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Hikari
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Multiple destinations

Post by Hikari » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:20 pm

I've found this tutorial http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-bac ... s-136.html but it seems to not apply to v5. I can't find a place to create backup groups.

How can I create backups with multiple destinations now?

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Re: Multiple destinations

Post by Support » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:00 pm

Hi,

In version 5 of Backup4all you can create backup tags. Put the jobs in the same tag and schedule the tag. They will be executed one after the other.

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Re: Multiple destinations

Post by Hikari » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:27 pm

Thanks, but how does that allow multiple destinations?

As I understood, a tag is a way for creating a unique schedule for sequential jobs. I'd still need to create multiple jobs for multiple destinations.

For multiple destinations I mean to setup a unique job and add to it multiple destinations. Of course I can create multiple identical jobs and set different destinations. But then if I need to change something, specially on the source settings, I'd need to do it on all duplicated jobs. That's what I wanna avoid.

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Re: Multiple destinations

Post by Support » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:17 am

Hi,

As described in that article, the only way to back up to multiple destinations is to configure multiple identical jobs, each of the job pointing to a different destination. Scheduling the backup tag will run all jobs one after another, each of the jobs will copy the files to a destination.

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Re: Multiple destinations

Post by Hikari » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:13 am

That's sad. Because they won't be identical backups, if the source is read again in slightly different times.

I'd rather make a unique backup to a local place, then copy its files, synchronize it with multiple destinations.

What's the best approach for doing this synch?

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Re: Multiple destinations

Post by Support » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:05 am

Hi,

In the article that is the solution we recommend: make the first backup locally in a zip file then create a mirror of the zip file to the second destination. They will be identical.

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