One-click BackUp for WinRAR manual

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Software License Agreement
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What is One-click BackUp (OCB) for WinRAR and what is its purpose?
Freeware vs. Shareware versions. Registration.
How do I make first-time installation?
How do I get language files or translate OCB into my native language?
What files do I need to back up and how often?
What is a preset? Creating a new preset.
How do I set up a simple preset to test OCB?
General conceptions for everyday use
Using OCB main window
Settings - General tab
Settings - Interface tab
Settings - OCB-BIN tab
Settings - Remote Access tab
Settings - Dialup tab
Settings - Error management tab
Settings - Security tab
Settings - Appearance tab
Preset configuration - saving and loading default settings
Preset configuration - selecting an image for the preset
Preset configuration - General tab
Preset configuration - Actions tab
Preset configuration - File lists tab
Preset configuration - Notes / Comments tab
Duplicating a preset
Renaming a preset
Deleting a preset
Making a Windows shortcut to run a preset
Scheduling a preset
Creating a special preset (Windows Registry backup demo)
Configuring the scheduler
Using Shell Notifier
Advanced commands
Restoring backup files
Using command line parameters to control OCB
Using remote access via Internet or LAN to control OCB

Settings - Error management tab

Sound on errors - play a wave file when an error occurs.

Report errors to admin e-mail address via SMTP - send a notification e-mail to the administrator when an error occurs. You should have an Internet connection established, otherwise nothing will be sent. Unlike preset SMTP action, this feature does not establish dialup connection, so if you don't have a regular internet access you won't be able to receive e-mail notifications. If the connection is available, OCB will try to contact your SMTP server during 30 seconds and abort the e-mail notification in case of failure. Please don't rely on this feature if you don't have a reliable connection with your SMTP server. Alternatively, you can install your own SMTP server if you want the notifications to be sent for sure (Free SMTP Server by IM Soft, Ltd. is a freeware for Windows).

"Server" - specify smtp server name. You may use the server of your ISP.
"Login" - username/login for your smtp server. If the server doesn't require authentication, leave this field blank.
"Password" - password for the smtp server.
"From" - specify a valid from e-mail. If you put here some crap, the server may reject your message.
"To" - e-mail address of the recipient (admin's e-mail).

NOTE: if OCB fails to send e-mails, check the setting of your firewall software!

Enable retries on SMTP and FTP failures - if this checkbox is checked, OCB will try to reestablish FTP and SMTP connections when they are aborted by the remote server. It is not recommended to use long intervals because OCB is inactive during this period and other tasks cannot be executed. Large retry number is not recommended for the same reason. Generally, the interval of 5-10 seconds and 3-5 retries should be OK, but you may want to increase these values if you want to upload the files by all means.

SMTP and FTP timeouts - specify the maximum allowed time in minutes for each single smtp and ftp task. When OCB is busy with these tasks, the scheduler cannot execute other tasks. To prevent long FTP and SMTP sessions causing OCB's inactivity, you can limit the max. sessions' time. After this time the sessions will be aborted. Set to 0 if you don't want to limit SMTP and FTP session. Set to 1440 to abort any FTP or SMTP session that lasts more than 24 hours. Do not select low values because in this case OCB will not manage to upload large files. To configure these values correctly, use log to find out the maximum FTP or SMTP session time and increase this value threefold.

Keep maximum FTP/SMTP speed - this option allows you to select a preferable balance between the file transfer speed and CPU load. If this checkbox is checked, OCB takes more CPU time to achieve the maximum transfer speed, thus, this option is not recommended if you are going to work with your computer at the same time when OCB transfers files. However, if you don't work when OCB transfers files (for example, you upload files at nights), you may enable this option to reduce the time required for the transfer (the transfer speed gain is about 25%). PS: it turned out that this CPU load reported by Task Manager is not completely correct so just check this checkbox and ignore high CPU load, it won't decrease the performance of the system.


/SENDLOG command.

/sendlog(H) command allows you to request the log for the last H hours to your e-mail address. Actually, the log covers the period in hours from [NOW-H] to [NOW], where NOW is the time when the command was executed by OCB scheduler.

Using /sendlog:

/sendlog - send the log for 24 hours.
/sendlog(h) - send the log for h hours (48=2days, 72=3days,168=week).

The SMTP data and admin's e-mail should be specified in ERROR REPORTING page (settings).

The command can be called from
1) scheduler, just add /sendlog to the schedule, you can call it
automatically every hour or every day or after important backup jobs.
2) command line.
3) HTTP remote access (from a web browser).


Settings - General tab.