Array ( [id] => how-to-back-up-and-restore-the-backup4all-configurations [name] => How to back up and restore the Backup4all configurations [published] => 2018-05-04 00:00:00 [modified] => 2018-12-12 06:56:30 [tags] => ["how-to", "backup", "restore", "backup configurations", "backup plugin"] [status] => 1 [brief] => 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. [descr] => #### On this page: - [How to back up Backup4all's configurations](#bookmark1) - [Video tutorial back up Backup4all configurations](#bookmark2) - [How to restore Backup4all's configurations](#bookmark3) - [Video tutorial restore Backup4all configurations](#bookmark4) ___ Saving Backup4all's configurations ensures you that you can have the same backup jobs and settings after a system reinstall or after moving to another computer. Defining a backup with the **Backup4all Configurations** plugin will include the following items in the actual backup file: For **Backup4all 5** and **Backup4all 6**: - The Job Settings Folder (.ini files for jobs) - The Tag Settings Folder (.ini files for tags) - The Catalog Folder - The Log Folder - The Plugins Folder - The Scheduled jobs Folder - The Host Keys Folder - The Ini File - The History File - The Icon Files - The Layout File - The Message File (notifications) - The Shutdown Scheduler Data For **Backup4all 4**: - The Initialization Folder - The Catalog Folder - The Log Folder - The Plugins Folder - The Scheduled jobs Folder - The Ini File - The History File - The Icons File - The Layout File For **Backup4all 3**: - The Initialization Folder - The Catalog Folder - The Log Folder - The Scheduled jobs Folder - The Error file - The Icons file - The Ini file - The Layout file [](#) {@id=bookmark1 .anchor} ### How to back up Backup4all's configurations You don't have to browse your computer to find the necessary files to be backed up. The **Backup4all configurations** plugin will back up the files you need. Follow these steps to create a backup that saves Backup4all's configurations: For Backup4all 5 and 6: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup** (Ctrl+N). On the first page enter a name for the backup in the **Backup Name** field. 2. In the **Where do you want to save your backup** section, select a destination for backup. Click **Next**. 3. On the **What do you want to backup page**, choose “**Backup Configurations**” plugin from the drop-down list. You will see the files and folder that will be backed up. Click **Next**. 4. On the **How do you want to backup** page, select the backup type. By default, the **Smart** option is selected. 5. Click **Save -> Save and run**. For Backup4all 4: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup** (Ctrl+N). On the first page enter a name for the backup in the **Backup Name** field. 2. In the **Where do you want to save your backup** section, select a destination for backup. Click **Next**. 3. On the **What do you want to backup page**, choose “**Backup Configurations**” plugin from the drop-down list. You will see the files and folder that will be backed up. Click **Next**. 4. On the **How do you want to backup** page, select the backup type. By default, the **Make incremental** option is selected. 5. Click **Save -> Save and run**. [](#) {@id=bookmark2 .anchor} ### Video tutorial back up Backup4all configurations: {{video1}} For Backup4all 3: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup Wizard** (Ctrl+N). On the **General** page enter a name for the backup in the **Name** field and choose “**Backup Configurations**” from the **Predefined Backups** list. Click **Next**. 2. On the **Sources** page, you will see the files and folder that will be backed up. Click **Next**. 3. On the **Destination** page, select a destination for the backup. Click **Next**. 4. On the **Type** page, select the backup type. By default, the **Incremental** type is selected. Click **Next**. 5. Click **Finish**. 6. Press the **Backup** (F6) button to run the backup. [](#) {@id=bookmark3 .anchor} ### How to restore Backup4all's configurations Steps to follow: 1. Install **Backup4all** on your computer and open it. 2. Delete the sample backup jobs. 3. Using Backup4all open the **Backup4all Configurations** catalog from the backup destination. 4. Press the **Restore** (F7) button to open the **Restore Wizard**. 5. Press **Finish**. [](#) {@id=bookmark4 .anchor} ### Video tutorial restore Backup4all configurations: {{video2}} **Note**: If you are restoring Backup4all configurations on a computer that has a different Windows login username and password than the one you originally backed up the configurations from, the scheduled tasks need to be reconfigured. ***Applies to:*** All Backup4all versions. [videos] => video1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfhf4AhRWE0 video2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2VI3cnJ84 [note] => We strive to keep our articles as accurate as possible. If you notice any inconsistencies or outdated info please let us know. [popularity] => 0 [applies_to] => )