Backup4all is now used on NASA's International Space Station

Backup4all is now used on NASA's International Space Station

How to create a full backup

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Jul 16, 2018

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How to create a full backup

This article shows how to create a full backup of the given sources to a specified destination using Backup4all. The current method can be extended to other sources and destinations supported.



The full backup type includes in each backup execution all source files and folders. It will create in destination a zip file with the backup sources from each source drive.

On this page:

How to configure the backup job

  1. Open Backup4all
  2. Press New button to open the New Backup Wizard. Type a name for the backup job and select the backup destination. Then press Next
    Full backup
  3. On this page you can add the backup sources by pressing the Add folder and Add files buttons. When ready, press Next
    Full backup
  4. On this page, you can select the backup type. In this example we will use the Full backup type. Press Save -> Save.
    Full backup
  5. In Explore View (F2) of Backup4all, we can see the backup sources.
    Full backup

Backup execution examples

We will perform several backup executions to see what we get in destination.

  1. As we have sources from C and D drive, after the first backup execution, we get in destination a zip file for each source drive: 1_C.zip and 1_D.zip
    Full backup
  2. After the 2nd backup execution we get in destination: 2_C.zip and 2_D.zip which is the second backup version.
    Full backup
  3. After the 3rd backup execution we get in destination: 3_C.zip and 3_D.zip which is the third backup version
    Full backup

Applies to:

Backup4all 5.x, 6.x



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