How to create a continuous backup

This article applies only to Backup4all. If you don't have it yet, you must download it first.

Download Now Buy Licenses
Aug 28, 2019

We strive to keep our articles as accurate as possible. If you notice any inconsistencies or outdated info please let us know.

How to create a continuous backup

A continuous backup is a backup that will run every hour all day long, every day of the week without the user intervention. This can be done in Backup4all if we set a scheduled task to run daily and repeat the task every 1 hour for 23 hours a day. As a protection measure for the disk space used, we recommend the Smart backup type which will automatically delete older versions of the backup in order to fit in destination.

On this page:

How to configure the backup job

You will need to create a new backup job and configure a scheduler to run every hour.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open Backup4all and select File -> New (Ctrl+N).
  2. In the Where do you want to save the backup? section, select a backup destination.
    Continuous backup
  3. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.
    Continuous backup
  4. On the Filter the backup sources page, you can set include/exclude filters for backup sources. Then press Next.
  5. On the How do you want to backup page, select the Smart backup type.
    Continuous backup
  6. On the When do you want to backup page, press Next.
  7. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
    Continuous backup
  8. Press Save.

How to set up the scheduler for continuous backup

  1. Open Backup Properties -> Scheduler -> Add
    Continuous backup
  2. Set the user account information and press Next
    Continuous backup
  3. Press Add, select Daily and set the start time.
    Continuous backup
  4. Go to Advanced page and select "Repeat every" 1 hours for a duration of "23 hours".
    Continuous backup
  5. Press OK and Save.

Applies to:

Backup4all 5.x - 8.x