Tutorial Step 5: Providing Automated Backups

The Backup Tool has no internal scheduler. However the Backup Tool has special facilities that allow you to create unattended backups.

Pro version:

Use the Schedule page of the Project Properties window to set the backup creation to schedule.

The Backup Tool Pro distribution package contains the Active Task Manager automation utility. So that users of the Pro version don't need anything else to create the scheduled backups.

Both versions:

Using Backup Tool Command-line support you can create automated backups with any automation utility that can launch an exe-file. Open your favorite automation utility and add a task to start Backup Tool executable Backup Tool.exe with the following command-line arguments:

/b <Backup Tool project for auto-backup>

Here the <Backup Tool project for auto-backup> is a full name (with a path) of Backup Tool project you wish to start automatically. See your automation utility documentation to learn how to set a schedule for the task.

The following example shows how to create an automated backup of a sample Backup Tool project with the Active Task Manager.