How do I edit IvyBackup settings?

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To edit IvyBackup settings, select the Options option from the tools tab:

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This opens the settings window:

General

On the general tab, you can modify integration, temporary files, updates, and usage reporting.

Integration:

  • “Launch IvyBackup minimized on startup” – This sets IvyBackup to launch in minimized mode every time your computer is started.
  • Integrate with Windows Explorer” – This sets IvyBackup to be added to the standard file and folder context menus, which appear when you click the right mouse button on a file icon in Explorer or Desktop.

Temporary Files:

IvyBackup stores temporary files in this location. If backup and restore activities fail with storage space errors, consider changing your temporary file locations.

Updates:

  • Automatically update translations” – This sets IvyBackup to check for new translations when it starts.
  • Run update check when IvyBackup starts” – This sets IvyBackup to check for new versions when it starts.

Usage reporting:

  • “Help improve IvyBackup by automatically sending anonymous usage statistics and crash reports” – Help improve IvyBackup by sending anonymous usage statistics and crash reports.

Interface

On the interface tab, you can modify prompts, windows, appearance, and language settings.

Prompts:

This section enables or disables various prompts that are shown before an action is launched.

Windows:

  • Stay on top of all other windows” – This sets IvyBackup’s Windows to be shown above all other windows.
  • Use alternating colors for odd/even rows” – This sets IvyBackup’s tables to shown data in odd/even rows to use alternating colors.
  • Show Getting Started tutorial” – This shows IvyBackup’s getting started tutorial at startup.

Appearance:

  • Color scheme” – This sets the user interface color scheme.
  • Accent” – This sets the user interface color scheme accent.

Language:

  • “UI Language” – This sets the user interface language.

Logs

On the logs tab, you can modify logging related settings.

Files:

  • IvyBackup stores log files here” – This sets the default log file directory.
  • Delete logs older than” – Delete log files that were created N days before the current date.
  • Delete logs larger than” – Delete log files that are larger than the given size.

Security

On the securities tab, you can modify security related settings.

Encryption:

  • Enable encryption” – This enables encryption for full, differential, and incremental backups.
  • Password” – This sets the encryption password.

Notifications

On the notifications tab, you can modify notification and status related settings.

Email notifications:

  • Send me an email when a job succeeds” – Select this option to receive an email whenever a job completes successfully.
  • Send me an email when a job fails” – Select this option to receive an email whenever a job fails to complete successfully.

Attachments

  • Attach detailed report” – Select this option to attach the detailed PDF report with your email notification.

Desktop notifications

  • Silent mode” – Select this option to mute all desktop notification.
  • Fade notifications dialog” – Select this option to fade the notifications dialog after it completes.
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