How To Set Up A Schedule For A Backup Set

Setting up a schedule for your backup set is a great way to automate one or more backup routines to fit your needs. This will keep your backups regularly updated according to your preferences, without any input needed following initial setup. Follow these steps to learn more about setting up a scheduled backup.

Step 1

Select the ‘Schedule’ tab from the top of the backup set you’d like to place on a schedule.

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Step 2

From this screen you can now add new schedule events by clicking the new schedule event area.

Add A New Schedule For Data Backup

Step 3

Set up your schedule from a variety of options that are explained in more detail below each screenshot.

Schedule Backups By Date

Selected Dates
This schedule type allows you to specify a specific time and date at which to perform your backup. The date you specify can be any date in the future - when this date occurs, your backup will be performed even if Data Backup is not running at that time.

Schedule Data Backups In Intervals

Intervals
This schedule type allows you to specify a recurring interval at which to perform your backup. The interval can be specified in minutes, hours, days or weeks. The first backup will be performed after the interval specified. Your backup will be performed even if Data Backup is not running at that time.

By clicking the up/down arrows in the left side of parameter well, you can select a number of weeks (up to 4) or a number of days (up to 30). You can set your desired backup time in the right hand side of the parameter well.

Run Data Backup During Selected Events

Selected Events
This schedule type allows you to specify a special event at which to perform your backup. The event may be either System Startup time, or at the time the Source or Destination Drive appears.

By clicking System Startup, your backup will be scheduled to occur whenever the system starts up. Alternatively, by clicking the Destination Volume or Directory Appearance, your backup will be scheduled to occur every time your backup destination drive/folder appears on the desktop. This is an especially useful option if you are backing up to an external drive or a network drive - every time you mount your destination drive, your backup will occur, even if Data Backup is not running.

Schedule Backups By Days Of The Week

Days Of The Week
This schedule type allows you to specify a recurring weekly interval at which to perform your backup. You may specify any day of week and time for your backup to be performed. The first backup will be performed the next day of week you selected. Your backup will be performed even if Data Backup is not running at that time.

By clicking the boxes corresponding to the days of the week in the left side of parameter well, you can select the desired days of week for your backup to be performed. You can set your desired backup time in the right hand side of the parameter well.

Step 4

After setting your schedule preferences, your backup will be ready to run as specified!