Array ( [id] => how-to-back-up-data-without-using-zip-compression [name] => How to back up data without using zip compression [published] => 2012-01-13 00:00:00 [modified] => 2018-05-04 11:06:20.661063 [tags] => ["how-to", "backup", "mirror backup", "tags", "fast mirror backup"] [status] => 1 [brief] => 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. [descr] => #### On this page: - [How to back up data without using zip compression](#bookmark1) - [How to back up only the new and modified files without using zip compression](#bookmark2) ___ Backup4all offers four types of backups: full backup, incremental backup, differential backup and mirror backup. 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. This is the fastest type of backup because there is no file compression and no zip files are created (but occupies the most space). [](#) {@id=bookmark1 .anchor} ### How to back up data without using zip compression Steps needed to configure the backup job to use Mirror backup for Backup4all 4: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup** (**Ctrl+N**). 2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the **Name** field. 3. On the **Where do you want to save your backup** page, select a destination for the backup. Click **Next**. 4. On the **What do you want to backup** page, add the files and folders to be backed up. Click **Next**. 5. On the **How do you want to backup** page, select **Make mirror** from the drop down list. 6. Click **Save -> Save and run**. {{video1}} For Backup4all 3: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup Wizard** (**Ctrl+N**). 2. On the **General** page enter a name for the backup in the **Name** field. 3. On the **Sources** page, add the files and folders you want to backup. Click **Next**. 4. On the **Destination** page, select a destination for the backup. Click **Next**. 5. On the **Type** page, select the **Mirror** backup type. 6. Click **Finish**. Once this backup job was defined, you can start the actual backup by pressing the Backup button (or F6). Additionally you can schedule this backup job to be executed automatically at certain time intervals. [](#) {@id=bookmark2 .anchor} ### How to back up only the new and modified files without using zip compression Using Mirror backup with the Fast Mirror option checked (marked by default), you can back up files and folders without compressing them, and subsequent backups will only copy the new and modified files. The new files will be stored in the same destination folder and the modified files will overwrite the existing files from the backup destination. Steps needed to configure the backup for Backup4all 4: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup** (**Ctrl+N**). 2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the **Name** field. 3. On the **Where do you want to save your backup** page, select a destination for the backup. Click **Next**. 4. On the **What do you want to backup** page, add the files and folders to be backed up. Click **Next**. 5. On the **How do you want to backup** page, select **Make mirror** from the drop down list. Press **Advanced mode.** 6. Set (check) the **Fast mirror** option from the **Mirror** page. 7. Click **Save and run**. For Backup4all 3: 1. Open **Backup4all** and select **File** -> **New Backup Wizard** (**Ctrl+N**). 2. On the **General** page enter a name for the backup in the **Name** field. 3. On the **Sources** page, add the favorite's folder. Click **Next**. 4. On the **Destination** page, select a destination for the backup. Click **Next**. 5. On the **Type** page, select the **Mirror** backup type. 6. Set (check) the **Fast mirror** option. 7. Click **Finish**. **Note**: \- Using Tags, the Fast mirror option will be ignored if you choose to create subfolders in the destination with a different name each time. \- Using the Mirror backup type, only the latest file version will be available for restore. Once this backup job was defined, you can start the actual backup by pressing the Backup button (or F6). Additionally you can schedule this backup job to be executed automatically at certain time intervals. ***Applies to:*** Backup4all 3.x, 4.x [videos] => video1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVnSA081UVk [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] => )