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How to Configure One Touch Backup


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Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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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 tag 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.
See this section for details.
If the One Touch Backup option is enabled when the application starts and there is no backup job or backup tag set to be executed when the One Touch button of the USB enclosure is pressed, the user will be asked to choose one from the options displayed in the One Touch Backup dialog:
  • Create a new backup job for One Touch Backup. If you select this, the New Backup Wizard will start and you can create a new backup job to be used with the One Touch Backup feature
  • Select an existing backup job or backup tag for One Touch Backup. If you select this, the File->Options->Backup page will open and you can select the backup job or tag you want to use. This option is disabled if there are no backup jobs.
  • Disable this feature. This will disable the One Touch Backup feature. You can activate it again from the File->Options->Backup page.
If you press Cancel, Backup4all will open, but when you will press the One Touch button of the USB device, the same dialog will be displayed. This dialog will appear again if the backup job (executed when the One Touch button is pressed) was deleted.