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NEWTECH INFOSYSTEMS, INC.

NTI Backup Now EZ

NTI Backup Now EZ User's Guide

Backup Now EZ User's Guide

 2009 NewTech Infosystems, Inc.

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....................................... 17 INSTALLING & UNINSTALLING BACKUP NOW EZ ............................................................................................................................................................... 14 ENABLING/DISABLING A BACKUP JOB ....................................................... 14 RESTORING A BACKUP JOB ............................................................................. 12 RUNNING A BACKUP JOB .................... 6 CREATING AND CONFIGURING A BACKUP JOB ............... 3 WELCOME TO NTI BACKUP NOW EZ ................................................................................................... 19 ii ....................................................... 15 CREATING A BOOTABLE CD/DVD ................................................................................................... 10 MODIFYING THE BACKUP SCHEDULE ..................................................................... 10 MODIFYING THE BACKUP DESTINATION ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 11 RUNNING AND MANAGING A BACKUP JOB ................................................................................ 10 MODIFYING FILES AND FOLDERS ..................................................................................... 16 RUNNING BACKUP NOW EZ ON STARTUP ............ 5 OVERVIEW OF MAIN SCREEN ........................................Table of Contents INTRODUCTION........................................................................................ 14 EDITING A BACKUP JOB ............................................................................................................................ 16 INSTALLATION ................................................................... 8 WELCOME SCREEN ............................................

Chapter 1 Introduction Page 3 .

Chapter 1 — Introduction Welcome to NTI Backup Now EZ Overview of Main Screen Page 4 .

Backup Priority Setting Adjusts the CPU priority to speed up either the backup or the other applications. Backup Now EZ offers the following new main features: Interval Image Backup Makes an initial full image backup of you system. Backup Now EZ will not only restore your data files.Welcome to Backup Now EZ! Our software allows users to schedule backup jobs that copy the contents of one or more folders (the "backup source") to another location (the "backup destination"). Destination Capacity Alert A warning message that appears when your destination drive is becoming full. Multiple Restore Points A flexible multiple restore points which enables users to flexibly restore the system at any time. In addition. Quick Search Restore Helps find the needed files from the backup set without needing to manually drill down through folder tree. Backup Job Status Console Gives the user an overall view/status of their backup jobs. or whenever any data in the backup source are modified. Backup Now EZ supports backups on external USB hard drives. The backup jobs are scheduled to regularly update the data in the backup folder to a user-defined intervals. You can schedule a job to run every certain number of minutes. then also includes Interval Data Protection (IDP) for daily or weekly changes to keep the image always up to date. Page 5 . on certain days at a specified time. but the programs and operating systems as well.

Page 6 .Overview of the Main Screen When Backup Now EZ is launched. "Create Bootable CD/DVD" Launches to Bootable Disc Creator window to make a Bootable Restore CD/DVD. This section describes the functionality of each option on the Menu Bar. "Status Details" Launches the Job Status window to show the jobs in more detail. Action Menu "Backup” Runs the selected backup job immediately. Tools Menu "View Log File” The View Log File will open the log file for the selected job. the Main screen displays two backup jobs as well as various options that allow you to modify and enable/disable the jobs. Backup Window "Modify" Enables you to edit a specific setting of the selected job. "Restore” Opens the restore job window to select and restore files and folders.

"Register my NTI software" Links to NTI’s website to register software. "About " Displays version number and date. Page 7 .Help Menu "Help Topics" Launches NTI Backup Now EZ help file.

Chapter 2 Creating and Configuring a Backup Job Page 8 .

Chapter 2—Creating and Configuring a Backup Job Welcome Screen Modifying Files and Folders Modifying Backup Destination Modifying the Backup Schedule Page 9 .

Note: You can not modify the Complete System Backup source. You can select the files from Multi-Media (videos. Office (PowerPoint. Email (Outlook). Advanced: You can select specific files and folders from the actual computer such as folders on your Desktop. The chart next to each destination shows the amount of both used and free space. click on “OK” to continue. Word files." Page 10 . On the left hand side of the window. a Welcome window will display two backups: File and Folder Backup and Complete System Backup. Modifying Files and Folders To modify the default source data simply click on the modify hyperlink below the folder icon. and Favorites (IE Favorites) to backup. When you have selected the destination. This step allows you to configure the location of the backup destination.Welcome Screen When Backup Now EZ is launched for the first time. it is the data that will be copied to the backup destination. Note: You can specify the folder when you click on folder image below the selected destination. there are two locations where you can select your files or folder: My Files on C: and Advanced for a file backup.  modify the source for backup: To 1.  set up the backup destination: To 1. 2. Click on “Finish. 2. To select the destination. To accept the backup settings.” Modifying the Backup Destination To modify the default destination simply click on the modify hyperlink below the drive icon. mark the circle next to the destination drive. My Files on C: The tab allows you to quickly select the most common data files on your computer. Excel files. & Acrobat). click on "Finish. & pictures). music. Browse through on the window to the right and select the data to back up by checking the boxes next to the file or folder. You can specifically modify the backup settings when you click on the “Modify” link. The folders and files selected in this step are known as the backup source. All files and folders that are checked will be included in the backup job.

Weekly The backup will be scheduled on the specified the day and time of the week for the backup. A calendar to your right will display the backup schedule. The program will decrypt the data to be read correctly during restore. For example. The Backup Priority This feature enables the user to adjust the CPU priority to either speed up the Backup Now EZ or the other application. Backup Now EZ will back up the source data after the specified amount of time in four different intervals.  Modifying the Backup Schedule To modify the default backup schedule simple click on the modify hyperlink below the clock/calendar icon. when you select Faster Computer. Hourly The backup will be scheduled on an hourly basis. You can set the threshold from 50%-100%. Daily The backup will be scheduled on the specified the time and day interval for the backup. it will speed up the other applications and slows the backup. Monthly The backup will be scheduled on the specified the day of the month and time of the backup. Once the schedule has been set. click on “Finish” to return to the main GUI. Page 11 . You can even schedule your backup on the last day of the month. You must enter a password to open the data.Additional options are available below:  Destination Capacity Alert A warning message will appear when the destination has reached your set threshold. Data Encryption This feature encrypts your data using 256-Bit AES encryption.

Chapter 3 Running and Managing a Backup Job Page 12 .

Chapter 3—Running and Managing a Backup Job Running a Backup Job Editing a Backup Job Enabling/Disabling a Backup Job Restoring a Backup Job Creating a Bootable CD/DVD Running Backup Now EZ on Startup Page 13 .

The edit window will appear and you can edit the backup’s specific settings. Using the Action Menu. In the Main screen. 3.Running a Backup Job The definition of running a backup job is one that is actively copying data from the backup source to the backup location. If it is not enabled. Make sure that the backup job is enabled. The job will begin running and the progress will be display under the clock/calendar icon. Place a check mark on the check box of the backup job to Enable or Disable. Enabling/Disabling a Backup Job  enable/disable a backup job: To 1. After you have selected the job. 2. 2.” Note:  A job has to be selected by checking the checkbox to access the functions under the Action menu. select “Enable” or “Disable. select a backup job from the Job List by checking the box next to the job name. mark the checkbox of the backup job to enable it. Simply click "Modify" on the specific setting of the job. Page 14 . Editing a Backup Job  edit and reconfigure a backup job: To 1.  start running a backup job: To 1. go to the File menu and select “Backup” or click the backup button at the bottom right of the GUI.

You will be prompted to insert a bootable CD/DVD disc and press “OK. You will need to have your computer boot select set to boot first to the CD-ROM drive. 3. Click on “Restore” to restore backup. you will be prompted to remove the bootable disc and press “OK. Location You can restore the backup files to the original location by selecting Original or change the location by selecting “Other” and specify the location on the box next to it. 2.  Restoring in Complete System: 1. Select “Restore” in the Action menu or the Restore button at the bottom right of the GUI. All files and folders that are checked off will be included in the restore. 5.” 3. Select “Restore” in the Action menu or the Restore button at the bottom right of the GUI.”      Page 15 . After the restore is complete. Select your restore point (Date & Time) you want to restore your computer to and press the “Restore” button. and the files are listed on the right pane. 4. Browse through the Explorer view and select which data to restore by checking the boxes next to the desired folders and files. 2.Restoring a Backup Job  Restoring Files & Folders: 1. Note:  The folders are listed on the left pane. The program will reboot the computer. You can also change the location of the restore your backup files & folders.

 Page 16 . 4. deleting. Select the optical drive for the disc through the dropdown box.” 2.Creating a Bootable CD/DVD  select the drive to restore and schedule: To 1. Running Backup Now EZ on Startup Backup Now EZ will automatically launch during startup if there is at least one enabled job was set to backup at Startup and the application was running when the system was last rebooted or shut down. Go to Tools menu and select “Create Bootable CD/DVD. and modifying data from the backup source . Press “Start” to create the bootable disc. 3. It is important to have Backup Now EZ running when you are adding. Insert a blank CDR/RW or DVDR/RW disc.this is the best way to keep your backup destination up to date.

Chapter 4 Installation Page 17 .

Chapter 4 — Installation Installing & Uninstalling Backup Now EZ Page 18 .

Press Next or select the Browse button to choose a different installation directory. The Setup Complete dialog will let you reboot Now or later. Select the language for the software and click on OK to continue.Installing & Uninstalling Backup Now EZ Installing Backup Now EZ  To install Backup Now EZ: 1. Click on Install Backup Software to install Backup Now EZ." option and Click the Finish button and reboot your computer. I want to restart my computer Now. To continue with the installation of the Backup Now EZ software. Connect the Toshiba hard drive with Backup Now EZ to an available USB port on your computer.exe Note:  Where "D" is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive which contains the Backup Now EZ. You will be asked to restart your computer. Notes:  You must have Administrator Rights to install Backup Now EZ on machines running Windows 2000/XP/Vista. It is recommended to select the "Yes. 7. A window will automatically appear and ask if you wish to install the software. If you do not see this screen then click Run from the Start button on the Taskbar and in the dialog box type: D:setup. 8. 9. 3. 5. Page 19 . 6. 4. Choose the computer system for the external hard drive. Click OK to execute the Setup program. Click on Next to continue. click on Next. Backup Now EZ program group with the appropriate shortcuts will be added to the Start menu. 2. Backup Now EZ will now be installed in the target directory. The drive letter may be different depending on your system configuration. Read the END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SOFTWARE and check the radio button if you accept the terms of the license agreement.

Click Yes to confirm the removal operation. Page 20 . From the Install/Uninstall Tab. 4. Click on Finish when the uninstall is complete.Uninstalling Backup Now EZ uninstall the Backup Now EZ software: To 1. select Backup Now EZ from the list of programs installed on your computer. 6. Run the Control Panel application from the Start -> Settings menu. 3. Click Add/Remove… 5. 2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.