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Folder Backup Assistant

1. INTRODUCTION

2. CREATE A NEW SYNCHRONIZER TASK

3. SELECT A SOURCE

4. SELECT A DESTINATION

5. BACKUP SPECIFIC TYPES OF DATA

6. MAINTAIN AN ARCHIVE

7. NAME THE TASK

8. TASK CREATED

9. CONCLUSION

10. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

1. INTRODUCTION [top]

ChronoSync can backup the contents of a specific folder to another folder on any mounted volume. This assistant will create a synchronizer task that will backup a folder to another folder. The destination folder can be a local hard drive, NAS or mounted file server.

2. CREATE A NEW SYNCHRONIZER TASK [top]

From the ChronoSync Organizer window, choose 'Use a setup assistant.' This takes you to all of the assistants ChronoSync has to offer. For this guide, choose 'Folder Backup.'

list of assistants

A summary panel will appear to explain the 'Folder Backup' assistant. Click on 'Get Started' to set up the assistant.

Folder backup explanation

3. SELECT A SOURCE [top]

Choose the folder that contains all the data you'd like to backup. ChronoSync will backup that folder and all of its subfolders to the right folder chosen in the next step. Click on 'Next Step.'

select your source folder

4. SELECT A DESTINATION [top]

Choose the folder that you'd like to have your source folder, chosen in the previous step, copied to. It can reside on another hard drive, NAS or a file server. Click on 'Next Step.'

select your destination folder

5. BACKUP SPECIFIC TYPES OF DATA [top]

If you wish to include only certain types of data, you can choose those types on this screen. Otherwise keep the default of backing up all of your data. Click on 'Next Step.'

choose file types to backup

6. MAINTAIN AN ARCHIVE [top]

ChronoSync maintains an archive so that you have access to older files or files that you have deleted, just in case. The archive is a safety net against accidental deletions or changes to files. Determine whether you wish to have an archive and then click on 'Next Step.'

maintain an archive

7. NAME THE TASK [top]

The final step to the 'Folder Backup' assistant is to give it a unique, meaningful name so that you can easily access the task in the future. After naming the task, click on 'Create Task' to complete the assistant setup.

Name the task

8. TASK CREATED [top]

ChronoSync has created a new task with the settings specified during the assistant setup. The task is presented to you. From here, you can choose to go through all of the panels of the task document and fine tune options or, to keep things simple, run the task as-is.

Task created

9. CONCLUSION [top]

That's it! You now have a task defined to have ChronoSync backup one folder to another. If you need to access this task document in the future, it can be found in the ChronoSync Organizer.

10. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG [top]

Using the folder backup assistant is pretty straightforward so the above steps should work flawlessly and without incident. If you encounter any problems following this tutorial or you have any questions concerning any of the settings, please contact our technical support team and just ask! We don’t mind — we're here to help!