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Continuous Data Protection
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The Continuous Data Protection (CDP) feature automatically recognizes the changes made to the files (up to 500 MB in size) in the Backup set and backs them up in real-time.
CDP is executed only for smaller files as frequently modified data tends to be small. Also, it avoids slowing down your machine while you work on it. Large files (e.g. Outlook files) are backed up during the scheduled backup.
The temporary files, system files and mapped drives (in Windows) are excluded from the operation. CDP is not a replacement for the traditional schedule backup feature but works along with the scheduled backup to provide timely protection for your data.
Note: For certain accounts, network and external drives (in Mac) are excluded from CDP.
Yes, if you wish to customize the frequency of backups, go to the Continuous Data Protection feature, located under ‘General settings’ of the Settings tab. Set any duration as preferred (Real-time, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or 60 minutes).
Continuous Data Protection has the following advantages :
There are some default rules including size that decide the files that will be considered for the Continuous Data Protection operation. To minimize the impact of CDP on your normal PC functions at regular hours, the operation is executed only for files less than 500 MB. This usually covers most office and other documents that you work on during the day. The remaining files (in the Backup set) are considered during the normal Scheduled / Interactive backups. Temporary files, system files and mapped drives are excluded from the Continuous Data Protection operation. The scheduled backup is indispensable to ensure complete data backup.
Yes. The Continuous Data Protection feature is designed to backup files less than 500 MB in real-time. It is not a replacement for the schedule backup operation - which backs up all the files in your Backup set and takes place even if you have enabled Continuous Data Protection.