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How to Schedule a Backup as a Scheduled Task

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LogMeIn Backup allows you to make detailed schedule settings using functionality that mirrors the Windows Scheduled Tasks tool.

Once you have specified a time for your backup operations using the Back Up Files and Folders Wizard, you can click Backup Set Properties to open the Backup Set Properties dialog box.

Note: Available functionality on the Backup Set Properties dialog box may differ depending on your operating system. For further information, consult Windows Scheduled Tasks documentation for your operating system.

Backup Set Properties, Task tab

Fastpath: New/Modify Backup Set > Scheduling tab/page > Backup Set Properties > Task tab

The Task tab allows you to view and add comments to tasks, set a password for tasks, and to enable/disable the task. You are also able to specify if the task should run only when the user is logged onto the machine.

Backup Set Properties, Schedule tab

Fastpath: New/Modify Backup Set > Scheduling tab/page > Backup Set Properties > Schedule tab

The Schedule tab summarizes the day, date, and time of any schedule settings made using the Back Up Files and Folders Wizard.

Option Description
Show multiple schedules Select the Show multiple schedules tab to be able to pull down a list of your scheduled backup operations from a drop-down menu. You will need to specify which type schedules you want to view; daily, weekly or monthly.
Advanced To fine tune your schedule time settings, click Advanced. The Advanced Schedule Options dialog box will be displayed.
  • Set an end date for the scheduled task
  • Set the task to repeat at specific times
  • Set the task to be stopped at a specific time point, even if it is not complete (this is useful if there is a critical task set to run at a certain time that would need all the computer’s resources)

Backup Set Properties, Settings tab

Fastpath: New/Modify Backup Set > Scheduling tab/page > Backup Set Properties > Settings tab

The Settings tab allows you to further control when your scheduled backups will run and what will happen once a job has either failed or completed.

Option Description
Delete task if it is not scheduled to run again Select this option if you want to delete a Backup Set once it has been backed up and if the Set is not scheduled to be backed up at any time in the future.
Stop the task if it runs for… Enter a value in this field if you want the back up process to be stopped if it does not complete successfully during the specified time period.
Only start the task if the computer has been idle… Define tasks to start only if the computers have been idle for a set amount of time. This feature is especially useful if you have a Backup Set due to run, but you may unexpectedly need to use your computer. The task will be postponed until the next scheduled occasion.
Stop the task if the computer ceases to be idle Select this option if you want the backup process to be stopped if the computer goes into use while the backup is in progress.
Don’t start the task if the computer is running on batteries Select this option if you want to prevent the backup process from running if the computer is on battery power.
Stop the task if battery mode begins Select this option if you want to stop a task if the computer switches to battery power.
Wake the computer to run this task Select this option if you want to wake the computer to run the scheduled task at the scheduled time.
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