You can backup your data to a USB drive or from a USB drive using Backup4all. This is a practical backup destination as it allows you to store important files to external devices, offering increased portability. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.
This article provides information on how to back-up Microsoft Outlook automatically or manually. If you are actively using Outlook and rely on it for most of your communications, schedules and contact management, then you realize how important it is to have all that data stored safely.
This article explains how to back up Outlook.com (former Hotmail) emails with Backup4all. You can back up your Outlook.com emails by using Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail or Thunderbird with the corresponding Backup4all plugin.
OneDrive (previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Windows Live Folders) is a file hosting service offered by Microsoft, that allows users to store files and folders in the cloud. The files can be easily accessed later from any other computer connected to internet. There are two account types: OneDrive personal account and OneDrive business account which offers much more storage space. Backup4all supports both account types.
This article explains how to backup and restore Backup4all's settings, the backup jobs, the scheduled task files and other necessary files. We have created a backup plugin that automatically backs up these files. The Backup4all configurations plugin is already installed by default in Backup4all's plugins list.
Backup4all supports backing up to a remote computer or device using SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) connection. This is also practical backup destination because the backed up data can be easily accessed from any other computer with an Internet connection.
Options on this page affect the way a particular backup job is executed. Options that are marked with (*) might not be available in your edition - check Feature Matrix for detailed information on differences between editions.
This article will show you how to download, install and use backup plugins in Backup4all. There are currently over 100 free backup plugins that you can load in Backup4all and easily back-up specific apps and data sets. You can also create your own backup plugins using the Plugin Creator.
Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed. If your One Touch Backup device is not detected by Backup4all, you could use the command line parameters to create a command that can be associated to the One Touch button of your device.
OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. You can also use Onedrive to access and manage files from multiple devices.
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.
This article explains how to back up data keeping the original file format (without using compression). The Mirror backup type is the only one that does not use zip compression. The resulted backup will be an exact copy (mirror) of the source files, without altering their initial file format.
This article explains how to backup the Bookmarks/Favorites folder for the most popular browsers. Each browser has a different location where the bookmarks are stored. In order to back-up the favorites, you will need to manually copy that folder or use a backup program to back them up automatically.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service by Google. As an extension to Google Docs, it allows users to store all types of files on the Google servers, making it an ideal destination for online backups. This article explains how to use it to store your backups.
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.
To make a full or a filtered restore start the Restore Wizard by pressing the Restore (or F7) button from the application's toolbar. You can restore to the original location or to a different location of your choice.
Backup to CD is really easy if you use Backup4all, you just have to set the backup destination to the CD burner drive and run the backup. Backup4all has its own features especially useful for backups to CDs.
This article explains how to use an Amazon S3 storage account as backup destination in Backup4all. The idea is to use a third party application (such as WebDrive) to map the Amazon S3 account as a local drive. This way, Backup4all will recognize the mapped drive as a valid destination for backups and you'll be able to perform an online backup of your data.
This article explains how to generate a self signed certificate. A self-signed certificate is an identity certificate signed by its own creator. That is, the person that created the certificate also signed off on its legitimacy.
Backup4all does not allow users to select multiple backup destinations for a single backup job. However, users can create multiple backup jobs into a backup group and each job could have a different backup destination. When a backup group is scheduled to run, all backup jobs inside will run sequentially. It is specifically useful when you want to have the same backup stored on different destinations for increased data protection. For example you can have the same backup stored on a remote FTP location and also on an external hard drive - if one backup destination will become unavailable at least you can recover your data from the other destination.
File filtering in Backup4all provides an intuitive way to define what files and folders to back up or restore. By default, the filters are defined as include filters. If no filters are defined, then all the files and folders from the sources will be backed up or restored.