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Alarm Action - Backup (Part 1 - Destination)
The alarm action "Backup" allows files to copied to another folder on your computer.
(Note: This option is not available in the LITE version of Kirby Alarm)

The beauty of Kirby Alarms Backup function is it is built into kirby alarm. You do not need to buy any other program to back up your valuable data.

When backing up files the directory structure is automatically maintained. This makes data recovery easy and as pain free as possible.

Multiple files/ folders can be included (or excluded) from the back up set.

A log file is created each time the backup is run. The log file is located in the location Kirby Alarm Pro is installed to.
The name of the logfile is "Kirby.txt"

The destination files can be copied or compressed into zip format.
The zipped files are compatible with most programs including WinZip and PowerArchiver

To improve performance only the files that have changed are processed.

The directory structure of the source is automatically created in a sub folder of the destination.
For example say the destination folder is "d:\backup" and the source folder is "c:\ian"
This means files (and sub folders of c:\ian) will be copied to "d:\backup\c\ian"

Pretend the directory structure of c:\Ian was like this..
    C:\Ian\file1.txt
    C:\Ian\file2.txt
    C:\Ian\ABC\file3.txt
    C:\Ian\ABC\ABC1\file4.txt
    C:\Ian\ABC\ABC1\file5.txt
    C:\Ian\ABC\ABC1\file6.txt
    C:\Ian\DEF\file7.txt
    C:\Ian\DEF\DEF1\file8.txt
    C:\Ian\DEF\DEF1\DEF2\file9.txt


Compression Type - There are four options available
  1. No Compress - Files will be copied from the source folder(s) to the destination folder
    If the source was c:\ian\*.* and the destination was d:\backup the resulting directory structure would be..
    D:\backup\c\Ian\file1.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\file2.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\ABC\file3.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\ABC\ABC1\file4.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\ABC\ABC1\file5.txt D:\backup\c\Ian\ABC\ABC1\file6.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\DEF\file7.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\DEF\DEF1\file8.txt
    D:\backup\c\Ian\DEF\DEF1\DEF2\file9.txt
  2. Compress First Level - Files will be zipped from the source folder(s) to a zip file named after the first level of the source, to the destination folder. Use this option with care though, because you may end up with a huge single zip file that is unmanageable.
    If the source was c:\ian\*.* and the destination was d:\backup the resulting directory structure would be..
    D:\c\ian\ian.zip
  3. Compress Second Level - Files will be zipped from the source folder(s) to a zip file named after the second level of the source, to the destination folder.
    If the source was c:\ian\*.* and the destination was d:\backup the resulting directory structure would be..
    D:\c\ian\ian.zip
    D:\c\ian\abc.zip
    D:\c\ian\def.zip
  4. Compress Each Folder - Files will be zipped from the source folder(s) to a zip file named after each folder of the source, to the destination folder.
    If the source was c:\ian\*.* and the destination was d:\backup the resulting directory structure would be..
    D:\backup\c\Ian\ian.zip
    D:\backup\c\Ian\ABC\abc.zip
    D:\backup\c\Ian\ABC\ABC1\abc1.zip
    D:\backup\c\Ian\DEF\def.zip
    D:\backup\c\Ian\DEF\DEF1\def1.zip



 
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