the Manage Backup Sets Wizard
Use the Manage Backup Sets Wizard when you need to create a new backup set or
review an existing backup set to make potential changes.
To run and use the Manage Backup Sets Wizard
the Backup Client.
Tools > Manage Backup Sets.
the Create or Modify Backup Set panel, indicate which action you would like
to perform and press Next to continue.
Your Backup Set. Enter a descriptive name for your backup set on the Backup
Set Name screen. You should
choose a name that describes the data in your backup set.
the Select Files screen to tell the Backup Client what to include in this
the Backup Sets Schedule screen to take advantage of the built in Scheduler program that
automatically runs backups for you. When
you create backup sets, use this panel to tell the scheduler to run
automated backups at defined time intervals.
When the Scheduler program is activated, an icon is placed on your
system task bar. The Scheduler is installed to run as a
service. The Scheduler must be running to run your backup sets.
Please note that you must enter your time data using a 24-hour clock. For example, 12 is Noon or 12:00 pm and 0 is Midnight or 12:00am.
the Backup Set Exclude screen to exclude certain types of files or the
contents of entire folders from a particular backup set.
Excluding items from the backup process keeps your backup time short
and avoids backing up files that do not need to be restored.
Exclude the recycle bin, swap and paging files.
By default, this option is selected. Files
in the recycle bin are files that you have deleted and you would not need
these to successfully restore your computer. Swap and paging files are temporary files created by the Operating
System and are also not needed to perform a successful computer restoration.
Exclude the files and folders selected.
Use this option to specifically select individual files or folders that you
do not want included in the backup set.
This option is handy when you know what you want to exclude and you
know where it is located. When
your backup set is broad, this option allows you to exclude specific items
from the backup process. For
example, you may wish to exclude a directory that contains temporary files.
Exclude the files that match the following rules.
Use this option when you wish to exclude specific files by type using
option is handy when you know what you want to exclude, but you do not know
where it is located. For
example, to exclude temporary files, you can enable this option, click on
enter *.tmp to exclude files that end with the .tmp extension which are
located anywhere on your computer.
- Use the Special Items
panel to instruct the Backup Client to perform special tasks before or after
running a scheduled backup session.
- Press Finish on the last
screen of the Backup Sets Wizard to save your Backup Set and its settings.