Step 6 - Specify the Advanced Options

On this wizard page, you can configure your backup plan.

The following settings are available on this wizard page:

  • Use block-level backup
    As opposed to a full backup which uploads a complete copy of each file to a storage, a block-level backup uploads the full copy of your data only during the first execution of the backup plan and when explicitly forced to do this. In other cases, the backup service uploads only blocks that were modified since the last backup date, which can dramatically decrease the processing time required for completing your backup routine, as well as reduce the required storage space.

    When choosing this option, the wizard prompts you to schedule a full backup on a corresponding page.

See Understanding Backups to learn more about the available kinds of backup.

  • Exclude files/folders
    With this option enabled, you can specify which folders on the selected drives you need to exclude form your backup. You can list these directories either using an in-place editor (with each directory listed on a new line), or using a visual editor that is invoked by clicking a corresponding link.

You can customize additional options by clicking a corresponding link on this wizard page.

These options are not available if you enabled AWS Snowball Import previously in this wizard.

  • Ignore bad sectors Enable this option to allow the recovery process to complete after encountering any damaged sectors on a disk drive. After restoring such a volume, bad sectors will become empty sectors and you will not be able to read any files that were using them.
  • Disable VSS, use direct access to NTFS volume Disables Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), which may be required when a disk is not used for writing operations and has not enough space to create a VSS snapshot (typically, this is the case with system volumes).
  • Use system VSS provider Forces CloudBerry Backup to use the system default VSS provider. Use this option when there are any third-party VSS providers installed on the system that may interfere with proper processing of VSS snapshots by CloudBerry Backup.
  • Prefetch block count
    Specifies the maximum number of blocks that CloudBerry Backup can store in memory for each disk volume.

A block is a minimum unit of information that CloudBerry Backup can process at a time when preparing a backup.

When you need to perform a block-level backup over a disk containing several terabytes of data, you can speed up the backup processing by increasing the block size (see below).

  • Block size Specifies the amount of data CloudBerry Backup can process at a time.