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Restrict scheduled backups temporarily

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There might be a time in a day, like important meetings, presentations, where you do not want any activity by other programs on your laptop. inSync provides you the ability to define a time period when you do not want inSync to perform any activity on your device. You can define this by configuring a Blackout Window duration in inSync settings.

During the Blackout Window duration: 

  • Any scheduled backups are not triggered.
  • Administrator-initiated manual backup is not triggered.
  • An ongoing backup will automatically pause and remain in a paused state until the Blackout Window duration is complete.


  • You can configure Blackout Window only if your administrator has enabled this feature for your account. Contact your administrator to enable this setting for your account.
  • You can resume the backups that are in the paused state due to the Blackout Window.

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​ Procedure

To configure Blackout Window

  1. Start the inSync Client.
  2. On the navigation pane, click Settings.
  3. Under the General tab, select the Blackout Window checkbox and define a time period when you want to restrict inSync from performing any backups.
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