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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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File

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  • New - creates a new backup job
  • Open - creates a new backup job from the opened ".bkc" or ".ini" file
  • Open from... - creates a new backup job from the opened ".bkc" or ".ini" file, and user can select to open the catalog from multiple locations as: Local hard drive, Network, FTP server, SFTP server, Azure Storage, Amazon S3 Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Hubic, HiDrive, S3 compatible Storage.
  • Tools
  • Plugins - opens the Manage Plugins window
  • Erase Disc - opens the Erase CD, DVD or Blu-ray window
  • Getting Started - opens the Getting Started window
  • Check for Updates - displays a window with the available updates
  • Import from version 9 - imports the backup jobs from version 9 of Backup4all
  • Import from version 8 - imports the backup jobs from version 8 of Backup4all
  • Import from version 7 - imports the backup jobs from version 7 of Backup4all
  • Import from version 6 - imports the backup jobs from version 6 of Backup4all
  • Import from version 5 - imports the backup jobs from version 5 of Backup4all
  • Import from version 4 - imports the backup jobs from version 4 of Backup4all

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  • Licensing
  • Buy Now - Purchase Backup4all product key online
  • Change product key - Activate a different product key
  • Register - Register product key
  • Deactivate this product key - Remove the activations from this computer
  • Reactivate - Reactivate this computer immediately

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  • Help
  • Backup4all Help - opens the Help file
  • Support Request - starts a new email message that will be sent to the support team
  • Backup4all Forum - opens the Backup4all Support Forum in a new web browser tab.
  • Options - opens the Options window
  • Exit - exits the application, same as the keyboard shortcut Alt+F4

Jobs
The Jobs toolbar contains the most important Backup4all buttons which can be applied on backup jobs.

Manage - this group includes the buttons necessarily to manage the backup jobs.

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  • New - starts the New Backup Wizard
  • Properties - opens a dialog to edit the backup job configuration
  • Open - creates a new backup job from the opened ".bkc" or ".ini" file
  • Open from... - creates a new backup job from the opened ".bkc" or ".ini" file, and user can select to open the catalog from multiple locations as: local hard drive, network, FTP, SFTP, Azure, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Hubic, HiDrive or S3 Compatible.
  • Delete - removes the current selected backup, same as the toolbar button Delete or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Del
  • Duplicate - duplicates the selected backup job, same as pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+L
  • Create Shortcut... creates a shortcut to a backup job or tag (for easy backup execution from outside the program) on your desktop, quick launch or other location
  • Destination Folder - opens the backup destination folder
  • Scheduler - opens the scheduler page, showing all scheduled tasks for the selected job
  • Refresh - reloads the selected backup job
  • Refresh all jobs - reloads all backup jobs

Execute - this group includes the buttons for all actions that can be executed on a backup job

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  • Backup
  • Backup - performs the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Full - performs a full backup regardless of the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Differential - performs a differential backup regardless of the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Incremental - performs an incremental backup regardless of the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Restore
  • Restore - starts the Restore wizard
  • Latest version - restores the latest version to its original location without showing the Restore wizard
  • Latest version to... - restores the latest version to a specified location without showing the Restore wizard
  • Repair
  • Repair - starts the backup repair
  • Repair Catalog Only - starts the repair of the backup catalog
  • Quick Repair - starts a quick backup repair, without calculating the CRC for each file
  • Quick Repair Catalog Only - starts the quick repair of the backup catalog, , without calculating the CRC for each file
  • Test
  • Test - opens the Test backup window
  • Quick Test - opens the Test backup window
  • Clean
  • Clean backups - opens the Clean backup window
  • Clean destination folder - will delete from the backup destination, all files which does not belong to the backup job
Views

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  • Explore - switches to Explore View
  • Backup - switches to Backup View
  • Statistics - switches to Statistics View
  • Progress - switches to Progress View

Tools

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  • View Log
  • Last Backup Log - shows the latest backup log for the selected backup job. If there is no log file, the menu is disabled.
  • Last Restore Log - shows the latest restore log for the selected backup job. If there is no log file, the menu is disabled.
  • Last Test Log - shows the latest test log for the selected backup job. If there is no log file, the menu is disabled.
  • Last Cleanup Log - shows the latest cleanup log for the selected backup job. If there is no log file, the menu is disabled.
  • Last Statistics Log - shows the latest statistics log for the selected backup job. If there is no log file, the menu is disabled.
  • History - opens the history page for that job
  • Open Log Folder - opens the folder where all log files are stored
  • Messages - opens the application messages popup. If there are no messages, the button is disabled.

Explore View

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Files & Folders
  • Restore
  • Latest Latest Version - restores the latest version of the selected file/folder to its original location without showing the Restore wizard
  • Latest Latest Version to... - restores the latest version of the selected file/folder to a specified location without showing the Restore wizard
  • Expand All - expands all folders
  • Expand Subfolders - expands subfolders for the selected folder
  • Collapse All - collapses all folders
  • Exclude from Sources - excludes from backup sources the selected file/folder

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File Versions
  • Restore
  • Restore Version - restore the selected file version to the original location
  • Restore Version to... - restore the selected file version to a specified location
  • Open - open the selected file version
  • View with Notepad - open the selected file version with Notepad
  • Compare with Source - compare the selected file version with the current source file
  • Compare Versions - compare two file versions

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Layout
  • Versions Pane: if pressed, will display the version pane on the bottom of the Explore view

Filter

1.added_16 - show/hide the new files to be backed up

2.equal_16 - show/hide the unchanged files

3.modified_16 - show/hide the modified files

4.excluded_16 - show/hide the excluded files

5.deleted_16 - show/hide the deleted files

Backup View

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Backups
  • Restore
  • Restore - restore the selected version to the original location
  • Restore to... - restore the selected version to a specified location
  • Test - test the selected backup version
  • View Backup Log - open the backup log for that backup execution
Files & Folders

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  • Restore
  • Restore - restore the selected file to the original location
  • Restore to... - restore the selected file to a specified location
  • Open - open the selected file
  • View with Notepad - open the selected file with Notepad
  • Expand Folder - expands all folders from the selected backup
  • Expand All - expands all folders
  • Collapse All - collapses all folders

Layout
  • Versions Pane: if pressed, will display the version pane on the bottom of the Explore view

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Filter

1.added-bk_16 - show/hide files which were added in the selected backup execution

1.modified-bk_16 - show/hide files which were modified in the selected backup execution

1.deleted-bk_16 - show/hide files which were excluded in the selected backup execution

filter Filter files - open the Filters window

Tags
The Tags toolbar contains all the Backup4all buttons which can be applied on backup tags.

Manage

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  • New - creates a new tag in the left side list
  • Rename - renames a tag from the left side list
  • Delete - deletes a tag from the left side list
  • Create Shortcut... - creates a shortcut to a backup job or tag (for easy backup execution from outside the program) on your desktop, quick launch or other location

Execute

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  • Backup
  • Backup - performs the backup type defined in Backup Properties for all jobs containing that tag
  • Full - performs a full backup for all jobs containing that tag, regardless of the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Differential - performs a differential backup for all jobs containing that tag, regardless of the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Incremental - performs an incremental backup for all jobs containing that tag, regardless of the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Backup All Jobs - will back up all jobs with the backup type defined in Backup Properties
  • Restore
  • Restore - restores the latest version to its original location without showing the Restore wizard, for all jobs containing that tag
  • Restore to... - restores the latest version to a specified location without showing the Restore wizard, for all jobs containing that tag
  • Repair
  • Repair - starts the backup repair for all jobs containing that tag
  • Repair Catalog Only - starts the repair of the backup catalog for all jobs containing that tag
  • Test
  • Test Latest Version - starts the test for the latest backup version of all jobs containing that tag
  • Test All Versions - starts the test for all backup versions of all jobs containing that tag
  • Clean - opens the Clean tag window

Layout
This page contains the buttons for the Backup4all interface.

General

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  • Navigation Pane - indicate how the left side navigation pane is displayed
  • Expanded - shows the navigator pane expanded
  • Collapsed - shows the navigator pane collapsed
  • Off - hides the navigator pane
  • Restore Default Layout - restores the default layout of Backup4all

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Jobs
  • View as - indicate how backup jobs are displayed
  • Card - shows the backup jobs as cards
  • List - shows the backup jobs in a list
  • Details Pane - indicates how the Details view pane is displayed
  • Right - shows the job view pane on the right
  • Bottom - shows the job view pane on the bottom
  • Off - hides the job view pane
Control
This page contains the buttons for suspend

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System
  • Suspend System - if pressed, all actions in progress will be paused. No other actions can be started until the system is resumed
  • Cancel All Running - if pressed, all running actions will be canceled
  • Stop All Running - if pressed, all running actions will be stopped
  • Scheduled Suspend - when pressed, the Scheduled Suspend window (from File->Options) will be opened, so you can manage the scheduled suspend intervals