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This option defines Source properties for local area network (LAN) and local folders.
A path to a local or LAN folder(s). Multiple folders must be separated by a semicolon (';') symbol, no space is required. By pressing the button at the end of the field you will open a Source folders manager. There you may add, remove, and rearrange Source folders. You can also export and import your Source folder lists.
'Add Source folder': opens a folder selection window that helps to select a desired Source folder.
'Replace Source folder': opens a folder selection window that helps to select a desired Source folder that will replace the selected Source folder entry.
'Delete Source folder': deletes the selected Source folder from the list.
'Move up': moves the selected Source folder entry one line up the list.
'Move down': moves the selected Source folder entry one line down the list.
'Sort': sorts Source folders in the alphabetical order.
'Import Source folder list': allows to load a Source folder list from a file. The file must have a TXT format with one Source folder path per line. No separators are necessary.
'Export Source folder list': allows to export the current Source folder list into a file. The file with will be in a TXT format with one Source folder path per line without separators between.
If you connect to a Source folder located on a remote computer, here you may select your pre-configured remote account. If there is none, or you need to create a new one, access remote account properties as described below.
Subfolder is any folder existing in Source (but not Source itself). For example, if Source is 'C:Folder', then 'C:FolderTemp' and 'C:FolderTemp1ABC' are its subfolder. Select 'No' (uncheck the checkbox) if you do not want subfolders and their content to be backed up, synchronized, monitored, etc.
If subfolders are not included, task is likely to perform quicker.
The following operators and wildcards may be used:
The below 'Included' and 'Excluded' subfolders options work complementary.
A list of subfolders which you want to include within the scope of task. The full path to a subfolder is necessary.
By pressing the button at the end of the field you will open a subfolder manager. There you may add, remove, and rearrange subfolders. You can also export and import your subfolder lists.
'Add subfolder': opens a folder selection window that helps to select a desired subfolder.
'Replace subfolder': opens a folder selection window that helps to select a desired subfolder that will replace the selected subfolder entry.
'Delete subfolder': deletes the selected subfolder from the list.
'Move up': moves the selected subfolder entry one line up the list.
'Move down': moves the selected subfolder entry one line down the list.
'Sort': sorts subfolders in the alphabetical order.
'Import subfolder list': allows to load a subfolder list from a file. The file must have a TXT format with one subfolder path per line. No separators are necessary.
'Export subfolder list': allows to export the current subfolder list into a file. The file with will be in a TXT format with one subfolder path per line without separators between.
If no sobfolders are specified, all subfolders (and equally subfolders of these subfolders and so forth) will be included. There is no need to use the asterix ('*') sign unless you use a combination of the 'Included' and 'Excluded' subfolders options (as demonstrated in the Example No.4 above).
A list the subfolders which you do not want to include within the scope of task. It works opposite to the 'Included subfolders' option above. Everything else is the same.
If enabled, a subfolder will not be transferred to Target or monitored, cleaned up, etc. A subfolder is considered 'empty' if there are no files that can be transferred by task. In other words, this criteria is task-specific that means that some files may be actually there, but if none of them are within task's filters then it will be treated as 'empty'.
This also means that the same subfolder may be treated as 'empty' by one task but as 'not empty' by another task. All depends on task filtering properties.
Subfolder content: readme.txt, video.avi
Skip empty folders: Yes
Additional File Filter -- Included files: *.docx
Outcome: subfolder will be treated as 'empty' and will not be transferred to Target. This is because this subfolder does not contain DOCX files.
Primary File Filter is the first among three filters that are available in AnyFileBackup. It is applied first, before any other filter. This filter distinguishes files by their origin (combination depends on the selected filter type):
Displays the name of selected filter. To select another filter click on the button at the end of the field and choose an appropriate filter.
A list of file masks that describe files to be included in the scope of task.
A list of file masks that describe files to be excluded from the scope of task.
Extended File Filter represents a set of additional parameters that allow to fine tune your file selection by carefully choosing their characteristics. This is the third stage of file filtering: it is applied to all files that have not been previously filtered out by the Primary File Filter and the Additional File Filter. It cannot be applied in relation to some (not all) of these files only.
This filter works only as 'inclusive' filter (except to file attributes that may be either included or excluded). That means that files that fall within its net are included and all other files are excluded.
The below table represents a brief summary of this filter.
If enabled, the Extended File Filter will be active and apply to all files that are processed by AnyFileBackup within this Source.
Press the 'Configure' button to access the Extended File Filter properties.
This group of options defines outgoing file transfer options for Source. That is how all files are being distributed from Source. Analogues incoming transfer options may be set for each individual Target and may differ from that set up for Source.
This is the maximum outgoing speed of file transfer from Source set in bytes per second. When left blank, the speed is unlimited. You can also configure incoming speed of file transfer to any individual Target in the Target settings.
This is a more straight forward name for VSS (Volume Shadow Copy). It defines AnyFileBackup behaviour when it cannot access file because it is in use or locked by other software or by any other reason.
These settings override task error handling behaviour.
The following options are available:
Files in Source may have certain properties like NTFS permissions and file attributes. These properties may be or may be not inherited when these files are transferred to Target(s). This group of options defines which properties will be inherited by Target files from their Source originals.
Please note, that FTP supports neither of these properties and FAT/FAT32 does not support NTFS permissions. Therefore, Target FTPs and folders with FAT/FAT32 file system will not inherit respective properties.
NTFS permissions are special rights of file access set by either by a computer administrator or Windows system itself for other users. These are full control, modify, read and execute, read, write, special permission.
If any of these parameters are set at Source (they must be located at a hard drive with NTFS file system) and may be preserved by Target (in other words, Target hard drive supports NTFS file system), then these permissions will be transferred if the checkbox is checked.
Administrator's rights may be required to set NTFS permissions at Target.
If a file in Source has the following attributes (see below), an identical file in Target will have exactly the same attributes (all of them):
'Archive' attribute is automatically set for each file that is created in or copied to a folder. It indicates that it is ready for backup by Windows (c) Backup.
When file with an 'Archive' attribute is being backed up by AnyFileBackup, this attribute may be removed by AnyFileBackup after successful backup to indicate that this file no longer needs backup up.
If AnyFileBackup cannot read the Source's content for whatever reason (e.g., Source does not exist, access to Source is blocked by a firewall policies, etc), AnyFileBackup can notify you about this error by e-mail.
Notification settings can be set up in 'Program Settings' > 'Error Handling'.
This is a custom name that will be displayed in the Task Scenario instead of the default title. Press the 'Apply' button for changes to take effect.
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