HostPapa Device Backup: Device settings overview

In this article, we will go through the list of device settings that you can easily manage from the My Data Portal. To access the HostPapa Device Backup’s device settings, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the My Data Portal using your HostPapa Device Backup credentials. 


  2. On the dashboard, scroll down to the Device List.

    HostPapa Device Backup Device List

  3. Click Manage next to the system from which you wish to modify the Device Settings. (Note: The system must have the status: Connected).

  4. Click on the gear icon next to the device name at the top of the page.

    Device settings in HostPapa Device Backup

  5. You will be presented with the options detailed below. To make changes, click on the pencil icon located at the top right corner of this window.

    HostPapa Device Backup: Device settings overview

Device Nickname
Provide a nickname for the systems that appear in your dashboard to make it easier to identify each system. 

Days Until Inactive
This can be configured for 1 to 30 days. If a system does not backup new data or connect to the cloud in the period set, an email alert will be sent to advise about inactivity.

Number of Versions
This is the number of versions of a file we will keep. This can be set from 2 to 64 versions.

Hours Between Versions
This is the delay in hours that will determine how often files/folders are checked for changes to see if new versions must be created. This can be set from 1 to 24 hours.

CPU Usage
Here you can configure CPU/Bandwidth Throttling, if you find the backups slow down your computer. 

Disable Backups While System Is In Use
Checking this option will disable backups while the system is in use. If there is no activity for 60 seconds on the system, backups will resume.

Exclude from Backup
Here you can add a global file type exclusion to the backup. 

Once you have completed making any changes to your Device Settings, click Save to apply the changes.

If you need help with your HostPapa Device Backup, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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