Documentation of Exiland Backup

Other settings

Option "[x] Save full path information"

This option allows you to save the full path into a backup. This is useful if you have selected several source files with identical names and they are located in different folders. If this option is disabled, for each source folder you may set an option of additional self-creating folder if needed.

Option "[x] Add empty folders to backup"

This option means the processing of empty source folders.

Option "[x] Overwrite if backup already exists with the same name"

This setting is necessary in order to avoid the duplicate name of backup.

Action after executing this task

You can set the shut down, log off, reboot, hibernate, and sleep functions after executing a task.

NOTE! If there are any queued tasks during the execution of the log off, reboot or shut down, these tasks will be removed from the queue.

Actions description:

log off

from Windows, all of the programs you were using are closed, but the computer is not turned off. After you log off, another user can log on without needing to restart the computer.


the Windows, all of the programs you were using are closed, and the computer is restarted.

When you shut down

the PC, all of the programs you were using are closed, and the computer is turned off.


is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player-the computer immediately stops what it's doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.


is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power.

Close program

- unloading the program from memory (for Standard/Free only)

Stop service

- stopping the Exiland Backup Professional Windows service (for Professional only)

Determine a source file was created or modified

This setting allows you to select method of determining that a source file was created or modified.  There are two methods:

- Using modified date

By default, Exiland Backup uses this method.

- Using archive bit ("Archive" attribute)

In some cases it is impossible to determine whether source file is changed. For example, there are big file (crypto container created by Truecrypt). When this file is modified, its date of modification and the size don't change. (contents change only), but the archive bit is set. In that case it is necessary to use archive bit.

The archive bit is a file attribute used by Microsoft operating systems, by OS/2 and by AmigaOS

In this OS, when a file is created or modified, the archive bit is set, and when the file has been backed up, the archive bit is turned off.

You can use archive bit if your source files located on a local / network disk. (not for FTP source)

This method works faster than modified date method. It is especially actual for synchronization, and also for the differential and incremental backups.

IMPORTANT: First backup using Archive Bit will get all files.