Adding a New Backup Profile

You can configure Hyperoo to perform one or more scheduled backups by creating Profiles.  A Profile defines a set of files, a destination, a schedule and whether the backup is a local (UNC/NAS) or remote backup.  To create a new profile click on the "Profiles" button at the top of the Client Config window, then click on "New Profile" at the bottom left.  Specify a name for your Profile when prompted.  Your window should now look as follows:


The next step in creating your profile will be to pick the files and folders which need to be backed up.  You can do this by clicking on the Files or Folders tab, then clicking on the "Add" button to add a file or folder.  You can remove entries in the file and folder lists by clicking on the "Remove" button.

The example below shows the demo profile configured to backup an entire folder.


Next set the backup schedule.  Click on the "Schedule" tab and tick the "Enable Schedule" checkbox.  Set the repeat period i.e. how often the backup should run, then set the date and time when the schedule should start.  You can prevent the backup from running on a particular day of the week by ticking the corresponding checkboxes.  An example of a schedule configuration is shown below:


Next if you are doing a backup to a remote Hyperoo server you need to specify the Network settings for the Profile.  Click on the "Network" tab in the Profile area of the window.  By default the Profile will use the networks settings specified in the main Network tab, see here. If you do not wish to use the main network settings, you can override them by un-ticking the "Use main network settings" checkbox, then specifying the network settings which should be used for this profile.  The “Array:” textbox is used to specify the name of the array on the Hyperoo server you are connecting to. Set the remote server name (or IP address) and port.  If the server is configured to use encryption you need to specify the encryption password and key size.  You may limit the network usage of the profile by entering a bandwidth limit - a value of zero indicates that no bandwidth limitation should be used.  Should you wish to store your files in a different sub folder, enable the sub-folder checkbox. A typical network configuration is shown below:


Finally you should select the storage array where the backup files should be stored on the server (see Server Configuration). If you configured the storage array on the server to use a username and password, then the username and password must be specified here by checking the "Authenticate" checkbox and entering the credentials.

Finally, you can set this profile to send alerts by email to inform you when a backup completes or if a backup encounters errors or fails.  For this to work you must first specify SMTP mail settings (see here).  Check the "Send notification emails" checkbox, then select if you want an email for every backup, or just failed backups.  An example is shown below:


Your profile is now complete.  You should save the configuration by clicking "Save Config" then test the profile on the "Status" tab (see here). 


If you intend to backup to a local drive or UNC path, then the “Local” tab will allow you to choose your settings for backing up locally without the need for a Hyperoo Server. You have the option to ignore the last modified timestamp as well as creating dated directories for your backups which can be culled over a certain number of days. A screenshot of a typical local backup is below:



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