Your daily local backup
Why UpdateStar Local Backup? Because your data is worth a backup copy! The software not only copies the original files but also future changes made to the files and directories.
The files are copied exactly and put on the target disk so that they can also be accessed using the Windows Explorer.
How can I start the backup process?
The backup process always begins automatically after you have connected a hotplug capable disk to the computer. Using the status bar icon and status window in the program, you can see when the process is completed and remove the disk.
Which settings can be defined?
All the settings you need can be found under Default settings. Click Browse to select a file or folder as source for the copy. Alternatively, you can click the Add button and enter a source path or wildcard (such as .jpg) for certain file types by hand. You can now select which action Local Backup should execute.
  • "Copy all the source data in a directory on the destination drive." Means all the selected files/folders will be copied. The folder will be named after the date using a “year, month, day” format.
  • "Copy all modified and new source data, no deletion of data." Means files currently on the destination drive will not be recopied if they were not changed in the source. Only modified and new files/folders will be copied onto the destination drive. No data will be deleted on the destination drive.
  • "Perform synchronization, i.e., apply all changes and file deletions." Means all files and folders in the source will be copied onto the external disk. Files/folders that were deleted on the source will also be deleted on the destination drive. Once the action is completed, the destination drive is essentially a mirror image of the source data/folder(s).
Which destination drives are supported?
Local Backup supports all disks labelled as "hotplug capable", meaning those disks that can be exchanged while the computer is running. If the storage medium was already connected before Local Backup was started, you will be able to select it from the list of available destination disks. Otherwise, connect it now, click Refresh and select it from the list. If you want to run the copy on your stick or disk immediately, click "Run". Otherwise, the action selected will be executed whenever you connect your destination disk to your computer.
Can I use batch commands?
Under Advanced settings, you can define batch commands that can be run instead of default actions on the destination disk after it is connected.
Can I influence the folder structure?
You can modify the structure of the directory for saving data/folders on the destination drive. The option "Use subfolder" will let you specify a separate folder name. With the option "Attach the computer name in the path"“, the name of the computer will be added to the path on the destination drive where the files/folders will be saved.
What is the Event Viewer?
The Event Viewer lists the most important events such as program start, program end, saving of settings, disk connection as well as processing with processing status.

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