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Defining backup interval and schedule for laptops

About backup interval

As an inSync administrator, you can define the time interval between two consecutive backups triggered automatically from user laptops. For example, if you define backup interval to be 4 hours, backup will be triggered from a user laptop 4 hours after the completion of the previous backup. The laptop must be switched on and connected to inSync server (through LAN or WAN) for the backup to happen. In case the laptop is not connected to inSync server, backups will be triggered at the first possible opportunity after the interval is over.

Note: This functionality is managed through profiles and not at an individual user level.

Defining backup interval for laptops

To define the backup interval

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Under the Laptop Backup Schedule tab, in the Laptop Backup Schedule area, click Edit. The Edit Profile ​window appears.
  4. From the Backup every list, select the backup frequency. 

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  5. Click Save.
Note: You can configure backups to be as frequent as 5 minutes. However, files greater than 128 MB will be backed up minimum 20 minutes apart.

About backup schedule

Backup schedule defines the time period between which backups can happen, or not happen, from user devices. There are two types of backup schedule:

  • Trigger backup schedule - The trigger backup schedule defines the time period between which backups can be automatically triggered from user devices. For example, if the trigger backup schedule is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, backups from user devices will be triggered only during this period. If backup from a device is scheduled to be triggered after 6:00 PM, it will wait till 8:00 AM next day. Any backup triggered during the trigger backup schedule period will be completed even if it means continuing past the end time. For example, any backup triggered before 6:00 PM do not stop just because 6:00 PM is the end time for trigger backup schedule.   
  • Never backup schedule - The never backup schedule defines the time period between which backups can never happen from user devices. For example, if the never backup schedule is between 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, no backup will be automatically triggered during this period. Even the ongoing backups that were triggered automatically will be stopped. However, backups triggered manually by users will not be affected by the never backup schedule.

As an inSync administrator you can define the backup schedule for laptops in your organization. This functionality is controlled through profiles and not at an individual user level.

Defining backup schedule

To define the backup schedule

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Under the Laptop Backup Schedule tab, in the Laptop Backup Schedule area, click Edit. The Edit Profile ​window appears.
  4. Enter the following details:

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    • In the Backup between list, select the start time and end time of the trigger backup schedule. If you do not want to set up a trigger backup schedule, make sure that the start time and end time is same.
    • In the Never backup between list, select the start time and end time of the never backup schedule. If you do not want to set up a never backup schedule, make sure that the start time and end time is same.
  5. Click Save
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