HiDrive is a cloud storage provider supported by Backup4all to store your backups online. You can easily backup your data to your cloud HiDrive account. This is a practical remote backup destination as it allows you to store important files offsite. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.
A backup operator is an user that can back up and restore the computer regardless of file system security. A member of the Backup Operators group can extract files and directories for which the user would normally not have access.
This article explains the network deployment strategy for Backup4all. First, you have to install Backup4all on all network computers using Group Policy (or a MSI deployment tool), then copy the files from the configuration folder to all computers.
In Backup4all you can set different actions to be executed after the backup: shutdown, log off, stand by or hibernate. Such an action will be executed only after the backup is finished and the result of that action will not be logged in Backup4all.
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.
This article will show you how to back up your Facebook account using Backup4all. The backup will include: your profile information (contact information, interests, groups), wall posts and content that you and your friends have posted to your profile, photos and videos that you have uploaded to your account, your friends list, notes you have created, events to which you have responded, your sent and received messages, any comments that you and your friends have made on your wall posts, photos, and other profile content.
This article shows you how to backup to FTP destination using proxy server. The proxy server acts as an intermediary between a computer and the Internet. It is associated with a gateway server (that separates the local network from the outside network) and a firewall (that protects the network from outside intrusion).
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.
Some HDD enclosures have a button that allows starting the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, Backup4all might be configured to run a certain backup job when that button is pressed.
This article will discuss the most frequent situations when Backup4all application does not start. There are some situations when Backup4all does not start. The reasons can be different starting with the firewall blocking the application, Backup4all already running in memory, a backup job with problems and so on.
Copy backup is a backup that copies all selected files but does not mark each file as having been backed up. In other words, the archive attribute is not cleared. Copying can be carried out between normal and incremental backups because copying does not affect these other backup operations.
This article will describe and explain several terms as cloud storage, cloud backup and how are they used. The term Cloud Backup is referring to uploading your data to a site like Carbonite, Mozy, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Azure, Amazon, One Drive, Box or Dropbox, HiDrive. Fueled by affordable bandwidth and capacity optimization technologies, cloud-based backup became a popular alternative to portable media.
This article explains how to backup to Iomega REV drives. This type of external drive can be a bit confusing for many users as the Iomega REV drives are formatted with the UDF filesystem. Depending on your version of Windows, Backup4all might see the Iomega REV drive as a CD/DVD/Blu-ray device.
Incremental backup stores all files changed since the last FULL, DIFFERENTIAL OR INCREMENTAL backup. The advantage of an incremental backup is that it takes the least time to finish. The disadvantage is that during a restore operation, each increment is processed and this could result in a lengthy restore job.
Backup4all can use the USN journal to get a faster detection of the modified source files. The USN Journal (Update Sequence Number Journal), or Change Journal, is a feature of NTFS which maintains a record of changes made to the volume.
Starting with version 4 of Backup4all, files in different languages can be backed up without other additional configurations.
This article presents the settings necessary to be made in order to back up file names having characters in a different language than English.
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.
The smart backup type will combine full, differential and incremental types with cleanup actions in order to efficiently manage the stored backup versions according with the free disk space in destination or the maximum allowed space set by the user.
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.
Running the Backup4all Monitor setup allows you to install the Monitor Server and/or the Monitor Dashboard. If you need to install only the Monitor Dashboard on another computer, you must check only the "Dashboard" option.