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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:32 pm
by Softland


This article explains how to back up data keeping the original file format (without using compression).

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How to back up data without using zip compression


FBackup offers two types of backups: full backup and mirror backup. The Mirror backup type is the one that does not use zip compression. The resulted backup will be an exact copy (mirror) of the source files, without altering their initial file format. This is the fastest type of backup because there is no file compression and no zip files are created (but occupies the most space).

How to back up data without using zip compression

Steps needed to configure the backup job to use Mirror backup:

  1. Open FBackup and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).

  2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.

  3. Select a location where you want to save the backup. Press Next.

  4. Add the files and folders you want to back up or select a predefined job from the list. Press Next.

  5. In the How do you want to backup section, select Make mirror.

  6. Press Save, then select Save and run.

Once this backup job was defined, you can perform further backups by pressing the Backup button (or F6). Additionally you can schedule this backup job to be executed automatically at certain time intervals.

Applies to:

FBackup 4

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:20 pm

when I choose mirror option, I only see the folders. i dont see the files that reside inside the folders.

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:47 pm
by Softland


Please send us the backup catalog file from View->Open Folder->Catalog folder to info[at]fbackup[dot]com