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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 shares and mapped drives in Administrator mode
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/531

Windows 10?


Yes, fully supported.

Are licenses per-user or per-machine?


Per-machine.

Licensing


Moving a license to another computer
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1102

License activation on an offline computer
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/582

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

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

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

Quiet periods / Scheduled hours
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/971

Running backup when an external drive is plugged in
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1012

Suppressing "missed backup" errors
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1053

Suppressing folder timestamp updates
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1104

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

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

Archiving / snapshots


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

Dynamically adjusting path of the backup folder for
keeping daily, weekly, monthly or serial snapshots
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1091

Maintenance / setup


Managing Bvckup2 configuration
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1140  --  how to add an override
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

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/979
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/616

File timestamps are too far in the past or in the future
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/979

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

Keeping newer backup copies
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1032

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
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

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

Preventing reboots when there are running backups
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1010

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 exclusion/inclusion rules works
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/972

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

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

Delta copying and pre-existing backups
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1131
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