Using an Backup Definition file to start a back up


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I may have already asked this question earlier but it seems not to show up so maybe I forgot to Send or Submit it.

I am running Reflect version 7.2 trial and have done several backups of Folders.  I was under the idea that I could double click on a definition file and have another backup created.  I did just that and the only thing that happened showed a screen containing what looked like an html file.  No backup started.

What did I do wrong or am I misunderstanding the purpose of a definition file?



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You’re not misunderstanding, but that’s not quite how it’s done. There are two ways to launch a job from a definition file:

- Open Reflect, go to the Backup Definition Files tab, right-click your definition file there, and select Run Now > Desired backup type.

- In Reflect, right-click your definition file and select Create Desktop Shortcut. That will give you an icon you can double-click at will outside of Reflect to run the job. You can either set it to run a specific type of backup or prompt you each time, or of course make multiple different variants of that shortcut if you want.
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jphughan - 12 January 2019 3:53 PM
You’re not misunderstanding, but that’s not quite how it’s done. There are two ways to launch a job from a definition file:- Open Reflect, go to the Backup Definition Files tab, right-click your definition file there, and select Run Now > Desired backup type.- In Reflect, right-click your definition file and select Create Desktop Shortcut. That will give you an icon you can double-click at will outside of Reflect to run the job. You can either set it to run a specific type of backup or prompt you each time, or of course make multiple different variants of that shortcut if you want.

Oh! 
So that is how it is done.  I'm happy with that.
Thank you


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