On the Compression page, you can set different compression levels for backup and you can also configure the compression and encryption settings. This page can be accessed if you go to Backup Properties -> Compression.
This article shows you how to use this section to set email notifications to be sent when the backup is finished. There are three types of email notifications depending on the backup status: success, warning and error email notifications.
This section contains answers for frequent questions regarding the activation process of Backup4all. For a tutorial on how to activate please see this article instead: <http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-activate.html>
This article explains how to backup files and folder from an FTP account using Backup4all. The idea is to use a third party application (such as NetDrive) to map the FTP account as a local drive. This way, Backup4all will recognize the mapped drive as a valid source for backups and you'll be able to backup your websites, FTP files.
You can backup your data from external drives using Backup4all. If you have multiple computers in your network and want to back up all of them from the server, you can set up the backup using Backup4all. Network administrators can install Backup4all on a single computer using a single registration key. All workstations can be backed up from there.
This article explains how to backup images with Backup4all. You can choose to back up your image files located in My Documents folder by using the specific plugin or you can set a filter to include in backup only the image files extensions.
This article explains how to backup MS SQL Server data with Backup4all using a scheduled task. The database files are locked by the MS SQL Server. In order to backup these files and avoid data corruption, it is necessary to perform some actions.
This article explains how to backup music with Backup4all. You can choose to back up your music files located in My Documents folder by using the specific plugin or you can set a filter to include in backup only the audio files extensions.
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.
When performing a large incremental backup to an FTP destination, it may take a lot of time for the first backup to complete (because the first backup is a full backup so all files will be included in it). If you have physical access to the FTP destination server, it takes less time to run the first backup locally, move the backup file to the FTP, and after that continue doing the incremental backups directly to the FTP destination. This article will explain how to perform this backup.
This backup strategy consists of the following operations: performing incremental backups each day Monday through Thursday, performing differential backups each week on Friday, performing cleanup operations (to erase incrementals) each week on Friday, performing full backups in the last Saturday of the month, performing cleanup operations (to erase differentials) in the last Saturday of the month
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.
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.
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.
Backup4all does not need third party drivers or other cd burning software or DVD burning software installed (like ActiveX, ASPI, etc) to be able to burn a CD or to burn a DVD. The application has a built-in CD, DVD, and Blu-ray burner to backup to CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs directly.
Backup to DVD has become increasingly common due to mature technology and cheap DVD burners, this is why the backup to DVD method is so popular (and with the release of Blu-ray discs, which basically have the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs, backing up to DVD will become one of the most used backup methods).
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.
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.
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).
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 Hotmail emails with Backup4all. You can back up your Hotmail emails by using Outlook Express, MS 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.
This backup article explains how to backup Outlook Express emails and settings, not Microsoft Outlook. Outlook Express emails are stored in .dbx files. For each folder in Outlook Express a .dbx file is assigned.
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.
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.
You can backup your data to an USB or Firewire drive and from an USB or Firewire 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.
Aruba S.p.A., founded in 1994 in Arezzo, is a leader in domain hosting and domain registrations in Italy and Eastern Europe, with over 2 million customers and partners which allow the group to be positioned as one of the top-five hosting companies in Europe and top-ten companies worldwide.
Caringo Inc. was founded in 2005 and specializes in storage solutions using an object type file system. Their Hybrid Cloud Object Storage stands out for being highly scalable with elastic content protection.
Cloudian offers enterprise-level data storage services. Since its launch in 2011, the company managed to attract influential investors, including Intel and Goldman Sachs. Cloudian HyperStore was introduced to Amazon Web Services in 2016. A partnership with Lenovo was also announced in the same year.
Connectria is an award-winning web hosting company. Since they began providing a sophisticated storage environment for Deutsche Bank in 1998, they have expanded to offer a large selection of services. Present in over thirty countries, Connectria's ethos is "No Jerks Allowed," through which they assure the highest degree of customer service and support.
Constant Hosting is functioning on the market since 1996. Its New Jersey facility is equipped with high security and maintenance systems as well as being staffed 24/7 with multi-specialized technicians.
Constant Hosting is functioning on the market since 1996. Its New Jersey facility is equipped with high security and maintenance systems as well as being staffed 24/7 with multi-specialized technicians.
dinCloud is a Cloud dinClouds Provider. By using their infrastructure, you can purchase customized virtual workspaces running Windows or Linux. They cater to an extensive range of businesses and pride themselves for implementing the highest degree of digital security.
The German company Dunkel have been developing their technologies for over twenty years. Today they are an established managed cloud server provider, using a modern cloud infrastructure in two data centers.
Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise level service which is part of Google Cloud Platform. Google Storage uses Object storing and is fully compatible with the other services found on the same platform.
Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files/folders online and access them anywhere using the cloud. The free plan offers 15 GB of space, which should be enough for daily usage.
HGST is a producer of storage hardware held by the parent company, Western Digital. The Wikipedia page on HGST states that they also offer external storage services, although the reference seems to be linking towards a nonresponsive domain.
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.
The Hitachi Vantara company is providing various services in the fields of Big Data, business analytics, the Internet of Things. They have recently also decided to assert themselves as a cloud storage vendor.
Host Europe Group provides web hosting services as well as virtual server options. The company also acts as a domain registrar. Offers vary from inexpensive packages, suitable for blogs and online testing, to relatively powerful enterprise-level virtual servers.
Hubic is a cloud storage provider supported by Backup4all to store your backups online. You can easily backup your data to your cloud Hubic 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.
IDC Frontier is one of the leading Japanese IT service providers. They cover big data, cloud, consultation, IP services and more. IDC Frontier operates a high-performance network that can support an enormous number of independent users.
LeoNovus provides cloud solutions software, as well as offering object storage solutions. LeoNovus has implemented a unique patented design for data distribution across the network to support hybrid/multi-cloud storage nodes.
Minio is a storage server software that uses Amazon S3 compatible API. The application is an open sourrce project. Minio handles object storage mediums and works both on private servers and on comercial services like Azure, Docker, or Google Cloud Platform.
NetApp is an international data management and storage company based in California, USA. NetApp's premier products FAS (Fabric-Attached Storage) and AFF (All-Flash FAS), which describe the company's proprietary physical storage solution.
Numergy is one of the biggest French cloud services providers. They offer services to the French government as well as to big and small businesses. Numergy employs an ergonomic user interface developed on the OpenStack Horizon framework.
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.
Revera is a cloud services provider from New Zealand. The have different products, such as c-Stack - an online productivity tool, Apollo - a service that brings Microsoft's Azure platforms closer to home, and Vault, which takes care of big data and features ridiculously low GB/month rates.
Scality is a global reaching company which specializes in object storage technology. Scality's primary product is called RING, which is a software package that deploys on standard x86 servers and manages objects and files.
Seeweb is an Italian company that provides cloud storage and cloud hosting services to a broad array of clients. They also offer custom services that include housing and colocation for dedicated storage solutions.
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 friend 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 will show you how to back up your Twitter account using Backup4all. The backup will include: Followers, Friends, Favorites, Your Tweets, Direct Messages. You first need to download the Twitter followers, friends, favorites, tweets and direct messages to your computer using Tweetake.
This article will show you how to change the backup job's name, group or icon. All these 3 items can be changed from the same location if you open Backup Properties (Ctrl+P) and go to General page. The General page defines the appearance of the backup job in the backup list.
In Backup4all you can clear the backup job, which means to delete all backup versions from destination and also delete the backup catalog. That will result in a fresh job, starting that backup from the beginning.
To create a new backup job, click on the New Backup Wizard toolbar button. For each backup job you must specify at least its name, a valid storage destination and the source files (first two steps of this wizard), the rest of the options not being mandatory. In New Backup Wizard, you can switch anytime to Advanced mode for more configuration options.
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 (Backup4all is not natively compatible with the device), you could use the command line parameters to create a command that can be associated to the One Touch button of your device.
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. Please note this article applies only to Windows Vista, Windows 7 or newer.
To create a backup plugin for a specific program, the user needs to have Backup4all Plugin Creator and another application that will monitor the program installation. Using the information from the monitoring program, Backup4all Plugin Creator will generate an XML file (backup plugin) that can be loaded in Backup4all as a Predefined Backup. Please note that advanced computer skills are required to create a backup plugin.
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.
This article shows how to create a mirror 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.
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.
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.
This article explains how to create a private-public key pair. Private-public key cryptography is a relatively new cryptographic approach whose distinguishing characteristic is the use of asymmetric key algorithms instead of symmetric key algorithms.
The Create Shortcut window can be opened from the File->Create Shortcut... menu item or by right-clicking the backup job from the backup list and selecting Create Shortcut... It creates a shortcut for the backup job on a designated location and you can simply run the backup job by double-clicking it.
This article shows how to create a smart backup job 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.
This article shows how to create an incremental 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. The incremental backup type performs a full back up on the first execution, then increments will be executed, including only new and modified files. It will create in destination a different zip file with the backup sources from each source drive.
This article explains how to restore only the needed files from a backup. All file versions available for restore are displayed in the Backup number list. The file versions is a list with all versions to whom a file can be restored.
Backup4all supports file encryption for backup types using zip archives (smart, full, differential, incremental, mirror with zip). There are two encryption methods: standard encryption and AES encryption (128/192/256 bits). In this article we will show you how to set Backup4all to encrypt the files in backups.
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.
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 creates a log file for each backup execution, log that can be also sent by email to a specified email address. Sometimes an administrator wants to get a single file with a daily report, including all Backup4all executions. This can be done from the Event Viewer service in Windows. This article explains how to obtain that report.
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 2..., Import from version 3... or Import from version 4... The Import from version 3 option 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.
By default, Backup4all will create a new entry in "Start menu->Backup4all 6" (For Backup4all 5 it will be "Start menu -> Backup4all 5"). If you move it to another location, the default one will be recreated when you restart Backup4all. In order to put the Backup4all start menu entry into another location, you have to do that when you install Backup4all. In this article we will explain how to do that.
This article explains how to install and uninstall Backup4all using the command line parameters. Backup4all can be installed with various command line parameters that are useful when an unattended installation is needed.
WannaCry is a new type of ransomware attack that infects all the computers in a network and encrypts all data files on each computer. Users should be aware of the risks and should also know the way to protect against malicious Win32/WannaCrypt software attack. If the computer is infected, the user is asked to pay a price in order to access the operating system again. It’s better to prevent the infection than to pay the ransom.
This article will show you how to restore, on a freshly installed Windows system, a backup job created using a Backup4all plugin. If you create a backup job based on a plugin, when you want to restore that backup you need to have the plugin installed.
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.
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 groups.
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 the action after backup will not be logged in Backup4all.
Before purchasing a license and activating it online you have the option of testing it for free. The trial version has the same features as the paid version and it will work for 30 days. To continue using it after the trial expires, you will have to purchase a license and activate it. Once the program is activated, you will be able to continue using Backup4all without having to reconfigure anything extra.
In this article we will show you how to test a backup using Backup4all. There are two types of test in Backup4all: - independent test for one or more versions of a backup (you can select any version for testing) - automatic test which is performed after the backup execution and will test the latest version of a backup
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.
Since version 5 of Backup4all, all actions are executed in command line. The interface is also available and you can see the progress in interface. The difference is that now there is a easier process with a single application, no need to set up a different command line application.
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.
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.
Mirror backup is identical to a full backup, with the exception that the files can be compressed/encrypted only individually and only the latest file version is preserved in destination. A mirror backup is most frequently used to create an exact copy of the backup data. It has the benefit that the backup files can also be readily accessed using tools like Windows Explorer.
Backup4all’s licensing system provides a network backup solution for large computer environments with a special focus on the network environment. Backup4all is designed to be reliable, easy-to-use and affordable. It can be used as a reliable network backup solution in networks with hundreds of computers connected.
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.
If you work in the backup field and want to make money promoting an excellent backup program, then Backup4all is the right software. This section contains answers for frequent questions regarding a possible partnership with us in order to resell Backup4all:
In this article we will show you how to set Backup4all to backup on two external drives using the backup destination rotation scheme, in case Windows assigns different drive letters for each external drive, even if they are not connected at the same 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.
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.
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.
Every digital certificate has a pair of associated cryptographic keys. This pair of keys consists of a private key and a public key. Public/private key pairs are used for asymmetric encryption. Asymmetric encryption is used mainly to encrypt and decrypt session keys and digital signatures.
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. Fueled by affordable bandwidth and capacity optimization technologies, cloud-based backup is becoming a popular alternative to portable media.
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 describes what is keyboard authentication and how it can be used. Keyboard authentication is the advanced form of password authentication, aimed specifically at the human operator as a client.
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.
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. Backup4all is fully compatible with all the One Touch Backup HDD enclosures produced by A-TEC Subsystem from Taiwan.