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I have a complex folder system and I prefer to use the File System to choose which folder to back up. Using Backup Sets results in too many files being backed up that I don't need to have backed up. With the File System, I can better choose with pinpoint accuracy which folders I really need to back up.
Backup sets are most unclear; even the Knowledge Base doesn't help much. What is included in "Documents" and why? It certainly isn't all the word documents on the system. I think it is just shorthand for the "Documents" folder - but is that all? If it is could someone please make that clear in the manual/Knowledge Base
What is a Backup Set and how do I use it? Article ID: 000003736 Date: 09/14/2012
A backup set is a set of rules used to select files by type or other criteria. The default sets that are included with Mozy will only look for files in the most common locations for the specific type of that set (i.e. Photos will look in My Pictures, My Documents, and Desktop.) However, right-clicking any backup set will give you the option to edit it to look in additional locations, look for different file types, or use additional rules. You also have the option to create custom backup sets. To learn more click here.
To make changes to Backup Set selections, please follow these steps:
Creating Custom Backup Sets Article ID: 000003104 Date: 07/15/2012
MozyPro allows you to create custom backup sets for your specific needs.
Figure 1. Backup Set Editor
The newly created backup set is automatically checked/selected for backup.
You can find more help in Documentation and Knowledge Base.
Hope this is helpful...
Techalder thanks for pasting the instructions, however the relationship between backup sets and specifically-selected files in the "File System" tab is not clear. If I create backup sets and then add an additional folder by clicking a checkbox in "File System", what happens?
(1) All backup sets are ignored in place of the File System settings?
(2) The backup sets are backed up as well as any files/folders checked in File System? Can that result in duplicates?
(3) Some other logic?
I also use just the file system method of selecting files to backup. I found that the backup sets include ALL of the files in a given folder (including .ini, .tmp, etc).