Protecting Files with Backup
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Backup is ideal for everyday use in case you make intensive changes to your documents, folders and files. Using automatic backup you can store file copies on FTP servers, USB flash drives or external hard drives, and synchronize with them the changes made to the original files.
1To begin with, you should create a backup group. There are two ways to do it:
- Click the Add button, select the items you would like to back up, choose the name for the backup group or use the default name, and click Open.
- Drag the items you would like to back up to the Backup's work area, type in the backup group name or use the default name, and click OK.
2The backup group is added to the list in the work area of Backup where you can continue its setup. The backup group contains information about the date and time of the last backup. In addition, you can expand the group to view its contents, preview each item in the group using the Quick Look button, add/remove the items, and select:
- The number of reserve copies to create and store – from 1 to 100. This number of copies will be generated as a result of automatic backup, and the newest one will overwrite the oldest one.
- The mode of backup – manual or within specific time intervals (for details refer to the Backup Scheduling chapter).
- Backup destination – your Mac, flash drive or external hard drive. You cannot back up your files without a backup destination, so this action is mandatory. During your first backup you will need to add a backup destination and set is as default (for details refer to the Backup Preferences chapter). After that the default destination will be chosen automatically.
3When ready, click Backup Now, or wait until the automatic backup is started, and that’s it!
Please note that files will be backed up to the folder with the name of the backup group and backup time.
How to schedule backups?Backup Scheduling
How to set up Backup in Preferences?Backup Preferences