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GRBackPro - Professional Data Backup Software for Windows - Back Up your files! GRBackPro Quick Tutorial

In this tutorial we will explain the main steps you must do in order to quickly configure the program to backup your data.

Following are listed the simple steps you have to take.

1) Define a backup Session name

You must create a backup session in which to insert one or more backup Jobs. This can be done from the Jobs panel by clicking on the New button. A backup Session is a sort of backup project that can contain one or more backup Jobs. A backup Job define a source path and a destination path other then specific job options.

2) Add your backup Jobs.

You can add as many backup Jobs as you need by clicking on the Add button in the Jobs tab. You will get the Add/Edit Job dialog. At any time if you have a particular question about an option in a panel, just press the F1 key on your keyboard to display the program help file for the current dialog or panel. An importa often missed option is to include sub-folders. This option let you only specify the source root of your files and then at backup run time all sub-folder will be automatically added. If you want to skip certain internal folder you have to use the skip folder names option.

3) Define your backup and / or restore options.

After the list of your backup Jobs is completed you must define the backup options for all your Jobs. You have to click Backup on the left menu and then use the upper tabs to reach all the backup options. Remember that the backup and restore options are stored for each backup session and thus different sessions can have different backup and restore options.

4) Define your backup session scheduling.

By default your backup session will not be scheduled. If you want your backup to start automatically, start at a predefined time or every specified period you must press the left menu Scheduler button. Remember that the scheduler options are stored for each backup session and thus different backup sessions can have different options. In order to the scheduler to work the program must be running, preferably in the tray icon bar.

5) Define your global options.

You can define the global program options from the Options panel. These options are globally valid and do not depend on each backup session.
If you want your backup to run unattended disable the option Attended backup.

6) Define your report backup options.

The program stores all the activities it does into a Log file. You can define the Log file related options from the Report / Log Report panel. The first few times you try the program it is better to have the Detailed or Debug mode enabled so that you can track all operations in any detail - this enables you to better report to us any problem you may find.

7) Start the backup operation.

At this point you have configured your backup and restore so that you are ready to click the Backup / Start button to build your first backup set.

8) How to Restore.

As GRBackPro re-creates the exact source folder tree, you can manually restore single files with ease. Simply browse the backup destination disk till you will find the file you are interested in: the full path name is almost the same. If you, instead, want to restore the whole backup you can press the Restore button. From here you have to define the Method and What to restore. Then just define the source folder for your restore (i.e. what was the backup destination folder) and then define the destination folder. Now just click on the Restore Start button.

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