2: Creating a backup job

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To create a new backup job, you can:

 

Select the option from the ribbon menu:

Jobs -> Add Job

Use the keyboard shortcut: CTRL+N

Right click in an empty space of the job manager and select the Add Job option.

 

 

After any of the above selections, the new job window opens:

 

Basics


 

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Every job requires a title. You can also provide additional information such as a description, the type of files you are backing up etc.

 

Activities


 

 

 

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To automatically run job activities, you can either create a schedule or tie your job to an event.

 

 

Actions


 

 

 

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Actions can either be pre-backup actions or post-backup actions. You can set a variety of actions for each job.

 

IvyBackup currently supports the following actions: Shutdown, Logoff, Suspend, Rush Activity and Custom Commands.

 

 

Filters


 

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Backup jobs can be set to backup based on custom filter rules.

 

Certain file types can be included or excluded specifically. Exclusions can also be made on a file by file basis or a folder by folder basis.

 

 

Locations


 

 

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Each backup job needs source items i.e. a file or folder and a backup destination (where to save these files) to be set.

IvyBackup can also be configured to work with certain online storage services and automatically upload your backups to them.