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Tasks - Backup jobs

Backup is available as an optional module.

Using backup jobs, administrators can plan backup tasks for client data in order to centrally safeguard essential files.

Job scheduling

A Job name for the backup job must be entered. It is recommended that you use a self-explanatory name to make it easier to identify individual backup jobs. You can set up Full backups or Partial backups (differential) at defined times. A partial backup only saves files that have been altered since the last full backup. In this case, the backup job will need less time, but restoring a partial backup takes longer because it needs to be rebuilt from multiple backup files.

Enable Do not run backup when running on battery to prevent burdening mobile computers running in battery mode with a backup job. The backup will be postponed until the client is connected to a power supply. For Daily jobs, you can specify under Weekdays on which specific days of the week the job should be carried out.

Server-side backup storage paths as well as quota notifications can be configured under General settings > Backup.

File/directory selection

The File/directory selection tab lets you select which folders from which clients or groups will be backed up. Under Backup scope, add folders from any of the clients. Exclude files allows you to define files and folders to be excluded from the backup. There are several general options, such as Temporary internet Files and Thumbs.db, but you can also define custom file types by adding their extension to the file type list.

If the generated backup should be saved in a particular directory prior to transmission to the ManagementServer, this can be indicated under Cache. If the option Use client standard path is enabled and an absolute path is indicated, the backup will be buffered in the specified directory. If this option is not enabled, G DATA Security Client will always buffer the backup on the partition containing the most free disk space. The directory G DATA\Backup will be created in the root directory of the

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