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Backup your data
The BullGuard Backup main feature from where you can set up Backup profiles, run them or edit them.
Along with custom made files or e-mail backup profiles, you can create backups for the Windows default locations such as My Documents folders which will include pictures, movies, desktop content and saved documents.
To setup your backup profiles, you need to select DASHBOARD, then Backup and restore section and click on the Manage Backup button, which will take you to the profiles overview page. There are 2 ways in which you can manage your backed up data. If you already have a profile created, just select it and press “Edit selected”.
Otherwise, please follow the steps below to create a new backup profile.
Once you click on the Add new button, you will be shown a welcome screen. Click Next to go to the next step.
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Choose the type of data you want to back up by ticking each box, then click Next.
Note that when you choose multiple data types, Bullguard will create a separate profile for each. Also, when you choose Documents, Photos, Music, Videos or Desktop, Bullguard will look for files in the default locations of your operating system. If you have stored files in other locations that you want to back up, choose the Other files or folders option and manually add them.
Edit: this button will open a new window, allowing you to edit the backup profile characteristics.
Edit: allows you to see what files and folders are included in the backup profile, as well as remove or add new ones.
Add: opens a new window allowing you to choose files or folders you want to include in the backup profile.
Select filters: allows you to define specific filters so BullGuard will only backup the type of files or folders you need to, saving you time and space.
In this step, you will need to choose the location you want to backup the files to. The backup can be stored on the Online Drive, on a CD/DVD, on the local computer (usually using an external hard disk) or on a network computer.
All Backup profiles can be scheduled to either start at a convenient time avoiding computer slowdowns or to backup important documents on a regular basis preventing information loss.
Never, I’ll start it myself – you will need to run this profile manually to backup the information.
While my computer is idle – the profile will only run in the background when the computer is not being used. If any action is performed on the computer, the backup process will pause.
I want to select a schedule – you can set the profile to run automatically at set time intervals. This will ensure that any information included in the profile will be backed up on a regular basis.
Whenever files change (continuous backup) – you can check this option if you want BullGuard to constantly backup the files you modify frequently and need permanent access to.
The Advanced Backup settings allow you to further customize your profile by adding special features such as encryption, versioning and backup compression. When done, click Finish.
The profile will now appear in the profile list accessible from the main Backup section. That is also where you can edit, rename, run or delete it.