New project wizard

The New project wizard helps you to create a new AceBackup project. Click the Next button to follow the wizard steps.



Enter the project name into the Project name box.

In addition, define the location of your backups. Click the Add button to indicate a new volume or a new path. In the following dialog box in the System field, you can select between Local directory, FTP server, CD/DVD drive and Network Resource.

For  backups on the Local System, specify the path of the folder where you wish to store your data. For Network Resources you can apart from the path also enter a user name and password. For backups on CD/DVD please select the drive on which the volume can be found.

For FTP Servers, specify the following:

By clicking the Settings button you can change the Internet settings.

In case you would like to use more than one volume for backup you can select between All volumes are synchronized and All volumes are independent. If you select option All volumes are synchronized, the same content is saved on all volumes. If you select All volumes are independent, you can save diverse contents on all volumes.


Security and Encryption Settings

If you are storing confidential data, you can encrypt your data using one of the five encryption methods. Otherwise, please select Store Files "AS IS" at Files Format. Select an encryption method from the Encryption drop-down list and enter a password for encryption. AceBackup will prompt you to enter this password, whenever you try to restore your data from the backup volume.

HINT: When choosing an encryption method you can define the security and encryption time. A higher bit encryption is safer, but takes more time to encrypt. Normally, you use the Rijndael 128-bit encryption. For higher security you can use a higher bit encryption.

Mark the Hide checkbox to hide the password. Mark the Remember checkbox, if you do not want to enter the password every time you open the project.

In addition, you can choose, to make the file name anonymous. Just check the option Automatically make anonymous file names on volume.


To store your files in a compressed way so that they use less space on the volume, select a Compression from the list. Decide whether the speed is more important to you or whether you want the files maximally compressed.


General Settings

Use the Default action on name collision drop-down list to choose the action AceBackup will take by default, if you place a file into a project folder that already contains a file with the same name.

Note that this property determines the default setting for each new project item you add. You can override this property for each item separately. For more details, refer to the Project item properties.

Use the Included file extensions and Excluded file extensions boxes to select the type of files to be included in or excluded from the project. Enter a list of file types, separated by semicolon, into either of them.

If you enter *.a* into the Included file extension box and *.??c in the Excluded file extension box,
  - will be included, since it matches the included mask,
  - will not be included, since it does not match the included mask,
  - will not be included, since it matches the excluded mask.

Mark the Maintain log file checkbox to enable AceBackup to log all the operations performed. By default, AceBackup stores the log files in the Report subfolder of its program directory. You can also mark the Send report via e-mail checkbox to enable AceBackup to send a report via e-mail. Choose one of these options: send e-mail after each operation or only after failed operations. In addition, define if you want to receive the complete report or only a failure report.


Advanced settings

You can configure AceBackup to perform operations such as downloading or uploading data according to a schedule. To add, edit or remove a scheduled task, click the Edit button. For more information, refer to the Task scheduling section.

Moreover, you can indicate a batch file you have written which is supposed for example to exit the running server application. Indicate the path of this file here. Select the batch file which is supposed to run the server application again.


In the last step of the wizard, please check if all options and settings are correct and click Finish to create the project.