One-click BackUp for WinRAR manual

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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

What is a preset? Creating a new preset

Preset is a set of files containing the following information:

  • What files and folders are to backup.
  • What parameters should be used to pack files (for example, compression level).
  • Where the archive should be copied to.
  • What kinds of media are to be used to store the archive (CD, FTP, LAN...).
  • When the obsolete archives should be deleted.
  • What other tasks should accompany the process (for example, external programs).

All this information is needed to customize backup creation processes. Luckily, you don't have to set up all these settings every time - most of them are already set to default values that work well in most cases.

You can create unlimited number of presets for different purposes. For example:

  • My Documents. This preset can be used to store your private documents.
  • My Project. If you are a programmer or a web-designer, you probably want to back up your work as often as possible to be able to undo undesirable changes at any moment.
  • Configuration files and registry. Here you can store configuration files for your programs and Windows Registry. If Windows happens to crash, you will be able to quickly restore most of your settings.
  • Pictures and music. If you have a source of photos [Digital camera] or music [Web] you probably store these new files in your hard disk until you have enough of them to write a complete CD. If you don't want to lose them because of your system's crash, you can create temporary backups of them time after time and write them to a CD-RW.

If you back up one and the same set of files with different settings to different media, it is recommended to specify the media name in the preset name to prevent confusion, for example:

Customer database (to HDD)
Customer database (to FTP)

If you are going to have a lot of presets, it is recommended to give them reasonable names containing their group name at the beginning. For example, if the whole family uses OCB, you can use such names:

General_Windows Registry

If you use alphabetic sorting (default), each user will be able to easily find his/her own set of presets. Moreover, OCB allows to attach small images to every preset, so it's possible to use, for instance, a dog image for dad's presets, a cat image for mom's presets and a fish image for son's presets while common presets can have an icon showing a computer.

Now that you have decided what files to backup, you can create a preset. Click right mouse button on Preset Table (the top list in the main window). In the pop-up menu select "Add new".


How do I set up a simple preset to test OCB?
What files do I need to back up and how often?

Preset configuration - saving and loading default settings.
Preset configuration - General tab.
Preset configuration - Actions tab.
Preset configuration - File lists tab.
Preset configuration - Notes.