Make Scheduled Backups of Your Files
Computer Backup Software
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Clicking on the right shows the main backupserver menu.
You can schedule your backup to happen at various times. For example, if you had 300 files to backup in your computer and these were in 5 folders, Backup Server would create 5 zip files, one for each folder containing the files in each folder. Click on the second picture on the right to see what your zipped backup files look like.
Compress Your Files
File Backup Software
Then Backup Server places the 5 compressed files into one compressed file and can automatically carry out a number of automated procedures with this file as follows:
1) Backup Server can automatically copy the backup across a network for safekeeping. This way it protects you in case the computer your files are on is destroyed or the hard drive is lost.
2) You can upload the finished file to a server. This ensures that if the location of your computers is lost that there is another location for the files.
3) Other options for saving your backup file are to burn it to a CD weekly or as part of the automated backup copy the file to a zip drive. This way you can also move your backups from the location of your computers. Another alternative is to manually email the finished compressed zipfile to a location of your choice.
As another example, you might have 5 computers on your network. You could read the directory tree in Backupserver, checking the folders that you want to back up. Then schedule your backup or start it with the BACKUP BUTTON. Then all the files in all the tagged folders would be compressed into one file with virtually unlimited size (eg. 25 gig). Each file in the final zip file represents a folder and is uniquely identified by the name of the drive and folder. Then simply send or copy your final zip file away for safekeeping. To restore you backup you can use any unzipping utility and unzip the file manually or you can go to BACKUP OPTIONS in Backup Server to the option to backup your zip file. Then you can view the directory tree of your last backup (which is saved with your final backup file) and select folders individually to restore. The folders are restored as subdirectories of the RESTORE directory, a subdirectory of whereever you install Backup Server.
Using Backup Server is a handy way to collect all your files into one simple file that you can place on any form of backup media. Note that files being used (e.g. if you are using word and have a word.doc open) cannot be backed up so you should close all files if you want to be sure those specific files are also backed up.