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Organizations - Device Backup Defaults - General settings reference

This article applies to Cloud.

Other available versions:

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Available in:

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Small Business

Overview

This reference guide describes an organization's general backup settings for when and how quickly your devices back up, what files to exclude, and when alerts are sent.

Access device backup general settings

To view the general device backup settings, choose Organizations > Active and then click the organization name. Scroll down to Device Backup Defaults and click the General tab.

To change these default settings for the organization, from the action menu image.png on the Organization Details page, choose Device Backup Defaults, then click the General tab. 

Cloud Device Backup Default Settings - General tab

General

Specify general backup settings in the General section.

General device backup settings

Item Description
a User is away when not active for
Windows and Mac only
Number of minutes of inactivity after which the user is considered “away.”
b When user is away, use up to Percent of CPU to use when user is away.
Note: In Linux, the Code42 app always uses the "away" setting.
c When user is present, use up to
Windows and Mac only
Percent of CPU to use when user is not away.
d Stop when battery reaches
Windows and Mac only
Pause backup when remaining battery power is below this level.
e Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
Available in Code42 for Enterprise only.
f Push Applies these settings to existing users in addition to new users.

Alerts

Send Warning and Critical alerts based on number of days since last backup.

Alerts for device backup

Item Description
a Not backed up for (Warning) The number of days since last backup after which the user receives a Warning message. This is the last of the two messages that the Code42 app sends.
b Not backed up for (Critical) The number of days since last backup after which the user receives a Critical message. This is the first of two messages that the Code42 app sends.
c Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
Available in Code42 for Enterprise only.
d Push Applies these settings to existing users in addition to new users.

Inbound backup

The Inbound Backup settings control whether backups from other computers are accepted, when they can be accepted, and how often archive maintenance takes place. The Accept inbound backups setting is deselected by default. The scheduling controls appear only when you select the Between specified times option.

Inbound backup settings

Item Description
a Accept inbound backups Indicates whether devices can act as destinations by accepting backups from other devices on the same accounts.
Devices can accept backups from other devices within a single account in Code42 for Enterprise only.
  Selected - Devices can accept backups.
  Deselected - Devices cannot accept backups (default).
b Allow backup and restores to run Indicates when devices can accept backups and restores.
Always - Accepts backups and restores at any time.
Between specified times - Accepts backups and restores only during the specified range.
c Start and end times when backups and restores are accepted.
d Days of the week when backups and restores are accepted.
e Perform shallow maintenance every Specifies how often shallow archive maintenance runs for source archives stored on this computer.
f Perform deep maintenance every Specifies how often deep archive maintenance runs for source archives stored on this computer.
g Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
Available only in Code42 for Enterprise.
h Push Applies these settings to existing users in addition to new users.

Hidden filenames

Hidden filenames are files that you want to hide in the Code42 app File Selection and Restore windows. Users can view hidden files by clicking the Show Hidden Files check box. You can add files to the Hidden Filenames list using filename patterns or using regular expressions. You can also remove items from this list.
Configurable in Code42 for Enterprise only.

Hidden filenames settings

Item Description
a Platforms Tabs display the filename patterns to hide.
b Enter the filename to hide from the user.
c + Adds the item to the Hidden Filenames list.
d Regular expression Enter the text in the form of a regular expression (regex).
e List of files and folders to hide. Click X to remove an item from the list so that it is not hidden.
f Import Displays a window in which you can paste the contents of a text file that specifies the filename patterns or regex items to exclude.
g Export Displays a window in which you can copy the contents of the hidden files list. You can then paste these contents into your favorite text editor for editing.
h Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
i Push Applies these settings to existing users in addition to new users.

Global exclusions

The Global Exclusions section identifies files to exclude from the backup.
Configurable in Code42 for Enterprise only.

Global exclusions settings

Item Description
a Platforms Tabs display the filename patterns to exclude.
b Enter the filename to exclude.
c + Adds the item to the Hidden Filenames list.
d Regular expression Enter text in the form of a regular expression (regex).
e List of files and folders to exclude. Click X to remove an item from the list so that it is not excluded.
f Import Displays a window in which you can paste the contents of a text file that specifies the filename patterns or regex items to exclude.
g Export Displays a window in which you can copy the contents of the excluded files list. You can then paste these contents into your favorite text editor for editing.
h Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
i Push Applies these settings to existing users in addition to new users.

Cloud exclusions

The Cloud Exclusions section identifies files to exclude from backups to the cloud. Files can still be backed up to other destinations.
Configurable in Code42 for Enterprise only.

Cloud exclusions only apply to future backups
When you set Global Exclusions, files in the list are removed from existing backups and all future backups. However, setting Cloud Exclusions does not remove existing file backups from the archive; it only prevents future backups of the files in the exclusion list.

Cloud exclusions settings

Item Description
a Platforms Tabs display the filename patterns to exclude.
b Enter the filename to exclude.
c + Adds the item to the Hidden Filenames list.
d Regular expression Enter text in the form of a regular expression (regex).
e List of files and folders to exclude. Click X to remove an item from the list so that it is not excluded.
f Import Displays a window in which you can paste the contents of a text file that specifies the filename patterns or regex items to exclude.
g Export Displays a window in which you can copy the contents of the excluded files list. You can then paste these contents into your favorite text editor for editing.
h Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
i Push Applies these settings to existing users in addition to new users.