USB Backup User's manual

1. Introduction
2. Installation
3. Features Summary
4. Getting Started
5. How to Configure a New file Backup job?
6. Restore a backup job
7. Sync files between computers and USB Drives
8. Move files between computers and USB drives
9. System tray icon
10. Mini window
11. Perform status window
12. Options window
13. Schedule setting window

 

1. Introduction
1.1 Product Description
USB Backup can help you to backup files between computer and USB device and help you synchronize files between the computer and USB device, or also helps you to move your data between computer and USB drive. A simple wizard will help you to set up the job as you want. USB Backup is designed to run under Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8.

 

 

Minimum Hardware/Software Requirements
The application is compatible with Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7. The application requires a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 pixels. 512MB RAM, 500MHz Processor, 10MB free hard drive space.

 

2. Installation

2.1 Install

To install USB Backup on a computer you need to have administrative rights. The installation process does not take much time. All you need to do is to follow the instructions of the USB Backup Setup Wizard.

If you have already installed an older version of USB Backup, you can install the new version on top of the older one, no need to uninstall it (the installer will recognize if the program is running and ask if you wish to close it in order to continue). You might need to close USB Backup manually if it is in a middle of an operation.
1) Double click the USBBackupSetup.exe then start the install Wizard.
2) Install welcome message - press Next to continue
3) License agreement - shows the USB Backup EULA. After you read and accept it, click Yes to continue.
4) Select a setup type
· Complete - USB Backup will be installed with the default path, by default it creates an entry in the Program Files directory.
· Custom - You can change the folder where USB Backup will be installed.
5) Begin to install USB Backup. Click Install to start the installation.

2.2 Uninstall

To uninstall USB Backup, first you need to close the application. Then go to the USB Backup application group (from the Windows Start -> Programs -> USB Backup menu and click Uninstall USB Backup).
You can also uninstall USB Backup using the Add/Remove Programs option from Start->Settings->Control Panel.

 

3. Features Summary

Intuitive interface
The software is highly configurable and offers an intuitive interface making all features easily accessible for both beginners and professionals.
Manage multiple backup, sync and move jobs
This software allows defining multiple sync, move and backup jobs and saving them for future use. On the main window, you have an overview of all defined jobs organized in groups.

Start at windows startup and run at mini window
You can start this application at windows startup and run it in mini window or minimize it to the system tray.

Automatic updates
USB Backup can check for updates either manually or automatically when the program starts. This allows you to better stay in touch with the latest development of USB Backup.

Three major features
Backup files between computer and USB drive
Sync files between computer and USB drive
Move files between computer and USB drive


Simple job wizard
The software provides step-by-step instructions to create a new backup, sync or move job by selecting what, where and filter to perform.

Different backup methods to choose from:
Mirror (Copy source to destination)
Incremental Backup
Compress source into a single zip file
Time stamped backup
Time stamped backup with compression

Restore Wizard
Restore backed up data step-by-step.

Logs
The operations performed by USB Backup are logged. This allows you to see the status of performed operations (sync, move, backup/restore). A job History view is available too (which also lets you export the information as .log).

 

4. Getting Started

5. How to Configure a new file backup job?


5.1 On the program main window click button - Backup files between computers and USB drives

 

5.2 On the direction selection window

A. Backup files from Local PC or LAN drive to USB drive (default setting)

B. Backup files from USB drive to Local PC or LAN

C. Backup file from one USB drive to another one or backup files within one single USB drive

 

5.3 On Backup Settings window
A. Enter the name of you new job
B. Select which backup type you want to perform

5.4 On Where do you want to save your backup window
A: Select which folder you want to as the backup target folder, or click the New folder button to create a new folder for backup target.

 

5.5 On what do you want to backup window
A: Select which folder you want to backup into PC

 

5.6 On Do you want to filter the files window
A: Enter the extension name if you want to filter some kind of files, like .mp3, .dot
B: Click the Add button to add this extension name into the filter list
C: If you want to remove some extensions name from filter list, select it then click the Remove button

 

 

5.7 On wizard completed window
A: Click Save and Run button to run this job immediately
B: Or click Save button to add this job into job list.

 

6. Restore a backup job
6.1 On program main window the job list tab and select one backup job you want to do restore, then click the button Restore.

 

6.2 On Open Backup Data window
A: Select you want to restore backup data version

 

6.3 On Select Files & Folders To Restore window
A: Select which folder or files you want to restore.

 

6.4 On Where do you want to restore window
A: Check the Original location or Choose another location

 

6.5 On Wizard Completed window
A: Click RUN button to start.

 

7. Sync files between computers and USB Drives?

7.1 On the program main window click Synchronize files between computers and USB drives button

 

7.2 On the Create sync pair window
A. Enter the name of you new job
B. Select files transfer direction, the wizard provide three transfer directions, In both directions, only to computer and only to USB drive.
C: Select How to handle conflicts, the default set Ask me what to do
D: Select one local pc folder as your sync folder, or you can click the New Folder button to make a new folder
E: Select one USB drive folder as your sync folder, or you can click the New Folder button to make a new folder
F: Local PC and USB drive folder has selected then click the Add Pair to make a sync pair
G: Then the created sync pair will list on the Pair list tab

 

7.3 On Do you want to filter the files window
A: Enter the extension name if you want to filter some kind of files, like .mp3, .dot
B: Click the Add button to add this extension name into the filter list
C: If you want to remove some extensions name from filter list, select it then click the Remove button

7.4 On wizard completed window
A: Click Save and Run button to run this job immediately
B: Or click Save button to add this job into job list.

 

8. Move files between computers and USB drives
8.1 On the program main window click Move files between computers and USB drives.

 

8.2 On the direction selection window
A. Move files from USB drive to Local PC or LAN drive (default setting)
B. Move files from Local PC or LAN drive to USB drive

 

8.3 On the Where do you want to save you moved files window
A. Enter the name of you new job
B. Select a folder as your files moved target folder, or click the New Folder to create a new folder.

 

8.4 On what do you want to move window
A: Select you want to moved folder in the folder tree list
B: Click the Analyse button for analyses the drive storage space after moved

8.5 On Do you want to delete the original files when the move is complete window
Check the Scratch if you want to automatically delete the original files when the move job is complete.

 

8.6 On wizard completed window
A: Click Save and Run button to run this job immediately
B: Or click Save button to add this job into job list.

9. System Tray Icon

The System tray icon will appear when you launch USB Backup, and when you start Windows USB Backup also will automatically be launched in the system tray. It has the following appearance:

.Double click the tray icon to open the USB drive management window.

 

10. Mini Window
Mini-Window shows only status of all running jobs.

 

11. Perform Status Window

 

12. Options Window

 

13. Schedule setting window