Ciblu-backups FAQ

On which operating system can I use the Ciblu-backups?

The program runs on these versions of Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 /64 Bit) Servicepack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32 /64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Window 10 (32 /64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Which source folders are taken into account during the backup?

Ciblu-backups basically takes your user directory on your Windows PC as a source.

 

Documents filetypes

The Documents filter backs up these types of files:

.3dm.3ds.acsm.apnx.asp.aspx.azw.azw3.cbr
.cbt.cbz.cer.cfm.cfml.csr.css.csv.db
.dbf.do.doc.docm.docx.dot.dotx.dwg.dxf
.eml.epub.fb2.fdxt.flipchart.htm.html.hwp.indd
.js.json.jsp.key.lit.log.lrf.max.mbp
.mdb.mdi.mobi.msg.numbers.nzb.obj.odm.odp
.ods.odt.opf.oxps.p65.pages.pdf.php.pmd
.pps.ppsx.ppt.pptm.pptx.prc.pub.qxd.rels
.rss.rtf.shs.sxw.tcr.tex.txt.vbk.vmg
.vnt.webloc.wk3.wks.wp5.wpd.wps.xfdl.xhtml
.xlr.xls.xlsb.xlsm.xlsx.xml.xps

 

Pictures and photos filetypes

The Images & Photos filter backs up these file types:

.ai.art.arw.bmp.cdr.cr2.crw.cvs.dcm
.dds.djvu.dng.emf.emz.eps.exr.flif.fpx
.gif.hdr.heic.ico.ithmb.jp2.jpeg.jpg.kdc
.mac.mix.nef.nrw.odg.orf.pcd.pct.pcx
.pd.pef.pgm.pict.png.psd.pspimage.raf.rwl
.sfw.sr2.svg.tga.thm.tif.tiff.vsd.wbmp
.webp.wmf.wpg.xcf.yuv

Videos filetypes

The Videos filter backs up these file types:

.264.3g2.3gp.3gpp.amv.arf.asf.avi.bik
.ced.cpi.dav.dir.divx.dvsd.esp3.f4v.flv
.h264.h265.ifo.imoviemobile.m2ts.m4v.mepx.mkv.mod
.mov.mp4.mpeg.mpg.mswmm.mts.mxf.nfv.ogv
.pds.qt.rcproject.rm.rmvb.srt.swf.thp.ts
.tvs.veg.vep.vob.vpj.vproj.webm.wlmp.wmv
.xesc

Music filetypes

The Music filter backs up these file types:

.3ga.aa.aac.aax.aif.aifc.aiff.amr.ape
.asx.au.aup.awb.caf.cda.flac.gsm.iff
.kar.koz.m3u.m3u8.m4a.m4p.m4r.mid.midi
.mmf.mp2.mp3.mpa.mpc.mpga.nfa.ogg.oma
.opus.qcp.ra.ram.rta.wav.wma.xspf

Archive filetypes

The Archive filter backs up these file types:

.7z.ace.bak.bz2.gz.gzip.mht.rar.sit
.sitx.snb.tar.tar.gz.tgz.zip.zipx

All Files

The All Files function includes other personal files of your user directory in addition to the individual filters.

Which destinations can be backuped on?

Local destinations

The backup can be performed on an external disk or on any other internal disk that is not the system disk at the same time.

E.g.:

  • USB hard drive
  • USB-Stick
  • SD card

 

Cloud Destinations

The backup can be uploaded to these cloud providers:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • OneDrive for Business

What is not included in the backup?

These files are not backed up:

  • hidden files / folders
  • system files
  • locked files / folders
  • Symlinks
  • Symbolic links / links

Continiuous Backup

ACTIVE means: The backup is updated at the hour.

Local cloud folders

ACTIVE means: If you use its software from one of the supported cloud providers to keep the cloud files in the default folders locally on your disk, they are also backed up.

Compression

ACTIVE means: The files to be backed up are backed up compressed. For this purpose, so-called ZIP archives are created.

This saves storage space on your backup target!

Encryption

ACTIVE means: You can password the backup.

The password must have at least 8 characters.

The files in the backup can only be recovered with this password.

For the encryption of the files, these are packed in so-called ZIP archives.

Versioning

If you modify a file between two backup operations, Ciblu-backups will continue to have the original version in the backup. Up to 5 versions plus the current version are saved.

The versioned files are given a customized file name in the backup. This is extended by the time according to UTC (Coordinated universal time).

Deletion delay

If you delete a file between two backup operations, Ciblu-backups will keep the deleted file in the backup for another 30 days.

The subsequent backup deletes the file from the backup.

Restore

To restore your data backed up with Ciblu backups, click Restoreon the home screen !

 

If the backup has been encrypted, the password you provided during the backup is required to restore it.

Free trial

For 30 days you can test the program extensively with full functionality free of charge.