Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 1.3.3 and later.
CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. With 1.3.3 release we fixed a number of issues reported by our customers, increased product reliability and introduced a feature that allows specifying for how long to run a backup job.
To take advantage of the new feature open Backup Plan Wizard and go to the Schedule step. There is a new option Stop the plan if it runs for. You can specify the number of hours and minutes you want to run your backup plan.
In the example below you schedule a backup plan to run every day at midnight and you want to run it for 6 hours the most. When you wake up at 6AM and start working on the computer backup job should be completed and it will not consume your bandwidth and CPU allowing you to work on other things efficiently. Next time backup job runs, at 12 AM in this case, it will continue where it left off.
This option is very useful for initial backups because you may want to copy many gigabytes of data and obviously you can do it quickly. To make it work smoothly you now have a backup window and you backup job can run at times where you don’t use your computer to do other tasks.