One-click BackUp for WinRAR manual

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OCB help index
Software License Agreement
Buy OCB or WinRAR license
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

Using OCB main window

Generally, after you finish to play with settings, you will work mainly in the main window. You can quickly hide or show it by doubleclicking OCB yellow icon in the system tray (it is where the clock is, usually the right-bottom corner of the screen).

Besides the menu and the toolbar, main window represents two main parts: Preset Table (uppermost) and The Log (bottommost).

Preset Table allows you to manage unlimited number of presets. When you get more acquainted with OCB, you will probably have more than 10 presets, its a normal practice of advanced OCB users. Each preset has its own purpose to back up a certain set of files to a certain location. Sometimes you will need to backup one and the same set of files with different levels of compression to different media types, for example to HDD and CD-RW. That's what presets are for - they contain all the settings for a certain backup task as well as file and folder lists to back up. You can manipulate with presets by means of toolbar or popup menu (click right mouse button anywhere in the Preset Table).

Preset Table itself represents three columns: preset name, scheduled execution date/time and last execution date/time. You can click on the table headers to sort the table items according to the corresponding column.

In order to start any preset manually, just doubleclick left mouse button on the preset's name in the Preset Table (you cannot start a preset if another preset is being executed, but you can schedule it to the current date and time to make it start right after the current task is finished).

The Log is used to control all OCB responses. As OCB is an automatic system, you will not see any dialog boxes when errors occur. Instead of it, you will see a line with "[!]" at the end. If you use a skin, it will be marked with the red color. You can use log to calculate the number of days passed from a certain event date and the day of week of the event. To do it, doubleclick on any event line. Log popup menu (Right mouse button on any line of the log) allows you to clear or truncate the log manually at any time. You can also export the log to a text file.

Abort feature is available in the OCB system menu (click OCB yellow icon in the main window title and select "Send ABORT request"). If you send ABORT request, OCB will try to stop any preset activity immediately. After the cancellation there may be a 10-second pause to prevent undesirable conflicts of FTP and SMTP components.

Please be aware that ABORT request is "brute force". If you want to cancel the task at the state when WinRAR packs files, better use "Cancel" button in the WinRAR process window.

Key navigation in the main menu:

  • When selecting a preset with <UP> and <DOWN> keys, press <ENTER> or <SPACE> to run it.
  • <ALT-S> - open Scheduler window.
  • <ALT-O-?> - open OCB settings window. For Example, <ALT-O-A> allows you to select a skin.
  • <F11> - Quick help for other keyboard shortcuts (F1-F10, INS, DEL).
  • <F1> - Contextual help window.
  • <F2> - Rename preset.
  • <F3> - Restore files from backup archives.
  • <F4> - Edit preset.
  • <F5> - Duplicate preset.
  • <F6> - Rename preset.
  • <F7> - Schedule preset.
  • <F8> - Delete preset.
  • <F9> - OCB configuration window.
  • <F10> - Quit.
  • <INS> - Add a new preset.
  • <DEL> - Delete preset.



General conceptions for everyday use.