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FAQ Why does the Backup 4 Less Client create temporary copies of files?

The Backup 4 Less Client creates temporary copies of files in order to avoid affecting the main memory when encrypting and compressing large files. This temporary copy is deleted immediately after a file has been processed.

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FAQ Can I define the location where temporary files are stored?

Yes. In Options under Advanced you can designate the location for the storage of temporary files.

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FAQ How often are updates released?

Updates for the Backup 4 Less Client are only released a few times a year, and are distributed automatically. So, at most, performing a software update requires a confirmation by the user.

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FAQ What ports does the Backup 4 Less Client use?

The Backup 4 Less Client uses standard ports. All communication with the servers in our data center goes through port 443 (SSL). Updates of the software are distributed through port 80. It is therefore not necessary to change the settings of firewalls or Internet security software in order to be able to use the software.

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FAQ Can the Backup 4 Less Client perform a backup of network drives?

Yes. The Backup 4 Less Client can perform a backup of network drives. In the software, you can link your UNC paths, to drive letters. You can specify a user name and password, after which the Backup 4 Less Client, will perform a backup of the network drive.

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FAQ How do I restore my data if it has been lost?

To restore only files or folders:

  1. Install Client, enter the user name, password and encryption key
  2. Restore the necessary files or folders

To restore an entire system:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows
  2. Install Client, enter the user name, password and encryption key
  3. Restore the System State using Backup 4 Less
  4. Restore the System State using NTbackup
  5. Restart Windows
  6. Restore all folders and files, including user rights.
  7. The system should then be fully restored.

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FAQ Can Backup 4 Less also provide a Bare Metal restore?

No. The software is not designed to perform a Bare Metal restore and always requires an operating system.

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FAQ How does a pre-script and post-script work in the Backup 4 Less Client?

As part of the backup tasks, you can select a batch or command file to be performed before or after the backup. An example of such a script is “C:\Scripts\prescript.bat”. You can use this, for example, to close or open certain Windows Services. An example of a pre-script that stops the Microsoft Indexing Service before the backup:

Net stop “Indexing Service”

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FAQ How does the command line interface work?

The Backup 4 Less Client contains a separate program that can be used to start backup tasks via the command line interface. After the creation of a task with the Backup 4 Less Client, this task can be started as part of a script. An example of this is:

"c:\program files\winzip\wzzip" c:\backups\test.zip c:\data\*
"c:\program files\totalbackup\Backup4Lessconsoleapp" backup /login username
/pass password /key key /server https://services.backup.com /task "command-line"
cd C:\backups
del *.* /q

This script creates a .zip file of “C:\Data” and then starts the command line task that makes a backup of the folder “C:\Backups” in which the .zip file is placed.

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FAQ Does the Backup 4 Less Client operate as a service in the background?

Yes. A process runs in the background, that performs backups if Backup 4 Less Client itself has not been launched. On Windows, this process runs as a Windows Service known as OnlineBackupService.exe?. On Mac OS-X and Linux, this process runs as daemon.

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