Backup Expert allows customizing backup items at any time by providing quick access to item properties. This will let you customize such features as:
|·||Advanced backup features
To open item properties:
|·||Select the item to be customized and then click the Item Properties button on the toolbar at the top or on the taskbar on the left. You can also open the Item Properties window by selecting the Item Properties item on the File menu or on the right-click menu or simply by hitting Alt+Enter on your keyboard.
Item Name tab
The Enter item name editor sets the name of the item that will appear on the items list in the program's main window. To change the name, click on the Enter item name edit box, enter the new name and then click OK to complete. Click Cancel to decline changes and return to the program's main window.
Backup Set tab
This group of settings defines the objects to be backed up.
The list of objects in the Folders and files group displays the objects to be backed up. Objects that are not ticked off are going to be excluded from the backup item. You can select the objects to be added to backup or to be excluded from backup at any time.
To add more folders or files to selected backup item: click on the Add... button and then select the type of the object to be added to backup item. In the Open window that appears, select the object to be added to this backup item and then click OK to complete.
To add special objects (My Documents, Favorites, Desktop, Start Menu or Address book) to selected backup item: click on the Add... button and then select the special object to be added on the list that appears.
You can also right-click anywhere on the Folders and files white space and then select the objects to be added to backup item.
To remove an object from the Folders and files list: click on the object name and then click on the Remove button. Please note: the program will not prompt you to confirm the removal, so make sure you really want to remove the item from the backup before hitting the Remove button.
Defines destination folder for the backup set. Data can be backed up to a local hard disk, to a network folder, to CD / DVD or FTP server.
Backup to Local / LAN - will backup the selected files to a folder on the local disk or within your local area network. Click Browse... to continue and then select the destination folder in the window that appears. You can also create the destination folder by clicking on the New Folder... button in the Select Folder window.
Backup to CD/DVD - will backup the selected files to a folder to a CD or DVD. Click on the Device drop-down list and select the device to be used. Then click on the Folder edit box and then enter the destination folder name. Next, click on the Speed drop-down list and select the recording speed. Finally, click on the Erase media drop-down list and choose whether the disk should be erased automatically, never or when you okay that.
Backup to FTP - will backup and upload the selected files to FTP server.
The advanced options allow you to specify the backup type, target file name, and its compression quality.
The program will set the target file name automatically, according to the rule you set. The default file name will follow the item name with the ZIP extension. To change target file name, click on the Save backup file to edit box and then type the new name. To change the automatic naming rule, click on the Insert macros button by that field and then select the naming rule on the list that appears. Backup files can be named after the backup date or time, item name or backup version.
Backup type - defines how the files in the backup set must be backed up. Click on the Select backup type drop-down list and then select the backup type on the list that appears.
Full backup will store all items in the backup set. Incremental backup stores all files that have changed since the last backup. Please read Backup Types. Full vs. Incremental for more information on the full and incremental backup options.
Compression quality - defines how the backup set must be compressed. Click on the slider control and then move it to the left or to the right while holding the mouse button down. Once the desired quality is selected, let the mouse button go.
Higher compression level means saving more space but greater CPU consumption.
Encrypting your backup copy will keep it safe and unavailable to an unwanted eye.
Encryption algorithm - sets the encryption method the program should use for encrypting your backup set. Click on the Encryption algorithm drop-down list and then select the encryption algorithm to be used. You can find more information on various encryption algorithms online.
Password - sets the encryption password. Click on the Password edit box and then enter the encryption password.
Confirm password - verifies the encryption password. Click on the Conform password edit box and re-type the password.
Please read Encrypting your backup copy for more information on using encryption in your backups.
The built-in scheduler will do the backup completely automatically and define how often the program must backup the selected item.
Enable the scheduler - enables or disables the built-in scheduler.
Every day - the backup will be performed every day at the time you have specified in the Start time field.
On week days - the backup will be performed on the first day of each week at the time you have specified in the Start time field.
On month days - the backup will be performed on the first day of each month at the time you have specified in the Start time field.
Custom period - the backup will be performed on the specific day of month, at the specific hour and minute, which you can set in the Custom period settings that appear upon selection of this option.
On Windows startup - the backup will be performed every time Windows starts on your computer.
Backup item if the scheduled time is missed - the program will backup this item when it is run if the scheduled time for the backup is missed.
You must have at least one item available in order to setup the scheduler