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FAQ / Features

Sep 10, 2014

A list of topics with common questions and feature descriptions.

The best of the best


Network share and mapped drive access in Administrator mode
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/531

Windows 10?


Yes, fully supported.

Configuration


Logon credentials for network shares
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/413

Pre- and post-backup commands
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/98

Email notifications and alerts
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/473

Format of the exclusion/inclusion patterns, a.k.a. "filters" or "rules"
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/499/2946

Switching between desktop and service modes
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/799

Compressed backups
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/822

Encrypted backups
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/436/3374

Media and device ejection
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/827

Grouping backups for scheduling purposes
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/934

Archiving / snapshots


File versioning / archiving of modified files
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/158/1049  --  planned feature
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/502/2958  --  interim solution

Daily backups, with a week worth of history
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/716/3961

Daily backups, each in its own folder
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/716/3962

Cycling through a set of N backup folders, one per run
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/716/3963

Maintenance / setup


Managing Bvckup2 configuration
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/933  --  how to edit settings.ini
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/480  --  what's where
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/800  --  the INI file spec

Exporting/importing app configuration
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/595

Customizing configuration location / portable use
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/480/2837

Activating license on an offline computer
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/582

Customizing log rotation
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/349

Common issues


Mapped drives unavailable when running as Administrator
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/168
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/531

Copying open files
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/222

Issues with shadow copying
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/59

"Contents of the log cannot be displayed"
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/361

"Installation package appears to be corrupted"
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/446

"Path is too long" when accessing $Archive in Windows Explorer
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/562/3316

"SetFileTime() failed with 87"
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/616

Installer fails with 80096005
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/693

Advanced use / scanning & planning


Matching items by size, timestamps or attributes
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/858

Forcing backup of unmodified files
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/415

Excluding/including destination items, a.k.a. "destination filters"
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/502/2959

Suppressing comparison and/or copying of "created" timestamps
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/139

Retrying on errors while scanning
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/857

Cloning attributes, timestamps, etc. of the top-level folder
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/932

Advanced use / share access


Forcing network logon on every run
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/608/3472

Advanced use / assorted topics


Command-line control
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/411

Shut down the computer after a backup
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/200/1278   --  Option A
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/571/3774   --  Option B

Locking down UI access in service mode
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/452/2605

Scripted/automated installation
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/801

Customizing the UI appearance
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/481

Further reading material


How delta copying works
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/739

"Pushing" vs "pulling" backups
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/739/4043
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