Array ( [id] => how-to-create-a-mirror-with-zip-backup [name] => How to create a mirror with zip backup [published] => 2016-05-11 00:00:00 [modified] => 2019-01-09 10:43:12 [tags] => ["backup", "how-to", "mirror", "zip"] [status] => 1 [brief] => This article shows how to create a mirror backup with zip of the given sources to a specified destination using Backup4all. The current method can be extended to other sources and destinations supported by Backup4all. [descr] => The mirror backup type will create a complete back up on the first execution, putting each file into a separate .zip archive if the “Zip the files” option is selected in Backup Properties, on Mirror page. After the first execution, when running again the backup, only new and modified files will be backed up. It will overwrite in destination the old files with the new version from sources. Each source file will be put into a zip archive in destination. #### On this page: - [How to configure the backup job](#bookmark1) - [Backup execution examples](#bookmark2) ___ [](#) {@id=bookmark1 .anchor} ### 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** ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip01.original.png "Mirror backup") 3. On this page you can add the backup sources by pressing the **Add folder** and **Add files** buttons. When ready, press **Next** ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip02.original.png "Mirror backup") 4. On the "How do you want to backup" page, choose **Mirror** backup type and select "Zip the files" option. Press **Save -> Save** **and run** ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip03.original.png "Mirror backup") 5. In **Explore View** (F2) of Backup4all, we can see the backup sources. ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip04.original.png "Mirror backup") [](#) {@id=bookmark2 .anchor} ### 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. Inside, each file is zipped. ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip081.original.jpg "Mirror backup") ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip05.original.png "Mirror backup") 2. For the second backup execution we will add a new folder called “07” in backup sources on D: drive. ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip06.original.png "Mirror backup") 3. After the 2nd backup execution we get in destination: the new “07” folder which is the second backup version ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip07.original.png "Mirror backup") ![Mirror backup]({{IMG-LOCATION}}mirror-zip091.original.jpg "Mirror backup") ### 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] => )