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Full backup
At all times, all files matching the selected masks are backed up
Differential backup
All files (matching the selected masks) are backed up for the first time. In each subsequent backup, only those files which have been created or modified since the last full or differential backup will be included.
File fragment differential backup
All files (matching the selected masks) are backed up for the first time. In each subsequent backup, only those files which have been created or modified since the last full or differential backup will be included.
Files exceeding a certain size set by the user are divided into (virtual) fragments whose size is also defined by the user. Checksums (CRC) of file fragments are compared. If a given fragment has been modified since the last differential backup, it is included in the backup; otherwise it is skipped. This type of backup is recommended for large files (> 20 MB).
FBF directory
A folder whose name includes the name of the computer and the .FBF (Ferro Backup Folder) extension. It contains the archives (*.ZIP files) of a given workstation. Such folders are created automatically by the system in the archive directory set in FBS Server Settings tab.
Coherent (Integrity)
An integral file has a consistent structure for the software which uses it to store information. For database files integrity is ensured once all write transactions are completed.
File mask
name including wildcards used to refer to a group of files or folders.
Backup server
a computer with FBS Server installed
Workstation
any computer with FBS Worker installed, regardless of the function it has on the network (file server, office computer, portable computer, database server etc.).
Wildcard
a character entered using the keyboard, e.g. an asterisk (*) or a question mark (?) used to replace a character or a string of characters.
  • Asterisk (*) - An asterisk replaces zero or more characters. If the expected file name is to begin with "word", type "word*". All files of all types beginning with the "word" string will be backed up or skipped, including Word.exe, Wordlist.txt and Wordy.doc. To back up (or skip) only selected file types, type: word*.doc. All files beginning with "word" and having a .doc extension will be backed up (or skipped), such as: Wordlist.doc and WordsAndSounds.doc.
  • Question mark (?) - A question mark replaces one character in a file name. For example, typing "word?.doc" will back up (or skip) files like "words.doc" or "wordy.doc", but not "wordlist.doc".
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