Personal Backup Version 6

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First steps

When starting the program for the first time after installation, it will check if the previous version Personal Backup 5 is already installed on the computer. If so, all settings and tasks from there will be transferred to Version 6 and the Control panel of the program will open and present the user's backup tasks and associated time schedulesmore information.

If Personal Backup has just been installed for the first time, the user will be prompted to create his/her first backup task (see below).

A backup task contains information about what to be backed up and how and where the backed-up data shall be stored. The task will be saved as a file using the extension buj and can be started manually at any time to perform a data backup.
In addition, you can specify time schedules for automatic data backups. These settings are made separately from the backup tasks so that it is possible to use more than one time schedule for the same backup, for example at a specified time of day and on logoff.
Another option for starting backups automatically is to use Windows Task Schedules. The advantage of this method is that backups can be started even without user login (e.g. on a server).

Creating a new backup task

You have the choice to do this using the wizard which will lead the less-experienced user through the basic settings (see below) or to configure the backup manuallymore information.


Backup wizard

You have the following choices for the backup destination: on a local drive or Windows network or on an FTP server:

Next, select the directories you wish to back up:
All basic user directories (Documents, Application Data, Downloads, etc.) are already preselected and can be added to the list simply by clicking the button.
Some applications (for example Starmoney) save their data in the directory Program Data. By clicking the button, the desired subdirectory can be selected and added to the list.
By clicking this button, any other directory can be selected for backup.


Then select how the files are to be stored in the destination directory: as single files using a directory structure true to original or as zip archives. On backing up to single files the user can select if files should be copied with or without compression.
In addition you can specify if the files should be verified and/or encrypted during backup.

Modes Modes

Finally, you can specify whether you want to start the new backup automatically under a selection of conditions (more ..).

Automatic backups

Click the Done button to store and complete the new task. The wizard will be closed. To start the new backup, just click the Start button.

J. Rathlev, D-24222 Schwentinental, January 2020