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Help - Using The Application

The Data Protection Application Interface

It is very important to understand that once you initially configure the data protection application client, it is always running, regardless of whether you have the client interface open. This is one of the application’s most powerful features — you do not have to remember to do anything to have your files protected. This is true regardless of whether you are connected to the network/Internet, since your files are being protected in either case.

To open the interface for the first time, double-click the data protection application icon on your Windows desktop if one was created during installation or select it from the Windows Start menu.


The data protection application interface consists of three primary screens from which you perform all of the file protection operations:

1. Home Screen — View status overview and operation selection

2. Protect Screen — Select types of files for protection

3. Restore Screen — Restore files from storage Vault

The following sections provide an overview of each of these primary screens, along with their secondary screens, followed by detailed operations instructions on using each screen to configure continuous data protection.

Home Screen

The Home screen serves as the primary source of information. It gives you a summary status of your file protection, and it also provides access to the primary operations you will perform.


Protection and Vault Status:

At the top of the screen is the primary status information of the current state of your data. In the above screen shot you can see that the data protection application is in the process of protecting the selected data. You can also see that access to the vault is currently online. If there is no connection to the internet available, this status would change to Offline.


The middle section of the screen shows you what is currently happening. It shows you which file is currently being processed, how much data is currently ready to upload, how fast data is being uploaded (if anything is currently being transferred to the vault), and the estimated time left to complete the current upload. You can also click on the Show recent activity link to see a list of "jobs" that have recently been processed.


The bottom part of the screen contains any notifications of any actions or issues you need to be aware of. Usually this just shows the number of files that are currently being protected on the vault and the amount of storage quota you have available.

The left side of the Home screen contains three buttons, that allow you to navigate to the different part of the application.

Protect Screen

The Protect Screen is the first screen you will see if you do not have any file types currently selected for protection.

See Protecting data

Restore Screen

See Restoring data

Settings dialog box:

This section describes what you can do with the Settings dialog box.

On any screen, click the Settings button Settings_Button.gif to bring up the Settings dialog box:



  1. Select the Enable backup scheduling check box.
  2. Type the start time and end time in 24-hour-clock notation.

NOTE: The minimum interval allowed between start time and end time is one hour, and the backup frequency on the General tab must be less than the interval between the start and end time of the backup schedule. The backup frequency will be automatically changed back to recommended if it is greater than the scheduled interval.

After backup scheduling is activated, a file scan will run when the designated time of the day arrives and the computer is on. The scanner will start a backup if there have been any changes since the last backup. The scanner will continue running at the backup frequency you set until the end of the schedule time.

Any backups that have been started during the schedule time will continue running until complete, even if the schedule end time passes. You can still start scans by clicking Scan files now on the Home screen, even outside the schedule time.