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Michel
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1rst backup

Post by Michel » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:18 am

Hello,
I'm looking to change my actual backup software to try backup4all.
I'm currently backing up on an ftp server, and have nearly 20gb saved
Is there any way for 1rst backup only to scan source and destination to create catalog instead of perform a full backup which will be enormus time consuming ?
thanks for replies,
Michel

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Re: 1rst backup

Post by Support » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:33 pm

Hi,

No, the first backup will include all source files and folders. Backup4all uses the backup catalog to determine which files will be backed up. It does not compare the source and the destination each time you run a new backup.

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Re: 1rst backup

Post by Michel » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:58 pm

thanks for reply.

So I have another idea : I actually have 2 backups of my server : 1 local on an USB disk and a 2nd remote on a ftp server.

should it be possible with backup4all to perform a local full backup to create catalog and then export destination catalog on ftp and change destination in backup profile ?

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Re: 1rst backup

Post by Support » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:06 am

Hi,

It's not such simple.
For example the Full backup type will create in destination a zip with all source files. Are your files zipped in destination?

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Re: 1rst backup

Post by Michel » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:17 am

Hello,
I'm using mirror backup and no zip file
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Re: 1rst backup

Post by Support » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 am

Hi,

You can do that if you use the mirror backup type and you respect the exact folder structure. Make sure the "Use local catalogs" option from Backup Properties->Advanced page is unchecked.

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Re: 1rst backup

Post by Michel » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:42 am

ok,
thanks for support.
Michel

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