First Backup Task

In this chapter you can find quick instructions on making your first backup. To create a backup task, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the New Task Wizard.
  2. Select Backup task, and then click Next.
  3. (Server edition only) At the top left corner of the window, select Workstation that you want to back up.
  4. In the left pane (Objects available for backup), select a source of data. For example, to back up local computer files and folders, select Computer.
  5. Click Add. The Select data... dialog opens.
  6. In the Select data... dialog, check the boxes next to files and folders that you want to back up.
Selecting data from a data source
  1. When finished the selection, click OK. The objects you selected appear in the right pane of the window (Objects added to the backup set).
  2. Repeat steps 4-7 for all other sources of data that you want to back up within this task.
Backup set
  1. When finished adding data to backup set, click Next.

In the next step of the New Task Wizard, you need to select where to store the backup. Note: If you have some default destination already chosen in Settings, it will be already selected. If you don’t want to change it, skip to step 13.

  1. (Server edition only) At the top left corner of the window, select a Workstation that will store the data.
  2. In the left pane, select storage destination. For example, if you want to store backup to a local HDD, select Computer.
  3. In the right pane, select a target folder where you want to store the data. Click Next.
Selecting backup destination
  1. In the next steps, you can enable versioning, ZIP compression and other options. These steps are not obligatory, and you can skip them by clicking Next several times.
  2. On the final step of the New Task Wizard, you need to name the task and choose if you want to execute the task immediately. Click Finish.

The newly created task appears in the Task View panel of the main window. If you have chosen to execute it immediately, you can see operation log in the Log View panel in the bottom of the window.

When a backup is completed, the program creates an index file backup.hbi in destination folder. This file contains information about the backup and is required for restoration. See the next chapter for more details.

To see detailed description of backup task parameters and instructions on creation, please see Backup Task.

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