How to create a backup task in Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for File Server


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How to create a backup task in Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for File Server

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Latest update: January 21, 2014 ID: 10452

Backup tasks are used for creating backup copies of files. A backup task may be created using the wizard.

Specify the following settings when creating a backup task:  

  • a set of files for which backup copies will be created;
  • a storage where backup tasks will be created;
  • conditions of backup process startup. 

If you want to create a backup copy on a My Book (Western Digital) hard drive, format the hard drive into the NTFS file system before you start.

In order to create a backup task, perform the following steps:  

Step 1. Open Kaspersky Small Office Security 3.

Step 2. Click Backup.

Step 3. In the Backup window, go to the Backup tab and click the button Create a backup task.

The Create Backup Task Wizard will start.

Step 4. In the Create backup task window select for what files a backup task should be created.

You can select one of the following categories of files:

  • My Documents and Desktop — all files from the My Documents folder and from desktop will be backed up.
  • Movies and Video — video files will be backed up.
  • Pictures and Photos — all image files will be backed up.
  • Music — all music files will be backed up.
  • Custom files — you can select manually what files to back up.

You can view the list of files in all categories except Custom files. To view files selected for backup copying, click the link with the number of files in the selected category.


To proceed, click Next.

Step 5. If at step 4 you selected the category Custom files, then in the Location of files section you can create the list of files for backup copying. If you selected a different category, go to step 6.

In the Location of files section in the left part of the window add the necessary folders:

  1. Click the Add folder button.

  1. In the Select file or folder window, select the object.

  1. Click OK. The selected folder will appear in the section Location of files.


To select specific files that should be backed up, click the name of the folder in the Location of files section and select the required files by checking them, then click OK.

To proceed, click Next.

Step 6. Select the required storage where backup copies will be located. 

By default, Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 for File Server creates a storage on drive C. You can use the default storage or a different one, or create a new storage (this option is available by clicking the Add storage / Connect storage link). Alternatively, you can activate an online storage.

Click Next to move to the next step.

Step 7. Specify the schedule of automatic backup run:

  • if you wish to run backup tasks according to a schedule, select the check box Run automatically according to the schedule and specify the required schedule;
  • if you wish to rerun tasks that were missed at the scheduled time (for example, due to restart or OS failure), check the box Run skipped tasks.

Click Next to move to the next step.

Step 8. In the Create backup task window, enter the name of the new task and, if necessary, select the option Run task when the wizard is complete.

Click the Finish button to create the task with the specified settings.

Step 9. At the Summary step, enter the task name and confirm the task creation by clicking the Finish button.

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