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Safe PST Backup Enterprise Edition
Administrator Guide
Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 3
Installation .................................................................................................................................................... 3
Activation Types ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Activation through 4Team Online Activation Service ........................................................................... 6
Activation through Monitoring Module Using Admin Tool .................................................................. 6
Monitoring Module and Admin Tool Activation ....................................................................................... 6
Safe PST Backup Configuration File .......................................................................................................... 6
Configuring Safe PST Backup Client with Monitoring Service................................................................... 6
Application parameters ............................................................................................................................ 7
Profile parameters .................................................................................................................................. 10
Command line parameters ......................................................................................................................... 31
Administrative Mode .................................................................................................................................. 32
Free Edition ................................................................................................................................................. 33
Administration and Monitoring Module..................................................................................................... 34
Monitoring Service Installation and Configuration..................................................................................... 34
Administration Tool Configuration ............................................................................................................. 35
Monitoring Module Activation ............................................................................................................... 35
Administration Tool – Safe PST Backup Client Activation ....................................................................... 35
Online Safe PST Backup Client Activation ........................................................................................... 36
Offline Safe PST Backup Client Activation ........................................................................................... 37
Monitoring Module Trial Version Limitations ......................................................................................... 38
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Introduction
The Safe PST Backup product from the 4Team Corporation is the backup solution for Microsoft Outlook
Personal Storage files (PST) and Offline Storage Table (OST) files (Exchange, IMAP account types). This
document describes the administrative options for this product.
Safe PST Backup has 2 editions: Enterprise and Free.
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The Enterprise Edition is intended for corporate use. It provides system administrators full
control via configuration files and a command line utility to organize centralized backups of PST
files for a large number of end-users. The application must be installed on each end-user
computer and has a minimalistic GUI which can be completely hidden.
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The Free Edition is for personal use. It has no advanced administrative options and may be used
for personal use only.
This document mainly describes Enterprise Edition. Differences between the Enterprise and Free edition
are described in the “Free Edition” section.
The product offers Outlook data file (.OST/.PST) backup. It does not provide any functionality regarding
PST files restoration. The restoration of any data backed up with Safe PST Backup must be done
manually by the end-user or administrator by:
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Copying PST files. This requires that Microsoft® Outlook® be closed as it will prevent the PST
files from being overridden.
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Using 4Team Sync2PST for Microsoft® Outlook® (http://www.sync2pst.com/). This allows both
One and Two-way PST file synchronization and can work with PST files that are open in
Microsoft® Outlook®.
Installation
Installation of Safe PST Backup client application is available in the following formats:
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.EXE file
This is the usual setup which checks for the presence of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and
allows for its download and installation if necessary.
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.MSI file
This is the typical administrative setup.
Links to all needed installation files are provided after purchasing the product.
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Activation Types
Type of activation
Activation using
interface
When to use
Recommended to use when small
amount of Safe PST Backup clients
is used.
Activation using
configuration file
Recommended to use when there
are a lot of devices in the same
Network (Group Policy is active).
Online Client
Activation using
Admin Tool
Easiest way to activate when your
Monitoring Service server has
access to the Internet while the
clients do not have access.
Pros
Cons
 The simplest way to activate small number
of Safe PST Backup clients.
 Requires access to the Internet
 Is not flexible for large amount
of clients
 In case Admin Tool is not used
– Clients cannot be monitored
 Requires access to the Internet
 Simple way to activate large amount of Safe  Client application customized
PST Backup clients
installation may be required in
 Is ready to use when installed.
some cases (can be requested
by contacting
 Can be installed using Group Policy (
sales@4team.biz)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_Policy
 In case Admin Tool is not used
)
– Clients cannot be monitored
 Simple way to activate large amount of Safe
PST Backup clients
 Requires properly configured Safe PST
 Monitoring Service server
Backup client. Clients can be configured
requires access to the Internet
specifically for your environment. For more
information contact sales@4team.biz.
 Control of licenses usage.
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Offline client
Activation using
Admin Tool
Best method if the server where
Monitoring Service is installed
does not have access to the
Internet.
 Simple way to activate large amount of Safe
PST Backup clients
 Does not require access to the Internet
 Control of licenses usage.
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Activation through 4Team Online Activation Service
Product can be activated manually by entering activation code.
Also activation code may be added to configuration file to activate the product automatically during the
first start. See the description of the “ActivationCode” parameter.
Activation through Monitoring Module Using Admin Tool
Devices can also be activated using the “UseMonitoringServiceActivation” parameter on the Safe PST
Backup and proper setup for client activation on the Admin Tool as shown here.
Monitoring Module and Admin Tool Activation
Monitoring Module can be activated using online and offline activation methods as described here.
Safe PST Backup Configuration File
The product is configured via the “Settings.config” configuration file located in the
%AppData%\4Team\SafePSTBackup\Settings\ folder of the users’ computer. This configuration file can
also be placed in any other location of any other computer. Such file (“network configuration file”) can
be the only one for several users’ computers. Location of “network configuration file” should be
specified within “local configuration file” (see parameter “ConfigPath” below). In this case “local
configuration file” can contain the only parameter - “ConfigPath”.
“Settings.config” uses the xml markup language. If you are not sure if configuration file is configured
properly you can check the configuration file here: http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_validator.asp
Some of the parameters described below can be changed via the interface of Safe PST Backup client.
Parameters that can be changed using the interface are shown on this document. Some of them can also
be changed via the Admin Tool on the selected device(s) by pressing the “Settings…” on the context
menu.
Configuring Safe PST Backup Client with Monitoring Service
In the configuration file of the Safe PST Backup client the ServiceHost and ServicePort tags should be
used to enable the reporting of the backup statuses to the monitoring service:
<ServiceHost>{Monitoring Service server Host name / IP address}</ServiceHost>
<ServicePort>{Monitoring Service server port}</ServicePort>
These parameters are supported by both local and server configuration files.
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If these parameters are not defined – Safe PST Backup client will not connect to Monitoring Service. This
must be configured properly for the Online and Offline Safe PST Backup activation using Administration
Tool to work.
Application parameters
The following parameters are globally applied for the application and can only be set in <Settings> tag:

ActivationCode: The activation code of the product. The product can also be activated manually
by right clicking on the tray icon, selecting “About Safe PST Backup Enterprise Edition“, and
clicking the “Activate” button when the HideGUI parameter is false (GUI is visible).
Example of use:
<ActivationCode>123456AB0101</ActivationCode>
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ConfigPath: Read configuration file again from the specified path. The value can be either a file
path (e.g. %LOGONSERVER%\Backups\configuration.xml) or a folder path (e.g.,
\\SERVER\Backups\) in which case the “Settings.config” will be read. When this parameter is
defined, the application reads all the other parameters from the configuration file found in the
specified location. All previously read parameters will be overwritten except ConfigPath. This
parameter can only be used once, i.e. a “chain” of configuration files can have no more than 2
members. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Example of use:
<ConfigPath>D:\Outlook</ConfigPath>

HideGUI
Allowed values: True/False. If set to “True”, the application works without any user interface
including tray icon or message boxes, warnings, etc. This parameter turns on administrative
mode.
Default value: False.
Example of use:
<HideGUI>True</HideGUI>
<HideGUI>False</HideGUI>

StartWithWindows: Flag indicating that the application starts with Windows startup. This
parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed values: True/False.
Default is “True”. If “True”, the application automatically starts when Windows starts.
Example of use:
<StartWithWindows>True</StartWithWindows>
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<StartWithWindows>False</StartWithWindows>
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DelayWhenStartedWithWindows: The number of minutes the application needs to wait before
proceeding with a backup during Windows startup.
This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed values: Integer number >=0.
Default is “3”.
Example of use:
<DelayWhenStartedWithWindows>3</DelayWhenStartedWithWindows>

DetailLogPath: Custom folder for the local log file. The default value is
%AppData%\4Team\SafePSTBackup\Logs\. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Example of use:
<DetailLogPath>%AppData%\4Team\SafePSTBackup\Logs\</DetailLogPath>

AllowProfileManagement: Additional profile management interface is displayed on Safe PST
Backup application. Instead of adjusting settings for program only – settings, status, and backup
location can be changed for each profile individually. New profiles can also be created using this
interface. If this tag is disabled, multiple profiles can only be managed in the configuration file.
Allowed values: True/False.
Default is “False”. If set to “True” user will be allowed to manage multiple profiles from within
client interface.
Example of use:
<AllowProfileManagement>True</AllowProfileManagement>
<AllowProfileManagement>False</AllowProfileManagement>

UseMonitoringServiceActivation: Defines whether the product should be activated using
Monitoring Service only.
For this type of activation to work - "ServiceHost" and "ServicePort" parameters need to be
defined and the Monitoring Service has to be configured for Client activation. If value is set to
"True" - "ActivationCode" will be ignored.
Allowed Values: True/False. Default value: False.
Example of use:
<UseMonitoringServiceActivation>False</UseMonitoringServiceActivation>
<UseMonitoringServiceActivation>True</UseMonitoringServiceActivation>
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ServiceHost: Safe PST Backup Monitoring Service hostname or IP address. See Configuring Safe
PST Backup Client with Monitoring Service section for details.
Example of use:
<ServiceHost>196.168.6.116</ServiceHost>
<ServiceHost>server.domain.net</ServiceHost>
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ServicePort: Safe PST Backup Monitoring Service port. See Configuring Safe PST Backup Client
with Monitoring Service section for details.
Example of use:
<ServicePort>16501</ServicePort>
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Profile (required): Defines what settings are used for the destination path set in that profile.
Adding additional profiles allows user to setup multiple backup locations. Profile can include all
the parameters except for the global application settings. Global settings are listed here. There
has to be at least one profile within the configuration file.
Administrator can set a tag for every profile, by adding it in the <Settings> - it will be used by
every profile that does not have this parameter defined. There are no limitations to how many
profiles can be created. Each profile has 2 attributes – "Name" and "Disabled". "Name" has to be
unique for every profile.
Example:
<Settings>
<!-- Global application settings.-->
<Profile Name="Logon">
<!-- Profile "Logon" Settings-->
<DestinationPath>%LOGONSERVER%\PSTBackup\%UserName%\</DestinationPath>
</Profile>
<Profile Name="Server">
<!-- Profile "Server" settings -->
<DestinationPath>C:\SafePSTBackup\</DestinationPath>
</Profile>
</Settings>
According to these settings, backup will happen in 2 locations – one is on the logon server and
the other is a local copy. Administrator can add unique settings to both of these profiles.
Profiles can be managed from interface if the tag “AllowProfileManagement” is set to “True”.
Allowed values for profile attributes: Disabled – "True" or "False".
Default is “False”.
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Profile parameters
These parameters can be defined inside <Settings> and <Profile> settings:
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DestinationPath (required): The destination folder path where the backup copy of the Outlook
data files will be placed. Backups cannot be performed if this parameter is empty.
Administrators can specify any local or network path and Windows Environment Variables may
be used in the path. Also the following “shorthand” parameters may be used: Documents,
Music, Pictures, Downloads, Desktop, AppData, AppLocalData.
This parameter is empty after the first installation of a Free Edition and must be set in the main
form.
Examples: \\MYSERVER\Users\JohnSmith, C:\Backup, My Documents\PSTBackupFiles\,
\\SERVER\Users\%UserName%\BackupPST\,
%LOGONSERVER%\PSTBackup\%USERDOMAIN%_%UserName%.
Example of use:
<DestinationPath>\\server\4users\%username%</DestinationPath>
Location on the interface:
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CreateDestinationPath: Create the destination path if it doesn’t exist. When the product is used
to back up PST files under a specified Windows folder (i.e. the SourcePath parameter is set) a
“False” value will only backup subfolders that match the destination subfolders previously
created by administrator and non-matching folders are not backed up. Allowed values:
True/False.
Default value is "True".
Example of use:
<CreateDestinationPath>True</CreateDestinationPath>
<CreateDestinationPath>False</CreateDestinationPath>
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SourcePath: This is the root folder for the source Outlook data files. The application will scan
this folder and all its subfolders for Outlook data files and back them up (all or selected,
depending on the PSTToBackup parameter). If this parameter is missing, only PSTs (all or
selected, depending on the PSTToBackup parameter) within the default Outlook profile are
backed up. Please note that default location of PST files is:
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For Outlook 2002..2007:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
For Outlook 2010:
%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Outlook Files\
Sample of value: D:\Outlook\ or %USERPROFILE% or %USERPROFILE%\Local
Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
For Outlook 2013, 2016:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
Example of use:
<SourcePath>D:/Outlook Backup Files</SourcePath>
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BackupType: Defines if the backup is made manually or automatically according to schedule
settings in Scheduling parameter.
Allowed values: Automatic/Manual
Default value is "Automatic".
Example of use:
<BackupType>Automatic</BackupType>
<BackupType>Manual</BackupType>
Location on interface:
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Scheduling: Defines backup schedule type and times.
Has "type" parameter with the following allowed values: Hourly/Daily/Weekly/Monthly
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Hourly. This type is used to set the parameters for hourly backup schedule.
Tag <Every> is used to set the periodicity in minutes.
Example:
<BackupType>Automatic</BackupType>
<Scheduling type="Hourly">
<Every>360</Every>
</Scheduling>
According to these settings the backup process will start every 6 hours.

Daily. This type is used to set the parameters for daily backup schedule.
Tag <Every> is used to set the periodicity in days.
Tag <Time> is used to define up to 3 exact times when backup should start.
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Allowed values: from 0000 to 2359. Times are defined using “military” format, i.e. 1400
means 2pm. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock#Military_time.
In order to enable that time, attribute “selected” should be set to “True”.
Example:
<BackupType>Automatic</BackupType>
<Scheduling type="Daily">
<Every>2</Every>
<Time selected="true">0830</Time>
<Time selected="false">1300</Time>
<Time selected="true">1700</Time>
</Scheduling>
According to these settings the backup process will start every 2nd day twice during the day,
at 8:30 am and at 5:00 pm.

Weekly. This type is used to set the parameters for weekly backup schedule.
Tag <Every> is used to set the periodicity in weeks.
Tag <Days> is used to define the week days when the backup should start.
The following values are allowed: Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat.
Values should be separated with the comma symbol. Example:
<Days>Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri</Days>
Tag <Time> is used to define up to 3 exact times when backup should start.
Same requirements as in “Daily” schedule type.
Example:
<Scheduling type="Weekly">
<Every>1</Every>
<Time selected="true">0830</Time>
<Time selected="true">1300</Time>
<Time selected="true">1700</Time>
<Days>Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri</Days>
</Scheduling>
According to these settings the backup process will start every day except Saturday and
Sunday, at 8:30 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Monthly. This type is used to set the parameters for monthly backup schedule.
Tag <MonthDay> is used to set the day of the month when the backup should start.
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Tag <Time> is used to define the exact time when backup should start (in this case only one
value is supported).
Same requirements as in “Daily” schedule type.
Example:
<BackupType>Automatic</BackupType>
<Scheduling type="Monthly">
<Time selected="true">1700</Time>
<MonthDay>20</MonthDay>
</Scheduling>
According to these settings the backup process will start every 20th day of the month at 5:00
pm.

AttemptBackupWhenMissed: When enabled – backup will be started if backup did not
occur on a Daily / Weekly / Monthly scheduled time. Backup will start as soon as client
application is launched.
Allowed values – True/False. Default value – True.
Example of use:
<AttemptBackupWhenMissed>True</AttemptBackupWhenMissed>
<AttemptBackupWhenMissed>False</AttemptBackupWhenMissed>
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DeleteDeletedItems: Flag for handling deleted items. This parameter turns on administrative
mode.
Allowed values: True/False. When true and if after the previous backup some items within
source Outlook data file are deleted, the delete will be performed within the destination PST
file. This parameter applies for each Outlook data file folder separately. For example:
Item has been deleted from the “Inbox” folder and it has been moved to a “Deleted Items”
folder. In this case that item will be deleted from the “Inbox” folder of the backup file and
created in the “Deleted Items” folder.
Default is "True".
Example of use:
<DeleteDeletedItems>True</DeleteDeletedItems>
<DeleteDeletedItems>False</DeleteDeletedItems>
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DeleteDeletedFolders: Flag for handling deleted folders. This parameter turns on administrative
mode.
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Allowed values: True/False. When true and if after the previous backup some folders within
source OST/PST are deleted, the delete will be performed within the destination PST file.
Default is "False ".
Example of use:
<DeleteDeletedFolders>True</DeleteDeletedFolders>
<DeleteDeletedFolders>False</DeleteDeletedFolders>
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DeleteDeletedPSTFiles: Flag for handling deleted PST/OST files. This parameter turns on
administrative mode.
Allowed values: True/False. When true and if PST/OST files are deleted / renamed on the user
workstation they will be deleted / renamed on the destination server as well.
Default is "False".
Example of use:
<DeleteDeletedPSTFiles>True</DeleteDeletedPSTFiles>
<DeleteDeletedPSTFiles>False</DeleteDeletedPSTFiles>
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SkipNonLocalPSTs: Filter PST/OST files that are located on the remote network or other nonlocal resources. When set to “True”, such PST/OST files are not shown in the list of files in
“Options” dialog, and skipped during backup. Ignored if "SourcePath" parameter is used.
Allowed values: True/False.
Default value is “False”.
Example of use:
<SkipNonLocalPSTs>True</SkipNonLocalPSTs>
<SkipNonLocalPSTs>False</SkipNonLocalPSTs>
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FileNameFilter: Filter PST/OST files with the file name that contain specific text. Files that
contain specified text in their file names will not be backed up. Multiple parameters may be
specified. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Example:
<FileNameFilter>archive</FileNameFilter>
<FileNameFilter>.ost</FileNameFilter>
The following Outlook Data files will be skipped with such settings:
PSTarchive.pst
Archive_20120413.pst
Outlook_archive2.pst
Archive.ost
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JohnSmith.ost

AdminEmail: Admin email address. This is the email address where the problem report will be
sent. The report won’t be sent if this parameter is not defined. This parameter turns on
administrative mode.
Example of use:
<AdminEmail>Admin@company.com</AdminEmail>

FailuresLimit: Limit of successive failures. When the number of successive failures reaches this
threshold, the application will automatically send an email message to the email address
specified in the AdminEmail parameter. If the email sending is unsuccessful, the application will
try to send on every new error regardless of limit value. This parameter turns on administrative
mode.
Allowed values: Integer number >0.
Default value is 3. "0" value indicates that the report won’t be sent automatically.
Example of use:
<FailuresLimit>3</FailuresLimit>
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UseShadowCopy: Use Windows Shadow Copy service (if available) when backing up PST file for
the first time.
Allowed values: True/False
Default value is "True"
Applied only if filtering parameters are not used for PST file, such as <SkipFolders>,
<SyncPrivateItems>, <SyncCustomForms>, <SyncInLastMonths>, <SyncInLastMonthsCalendar>,
<SyncInLastMonthsJournal>, <SyncInLastMonthsMails>, <SyncInLastMonthsTasks>
Example of use:
<UseShadowCopy>True</UseShadowCopy>
<UseShadowCopy>False</UseShadowCopy>
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SkipFolders: Folders to skip is a list of Outlook folders that should not be backed up. For nonroot folders the path should be provided, e.g. “Work\Contacts” or
“{olFolderInbox}\Personal\Archive”. The following literals (pre-defined constants) can also be
used:
o {olFolderCalendar} - default Calendar folder (typically “Calendar”);
o {olFolderContacts} - default Contacts folder (typically “Contacts”);
o {olFolderDrafts} - default Drafts folder (typically “Drafts”);
o {olFolderInbox} - default Inbox folder (typically “Inbox”);
o {olFolderJournal} - default Journal folder (typically “Journal”);
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o {olFolderNotes} - default Notes folder (typically “Notes”);
o {olFolderOutbox} - default Outbox folder (typically “Outbox”);
o {olFolderSentMail} - default Sent Mail folder (typically “Sent Items”);
o {olFolderTasks} - default Tasks folder (typically “Tasks”);
o {olFolderDeletedItems} - default folder for deleted items (typically “Deleted Items”);
o {olFolderJunk} - default folder for junk mail (typically “Junk E-mail”);
This parameter turns on administrative mode.
By default no folder filters are set.
The list is defined in form of XML nodes within configuration file:
<SkipFolders>
<Folder>{olFolderTasks}</Folder>
<Folder>{olFolderCalendar}\myPersonalCalendar</Folder>
<Folder>{olFolderDeletedItems}</Folder>
<Folder>{olFolderJunk}</Folder>
</SkipFolders>
Note that the default to skip {olFolderDeletedItems} and {olFolderJunk} is used only when
the <SkipFolders> XML node is missing from the configuration file. As soon as this node is
defined, the defaults will not be applied. If the folders {olFolderDeletedItems} and/or
{olFolderJunk} should be skipped, then add them to the <SkipFolders> node explicitly.

SyncPrivateItems: Filter "Synchronize Private Items". This parameter turns on administrative
mode.
Allowed values: True/False.
Default value is "True".
Example of use:
<SyncPrivateItems>True</SyncPrivateItems>
<SyncPrivateItems>False</SyncPrivateItems>

SyncCustomForms: Filter "Synchronize Custom Forms". This parameter turns on administrative
mode.
Allowed values: True/False.
Default value is "True ". "True" indicates that forms are to be backed up with items. "False"
indicates that only items are backed up and forms are skipped.
Example of use:
<SyncCustomForms>True</SyncCustomForms>
<SyncCustomForms>False</SyncCustomForms>
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CreatePST: Specifies whether a new file should be created on the directory DestinationPath if a
backup file is not found. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed values: True/False
Default value is "True". "False" indicates that source PST/OST files will be skipped if the
destination file does not already exist.
Example of use:
<CreatePST>True</CreatePST>
<CreatePST>False</CreatePST>

CreateNewPSTOnFileCopy: When full PST file is copied during the backup (for example, in case
of Outlook 2000, as differential backup is not supported there), this parameter indicates if new
PST file should be created each time.
Allowed values: True/False
Default value is "False".
<CreateNewPSTOnFileCopy>True</CreateNewPSTOnFileCopy>
<CreateNewPSTOnFileCopy>False</CreateNewPSTOnFileCopy>

DestinationFolderCheckInterval: Destination folder check schedule. The number of minutes
between the checking of destination folder availability in cases when the last backup failed due
to unavailable destination folders. This is typical when destination folders are placed on a
network or removable drive. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed values: Integer number >=0.
Default is 5 (i.e. every 5 minutes). A value of "0" indicates that the destination folder check by
schedule is disabled. i.e. no additional checking until the next backup schedule.
See also the DestinationFolderCheck parameter.
Example of use:
<DestinationFolderCheckInterval>5</DestinationFolderCheckInterval>

DestinationFolderCheck: How many times to check for destination folder availability. This
parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed values: Integer number >=0.
Default value is "3". "0" indicates "endless".
See also the DestinationFolderCheckInterval parameter.
Example of use:
<DestinationFolderCheck>3</DestinationFolderCheck>
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DestinationFolderRequiredSpace: Defines how much free storage space is required on the
destination folder. If space is lower than required – backup will not start.
Allowed values: Integer in MB. Default value – 0. Value “0” indicates that destination folder will
not be checked for free space.
Example of use:
<DestinationFolderRequiredSpace>500</DestinationFolderRequiredSpace>

MergeDestinationFiles: Defines whether to merge PST/OST file to an already existing one. The
profile name used on product and file names of source and destination have to match. Typically
this feature should be used if Outlook is used on multiple workstations by the same user and the
backup destination is the same.
In case the file type is "Exchange" and the profile names match - the file will be incrementally
backed up to an existing once regardless of this parameter.
Allowed Values: True/False.
Default value is “False”.
Example of use:
<MergeDestinationFiles>True</MergeDestinationFiles>
<MergeDestinationFiles>False</MergeDestinationFiles>

SyncInLastMonths: Filter “Synchronize Items for Last N Months” for all folder types.
Allowed values: Integer number >=0.
Default value is “0”. A “0” indicates that the filter is disabled (synchronize all items). This
parameter turns on administrative mode.
Example of use:
<SyncInLastMonths>3</SyncInLastMonths>

SyncInLastMonthsCalendar, SyncInLastMonthsJournal, SyncInLastMonthsMails,
SyncInLastMonthsTasks: Filters "Synchronize Items for Last N Months" for each folder type
separately. Separate filters for "Calendar Items", "Journal Items", "Mail and Post Items", "Task
Items". This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed values: Integer numbers >=0. A value of "0" indicates a disabled filter (synchronize all
items, i.e. independent of their dates). Parameter SyncInLastMonths is ignored if any of these
parameters are set.
Default values are "0" for all.
Example of use:
<SyncInLastMonthsCalendar>0</SyncInLastMonthsCalendar>
<SyncInLastMonthsJournal>0</SyncInLastMonthsJournal>
<SyncInLastMonthsMails>0</SyncInLastMonthsMails>
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<SyncInLastMonthsTasks>0</SyncInLastMonthsTasks>
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PSTToBackup: List of PST/OST files to backup. The list is defined in the form of XML nodes within
an XML configuration file. Value "*" means:
o If the SourcePath parameter is empty or missing, then “All PST/OST Files within default
Outlook profile”;
o If the SourcePath parameter is not empty, then "All PST/OST Files under specified path".
Example:
<PSTToBackup>
<PST>C:\PSTBackup\Calendar20100601.pst</PST>
<PST>C:\Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\contacts.ost</PST>
</PSTToBackup>
Default is “*”.
ServerLogPath: Custom folder for the server log that contains only the backup summary - one
line for one full backup procedure. The default value is the same path as specified in the
DestinationPath parameter. Note that all entries to the server log are duplicated in the local log
with the prefix "Server log: ". This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Location on interface:
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TruncateLogsWhenExceed
Allowed values: Integer in KB. A value of "0" indicates that logs are not to be truncated.
Default is "1024". This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Example of use:
<TruncateLogsWhenExceed>1024</TruncateLogsWhenExceed>
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TruncateLogsTo
Allowed values: Integer in KB. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Default is "200"
Example of use:
<TruncateLogsTo>200</TruncateLogsTo>
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PasswordMode: Mode for passwords. If not SkipPassworded, then for each PST having a
password, the application will ask for the password unless the PST is already open and running
in Outlook. When the user enters a correct password for the source PST, the application will try
and use the same password for the appropriate destination PST. Therefore, if the source and
destination PST files have the same password, the user will only be asked for the password once.
Otherwise, the passwords are different (e.g., password on source PST was changed), and the
user will be asked for password twice. This parameter turns on administrative mode.
Allowed Values: SkipPassworded/AskAndStore/AskAlways.
Default is "AskAndStore".
Example of use:
<PasswordMode>AskAndStore</PasswordMode>
<PasswordMode>SkipPassworded</PasswordMode>
<PasswordMode>AskAlways</PasswordMode>
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EnableHistoryBackup: Use history backup.
Allowed values: True/False. When set to “True”, it will back up the PST/OST file(s) on specified
time as usually, but will also make the copy of the backup file with the timestamp in its file
name. This way you can have several restore points of your data. Backup will occur according to
the schedule set in the <HistoryScheduling> tag.
Default value is "False".
Example of use:
<EnableHistoryBackup>False</EnableHistoryBackup>
<EnableHistoryBackup>True</EnableHistoryBackup>
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HistoryScheduling: Defines history backup schedule type and times.
This tag supports all child tags and their values as described in <Scheduling> tag.
Location on interface:
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LimitBackupSpace: Defines how much storage space all restore point files can use (in Gigabytes)
Allowed values: Integer.
Default is "30".
Example of use:
<LimitBackupSpace>30</LimitBackupSpace>
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LimitBackupCount: Defines how many copies of the same file should be kept for history backup.
Allowed values: Integer.
Default is "10".
Example of use:
<LimitBackupCount>10</LimitBackupCount>
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Connection: Detects the current connection and enables the option to check the current
connection speed and choose the appropriate actions.
The tag has attribute “type” with the following allowed values: IPRange, LAN, WAN, OTHER or
ANY. Will only check the connection if the destination folder is on the network location.
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Corresponding connection type settings are used according to the current connection:
o IPRange settings are used when the current connections IP is included in the list
specified in <IPRange> tag;
o LAN; WAN settings are used in case the type of current connection is detected as LAN or
WAN;
o OTHER connection settings are used if the connection is neither of IPRange, LAN or
WAN.
o ANY connection settings are used if the current connection settings are not described
specifically (except for IPRange).
Example:
<Connection type="IPRange">
or "WAN" or "LAN" or "OTHER"
<IPRange>192.168.5.10/192.168.5.20</IPRange>
<RunConnectionTest>True</RunConnectionTest>
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<UsagePercentMaxValue>70</UsagePercentMaxValue>
<PingMaxValue>300</PingMaxValue>
<BackupSizeThreshold>500</BackupSizeThreshold>
<EstTimeMaxValueBelowThreshold>60</EstTimeMaxValueBelowThreshold>
<EstTimeMaxValueOverThreshold>120</EstTimeMaxValueOverThreshold>
<RetryTimes>3</RetryTimes>
<RetryInterval>5</RetryInterval>
<SkipBackup>Yes</SkipBackup>
</Connection>

IPRange: Can only be used with type="IPRange" connection type. The collection of IP addresses
to include is the junction of all the IPs in all tags from the configuration file. This can be defined
as:
o a comma separated values;
o exact IP address, for example 192.168.6.116;
o IP address mask;
o IP range.
Example of use:
<IPRange>192.168.6.116</IPRange>
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RunConnectionTest: Allowed values: True/False. If "True", the connection test sends small
amount of data and measures the ping and speed of the current connection. Using this data
threshold can be calculated and then checked by other settings described below.
Default value for the free version is "True" for all connection types. For the Enterprise Edition
this parameter is "True" for WAN connection type, and "False" for all other connection types.
Example of use:
<RunConnectionTest>True</RunConnectionTest>
<RunConnectionTest>False</RunConnectionTest>

UsagePercentMaxValue: Allowed values: Integer. Determines how much of the current
connection can the test use in percent.
Default is "70".
Example of use:
<UsagePercentMaxValue>70</UsagePercentMaxValue>
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PingMaxValue: Allowed values: Integer. Determines the highest allowed ping for the connection
test in milliseconds.
Default is "300".
Example of use:
<PingMaxValue>300</PingMaxValue>

BackupSizeThreshold: Allowed values: Integer. Defines the threshold size of backup in
Megabytes. If the size of the current backup is larger than the threshold size then the value
EstTimeMaxValueOverThreshold is used, and if the size of current backup is smaller than the
threshold, EstTimeMaxValueBelowThreshold setting is used. Both of these settings define how
much time can the backup take the longest.
Default value is "500".
Example of use:
<BackupSizeThreshold>500</BackupSizeThreshold>
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EstTimeMaxValueOverThreshold: Allowed values: Integer in min.
Default value is "120".
Example of use:
<EstTimeMaxValueOverThreshold>120</EstTimeMaxValueOverThreshold>

EstTimeMaxValueBelowThreshold: Allowed values: Integer in min.
Default value is "60".
Example of use:
<EstTimeMaxValueBelowThreshold>60</EstTimeMaxValueBelowThreshold>

RetryTimes: Allowed values: Integer. When the connection test fails, this setting determines
how many times the program should try to repeat the test.
Default value is "5".
Example of use:
<RetryTimes>5</RetryTimes>
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RetryInterval: Allowed values: Integer in min. When the connection test fails, this setting
determines how much time should be waited before each retry.
Default value is "5".
Example of use:
<RetryInterval>5</RetryInterval>
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SkipBackup: Allowed values: Yes/Prompt/No. If the connection test detects that the current
connection is slow, this option describes what to do in that situation. In case "Yes" is set, it will
skip the backup, "Prompt" will ask the user whether to continue this test or not, and in case
"No" is set - backup will continue. If the connection test is turned off on the current connection
type:
o
Yes - will skip the backup;
o
Prompt - will prompt the user always on that connection;
o
No - backup will always happen.
Default value for the free version is "Prompt" for all connection types. For the Enterprise Edition
this parameter is set to "Prompt" for the WAN connection type, and "No" for all other
connection types.
Example of use:
<SkipBackup>Yes</SkipBackup>
<SkipBackup>Prompt</SkipBackup>
<SkipBackup>No</SkipBackup>
Command line parameters
To automate Safe PST Backup Enterprise Edition, an administrator can use the command line utility
spbCmdRun.exe, found in the product installation folder ("%ProgramFiles%\4Team Corporation\Safe
PST Backup\” by default).
The following syntax should be used:
spbCmdRun.exe [command [/option]]
or, more detailed:
spbCmdRun.exe ? | start [/onFinish=unload|shutdown|nothing] | stop | break | unload | reloadconfig
Commands (all are not case sensitive):
o
?, /?, -?, help, /help, -help
Shows short help.
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o
o
o
o
start
Start backup process immediately for the first enabled profile (despite the schedule).
This command can have option “/onFinish” with the following values:
o /onFinish=unload
Exit application when overall backup process is finished
o /onFinish=shutdown
Shut down computer when overall backup process is finished.
o /onFinish=nothing
Resets option if it was previously set. When overall backup process is finished, continue
working (do not exit application or shut down computer).
Note: this option always overwrites the previously set option, i.e. to change “unload” to
“shutdown” it is enough to use the “shutdown” option (use of “nothing” is not required).
stop
Stop the overall backup process when the backup of the currently processed PST is finished.
If the backup process has not started, this command is ignored.
break
Cancel the backup process immediately.
If the backup process has not started, this command is ignored.
unload
Cancel the backup process (if it is in progress) and exit the application immediately.
reloadConfig
Reload the config files. New parameter values are applied immediately, even if the backup
process is already in progress. Therefore, it is recommended that the system administrator use
/stop or /break first to avoid possible collisions.
If Safe PST Backup is already running, the command line utility passes valid command/options to the
running application for execution.
If Safe PST Backup is not yet running, the command line utility will launch it. The only exception to this is
when the command line utility is launched with the “help” parameter in which it shows the help
information and does not launch Safe PST Backup.
The command line utility without any command line parameters (or with invalid parameters) will only
launch Safe PST Backup.
Refer to the subfolder \Documentation\CommandLineSamples\ within the product installation folder
for samples.
Administrative Mode
Safe PST Backup Client will be switched to Administrative Mode using the parameters described above.
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Administrative mode disables client reconfiguration on the main dialog. All the configuration changes
must be applied in the Settings.config file.
Free Edition
Differences from the Enterprise Edition are the following:

Only the following 4 parameters are supported in the Free edition:
o
DestinationPath
o
BackupType
o
Scheduling (with all sub-parameters and attributes)
o
PSTToBackup
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The DestinationPath parameter doesn’t allow Windows Environment Variables to be used.
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Only one Profile can be created.
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A PSTToBackup (List of PST Files to Backup) value of “*” means “All PST Files within default Outlook
profile”.

The command line utility cannot be used.

The installation is only available in the .EXE format.

The Free Edition doesn’t require activation.
Administration and Monitoring Module
Safe PST Backup Administration and Monitoring Module provides real time monitoring and
management of PST files backup process, performed on multiple workstations by Safe PST Backup.
It consists of 2 parts – Monitoring Service and Administration Tool.
Status
Safe PST Backup Client
Activate Monitoring Service
Activate Clients
Start Backup
Status
Safe PST Backup Client
Status
View Client status
Monitoring Service
Admin Tool
Safe PST Backup Client
...
Status
Safe PST Backup Client
Monitoring Service Installation and Configuration
Install the Safe PST Backup Monitoring Service on one of the workstations that is always on (preferably it
should be server machine).
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During installation please enter the current server IP/Hostname address and choose a port for it. This is
used by Safe PST Backup client application and Admin Tool to submit and retrieve status data, so
IP/Hostname and port should be accessible from all workstations with Safe PST Backup client installed.
Monitoring Service itself has no user interface. All information, warning and error messages of the
service are logged in Windows application event log.
Email notification template about failed backup of monitored workstations can be modified. It can be
found in the following folder: [Service installation path]\Data\email_template.xml.
Administration Tool Configuration
Administration tool can be installed on any workstation.
After installation, open the Administration tool and go to “Service -> Service Connections” in the top
menu.
In the “Administration Tool Settings – Service Connections” dialog click “Add Server” button.
Enter the name for the service (any name may be used), the server hostname or IP address, and port of
the server where the Monitoring Service is installed. Click OK.
Click “OK” in the main dialog.
You should now see the status of workstations that are connected to the Monitoring Service.
Monitoring Module Activation
To activate Monitoring Module, on the Administration Tool go to “Help -> Activate…” enter the
activation code and press “Activate”. You may choose to activate all licenses available or only a certain
amount.
You may also activate the Monitoring Service using offline method by pressing the “Request Offline
Activation…” on the activation dialog. To activate the Monitoring Module using offline method – license
count and activation code must be filled out. Once they’re filled out press the “Generate offline request
code”. Once you have the request code send an e-mail to us at sales@4team.biz – we’ll reply with
further instructions.
Administration Tool – Safe PST Backup Client Activation
There are two possible ways to activate Safe PST Backup clients from Administration Tool - online and
offline methods.
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The Online activation method requires workstation that has the Monitoring Service with access to the
Internet. Offline Safe PST Backup client activation method does not require access to the Internet.
For this type of activation to work the “UseMonitoringServiceActivation” parameter should be set to
“true” in Safe PST Backup client configuration file, the steps described under the “Configuring Safe PST
Backup Client with Monitoring Service” have to be completed too.
Online Safe PST Backup Client Activation
This type of activation requires Admin Tool to be connected to Monitoring Service as described here.
Go to Admin Tool Settings -> Service Settings.
Choose the “Client Activation” tab -> check the “Activate Safe PST Backup Clients using Monitoring
Service” and then enter activation code.
You will be able to activate clients by pressing the right-mouse button on any client(s) and pressing the
“Activate” button.
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Optionally if you want to activate all your clients manually, uncheck the checkbox “Activate new Clients
as soon as they connect to Service”.
Offline Safe PST Backup Client Activation
In order to use the offline Safe PST Backup Client activation, go to Admin Tool Settings -> Service
Settings.
Choose the “Client Activation” tab -> check the “Activate Safe PST Backup Clients using Monitoring
Service”.
Choose the “Use Monitoring Service to Activate Clients Offline”.
On the pop-up window enter the license count, license activation code and press the “Generate offline
request”. Once you have the request code send an e-mail to us at sales@4team.biz – we’ll reply with
further instructions.
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Once you successfully enabled the offline client activation, you will be able to activate Safe PST Backup
clients by pressing the “Activate” option on the context menu on any client(s) selected.
Monitoring Module Trial Version Limitations
The trial Safe PST Backup Administration and Monitoring package offers full functionality with the
following limitations only:
-
Up to 5 workstations are monitored
30 days limitation
System requirements
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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Outlook 2002 (Outlook XP) with
latest Service Pack
Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with latest
Service Pack
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 32 bit
Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 64 bit
Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 32 bit
Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 64 bit
Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 32 bit
Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 64 bit
Limited support:
Operating System
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook 2000 (without incremental
backup functionality)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
(downloadable with .EXE install package)
Environment
Hardware
RAM
Minimum: 512 MB
Recommended: 2 Gb or more
CPU type
Pentium III-compatible or higher
CPU speed
Minimum: 500 MHz
Recommended: 1 GHz or higher
HDD
1 GB hard disk space
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