One-click BackUp for WinRAR manual

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What is One-click BackUp (OCB) for WinRAR and what is its purpose?
Freeware vs. Shareware versions. Registration.
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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 - OCB-BIN tab

OCB-BIN is a common name for OCB-Keeper and OCB-Recycle features. Both features are supposed to make your document management easier and safer. OCB keeper is used to create a quick backup copy of one or more documents. For instance, if you are going to add considerable changes to your document and want to be able to restore the current version of the document if you find the changes undesirable. The use of OCB-Keeper is much easier than creating a new OCB preset for this document or just copying the document manually to a backup location. The OCB-Recycle is used to move unneeded documents to the archive. It is always the case: you delete a document and in three month you understand that you still need it. OCB-Recycle allows you to keep unneded documents for as long as you wish and restore them easily in case you still need them later. Sure, you can use standard Windows recycle bin to keep unneeded documents, but it has a lot of disadvantages:

  • Standard recycle bin is used to keep a lot of useless stuff, including temporary files that you will never need. Such a chaos makes it difficult to find a needed document among rubbish. OCB-Recycle is recommended to be used for documents only, so it will be comparatively easy to find what you need even after a long period of time.
  • Recycle bin shows all files in one window, OCB-Recycle keeps hierarchical folder structure, so you can quickly find the file right in the folder from which it was deleted.
  • As recycle bin is used for everything, the number of files inside is constantly growing and each further delete becomes slower and slower, encouraging you to clean up the recycle bin, loosing all files inside it. OCB-Recycle always work at the same speed as the first time you use it.
  • The more you use recycle bin, the more space it consumes, so you need to clean it up often enough. If you clean it, you will loose all documents inside it. OCB-Recycle keeps all documents in RAR format consuming less disk space. You can keep your documents for years in the OCB-Recycle, without cleaning it up.
  • Recycle bin is unprotected and you cannot keep secret documents there. OCB-Recycle allows you to set a password that will be required to view or restore the files.
  • OCB-Recycle allows you to delete very old files with just one click, it's difficult to do it with recycle bin.

Before using OCB-BIN, set up a folder for it. The folder should have enough free space to keep all your documents. OCB-BIN feature works only when OCB is running (it can be minimized though).

Enable OCB-Keeper: if enabled, the context menus of files and folders will have an item called "OCB-Keeper". If you select this item, the file or folder will be quickly saved.

Enable OCB-Recycle: if enabled, the context menus of files and folders will have an item called "OCB-Recycle". If you select this item, the file or folder will be moved to the recycle archive.

OCB-BIN path: a folder for OCB-BIN archives. It will contain "keeper.rar" and "recycle.rar" files. Use these files to restore your documents when needed.

OCB-BIN compression: select preferred compression level: the better the compression is, the slower the work is and the lesser space the archive requires.

OCB-Keeper password: set a password to protect files saved to OCB-Keeper. If this line is empty, the archive will be unprotected.

OCB-Recycle password: set a password to protect files deleted to OCB-Recycle. If this line is empty, the archive will be unprotected.

Keep previous file versions when updating files (0-fresh versions only) - forces OCB to keep previous file versions when adding files that already exist in the archive. Old versions are renamed to 'filename;n ', where 'n' is the version number. If you specify 'n' parameter when archiving, it will limit the maximum number of file versions stored in the archive. Old file versions exceeding this threshold will be removed. Warning: By default, when unpacking an archive without the switch -ver, WinRAR extracts only last added file version, the name of which does not include a numeric suffix. But if you specify a file name exactly, including a version, it will be also unpacked.

Show notification when done: as archiving with good compression usually takes some time, the files are deleted or backed up not immediately. If you check this checkbox, OCB will notify you when the files are backed up so you may go on changing them.

OCB-BIN window works as...: this feature activates a small floating window. Drag and drop files and folders to this window and they will be processed by Keeper or Recycle depending on the selection in this radio groupbox. If you doubleclick on the "Keeper" or "Recycle" image, the corresponding archive file will be opened. You can also disable this window when it is not needed.

Clean up OCB-BIN: this feature is very convenient for OCB-Recycle. You may get rid of files that were not modified for a specified number of days. It's important to understand that it is modification date of the file that matters, not the date when the file was deleted. For instance, if the file was not modified since 1998 and you deleted it just yesterday, it WILL BE removed from the archive if you set the limit of obsoleteness to 60 days. Use this feature with caution!



Settings - General tab.