Manual backups with the HFS backup client
Back up your local system outside of the scheduled backup window
We ask all users to complete a manual backup prior to their first scheduled backup so that we can ensure that both the client-server communication is in place and also that the majority of your data is captured at the first pass. If you have a large amount of data (over 200GB) then it may take several manual backups to complete this process.
When would you need to do a manual backup?
- First-time backup
- After missing one or more scheduled backups
- After experiencing one or more failed backups
- You have a substantial amount of new data to back up before the next scheduled backup
- You have changed a substantial amount of data and you want to keep the backed up copy up to date.
Running a manual backup
Manual backup instructions using the graphical user interface (GUI) vary slightly depending on your operating system and are included below. Details for running a manual backup using the client command line interface are also available.