Use Exiland Backup to make backups of your important files to protect against loss.

Backing up your files means making a copy of your files for safekeeping. This is done in case the original files become unusable due to loss or damaged. These copies can be used to restore the original data in the event of loss. Copies should be stored on a different device from the original files. For example, you may use a USB drive, an external hard drive, a remote computer, or an off-site backup service. The best way to back up up your files is to do so regularly, keeping the copies off-site and encrypted.


Main features of Exiland Backup:


Exiland Backup is a simple file backup software

Benefits:

  • Ability to run program on removable disk (portable version of Free/Standard);
  • Exiland Backup does not block source files during backup operation;
  • Easy to use Wizard for creating backup tasks;
  • Backing up in background mode without interfering with other programs;
  • Fault tolerance: restarting Exiland Backup in a critical error case; resuming files via FTP after the connection was broken;
  • Equal CPU cores usage if you are using a multi-core CPU;
  • Standard ZIP format of archives;
  • Very user-friendly interface;
  • Very small RAM memory used by the program.

Additional Features:

  • Preliminary estimation of the source size according to all the specified filters;
  • Grouping of tasks, run tasks consecutively;
  • Task management (pause, stop, cancel) during a task execution;
  • Queue management (view queue of tasks, changing a task order, deleting tasks from queue);
  • After executing a task you can Shut down PC, Log off, Hibernate, Sleep or reboot PC;
  • Editing common settings: adjusting CPU usage, program behavior in an error case, log size limitation, auto start, etc.;
  • Setting a password for entering the program;
  • Support for Drag-n-Drop files and folders from Windows Explorer.

Creating backups automatically or manually. Flexible scheduler.

Exiland backups has built-in scheduler, that allows you to run a task at a specified time. If the task is not scheduled, it can be run manually only by clicking the "Run" button.


Schedule examples:

  • Daily: Every day, every hour from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Daily: Daily: Every 2nd day, every 10 minutes from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Weekly: Every week, Monday - Thursday at 5:00 pm, Friday at 4:00 pm
  • Weekly: Every week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 5:00 pm
  • Monthly: 1st and 15th day of each month at 0:00 am
  • Monthly: 15th and last day of each month at 3:00 pm

NOTE!Backups of all critical data should be performed at least once per working day.

Click on the Creating a Backup Schedule link to see the screenshot and description.


Four backup types

The Exiland Backup utility supports four methods of backing up data: full backup, differential backup, incremental backup and synchronization data. A type of backup defines how the data is copied from the source to the destination. With this four backup types you can select the best backup and restore strategy for any kind of your data according to your requirements.


Full backup

Exiland Backup creates a FULL backup every time. FULL backup contains all the files that are selected to be backed up. If no files have been modified since the last backup, it will not be created. To restore data from a full backup, you must have the most recent backup available.


Incremental backup

Exiland Backup will create a FULL backup on the first run. Incremental backup stores all files that have changed since the last FULL or Incremental backup. To restore data from an Incremental backup, you must have the most recent FULL backup and each subsequent incremental backup set available.


Differential backup

Exiland Backup will create a FULL backup on the first run. Differential backup contains all files that have changed since the last FULL backup. To restore data from a Differential backup, you must have the most recent FULL and Differential backups available.


Synchronization data

Synchronization data is a mirror backup. It is most frequently used to create an exact copy of the source data. If source files are added, changed, or deleted, all changes will be reflected in the destination folder.



Powerful file filters for source data (masks, attributes, excluded subfolders, etc.)

Source files may be located on the Local / Network drives, flash drives, removable disks, or remote FTP servers. If source data are located on an FTP, you must specify the FTP settings to connect to FTP server.


For each source folder you can specify the following properties (filters):

  • list of subfolders to be excluded;
  • file masks (for example, *.doc, *.xls, *.txt or except: *.~*, *.avi, *.?ap)
  • file attributes to be ignored (hidden, system or read-only).

Click on the Source files and folders to backup link to see the screenshot and description.


Multi-threaded copying files

This ability is useful when a large number of files need to be copied. The copying process by one thread may take many hours or even days. The multi-threaded copy files support allows you to copy files faster in some times! The entire list of source files are evenly splits in threads, each of threads copies only its file set. All copy threads works simultaneously. Increase in speed you can feel especially when copying files over LAN, FTP.



Run backup tasks on PC start/shutdown, on connect USB device, from Windows command line

There are several methods of starting a backup task:

  • Automatically (on schedule);
  • Manually (by clicking the "Run" button);
  • On starting the PC (first starting Windows);
  • On shutting down the PC;
  • On connecting a removable device (flash drives, removable HDD, etc.);
  • Run from the command line or .BAT file.

To run a backup task automatically on schedule, on starting the PC, on shutting down the PC, or on connecting a removable device you must specify the schedule in the task properties. To run a backup task from the command line or .BAT file see Manual for details.


Backup of any data

Source files may be located on the following drives:

  • Local/Network drives;
  • Flash drives, USB devices;
  • Removable disks, external HDD;
  • Remote FTP servers.

If source data are located on an FTP, you must specify the FTP settings to connect to FTP server.


NOTE! Exiland Backup Standard allows you to backup files from one remote computer only. To backup files from many computers use the Exiland Backup Professional.


Backup to any locations

Exiland Backup allows you to store backups in a several locations. The first folder is the main and the other folders are duplication.

Your can store backups in the following locations:

  • Local disks (C,D, etc.);
  • Local Area Network (LAN);
  • Flash drives, USB devices;
  • Removable disks, external HDD;
  • Remote FTP servers.

It is recommended to store your backups somewhere separate from your computer - on an external hard disk or on a remote servers. That way, if your computer breaks, the backup will still be intact. For maximum security, you shouldn't keep the backup in the same building as your computer. If there is a fire or theft, both copies of the data could be lost if they are located together.


Click on the Where to store backups link to see the screenshot and description.


Duplication of your backups

For reliability purposes, it is recommended to duplicate your backups to another computer in local network or remote FTP server.


If you use ZIP compression you can set the sending a created backup via e-mail as an attachment.


Backups naming by current date and time

Exiland Backup allows you to specify the template for the names of your backups so that the names of the created backups depend on the creation date and time. The template may contain the following variables [YYYY], [DD], [MM], [hh], [mm], [ss], and other.


It is recommended to specify the year, month, day, hour, and minutes. By default, this offers the most optimal template that guarantees unique backups names and provides the right order of the backups by name.


Example of template: MyBackupTask_[YYYY]-[MM]-[DD] [hh]-[mm]


On date 05/23/2012 at time 8:30 pm the backup will be named as 'MyBackupTask_2012-05-23 20-30.zip'


Sending a backup via e-mail attachment

All actions are logged during a task execution. In the "Notification" section, you can specify e-mail where a report for a task will be sent. If you use ZIP compression you can set the sending a created backup via e-mail as an attachment.


Fast Zip compression, AES encryption, password protection

Exiland Backup can create backups with compression in standard Zip format or copy files "As Is" (without compression). The program can create zip files larger than 4Gb, Zip64 format is supported. Password protection to keep your files private. AES encryption supported (128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit key strengths), splitting large ZIP archive into multiple volumes.


Click on the ZIP compression link to see the screenshot and description.


Automatically deleting the oldest backups

You can set the number of backups to be kept (after the number is reached, older backups are deleted). This allows you to save your disk space. For example, if this limitation value is set 10, then most old backups will be deleted before creating a new backup.

If you are using the Incremental/Differential backup type, then during the deletion an old full backup of the Incremental/Differential backups created after it are also deleted.


Run third-party programs before/after the execution of a backup task

You can launch third-party applications before or after making backups. For this, you must enter a command to be executed, for example: D:\bin\MyApplication.exe. You can also specify the waiting settings for this Command line.


Viewing of the created backups

After creating a backup, you can view files into a backup, list of skipped files as well as the reason for any failed copying of each file. You can views the folders in the backup just as you view folders and files in Windows Explorer or a file manager.


Click on the Launch external applications link to see the screenshot and description.


Easy data restoring

You can quickly and easily restore the lost files from a backup to the specified folder or to their source location.


Logging of all backup operations

All backup operations are logged during a task execution. A report contains all the steps of a task performing, errors, warnings, and other messages. Errors are red, warnings are blue.


Click on the Backup Log link to see the screenshot and description.


Indication of backup process in System Tray

The tip appears when running a task. This tip is in the System Tray and shows the progress of a task executing. You can specify the method of display of the tip in the common settings of the program if needed.


Notifications (e-mail, Net Send, screen) after a backup

All actions are logged during a task execution. Furthermore, you can specify where a report for each task/group will be sent:

  • E-mail/mobile phone;
  • Remote machine via Local Network (Net Send);
  • Screen message.

You may use each type of notification independently.


Sending a backup via e-mail attachment

If you use ZIP compression you can set the sending a created backup via e-mail as an attachment.


Click on the Notifications link to see the screenshot and description.


Run backup tasks on specific conditions

Exiland Backup allows you to run a task under the specified conditions. Conditions may be following:


Run the task only:

  • if the specified file/folder exists/does not exist;
  • if the specified host is accessible (Ping);
  • if the specified application is running/is not running.

If a condition is defined, then Exiland Backup will check it before creating a backup. A backup will not be created if a condition is not met. If you have defined several conditions, then to create a backup all the defined conditions must be met.You may use each type of notification independently.