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Run Backup Job

Below are the methods for you to run backup jobs.

Start a Manual Backup

1. Click the Backup icon on the main interface of CloudBacko Go.

2. Select the backup set which you would like to start a backup for. In case you want to modify the In-File Delta type, Destinations and Retention Policy settings, click Show advanced option.

3. When advanced options are shown, it is recommended that you tick the checkbox next to “Run Retention Policy after backup” in the Retention Policy section at the bottom. This will help you save hard disk quota in the long run. In the “In-File Delta type” section, the following three options are available:

  • Full – A full backup captures all the data that you want to protect. When you run a backup job for the first time, CloudBacko Go will run a full backup regardless of the in-file delta setting.
  • Differential – A differential backup captures only the changes made as compared with the last uploaded full file only (i.e. changes since the last full backup, not since the last differential backup).
  • Incremental – An incremental backup captures only the changes made as compared with the last uploaded full or delta file (i.e. changes since the last incremental backup).

4. Click Backup to start the backup job. The status will be shown.

5. When the backup is completed, the progress bar will be green in color and the message “Backup Completed Successfully” will appear.

6. You can click the View icon on the right-hand side to check the log. A window will pop up to show the log. Click Close to exit the pop-up window.

Automatic Scheduled Backup

1. Click the Backup Sets icon on the CloudBacko Go main interface.

2. All backup sets will be listed. Select the backup set that you would like to create a backup schedule for. A screen will pop up, showing the General tab.

3. Go to the Backup Schedule tab. In case “Run scheduled backup for this backup set” is off, switch it On. Existing schedules will be listed at the bottom if there are any.

4. Click Add to add a backup schedule. The New Backup Schedule window will appear.

5. In the New Backup Schedule window, you can configure your backup schedule settings. To save hard disk quota in the long run, it is recommended that you tick the checkbox next to “Run Retention Policy after backup” at the bottom. The rest of the setting options will vary by which option you choose from the “Type” dropdown menu:

  • Daily – the time or interval in minutes/hours to start the backup job

  • Weekly – which day of the week and what time that day or interval in minutes/hours to start the backup job

  • Monthly – which day of the month and what time that day to start the backup job

  • Custom – which particular date and the time to start a one-off backup job

The “Start backup” dropdown menu offers two options:

  • at - start a backup job at a specific time

  • every - start a backup job in intervals of minutes or hours

The “Stop” dropdown menu offers two options:

  • until full backup completed – in case you prefer a complete backup

  • after [how many] hr – in case you prefer the backup job to stop after a certain number of hours regardless of whether or not the backup job is completed

As an example, the four types of backup schedules may look like the following.

6. Click Save to confirm your settings. Then, click Close to exit Backup Sets.

public/quickstart/windows/run_backup_job.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/09 12:41 by support