Documentation of Exiland Backup

Step 4. ZIP compression

ZIP compression is supported for the following backup types: Full / Incremental / Differential

On this screen, you can select one of the following options:

  1. No ZIP compression (copy files "As Is")
  2. ZIP compression

If you have selected (1) your source files will be copied without compression.

If you have selected (2) your source files will be compressed (zipped).

Compression. Select the compression degree. It is recommended to select the value "Fast". The speed of the performance of a task is affected by this parameter.

Enable password protection. This option allows you to protect your backups. Password protection means the encryption of a ZIP archive. The encryption method must be selected. When viewing an encrypted archive using Exiland Backup, WinZIP, WinRAR, etc. the (*) character is shown beside the name of every file. Password protection increases the time of creating a ZIP archive, but it also increases the reliability.

Splitting an archive into volumes. This capacity may be useful if you need to create large archives or if it is needed when writing on CDs/DVDs. If you have not chosen splitting archives, and the ZIP archive is reaching 2,147 GB, then an archive will be created in ZIP64 mode. Most backup programs working with ZIP archives support ZIP64. After the splitting of the ZIP archive, file extensions will be named ZIP, Z01, Z02 ... Z99.

Incompressible file types. This type of files will not be compressed. In addition, you can enumerate other types.

Verifying archive integrity. This option gives you the assurance that the archive was created without any errors. But this may take some time.

See also:
Step 5. Where to save backups
Step 6. Schedule a Task
Step 7. Notification