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New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by backdraft » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:23 pm

Hi,

I have a backupjob where I have one subfolder that needs to be backed up.
When ever I add new files or folder to the upper folder, they get automatically added to the backup job also.

How do I prevent new files from the upper folder from getting added to the backup job?
I only want to back up that single subfolders content.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by Support » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:53 am

Hi,

In that case, you need to add only that subfolder in the backup sources (without the main folder).

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by backdraft » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:39 pm

This is what I've done, but it doesn't work.

The folder that I'm backing up is under 7 folders. If I add new files to any of the 6 upper folders they will get added to the backupjob automatically.
I always have to go manually uncheck them.

It is not a big deal but seems like a limitation in the software. Sometimes I dont remember to uncheck the new files and it add alot of uneccessary files there.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by Support » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:08 pm

Hi,

Let me explain you practically.
You have 7 subfolders, but I will give an example with 3 subfolders under the main folder.

folder_A
  |--subfolder_B
       |--subfolder_C
             |--subfolder_D

If you go to Backup Properties->Sources and select only "subfolder_D", only this folder and its files will be backed up.
If you select "folder_A" and then you uncheck all the other files and subfolders except "subfolder_D", when you all new files or folders under "folder_A", they will be automatically included in backup.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by backdraft » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:46 pm

Yes thats what I've done. Heres some screen shots when I did a test backup job.

I created a similar file structure as in your example.
Here I have selected the D-folder and it's content.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/sourceb.jpg/

I run the backup job and quit Backup4all. Then I add a file to the B folder.

Then I start up backup4all and go see the selected source files for the test.
This is what I see. The newly added file is also selected.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26 ... afile.jpg/

As before, files in the upper folders get selected automatically to the backup job.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by Support » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:00 pm

Hi,

I will try again to explain you that is normal according to the way you configured the backup.
When you go to Backup Properties->Source page and press Add folder, which folder you select before pressing OK ? You have to make a difference between "select" and "check" words. I an now talking about selecting a folder.

It seems you selected this folder: "C:\A"
That means all new files and folders under "A" folder will automatically be added to backup sources.
It doesn't matter which files and folders you unchecked. Those will not be backed up, but the new added files and folders will be backed up.

If you would select in "Backup Properties->Sources->Add folder" this folder: "C:\A\B\C\D", Backup4all would look only under "D" folder.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by backdraft » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:05 pm

Ok thanks, now I see where I messed up.

I've being doing backupjob using this method all along. The reason is that if I have a folder that has something like 60 subfolders
and I want to add 50 of those folders to my backup, it is abit tedious to add them one by one, It is easier to select the whole main folder and then uncheck the subfolders that I dont need.

It would be nice if you could easily add multiple folders in one go with the use of check boxes. Please take this into consideration.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by Support » Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:44 pm

Hi,

You can select all folders in Windows Explorer and use drag and drop to Backup Properties->Source page.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by backdraft » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:16 am

I've tried this before. Drag & drop does not work.

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Re: New files and folders automatically added to backup

Post by Support » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi,

It works just fine, what version of Backup4all do you have?
Can you give me access to your computer to show you that it works?

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