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Backup to DVD

Backup to DVD has become increasingly common due to mature technology and cheap DVD burners, this is why the backup to DVD method is so popular (and with the release of Blu-ray discs, which basically have the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs, backing up to DVD will become one of the most used backup methods).

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 to Blu-ray

This article explains how to back up to Blu-ray using Backup4all and the advantages it offers.

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.

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.

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 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.

Using Backup4all - FAQ

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

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.

What is Copy backup

Copy backup is a backup that copies all selected files but does not mark each file as having been backed up. In other words, the archive attribute is not cleared. Copying can be carried out between normal and incremental backups because copying does not affect these other backup operations.

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.

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.

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

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 and restore the Backup4all configurations

This article explains how to backup and restore Backup4all's settings, the backup jobs, the scheduled task files and other necessary files. We have created a backup plugin that automatically backs up these files. The Backup4all configurations plugin is already installed by default in Backup4all's plugins list.

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.

Windows Media Player backup plugin

Windows Media Player is the most popular multimedia player created for playing audio and video files, organizing music, ripping music and creating audio CDs. You can create playlists of music, videos, pictures, recorded TV programs and other media files.

Using Backup4all - FAQ 5

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

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.

Using Backup4all - FAQ 4

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