You can configure The Bat! to automatically perform a backup at a specified time.
To enable automatic backup, access the Options -> Preferences -> System menu and check the "Backup every … days" box. You can change the number of days and set the exact time to start the backup process.
Click "Advanced" to open the backup settings.
In the General section, select the backup method. If you choose "To backup file (standard)", the program will create a backup file that includes all the selected data. The Bat! will automatically create the autobackup.tbk file. Click the "Browse" button if you want to change the directory of the archive. To use the second method, select "Create an Update to an existing archive" and add an existing backup file. The Bat! will back up only the data that is missing in the selected backup file. Select the data to back up: account properties, folders with messages, address books, global options, and/or attached files. You can specify the accounts and address books to include in the archive.
If you want to add a comment or "protect the archive with a password", switch to the More tab. Remember that you will be able to restore data from a password-protected archive only after you enter the password.
In the Folders section you can define the folders to back up. To quickly select a set of folders you can use a predefined set.
Click OK to save changes.
The second method to set up automatic backup is to create an event in the Scheduler.
Access the Tools -> Scheduler menu (Alt+F11), right-click the task section and select "New "(Insert).
Enter the name of the event in the Description field. This name will be displayed in the task section of the Scheduler window.
Define the date and the time to start the task. There is no need to set the duration, as the task will be automatically completed once the program finishes the backup process.
Make sure the event is enabled.
To get a notification before the event starts, check the "Notify me about this event" box. During the backup process all the program functions are not available, so you can enable the notification if you do not want to be unexpectedly interrupted when processing emails.
If The Bat! is not running at the time the event starts, the program will not perform backup. However, if you enable the "Notify about up to … missed events" on startup and "Execute actions for missed events" options, The Bat! will automatically back up data at the next program startup.
Switch to the Actions tab, click the "Add" button and select the "Backup" action.
In the Recurrence section, you can specify the repeating of the event. Check the "Repeat this event every" box and set the respective value for seconds/minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years.
To set a more precise repeating frequency, switch to the Advanced tab.
Click ОК to save the event settings.
To change the settings of the automatic backup event, open the Scheduler, right-click the respective task and select "Properties" (Enter).