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USB backup

You can backup your data to a USB drive or from a USB drive using Backup4all. This is a practical backup destination as it allows you to store important files to external devices, offering increased portability. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.

Incremental backup

Incremental backup stores all files changed since the last FULL, DIFFERENTIAL OR INCREMENTAL backup. The advantage of an incremental backup is that it takes the least time to finish. The disadvantage is that during a restore operation, each increment is processed and this could result in a lengthy restore job.

Differential backup

Differential backup contains all files that have changed since the last FULL backup. The advantage of a differential backup is that it shortens restore time compared to a full backup or an incremental backup. However, if you perform the differential backup too many times, the size of the differential backup might grow to be larger than the baseline full backup.

Restore demo

This flash video shows step-by-step how to restore data from a backup by: choosing restore location, selecting a restore type, selecting file versions, adding filters, previewing files, restore summary

Backup demo

This video shows step-by-step how to perform a backup using Backup4all by: naming the backup, adding backup sources, selecting the destination, selecting the backup type, adding filters to sources, setting Advanced options, scheduling the backup

Backup Outlook emails and settings

This article provides information on how to back-up Microsoft Outlook automatically or manually. If you are actively using Outlook and rely on it for most of your communications, schedules and contact management, then you realize how important it is to have all that data stored safely.

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.

FTP backup using passive mode

Some FTP servers require the connection to be established in a passive mode (i.e. your computer establishes the connection so the flow of data is set up and initiated by you).

Backup to CD/DVD using built-in burner

Backup4all does not need third party drivers or other cd burning software or dvd burning software installed (like ActiveX, ASPI, etc) to be able to burn a CD or to burn a DVD. The application has a built in CD, DVD and Blu-ray burner to backup to CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs directly.

How to do a selective restore

This article explains how to restore only the needed files from a backup. All file versions available for restore are displayed in the Backup number list. The file versions is a list with all versions to whom a file can be restored.

How to configure backups to run sequentially

This article explains how to configure backup jobs to run sequentially. A backup job (a tag or group of jobs) can be configured to run right after another backup job is finished.

Using Backup4all - FAQ 6

This section contains answers for frequent questions regarding the registration process of Backup4all.

FTP backup

FTP backup is supported by Backup4all. You can backup your data to a remote computer or device using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection. This is a practical remote backup destination as it allows you to store important files offsite. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.

What to check when application does not start

This article will discuss the most frequent situations when Backup4all application does not start. There are some situations when Backup4all does not start. The reasons can be different starting with the firewall blocking the application, Backup4all already running in memory, a backup job with problems and so on.

Using Backup4all - FAQ 2

This section contains answers for questions regarding how to use Backup4all to its full potential.

General - FAQ

This section contains answers for general questions regarding Backup4all and Softland, the company that develops and sells it:

Installing - FAQ

This section contains answers for frequent questions regarding the installation process of Backup4all:

Restoring a backup from CD/DVD/Blu-ray to another computer

This article shows you how to restore a backup from a CD/DVD/Blu-ray to another computer.

Using Backup4all - FAQ 5

This section contains answers for frequent questions regarding the registration process of Backup4all.

How to schedule a backup job

You can schedule a backup either from the Backup Properties window or from the Schedulers window. The difference between the two methods is that the first displays the scheduled tasks only for the selected backup job, while the second will show you the scheduled tasks for all the backup jobs and groups.