Selections options for backup jobs

When the Backup Job Properties dialog box appears, Selections is chosen by default on the Properties pane. Through the Selections options, you choose the data you want to include in the backup job.

This dialog box includes the following options:

Table: Selections options for backup job



Selection list name

If you are creating a job using an existing selection list, select the selection list you want to use. Otherwise, use the default Selection list name, which creates a new selection list using this name.

Load Selections from Existing List

Click this button if you want to use a previously created selection list or merge existing selection lists.

Selection list description

Enter a description for the selection list.


Click this button if you want to use the Advanced File Selection for selecting files for backing up.

Include subdirectories

Select this option if you want to select the contents of all the subfolders when a directory is selected.

Show file details

Select this option to display details about the files available for selecting.

View by Resource

Select this tab to view selections as a list of resources.

View Selection Details

Select this tab to view selections as a list of files and directories.

More Information

Selecting data to back up

About selection lists

Including or excluding files for backup

Creating selection lists

Adding a user-defined selection to the User-defined Selections node