Array ( [id] => how-to-create-a-continuous-backup [name] => How to create a continuous backup [published] => 2016-05-11 00:00:00 [modified] => 2018-07-16 10:19:23 [tags] => ["backup", "how-to", "backup job", "continuous backup"] [status] => 1 [brief] => 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. [descr] => #### On this page: - [How to configure the backup job](#bookmark1) - [How to set up the scheduler for continuous backup](#bookmark2) ___ [](#) {@id=bookmark1 .anchor} ### How to configure the backup job You will need to create a new backup job and configure multiple schedulers it to run different actions each day in order to get the scenario completed. Steps to follow: 1. Open Backup4all and select **File** -> **New (Ctrl+N)**. 2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the **Backup Name** field. 3. In the **Where do you want to save the backup?** section, select the backup destination. Press **Next.** ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}continuous05.original.jpg "Continuous backup") 4. On the **What do you want to backup** page, add the backup sources. Press **Next**. ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}full2.original.png "Continuous backup") 5. On the third page, you can choose the **backup type** and the encryption. ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}smart02-1.original.png "Continuous backup") 6. Press **Save and run**. [](#) {@id=bookmark2 .anchor} ### How to set up the scheduler for continuous backup 1. Open **Backup Properties -> Scheduler -> Add** ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}continuous1.original.jpg "Continuous backup") 2. Set the user account information and press **Next** ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}continuous2.original.jpg "Continuous backup") 3. Press **Add**, select **Daily** and set the **start time**. ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}continuous3.original.jpg "Continuous backup") 4. Go to **Advanced** page and select “Repeat every” 1 hours for a duration of “23 hours”. ![Continuous backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}continuous4.original.jpg "Continuous backup") 5. Press **OK** and **Save**. ### Applies to: Backup4all 5.x, 6.x [videos] => [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] => )