Backup reserve copy

You can create reserve copies of your backups and save them on the file system, a network drive, or a USB flash drive.

To make a reserve copy:

  • Select the Create a reserve copy of my backups check box
  • Click Set location… and specify a location for the backup copies
  • Choose one of the reserving methods:
    • duplicate the backups as tib files
    • make reserve copies as zip archives
    • copy the files and/or folders to a specified location “as is”

If you choose reserve copies to be made in the tib format, all backup options (such as backup compression, backup splitting, etc.) will be inherited from the source backup. You can also protect the tib backup reserve copy with a password. To do so, click Set password and specify a password for the reserve copy.

A reserve copy always contains all the files selected for backup, that is, when creating a reserve copy the program always makes a full backup of the source data. You cannot make a reserve copy in the form of an incremental or differential backup even in tib format.

Also remember that you will pay for the enhanced convenience and increased security of your data by the time required for performing the backup because normal backup and reserve copying are performed one at a time and not simultaneously.

Please, be aware that built-in support of zip files in Windows does not cover operations with multivolume zip archives, and with zip archives exceeding 4GB in size or which contain files of more than 4GB each. Also remember that CD/DVDs are not supported as locations for reserve copies.

Backup reserve copy