This article gives an overview
To access Backup policy settings navigate to HostPilot® Control Panel > Services > SecuriSync> Backup Policies.
This policy can be pushed down to all desktop devices. Admin can select which folder should be synced on end-users machines.
By default the following folders are selected:
- My SecuriSync - yes
- Desktop - no
- Documents - no
If the policy is changed, all changes would be applied to all devices (both on Windows and MAC clients).
Note: External users will continue to have My SecuriSync as the only folder.
When the policy is adjusted, the end-users will receive a pop-up with notification.
To manage Notifications for Backup policies read Knowledge Base article on Backup Status Monitoring (for Admins)
Admin can select which folder should be synced on end-users machines.
By default Exclude certain types is selected:
The list of the excluded file types is available in the article on SecuriSync Backup Policy: Default File type exclusions
Folder Path Exclusions
Admin can exclude file types that are not suitable for real-time backup. It is recommended to exclude large and frequently changed files:
- If a file has no version on the server, a user can click Save to SecuriSync button. If a user clicks on this button, a file will be saved locally.
- If a file has a version on the server, it will save user's file locally.
Userwill be able to preview previous versions from the server without any errors.
- If Admin sets policy for .notes, .numbers, .app and other MAC extensions, which are recognized as a folder, the policy would not be applied.
- Files with restricted extensions, which have been uploaded to SecuriSync server before the exception has been set up, will remain on the server and will be downloaded to a new desktop client. However, new versions of these files won't be synced with the server any longer. If a user deletes a folder that contains file excluded extension via a desktop application, the folder won't be deleted from the cloud. It needs to be deleted it from web access.