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Archive or Backup?

Posted: September 7th, 2008, 4:13 pm
by Valer80
I installed acebackup and I think it's a great program (and free!!).
Now there is a thing it's not clear to me: I succesfully backed up directories from my laptop to my external drive, with a
backup project. Now the thing is that if I check my files on the external drive they all have a nsz. extensions that modify
fiile name extensions and render it impossibile to open. Is it supposed to do so? I noticed that while backing up it was compressing (or at least this showed in the advancment box) but I didn't choose any compression or encryption.
There's a problem or backup is supposed to dont' create file in a version that is possible to open without restoring?
Is it the archive projects that suits for me (backing while having file available also on the external drive)?
Thanx for answers.

Re: Archive or Backup?

Posted: September 8th, 2008, 11:38 am
by AceBIT (Support)

It is normal that these files have the extension nsz. If you want to backup the files as they are by just copying them you just have to select the file format "Store files "AS IS"" while creating a new project.

In an AceBackup archive you can create your own folder structure. In AceBackup backup you cannot create your own structure because it takes the structure from your local system so you are also not able to create your own folders.

Is this what you wanted to know?

Kind regards

Re: Archive or Backup?

Posted: September 9th, 2008, 4:14 pm
by Valer80
That's ok I switched to as is box and now after backup I am able to open files after backing up.
As I understood I only lose the versioning feature choosing as is instead of proprietary. Right?
Thank you very much.

Re: Archive or Backup?

Posted: September 10th, 2008, 9:45 am
by Support (AceBIT)

this is right; when you choose the file format "As is" only one version is stored.

Best regards