How to backup files with FBackup

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Softland
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Postby Softland » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:23 pm

Summary


This article explains how to create and run a backup job using FBackup.


On this page:


How to create a backup job using FBackup.

How to run an existing backup job using FBackup.


Details


FBackup has two types of backups: full backup and mirror backup.

The Full backup type creates standard zip files that can be open with WinZip or other third party zip compatible applications.

The Mirror backup type 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 is the fastest type of backup because there is no file compression and no zip files are created (but occupies more space).




How to create a backup job using FBackup


Steps needed to create a backup job:



  1. Open FBackup and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).

  2. On the first page enter a name for your backup in the Name field and choose the backup destination. Press Next.

  3. On the What do you want to backup page, add the files and folders you want to back up. Press Next.

  4. On the How do you want to backup page, select a backup type: Make full or Make mirror.

  5. Press Save.


Once this backup job was defined, you can start the actual backup by pressing the Backup button (or F6). Additionally you can schedule this backup job to be executed automatically at certain time intervals.




How run an existing backup job using FBackup


In the FBackup's main view, right click a job from the backup list and select Make Backup (F6).




Applies to:


FBackup 4



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