What are the backup options in Cloud Backup?

This FAQ will explain each of the backup options found in Cloud Backup.

The below FAQ will outline the various options available to you when setting you back up, allowing you to customise each backup to suit your needs.

Backup Validation – Validation is a time-consuming process, even for an incremental or differential backup, which is small in size. This is because the operation validates not only the data physically contained in the backup, but all of the data recoverable by selecting the backup. This requires access to previously created backups.

Encryption – Encryption allows you to protect your backups by adding a password to your backup. Please note; there is no way of recovering a lost password.

Error Handling – This allows you to decide what happens if something goes wrong while attempting a backup. Here you can decide whether to re-attempt a backup that fails, how many times to reattempt, and how often the reattempt happens.

File Filters – This section allows you to filter only files that match specific criteria You can choose to exclude or include files that match the name, path or mask you add. You can also select the exclude hidden and system files and folders.

Multi-volume snapshot – Select whether to create multi-volume snapshots. These are used when backing up data spanned across multiple volumes to preserve the data consistency in the backup. Snapshots of volumes are taken simultaneously The data, such as a database, will be consistent across the volumes.

Performance – Changing the priority of your status dictates how much CPU and system resources are allocated to the process. The higher priority you give your back up, the more resource heavy it will be.

Scheduling – While you can schedule when each individual backup starts, you can use these options to decide whether you’d like to run all of the back ups at their scheduled time, or ensure that there is a gap between them.

Weekly Backups – This option determines which backups are considered “weekly” in retention rules and backup schemes. A “weekly” backup is the first backup created on the selected day of the week.

Windows Event Log – This allows you to log the events of the application in the Event Log of Windows. You can choose from All Events, Errors and Warnings, and just Errors.