This is a list of all the possible locations that you will be using for backup. This list includes both the possible source locations and all destination locations.




bullet Title

Each location has a title associated with it. It's used to identify the location in the "Location Selection" page and the synchronization toolbar.




bullet Type

Type of location:


  • Local - Local or networked drives, shared folders, removable hard disks, mp3 players etc.


Select this when the items you want to backup are in folders that look - for example - like:


C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents


\\laptop\c\Documents and Settings\John\My Documents


  • Burn CD/DVD - You can burn a writeable disk with this options. After selecting, a combo box will appear so you can select the device.


  • FTP or Secure FTP - Select this if you are saving to a remote FTP or SFTP server. If you administrate a website, this can be very useful to synchronize with your local copy. FTP Servers  might look like:


  • WebDAV - Most on-line backup services support WebDAV option. Servers might look like:


When selecting a remote location like the three above, then more options are shown that may be needed to connect to the location:


  • Server - the server of the remote location. See above for some examples.


  • Username / Password - enter here the username and password that might be needed to log-in.


  • Account / Port / Passive transfers - For FTP servers, these are only modified in rare circumstances.


  • Proxy Server - For FTP servers that connect through a proxy.


  • Save passwords in project - Whether to save all passwords entered in this windows with the project. For added security, you might want to remove this option, and have Backup Chunker ask for your passwords for each session.



The following are displayed if chunks are used:


  • Use Compressed archives to store files - This enables the basic feature of Backup Chunker, to compress your files into small to medium sized zip or 7-zip archives. Read more here. If you check this option, then the options below appear.


  • Chunk Size - The average size of each compressed file.


  • Encrypt with password - Whether to use encryption along with compression. If enabled, you must input a password.


  • Ratio - Select compression rate for archives. Higher compression needs more processing power, but results to smaller archives.


  • Format - Select the compressed archive format. This can be one of the popular formats zip or 7-zip.


  • Chunk naming - How the archives are named. An archive index is appended after this string. For example, if you select "backup" then archives will be named like:, etc.


  • Store in folder - The folder in the local or remote location that the chunks will be stored.  This might be something like:


d:\my backup\





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