Automate your Tape Backup

More and more programs have a built-in scheduler. The paradoxical result: more and more programs need to be simultaneously held in memory by the operating system, only to be used once a day for a certain automated program action. In practice, this is a reason for plenty of chaos in the user login and is not at all helpful for system stability and speed!

Z-DATdump deliberately omits a built-in function for timing and relies on its modular concept for automation. For many backup tasks, you need an option to start the backup without anyone being logged on to the system, because the work should be done automatically without any intervention. The data backup can be easily automated with the additional module Z-Cron. The combination with Z-Cron allows a scheduled or automated tape backup with Z-DATdump, even if no user is logged on to the system.

Backup scheduling

Scheduled tape backup with Z-DATdump and Z-Cron

Z-Cron - Freeware versionThe module Z-Cron ensures that each backup action is called and processed on its own, even if no user is logged on to the system. The settings for the timing (for the selected backup set) can be accessed via the schedule button in the Z-DATdump settings window.

On the wizard page that appears, you can specify at what time the backup should be carried out automatically, e.g. weekly.

Scheduling with the Z-Cron


The Z-Cron scheduler can also be installed as a system service under Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista & XP or Server 2016, 2012 (R2), SBS 2011, 2008 (R2) & 2003 which enables an automated and scheduled backup with Z-DATdump, even if no user is logged in.

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