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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 backup to OneDrive using Backup4all

OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. You can also use Onedrive to access and manage files from multiple devices.

Backup types

Backing-up is a crucial process that everyone should do in order to have a fail-safe, for when the inevitable happens. The principle is to make copies of particular data in order to use those copies for restoring the information if a failure occurrs (a data loss event due to deletion, corruption, theft, viruses etc.). You can perform the backup manually by copying the data to a different location, or automatically using a backup program. Backup4all is such a program and you can easily download below (opens in new window so you can still continue reading the article):

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.

Mirror backup

Mirror backup is identical to a full backup, with the exception that the files can be compressed/encrypted only individually and only the latest file version is preserved in destination. A mirror backup is most frequently used to create an exact copy of the backup data. It has the benefit that the backup files can also be readily accessed using tools like Windows Explorer.

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.

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.

What are Backup operators?

A backup operator is an user that can back up and restore the computer regardless of file system security. A member of the Backup Operators group can extract files and directories for which the user would normally not have access.

Configuring a backup to run automatically when the USB drive is plugged in

The following article applies to version 4.x of Backup4all. This article shows how to configure the Portable edition of Backup4all installed on a flash drive, to run a specific backup job or backup group when you plug in the flash drive. Backup4all can be configured to run a specific job/group when the flash drive is plugged in.

Opera Backup Plugin

Opera is a free web browser for computers, mobile phones and devices. This article presents briefly what Opera is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

Full backup

Full backup is the starting point for all other backups and contains all the data in the folders and files that are selected to be backed up. Because the full backup stores all files and folders, frequent full backups result in faster and simpler restore operations. Remember that when you choose other backup types, restore jobs may take longer.

How to generate a self signed certificate

This article explains how to generate a self signed certificate. A self-signed certificate is an identity certificate signed by its own creator. That is, the person that created the certificate also signed off on its legitimacy.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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