortcut to the backup job
•    Duplicate - creates a copy of the backup job
•    Delete - deletes a backup job
•    Properties... opens the Backup Properties window


For Backup4all 4:
When right clicking a backup job, a menu is displayed giving the following options:
•    Make Backup - starts the backup process for the selected backup job
•    Make Full Backup - performs a full backup regardless of the backup type
•    Make Differential Backup - performs a differential backup regardless of the backup type
•    Make Incremental Backup - performs an incremental backup regardless of the backup type
•    Restore - opens the Restore Wizard window for the currently selected backup job
•    Restore Latest Version - starts the latest version restore process for the selected backup job
•    Restore Latest Version To - opens a window to select the folder were you want the backup to be restored
•    Test... starts the test process for the currently selected backup job
•    Clean - opens the Clean Backup window for the selected backup job
•    Cancel - aborts current backup process
•    Pause - pause the current backup/test/cleanup/restore process
•    Stop - stops the current backup/test/cleanup/restore process
•    Job Logs - lets you open and view the Last Backup Log, Last Restore Log, Last Test Log and Last Cleanup Log
•    Job History - opens the History window for the current backup job
•    Group History - opens the History window for the current backup group
•    Create Shortcut... creates a shortcut to the backup job
•    View as - lets you select one of the view types: Tree, Icons and List
•    Backup <Selected Group Name> Group - executes all backup jobs from the group
•    New Group... adds a new group
•    Rename group... renames the selected group
•    Delete Group - deletes the selected group and all its backup jobs
•    Create Like - duplicates a backup job
•    Delete Backup - deletes a backup job
•    Properties... opens the Backup Properties window

Backup4all can process multiple backup jobs at the same time. You can filter the backup list to see which backup jobs are executed at a certain time.

From the drop-down list above the backup list, you can filter the backup jobs in list. You can choose to see all tags/groups, only the active jobs or only a specified tag/group.

If there are many backups listed, you can search for a backup job by typing its name in the Type to search box on the bottom of the Backup List.

Applies to:

Backup4all 4.x, 5.x, 6.x

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