SFTP, also known as SSH File Transfer Protocol (and sometimes called Secure File Transfer Protocol or SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file transfer and manipulation functionality over any reliable data stream. It is typically used with version two of the SSH protocol (TCP port 22) to provide secure file transfer but is intended to be usable with other protocols as well. The SFTP protocol is much secure than the FTP protocol.
Backing-up is a crucial process that everyone should do in order to have a fail-safe, for when the inevitable happens. The principle is to make copies of particular data in order to use those copies for restoring the information if a failure occurs (a data loss event due to deletion, corruption, theft, viruses, etc.)
This article explains how to backup videos with Backup4all. You can choose to back up your video files located in My Documents folder by using the specific plugin or you can set a filter to include in backup only the video files extensions.
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.
The differential backup contains all files that have changed since the last FULL backup. The advantage of a differential backup is that it shortens restore time compared to a full backup or an incremental backup. However, if you perform the differential backup too many times, the size of the differential backup might grow to be larger than the baseline full backup.
Backup4all does not need third party drivers or other burning software installed to be able to write a backup to DVD because it has its own built-in DVD burners to back up directly to DVD. Furthermore, Backup4all can back up to most CD and DVD formats, including the new Blu-ray and HD-DVD (discontinued) discs.
FTP backup is supported by Backup4all. You can backup your data to a remote computer or device using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection. 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.
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 and a firewall.
This article shows you how to create a backup to FTP destination using SSL encryption. When you connect through FTP to a remote computer you send the username and password in clear, unencrypted text. Anyone along the route can access what you are sending, including your username and password, if the data is not encrypted.
Full backup is the starting point for all other backups and contains all the data in the folders and files that are selected to be backed up. Because the full backup stores all files and folders, frequent full backups result in faster and simpler restore operations. Remember that when you choose other backup types, restore jobs may take longer.
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.
This article shows how to create an incremental backup, how the limit can be applied and how each type of limit works. In Backup4all you can limit the number of file versions or limit the number of backup versions. In the last case you can set the application to merge the old versions before deletion in order to keep as many backup versions as possible.
After purchasing a license for Backup4all you have to activate it. Activation allows verifying that your copy of is genuine and that it hasn't been used on more computers than the number of licenses purchased. It prevents this way software counterfeiting (intentional or unintentional).
Backup4all needs to be activated after purchasing a license. If you have an active Internet connection the easiest way to activate Backup4all is automatically online. However, if you do not have an active Internet connection, this article describes how to manually activate Backup4all.
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.
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 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.
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.
This article explains how to backup on two external drives using the daily rotation scheme. You can use the mirror backup type to create an image of the source files or you can create zipped backups using incremental, differential and full backup types.