This article will outline the process for creating a File and Folder backup set from the management portal. It will touch, briefly, on some advanced features of this backup set type such as advanced archiving and wildcard inclusions.
Backing Up Files and Folders
To back up Files and Folders, perform the following steps.
- Navigate to the Computer page. See Navigating to the Computer Page for instructions.
The Computer page is displayed.
- Click the Backup tab.
The Backup Selections page is displayed.
- In the Backup Type pane, click Files and Folders.
The Select page is displayed.
- Click the Backup Name to provide a new name for your backup set, or accept the default.
- At the Select Storage Location section, click one of the following options.
Note: This procedure applies to all options.
- Local Only (Local Vault must be enabled and a local subscription is required. Data is not backed up to the cloud.)
- Online Only (An enabled Local Vault disables this option.)
- Online and Local (Local Vault must be enabled.)
The selection is highlighted and the file and folders are displayed.
- Select the row of the files and folders you would like to back up, as shown below.
The computer where the agent is installed, and the available files and folders for backup are displayed.
Clicking the arrow at the right of the items displays more files and folders.
- To back up files and folders on another network location that is not listed, see Adding a Network Location.
- Click the View All Selected Items button, to display and remove any selections.
The All Selected Files and Folders Items pop-up is displayed.
Note: Green text indicates that new items are automatically backed up. By default, selecting a folder displays green text. Red text indicates items that are excluded from the back up.
- Click the remove icon to remove items from your selection.
Note: You may only remove items from the list.
- To apply changes made in the pop-up, click the Save button.
Note: Clicking Save commits the changes, closes the pop-up, and returns you to the Selection page.
Clicking the Cancel button ignores changes made in the pop-up list and returns you to the Selection page.
- After making your selections, click Next.
The Schedule page is displayed.
- Accept or edit the default schedule.
- Multiple daily/weekly schedules are permitted (as long as they do not overlap).
- Minutely and hourly recurrences cannot be mixed with daily/weekly recurrences.
- Only one minutely or hourly schedule can be configured.
- The default schedule is daily every weekday starting at 11 p.m. and the Allow to Finish check box is enabled.
- Clearing the Allow To Finish check box allows you to assign an End time to cancel a running backup the following day. You must select a time before the next scheduled Start time.
Your schedule is displayed in the Schedule column.
- After setting your schedule, click Next.
The Retention page is displayed.
- Optionally, select the number of days and versions you wish to archive.
- Optionally, select the Enable Advanced Archiving check box. For Advanced Archiving information, see Archiving Rules.
The Advanced Archiving fields are displayed.
Example: The setting of a daily backup kept for 30 days and no fewer than 10 versions mean that 30 versions are kept. However, a setting of once a week means that after 10 weeks, 10 versions are kept.
- Make your selections, click Save Rule, and then click Next.
The Advanced page is displayed.
- Use the following table to help make optional selections.
Optionally, specify where the temporary folder that is used in backing up files and folders resides.
Requirement: You must specify a temporary folder located on a disk with sufficient space.
Snapshot mode ensures all files are backed up from the same volume snapshot (recommended).
Failed File Behavior
Specify how you want backups to handle failed files by retrying failed files and/or retrying locked files.
Set wildcard inclusions to back up only certain file types.
Separate each phrase with commas.
Commit each phrase by pressing Enter.
Example: To include files that have the .jpg extension or have file names that end with 2016, enter the following filter: *.jpg, *2016.
When disabled, the agent skips files with an unset archive bit.
Select the Enable Archive Bit check box to enable archive bit.
- At the Temporary Folder field, accept the default, type a new path, or click the Browse button to locate the temporary folder that is used in backing up.
- After making your selections, click Next.
The Summary page is displayed.
- Verify your selections, and then click Create Backup Set.
The Backup Selections page is displayed with your latest backup set.