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An Explanation of the Backup Process

 

A backup copies files in one direction: from the source to the destination.

 

Note that a backup is not a synchronize process.

 

SyncBackPro can backup to the same drive; a different drive or medium (CD or DVD, USB key, SD card, etc); an FTP or SFTP server; an Email server; numerous cloud services;a Network; or a Zip archive. SyncBackPro can also backup to user definable locations by using scripts and even backup your emails. If you have a device that uses the Media Transfer Protocol, e.g. a phone, then SyncBackPro can backup to that too.

 

Backing Up

 

The examples on this page show different scenarios of when you might backup.

 

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Note that the Destination needs to have enough free disk space to take all the backup data.

 

Here's an example of a local computer backing up to an external hard disk. The computer's drive is the Source, and the external hard disk is the Destination. Files will be copied from the source to the destination:

 

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Usage: Backup files on your local C drive onto an external USB drive. This ensures you've got an accessible copy of your data, even if you experience problems with your main computer.

 


A second example shows a backup where the a laptop is the Source, and a desktop is the Destination:

 

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Usage: Perhaps you've been on a business trip or on holiday and you've continued to update your documents. When you get back home you'll want to copy any new or changed files back onto your computer. A simple backup will achieve this.

 


The third example shows how a backup can run from one network computer to another:

 

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Usage: You've setup a home network, and you use one of the computers on that network to work on, and another to backup to.

 


The example below shows a backup taking place from a local workstation to another remote computer using FTP (File Transfer Protocol):

 

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Usage: You're on the move and work with a laptop. As you've got Internet access and FTP access to a website to upload files, you backup a copy of your data so you know if diaster strikes and your laptop is lost, breaks down, or is damaged in transit, your data is safe and easily retrievable.

 


The next example shows a backup to CD-R/DVD-R etc:

 

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Usage: You want to backup all your family photos and movies to CD-R or DVD for archival purposes.

 


The final example shows a backup between a local computer and an SD card:

 

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Usage: You're at work and need to copy the documents that are located in different folders on your work computer to an SD card, USB stick, etc. Once you've defined your profiles and grouped them using SyncBackPro, you'll click one button, and everything will be copied quickly and simply in a single action.

 

 

 

 

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