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Novosoft Office Backup - Data Backup Software
Automatic data backup to DVD, CD, USB, HD DVD, Blu-ray, FTP or SFTP
Data Backup Software

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Latest version: 4.0
12 August 2011
Download size: 16.9MB


Data Filter Software for Backup

Handy Backup allows you to filter files and folders for data backup. You can use file filtering to include or exclude some files when you backup a dataset. For example, using a data filter that selects .AVI files from a drive allows you copying your movie collection only, without other files on that drive.

Using the File System Filter

To set up a data filter, you can use masks of filename, by simply using the same methods as your use for Windows Explorer or console commands. Use the asterisk (*) for skipping some characters, or a "?" symbol for a single character in the file name or extension, to filter files that you need. For example:

  • The file mask like *.mp3 will select all MP3 music files in your folder or drive.
  • The mask beta????.docx will select DOCX files with 8-character names beginning with "beta".
  • The mask for a name myproject.* will filter for backup data only files called "myproject", regardless of file extension.

Note: You can add a filter for backup data on Step 2 of a new task wizard, by clicking onto the File Filters... button in the lower right position of a window.

File Filtering Backup with Handy Backup

Using File Attributes

Another type of data filter is by attributes; it can select or unselect system, hidden, temporary and archive files. Using these filters often allows data filter software to exclude big but unwanted files (especially temporary files) from a backup set.

Note: Not all programs will use attributes, so you may combine attributes and file masks to make a proper dataset for file filtering software!

Use file filtering backup to optimize your storage space and efficiency of backup operations!

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