How to Exclude Certain Folders and Files From Backups

In order to exclude folders and files from a backup, use the Exclusions tab. The Exclusions tab offers various ways a folder or file can be excluded:   The top two boxes allow users to enter specific files and folders to be excluded. The third field ‘exclude files and folders containing this text…’ allows names […]

How to Backup Files with Unicode File Names

Backing up files with Unicode file names is fully supported in BackupChain and there is no need to configure anything. Full Unicode support is provided by BackupChain for file names up to 32,768 characters long. This makes BackupChain a perfect tool to back up very large file servers with deep folder structures, even over the network (network […]

Network Backups: Common Pitfalls

First of all make sure the network drive is NTFS formatted. If it is not, there will be critical limitations, depending on the file system used. NTFS allows paths to reach over 32,000 letters, whereas Linux file systems don’t. Linux file systems have different file size limits and file name limits (not just full path […]

How to Set Up a Plain File Backup Copy

Plain file backup is basically a straight copy job. In the New Task Wizard in BackupChain the option is called “no processing” because no compression, encryption, or deduplication is being used (see link to step-by-step article at bottom). A great bonus in BackupChain is you can keep more than one copy of each file, if […]

How Should I use Granular Backup?

You don’t have to use Granular Backup to back up everything; it’s there for added flexibility and value. Most users create two or more tasks, one for the full backup, whether compressed / deduped or not. The other one runs more frequently and backs up only specific folders from inside the VM, via Granular Backup. […]

Does BackupChain Back Up and Restore Folder / File Permissions?

Yes BackupChain has the option to back up and restore file and folder permissions, so-called ACLs. You’ll find the backup option in the Options tab, box “Access Control Lists”. When restoring, at the very end of the restore screen where you enter the target folder, click ‘advanced options’. You’ll see an option there to restore […]