Step 13 - Schedule a Full Backup

This page is displayed if you enabled block-level backup previously in this wizard. On this page, you can specify the schedule for automatic running of a full 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 by default.

We strongly recommend that you specify a schedule for automatic running of a full backup on this wizard page to ensure that the older versions of your files are always available in a storage that uses a block-level backup.

If required, you can force the backup service to perform a full backup each time when the total size of previous block-level backups exceeds the specified proportion of the last full backup (50% by default).

In addition, you can make the backup service interrupt a backup process if it runs for too long by enabling a corresponding option on this wizard page.

When enabling this feature, please be informed that CloudBerry Backup is unable to predict the backup time which may vary depending on a variety of factors, and premature termination of a backup process may result in getting the backup data corrupted.

See the following articles online to learn more about the difference between the full and block-level backups:

You can manually force a full backup at any time by clicking the corresponding command under the backup plan entry on the Backup Plans tab of your application.