Primary File Filter
Additional File Filter
This option defines various properties relevant to Two-Way Synchronization Mode. This mode is unique because its main purpose is to make content of two locations identical (to create exact copies by mirroring any changes inside them). We call these locations Source 1 and Source 2. However, in fact each location serves as both Source and Target at the same time. Therefore, any references below to Source and Target should be read as references to Source 1 and Source 2 respectively.
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.
Primary File Filter
Primary File Filter is the first among two filters that are available in Two-Way Synchronization mode. It is applied first, before Additional File Filter. This filter distinguishes files by their origin and catches the following types of files (all of them):
|▪||'New': a file that has have appeared in (created in, copied to, etc.) Source after the most recent Source snapshot is within task's scope. Note, that if a file has been renamed, it is also considered as 'new' even though no other changes have happened to this file.|
|▪||'Deleted': this is opposite to 'New'. A file that disappears (deleted, etc.) from Source is within task's scope and will also be deleted from Target. Note, that as with 'New', if a file has been renamed, it is also considered as 'deleted' even though no other changes have happened to this file.|
|▪||'Changed': a file whose parameters have changed is within task's scope. The relevant parameters are:|
|-||attributes (System, Read only, Compressed, Hidden, Archive, Encrypted) [only if available: FAT32 does not support Compressed and Encrypted]|
|-||checksum [only available if both Source 1 and Source 2 are folders] (it is possible to configure the checksum type in 'Activation' > 'Advanced Options' increasing the checksum speed calculation)|
|-||NTFS permissions (full control, modify, read and execute, read, write, special permission) [only if available]|
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.
Additional File Filter
Additional File Filter distinguishes files by mask.
The following operators and wildcards may be used:
|▪||* (asterix): means ANY number of ANY symbols|
|▪||? (question mark): means ANY SINGLE ONE symbol|
|▪||. (dot): means a delimiter which is normally used to separate a filename and a file extension|
|▪||; (semicolon): means a delimiter which is used to separate one file mask from another; no space is necessary either before or after it|
Combinations of the above are also allowed: see Example No.3 below.
The below examples describe a situation of a file being included. All these equally work in relation to files being excluded.
|▪||Included files: file*.docx (that means that any file that has its filename starting with a word 'file' and has a 'docx' extension will be included)|
|▪||Files that will be included: file-01-01-2012.docx, file120101.docx, file1Jan2012.docx|
|▪||Files that will NOT be included: file01.01.12.doc|
|▪||Included files: file??????.docx (that means that any file that has its filename starting with a word 'file', has a 'docx' extension and has any six symbols between a ford 'file' and a dot will be included)|
|▪||Files that will be included: file120101.docx|
|▪||Files that will NOT be included: file-01-01-2012.docx, file1Jan2012.docx, file01.01.12.doc|
|▪||file????2012.* : any file that has its filename starting with a word 'file', has any four symbols between a word 'file' and '2012' and has any extension will be included (note that if a file has neither an extension nor a dot after '2012' it will NOT be included because a dot ('.') symbol is an essential part of its filename).|
|▪||file*201?.* : any file that has its filename starting with a word 'file', has any number of symbols between a word 'file' and '201', ends with any one undefined symbol and has any extension will be included (note that if a file has neither an extension nor a dot after '201[ANY-SYMBOL]' it will NOT be included because a dot ('.') symbol is an essential part of its filename).|
|▪||file????2012.doc? : any file that has its filename starting with a word 'file', has any four symbols between a word 'file' and '2012' and has extension that starts with 'doc' with any single one symbol at the end (or even none at all, so 'file01012012.doc' is also covered) will be included.|
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.
This is the maximum incoming and outgoing speed of file transfer to and from Source 1 and Source 2 set in bytes per second. If left blank, the speed is unlimited.
This section is visible only when both Source 1 and Source 2 are local and (or) LAN folders.
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.
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):
|▪||Reset 'Archive' attribute|
'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.
|▪||Notify if Source is inaccessible|
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.