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Backup MS SQL Server data

This article explains how to backup MS SQL Server data with Backup4all using a scheduled task. The database files are locked by the MS SQL Server. In order to backup these files and avoid data corruption, it is necessary to perform some actions.

Thunderbird Backup Plugin

Thunderbird is a free (open source) cross-platform email and news client developed by Mozilla. Using the backup plugin system supported by Backup4all you can back-up Thunderbird and thus protect related information from getting lost (emails, news items).

How to create a private-public key pair

This article explains how to create a private-public key pair. Private-public key cryptography is a relatively new cryptographic approach whose distinguishing characteristic is the use of asymmetric key algorithms instead of symmetric key algorithms.

How to configure and use One Touch Backup?

Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed. If your One Touch Backup device is not detected by Backup4all (Backup4all is not natively compatible with the device), you could use the command line parameters to create a command that can be associated to the One Touch button of your device.

How to activate Backup4all

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).

Internet Download Manager - Backup plugin

Internet Download Manager is a computer application that increases download speed with built-in download logic accelerator, resume and schedule downloads. This article presents briefly what Internet Download Manager is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

IncrediMail - Backup Plugin

IncrediMail is a free email program that manages all your email messages, communications, contact details and email transactions, while adding a bit of fun given the impressive amount of similies it has. This article presents briefly what Incredimail is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

Backup from FTP

This article explains how to backup files and folder from an FTP account using Backup4all. The idea is to use a third party application (such as NetDrive) to map the FTP account as a local drive. This way, Backup4all will recognize the mapped drive as a valid source for backups and you'll be able to backup your websites, FTP files.

How to back up data without using zip compression

This article explains how to back up data keeping the original file format (without using compression). The Mirror backup type is the only one that does not use zip compression. The resulted backup will be an exact copy (mirror) of the source files, without altering their initial file format.

Google Chrome - Backup Plugin

Google Chrome is a popular web browser developed by Google. This article presents briefly what Google Chrome is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

How to backup Outlook Express emails and settings

This backup article explains how to backup Outlook Express emails and settings, not Microsoft Outlook. Outlook Express emails are stored in .dbx files. For each folder in Outlook Express a .dbx file is assigned.

Backup strategy: scheduled daily/weekly/monthly backups combined with cleanup operations

This backup strategy consists of the following operations: performing incremental backups each day Monday through Thursday, performing differential backups each week on Friday, performing cleanup operations (to erase incrementals) each week on Friday, performing full backups in the last Saturday of the month, performing cleanup operations (to erase differentials) in the last Saturday of the month

Total Commander backup plugin

Total Commander is a file manager software for Windows, Windows CE, and Windows Mobile. This article presents briefly what Total Commander is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

Restore data after a hard drive crash

This article explains how to restore files and folders from a backup after a hard drive crash. Backup4all creates standard zip files thus to restore data from a backup it is not necessary to use it, you can use other compatible zip programs.

FireFox Backup Plugin

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. This article presents briefly what Firefox is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

How to use advanced settings in Backup4all

Options on this page affect the way a particular backup job is executed. Options that are marked with (*) might not be available in your edition - check Feature Matrix for detailed information on differences between editions.

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.

Ordering - FAQ

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

How to password protect a backup?

Passwords are used to protect your backup files from unauthorized access. This article will show you how to password protect a backup.

How to use the Scheduler

This article explains how to schedule backup jobs in Backup4all. A scheduler can be set for a backup to be executed automatically at certain time intervals (daily, weekly, monthly) or at system startup, logon, when idle or shutdown.