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|Useful Information About SiteVault.|
To make the SiteVault easy to understand and use. We made the interface look like a usual Explorer window. You will find that almost all the features of SiteVault can be found by right clicking on the items found in the TreeView or ListView.
For example: right clicking on a FTP Connection will bring you five actions in the ContextMenu – New file, New folder, Delete, Refresh and Properties; Backups can be started by right-clicking on a site item and selecting `Run Backup` from the menu that opens.
|File||From here you can create new accounts and manage them. To create an FTP account select New FTP/SFTP Account, for an SQL Account select New SQL Account and for a new Site definition select New Backup Profile. To edit an FTP account select FTP Accounts, a menu will open containing a list of all the FTP accounts, select the account you desire. The operation is similar for an SQL Account or for sites.|
|Backup||Select a site, confirm and the backup is on the way.|
|Schedule||This menu allows you to schedule backups for your backup profiles. Click on Manage Backup Schedule to open up the backup manager window. Click on Automatic Cleanup to open up the cleanup manager, here you can schedule the number of backups you want to keep (in order to save space).|
|Tools||Execute an SQL query on any SQL account you want by pressing Execute SQL Query. Click Import to open the window that allows you to import settings and accounts from older versions of SiteVault.|
|Help||Gain access to our easy to use (HTML) help, send feedback, visit our site and more.|
|Provides access to Instant FTP, Running Backups and an easy/fast way to add your FTP/SQL/Site information.||
|Home||Goes to the Home page of the application, where you can find basic statistics about your backups, tips and links to video tutorials.|
|Add FTP Account||Opens up the window that enables you to create a new FTP Account.|
|Add SQL Account||Create a new SQL Account.|
|Add Backup Profile||Create a new Backup Profile.|
|Instant FTP||Switch between the regular tree view and the Instant FTP with the double explorer view. Instant FTP enables you to transfer quickly files between different locations.|
|Search||Search any drive, folder, ftp account, backup profile using this search box. In order to use it you have to select a drive or a folder from the file explorer. The search will be executed in the selected location.|
|Running Backups||Click on it to view the list of currently running backups.|
|It's a very complex object built on a strong multithread and event driven architecture to avoid those frustrating locks and keep data synchronized.||
|Local Computer||Your local store devices Floppy Disk(s), Hard Drive(s), CD/CD-RW/DVD Drive(s), Flash Disk(s) etc|
|FTP Accounts||The FTP Connections created for each FTP Account|
|SQL Accounts||The SQL Connections created for each SQL Account|
|Backups||The content of all Sites - Each site contains an FTP folder (if defined) and an SQL database (if defined). Also each site contains a list with all the backups (ready to explore)|
|If you do not like the tree on the left side you can hide-it by pressing the button shown in the picture. To make it reappear press the button again. SiteVault will look like a Norton Commander (or Windows Commander) if you switch to Instant FTP.||
|Once you start a backup the interface will switch to Running Backups. In this mode you can see the progress of your backups.||
|Managing Accounts (FTP, SQL, Site)|
|Setting an FTP Account|
In order to access your site's files SiteVault contains a FTP client.|
You may create as many FTP accounts as you want and can have them connected at the same time as well.
Note: Some site hosts will not allow multiple connections from the same IP address.
|Caption||The caption of the FTP Account. It will help you identify your account.|
|Server Type||You can choose one of multiple FTP types: FTP (plain FTP), SFTP(SSH), FTPS(implicit FTP over TLS) and FTPES(explicit FTP over TLS).|
|Host||The FTP server's name/IP you wish to connect to.|
|Port||The port on which the FTP server is listening for connections. The default value is 21 for plain FTP (Optional).|
|Username/Password||The username and password to communicate to the FTP server for authentication.|
|Root path||Once connected to the server a you start from a path specified by the FTP server. Here you can specify a different start path (Optional). We recommend you to select the web directory, the directory where your site can be found.|
|Use HTTP Gatway for backups||It is recommended that you use this option. The gateway will allow SiteVault to transfer the files at a greater speed than regular FTP.|
|URL Path||The URL of your website. SiteVault will fill it in automatically, please modify is it is not correct.|
|HTTP FTP Path||The FTP path to your website directory. SiteVault will try to detect it automatically.|
|Setting an SQL Account|
This can be a bit tricky until you understand how it works. But after that it will only take you a right-click to Export/Backup your databases.|
So here's how:
• In order for SiteVaultPro to backup your database(s), some scripts must be uploaded to your FTP account (because most hosts will not allow connections to the SQL server from another IP).
• Then SiteVault will use them to Backup/Restore your database(s) through the HTTP protocol.
• SiteVaultPro will create a special folder for them ex: "/public_html/__svpro-0d6F4j2".
• You must make sure that the scripts will be visible for the Web. Ex: http://www.your-site.com/__svpro-0d6F4j2
|FTP Account||Select the FTP account where the gateway will be uploaded.|
|Caption||The caption of the SQL Account. It will help you identify your account.|
|Host||The host is usually "localhost" because the SQL server is usually on the same computer as your site's scripts. If it is a different one please specify.|
|Port||The default port is usually the right one but if your SQL server listens on a different port please specify it.|
|Username/Password||The username and password required to connect to the SQL server.|
|HTTP FTP Path||The FTP path where to place the scripts|
|URL Path||SiteVault must use these scripts with the HTTP protocol. So a valid URL that will indicate the folder where the scripts are placed is required|
|Save & Upload Gateway||Will attempt to automatically upload the scripts to the specified FTP folder using the selected FTP Account.|
|Setting a Site Backup Profile|
A Site is defined as a folder on your FTP Account and a database (or a collection of tables) in an SQL Account. Any one of these two is optional.
You can have a Site without an SQL Account or you can skip the FTP Account if you are only interested to Backup/Restore your database.
|Caption||The caption of the Site. It will help you identify your Site|
|FTP/SFTP Backup||From this tab you can select the FTP account you would like to backup and the folders you would like to include/exclude from the backup.|
|Sql Backup||Select the SQL Account and then the database that contains the tables for this Site. You can set SiteVaultPro to backup all databases by selecting the root element in the database explorer window.|
|Local Pc Backup||In this tab you can select multiple folders and files from you local computer. Click on the tab and select the files/folders you would like to include/exclude. It's a very useful feature for backing up important data from your computer.|
|Schedule||If you would like to run backups automatically at certain time intervals, click on `Schedule backup` checkbox to enable it.|
|Cleanup||Select the number of the backups you would like to keep for the current profile. You can keep them all if you select `None` to all periods in the Cleanup tab or you can keep a constant amount of backups by selecting a Cleanup preset or entering manually the number of backups to keep.|
|Backup Your Data|
|Note: To prevent data corruption only one of these tasks, Backup or Cleanup, is allowed per site at a time.||
|Abort||To abort the backup press the "Abort" button (Only available while the backup is running). If you would like to resume an aborted backup please right-click the backup in the Backup Explorer and choose the Resume option. |
|Logs||Each Backup has a log that is updated as the backup runs.
|To restore a site go to `Backups` in the Backup Explorer, open the backup profile and right-click the backup. From the context menu select Restore Backup. See the image.||
The Restore task will also attempt to set the FTP permission as they were at Backup.
Note: To prevent data corruption only one of these tasks, Backup or Cleanup, is allowed per site at a time.
|Export-Backup Databases with a Simple Right Click|
|The Properties Window|
You can find out what's taking space and/or the total size (including subdirectories) of your FTP folders.
|Status||The status can have to values: Scanning while it is parsing the directory structure and calculating the total size, Completed after it has finished scanning. In case of large directory structures it can be stuck in scanning mode for a while.|
|Type||The type of the current item(s): local, ftp or backup.|
|Location||The full path to the directory where the selected files are located.|
|Size||The total size of all files (file from directories and subdirectories are added too).|
|The Shorcuts List for SiteVault|
|CTRL+SHIFT+F||New FTP account||CTRL+SHIFT+S||New SQL account|
|CTRL+SHIFT+W||New Backup profile (Wizard)||CTRL+SHIFT+P||New backup profile|
|F11||Browser mode view||F12||Running backups|
|F1||Help||F8||Toggle Instant Ftp|
|Backspace||Up one level||CTRL+A||Select All|
|CTRL+O||Open||F4||Edit / View|
|The Icon List of SiteVault|
|The default icon for unknown files.|
|Move one folder up.|
|Root for all FTP Connections|
|Root for all SQL Connections|
|Root to all Sites|
|Site's FTP folder|
|Site backup profile (has no backup yet)|
|Site backup profile (does not have any backup from this week)|
|Site backup profile (has a backup form this week)|
|Contact us||Amorphys Development|
|Constantin Severeanu 12 St., Bucharest, Romania|