Changing Backup Schedules



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Webroot already configured backup and synchronization with our recommended settings, but you can adjust the settings if you want. For example, you can adjust the size limit of files to upload, or allow a backup or synchronization to run while your computer is on battery power.

To change backup schedule:

  1. Open SecureAnywhere.
  2. Click on the Backup & Sync tab.
  3. Click on the gear icon to the left of Backup & Sync.
  4. Click the Advanced Settings button in the upper right corner.



    Note: This can only be accessed if you click the gear icon next to Backup & Sync first. If you click the Advanced Settings button on the home screen, it will only take you to the advanced settings for the antivirus.
  5. Click on Backup Schedule on the left.



  6. To turn off automatic backups, deselect the checkbox next to Enable scheduled archiving. Otherwise, keep it selected.
  7. If needed, select the Back up only on the following days checkbox and select a day of the week to run the backups.
  8. Select the time of day to run the backup or an hourly interval.
  9. At the bottom of the panel, you have two additional checkboxes:
    • Run immediately if Backup was inactive at the scheduled time. Keep this checkbox selected if you want to run a backup immediately after a missed schedule. A backup might be skipped if you disabled backups, if you shut down SecureAnywhere, or if your logged off your computer.
    • Randomize the time of a scheduled archive up to one hour. Keep this checkbox selected if you want a scheduled backup to run within an hour of the scheduled time. This selection makes better use of network resources.