Backup drives

Genie Timeline aims for system protection. Therefore, it is recommended to select a Hard drive that is accessible and contains sufficient space, external or a network storage device is preferred.

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Compression

Genie Timeline uses non-proprietary 64-bit ZIP compression to compress each file individually. This feature enables up to 8 terabyte files to be protected using Genie Timeline.

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Security

Genie Timeline offers an enhanced level of protection to ensure that backed up data is not accessible to unauthorized persons. With 256 AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption the data backed up is highly secure, as this encryption method is adopted by NIST(National Institute of Standards and Technology) as an FIPS-approved (Federal Information Processing Standard) symmetric […]

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Multiple copies of the same file

If you have multiple copies of the same file scattered amongst multiple locations, Genie Timeline’s Machine-Level deduplication is smart enough to only take one copy and link them to the other locations. Therefore, you will be able to recover the file to all its locations. Note: Machine level deduplication works on encrypted drives, such as […]

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Smart Selection vs My Computer

Genie Timeline divides data backed up into two groups; Smart Selection and My Computer. The following table shows the major differences between the two groups. Notes: If a file is selected from both Smart Selection and My Computer, it will only be backed up once. Smart Selection contains the preselected data for Genie Timeline. To […]

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If the backup is interrupted

Backups can be interrupted in the following cases: The computer is powered off suddenly or by user action. The backup destination is disconnected. The user paused the backup. In all cases, Genie Timeline will resume where it left off without the need to restart the backup process.

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Backup changed and modified files

Each time Genie Timeline runs; new, modified, and changed files will be added to the backup. Small files will be taken as a whole file, for faster restoration. However, large modified files will be backed up using Genie Block Level Incremental. This technology is ideal for large files that undergo slight changes like databases, Outlook […]

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Deleting file versions from the actual backup

When the drive starts running out of free space, Genie Timeline will start deleting older versions of files that do not show on Timeline to clear out space. There is no need to initiate the process as it will run silently, automatically, and without prompting. Note: To customize purge options to limit backup by size […]

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If you delete a file that has been backed up

Files that have been deleted off the hard disk will not be deleted from Genie Timeline. Therefore, an accidentally deleted file can be recovered from backup ensuring protection of all data. To permanently remove a deleted file, right click the location or folder the file was in > Show Deleted, and select delete this file […]

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File versions

On specific time intervals, an incremental backup of your data is made automatically as long as your backup drive is attached to your Device. Genie Timeline saves backups for the past 4 hours, hourly backups for the past 48 hours, daily backups for the past week, and weekly backups onwards, files created and then deleted […]

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