How to use the AutoRun feature
NH Backup comes with a feature that allow
for backup sets to be automatically
started when a removable drive is connected to the computer. This can
be very useful weather you use mass storage removable hard drives or
a thumb sized USB drive, or MP3 player. It can be thought of as a backup
that starts without as much as a mouse click or as a simple way to keep
you crucial files up to date. More info in the page
on the AutoRun feature.
Follow these steps to set up the AutoRun
the backup set you want to be triggered by a new drive connecting.
2. In NH Backup, double on the backup set to
display the Properties window. Click on the AutoRun tab:
3. The empty list box can be populated
by one or more drives. By adding drives to the list you configure the
backup set to be started whenever any of the drives in the
list are connected.
4. Add drives to the list by
clicking the 'Add drive...' button. A wizard will be displayed guiding
you through the process. Towards the end, the wizard will ask you
weather you want NH Backup to recognize the drive by its serial number
or volume label.
Serial number recognition is to be
preferred in most cases, since it is unique for any device. The downside
is that not all thumb sized flash drives or MP3 player have serial
numbers. If the drive you attempt to add doesn't have a valid serial
number the wizard will warn you and recommend label recognition.
Volume label recognition can be useful in
two types of cases. First, when the drive don't have a valid serial
number, and, second, when you want the backup set to be triggered by any
device that match the specified volume label. If you have two removable
drives and what the connection of both to trigger the backup set then
you can select label recognition, and then edit the labels of the drives
to make them identical.
To change a drive's volume label, start
the Windows Explorer, browse to My Computer, right click on the
removable drive and select 'Rename' (or press F2).
5. To remove drives from the list,
right click in the list box.
6. Save your changes to the backup
set, make sure that the NH Backup
Agent is running and is activated. Then re-connect your
drive. The backup set will be executed automatically.