How to create a mirror backup

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Jul 16, 2018

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How to create a mirror backup

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

The mirror backup type will create a complete back up on the first execution, then only new and modified files will be backed up since the last backup execution. It will overwrite in destination the old files with the new version from sources. The files in destination will be in the original format.

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
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  3. On the second page you can add the backup sources by pressing the Add folder and Add files buttons. When ready, press Next
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  4. On this page, you can select the backup type. In this example we will use the mirror backup type.
    Press Save->Save.
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  5. In Explore View (F2) of Backup4all, we can see the backup sources.
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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 folder for each source drive
    Mirror backup
  2. For the second backup execution we will add a new folder called "06" in backup sources on D: drive.
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  3. After the 2nd backup execution we get in destination: the new "06" folder which is the second backup version.
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Applies to:

Backup4all 5.x, 6.x


Full backup
07 December 2018
USB backup
18 January 2019
Mirror backup
12 October 2018