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How to get a daily report with all backup executions

Backup4all creates a log file for each backup execution, log that can be also sent by email to a specified email address. Sometimes an administrator wants to get a single file with a daily report, including all Backup4all executions. This can be done from the Event Viewer service in Windows. This article explains how to obtain that report.

How to activate Backup4all online

After purchasing a license for Backup4all you have to activate it. Activation allows verifying that your copy of is genuine and that it hasn't been used on more computers than the number of licenses purchased. It prevents this way software counterfeiting (intentional or unintentional).

How to backup your data to HubiC

Hubic is a cloud storage provider supported by Backup4all to store your backups online. You can easily backup your data to your cloud Hubic account. 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.

How to backup your data to HiDrive

HiDrive is a cloud storage provider supported by Backup4all to store your backups online. You can easily backup your data to your cloud HiDrive account. 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.

How to protect your data against WannaCry or other ransomware attack

WannaCry is a new type of ransomware attack that infects all the computers in a network and encrypts all data files on each computer. Users should be aware of the risks and should also know the way to protect against malicious Win32/WannaCrypt software attack. If the computer is infected, the user is asked to pay a price in order to access the operating system again. It’s better to prevent the infection than to pay the ransom. If you were a victim of the WannaCry, WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r or Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack, recovering your files is almost impossible. Your Volume Shadow copy is deleted by the virus and also the system restore points. Paying the ransom could not be a solution as you have no guarantee that your files will be decrypted.

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.