If your computer was turned off during the backup time, the scheduled backups won't run. In this case, a solution is to configure the scheduler to start the backup as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed.
This article explains how to schedule backup jobs in Backup4all. A scheduler can be set for a backup to be executed automatically at certain time intervals (daily, weekly, monthly) or at system startup, logon, when idle or shutdown.
You can schedule a backup either from the Backup Properties window or from the Schedulers window. The difference between the two methods is that the first displays the scheduled tasks only for the selected backup job, while the second will show you the scheduled tasks for all the backup jobs and tags.
This article will show you how to create a new backup job using Backup4all. The backup sources can be located in various places and the backup destination be a local hard drive, a network place, FTP server or SFTP server.
FBackup is a freeware backup program developed by Softland, the same company that makes Backup4all. FBackup has limited features in comparison to Backup4all, thus if you need the extra features you can upgrade to it. This article explains how you can import the backup jobs (and schedulers) in Backup4all from FBackup.
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.
This article shows how to create a differential 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.
An automated backup is a scheduled backup configured to run daily, weekly, monthly or with a custom frequency set by the user. The backup does not need to be performed manually because the application will start and execute the backup at its scheduled time.
The Import window can be opened from the File menu. Depending on your previous Backup4all version, you can select one of these two options: Import from version 7..., Import from version 6... or Import from version 5... The Import window also appear when you run for the first time a newly installed Backup4all major version on a computer where a previous major version of Backup4all is installed. If you select this option and no previous major versions were installed, you'll be informed that there are no backup jobs to import.
This article will explain all the backup job icons that could appear for running, warnings or errors. The backup job icons will help you to easily recognize a specific backup job or to see which jobs have warnings or errors and try to fix the problems.
When you have multiple removable/external drives that you connect to your computer one at a time, they could be assigned with the same drive letter in Windows. When the scheduler runs, Backup4all will automatically run the backup to the currently connected hard drive assigned with the selected drive letter. If you want to use only one drive for backups and the others for different projects, you need to make sure the backup won't be executed on the wrong hard drive connected at that time.
This article shows how to configure the Portable edition of Backup4all installed on a flash drive, to run a specific backup job or a backup group when you plug in the flash drive. Backup4all can be configured to run a specific job/group when the flash drive is plugged in.