This feature allows you to create one or many different backup profiles via a user-friendly Wizard interface.
A backup profile represents a bunch of settings that are stored into a named backup profile. Such settings tells the backup engine what to backup, how to backup, where to store the backup, and so on.
Having multiple backup profiles is very useful because this allows you to create a fine-grained backup policy.
- I want to backup particular files (like images) with a particular encryption/compression method and to store them at a particular location
- I want to backup some other files (like data) with a particular encryption/compression method and to store them at some other location
- and so on
The idea is that I can define these backup profiles and run them at one, although they may have completely different settings.
Normally a backup program allows one global profile only and every time you want to have a particular profile you just change the global settings by overwriting the old settings. This feature is 2 in 1: a multi-profile backup and nonetheless a backup wizard 🙂