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Backup module overview

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The main backup window allows you to access all the vital module functions - from managing backup profiles to restoring files and directly accessing saved information.






Add to Backup: adds the file you choose to your backup profile; it asks which profile, if you have multiple.


Start Backup: runs the selected Backup profile.


Manage Profiles: allows you to edit the Backup profiles and make them match your specific needs.


Restore: starts the Restore guide that allows you to retrieve the backed up information.


Settings: opens a new section where you can choose whether BullGuard runs scheduled backups or restore tasks.

Introducing Backup

Online backup for data protection

BullGuard Backup is the ultimate online backup solution for keeping your electronic valuables safe, as it allows you to retrieve and access everything, regardless of what might happen to your computer.

What is backup?

Backup is copies of the data you don't want to risk losing. And the safest and easiest form of backup is online backup. If you store your files online they will be impervious to any damage to both your computer and its surroundings.

Why use online backup?

“My whole life was on there!” If you ever experienced a computer breakdown, you’ll recognize the sentiment.
And that’s why backup should be an essential part of your online to-do list if you spend any time on your computer for anything important, be it personal or business related.

Laptops are much more sensitive

Your data is especially exposed if you use a laptop. Due to its size a laptop is tempting prey to any thief and if you travel with your computer it can be difficult to guard it at all times. Furthermore, a laptop is sensitive. It can easily be damaged if it is dropped or a cup of coffee is spilled over it.

Do you need data recovery?

Sooner or later most of us will likely experience the dreadful death of a hard drive and – unless you back up your data regularly – it is almost always a disaster to lose months or years of irreplaceable files.
While you will obviously be able to recover or recreate some of your data – with more or less hassle – some things are irretrievable: You cannot go back and reshoot pictures and footage of family and friends, for instance.

If your computer crashes, is destroyed or is infected with a virus, with online backup you will still have access to your files from any computer with internet access. You can then restore your files to your computer proper from these backup sources.

Don’t expect your hard drive to last forever!

Hard drives are fragile. They normally come with a limited warranty of two to five years and most manufacturers rate their products to last about five years before they begin to develop bad sectors, lose data and perhaps finally break down.
But bear in mind that lifespan figures are just averages. A hard drive's life expectancy might be six years, but that doesn't mean that yours won't fail next month or next week.
And no hard drive manufacturer offers a warranty against lost data.

Protection from physical damage to your computer

Of course a faulty hard drive isn't the only risk to your data. Fire, theft, data corruption, human error, extremely aggressive computer viruses, or your kids tampering with your computer gear – these things actually happen and not necessarily just to other people.

Backing up files is a necessary step to prevent loss of important or valuable data. BullGuard Backup offers such a solution. 

Threats to your data:


Hardware failure (a hard disk breaks down).



Files corrupted by viruses or malware.



Software failure (e.g. when the Word program crashes while you’re editing a file,  making the file unreadable).



Human error (saving changes to a file without having a backup file first).



Storage media errors.



Theft of the laptop/computer.

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