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The General page of the Profile Properties dialog box is used to specify general options for the profile. Contents of this page depends on the synchronization type of the profile.


Common Options

Prompt to delete unmatched files - check this box if you want to confirm file deletions during synchronization.

Use Volume Shadow Copy service - check this box to let SmartSync Pro to copy files that are currently in use by other programs. You can copy database files, Outlook messages and even registry files.

for open files only - SmartSync Pro will use VSS to copy open files only. Other files will be copied directly.

for all files - SmartSync Pro will copy all files from the Volume Shadow Copy. This will allow to have a consistent backup.

Prompt to resolve file conflicts manually - check this box if you want to handle file conflicts manually.

Default Action

 Choose the default action for resolving file conflicts.

Span files across multiple removable disks - If you copy/compress files to a disk, and the disk is too small SmartSync Pro will prompt you to insert new disk to continue operation.


Backup Type

Unidirectional Synchronization - files are copied as is from the source folders to the destination folders. SmartSync Pro compares source and destination folders using File Comparison criteria and copies new and modified files only.

Versioned Backup - files are copied to a version subfolder of the destination folder. SmartSync Pro compares source and the last version of destination files using File Comparison criteria and copies new and modified files only to the new version folder.


File Versions (available for Copy source to destination, Move source to destination, Synchronize source and destination and Packet Synchronization only)

Keep last xxx versions of files - SmartSync Pro allows you to preserve old versions of files in a special folder. To restore previous versions of files select the profile, open local popup menu and select "Restore Previous Versions" item. The Restore Files dialog box will be opened.

Keep files in folder - specified number of previous versions of file are stored in a given folder.

Folder Settings - click this button to setup file versions folder settings:

Unlimited folder size - do not limit total folder size.

Maximum folder size xxx MB - limits the total size of the file versions folder to prevent disk overload.

Keep file version xxx days - all files stored the specified number of days ago will be deleted from the file versions folder.

Clean up the folder... - click this button to delete all files in the file versions folder. Be careful using this function!


File Deletions (available for Copy source to destination, Move source to destination, Synchronize source and destination and Packet Synchronization only)

Move deleted files to the File Versions folder - when File Versions option is used all deleted files will be moved to the file versions folder.

Move to Recycle Bin - deletes files by moving them to Recycle Bin.

Erase from disk - deletes files from disk permanently.

Remove files that do not match the filters from destination - (available for Copy Source to Destination only). Check this option to delete files that do not match Include and Exclude filters from the destination folders. For example this may be used to copy the files modified within 3 days and delete all old files.


Compression Options (available for Compress source into a single ZIP file, Incremental Backup and Packet Synchronization only)

Compression Ratio - Specify the compression ratio to compress files. The default is set to the optimum value. 0 means that all files will be placed in archive, but without compression. This is a fastest method.

Encryption - click this button to protect your compressed backups using the latest encryption techniques.

Do not encrypt - creates unprotected backups.

PKZip 2.0 compatible - creates password protected ZIP archives, compatible with PKZip 2.0 and built-in Windows zip browser (XP or later).

AES (Strong encryption) - encrypt your data using U.S. government-certified Advanced Encryption Standard (AES 256-bit) encryption security.

Password - specify a password to access encrypted files.

Retype Password - retype the password for verification.


Backup Options (available for Incremental Backup only)

Backup Type - specify what type of backups do you want to do:

Incremental Backup -  copies all of the files that have changed since the last backup was made. They do this whether the last backup was a full one or an incremental copy. The main advantage to incremental backups is that fewer files are copied in the period between full backups, which means you will get a shorter backup time.

Differential Backup - copies those files that have been changed since the last full backup took place. The key advantage of differential backups comes when data needs to be restored. Because a full backup was taken and the differentials copied everything that subsequently changed, only the full backup and the latest differential need to be restored.

Restart Full Backup - Restarts full backup at specified period. If you choose to restart every week then every 7 days a full backup will be accomplished, between these 2 dates jobs will be done as incremental/differential.

Next Full Backup - shows you the date of the next full backup. You may correct this date manually.

Keep all backups - do not delete old backups. This option may overload backup drive.

Keep only last - this option allows you to specify how many backups will be preserved.

incremental backups - SmartSync Pro will keep 1 full backup and the specified number of incremental/differential backups.

full with all incremental backups - SmartSync Pro will keep the specified number of  full backup and all subsequent incremental/differential backups.

Remote file list - Specifies how to get remote file list to compare with:

Keep file list locally - SmartSync Pro keeps a local copy of remote file list. Use this option if you are sure that all former backups are available.

Get file list from the latest full backup - the program scans all backup files starting with the latest full backup to get the file list. This option is used by default.

Get file list from all backup files - the program scans all available backup files to get the file list.


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