Creating Backup Schedules

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You can change the automatic backup schedule or turn off automatic backups. The default backup schedule is every day at 9 o'clock a.m.

To create a backup schedule:

  1. From the system tray, double-click the Webroot icon.

    The main interface displays.

  2. From the main panel, select Advanced Settings.

    The Settings pane displays with the Install Settings sub-pane active.

  3. Select Scheduler.

    The Scheduler pane displays with the Scan Schedule sub-pane active.

  4. Click the Backup tab.

    The Backup Schedule pane displays.

  5. Set up your backup schedule based on the information in the following table.
    Enable scheduled archiving

    Do either of the following:

    • To enable automatic backups, select the checkbox
    • To disable automatic backups, deselect the checkbox. 
    Back up only on the following days The default backup schedule is every day. If you select the Back up only on the following days checkbox and select one or more days, the backup will only be performed on those days.
    Back up at specific time of day To set a specific time for back ups, select the radio button and select the time.
    Back up every X hours To set repeating back ups at intervals less than 24 hours, select the radio button and enter a number for the hourly interval. For example, to run back ups every 8 hours, select 8.
    Run immediately if Backup was inactive at the scheduled time

    To run a backup immediately after a missed scheduled backup, select the checkbox. 

    A backup might be skipped if you disabled backups, if you shut down SecureAnywhere, or if you logged off your computer.

    Randomize the time of a scheduled archive up to one hour To run a scheduled backup within an hour of the scheduled time, based on resource availability, select the checkbox  This selection makes better use of network resources.  
  6. When you're done, click the Save button.