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Kudos0

As to what IDSS creates an automatic backup file?

Hi Everyone!

Product Version: 2014.7.11.42

Web Protection Definition: 2018-0202.311

Web Form Definition: 1.6.0.300

I have tried today to sign in to my account using the Norton Identity Safe Standalone app, then a backup file was automatically created and saved into the intended path as shown in the screenshot below. There are some two other backup files created there in different dates before. However, I really don't know as to what an automatic backups are created.

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Kudos0

Re: As to what IDSS creates an automatic backup file?

It is a backup of your IDSS vault with all your logins and passwords.

Jim

Kudos0

Re: As to what IDSS creates an automatic backup file?

PhoneMan:

It is a backup of your IDSS vault with all your logins and passwords.

Jim

Thanks to you,

Yes, I see. But, I don't see that IDSS creating a backup file in each time I sign in to my account. However, I saw suddenly there was a backup file created.  I didn't know when it was created and according to what IDSS begins creating an automatic backup file, that is, does it creates it daily, weekly, monthly, or what time? Also, according to what action I did?

Although the automatic backups option is always enabled in the settings of my IDSS, I sometimes when logging in to my account, I didn't see a backup file was created automatically.  Other times, I saw a backup file created without knowing when it was created and according to action I did with my IDSS, which resulted in creating that backup file automatically.

Kudos0

Re: As to what IDSS creates an automatic backup file?

The backups are not done every time you log into your vault. They are done on some schedule that is coded into the app. You cannot change that schedule, although you may be able to do a manual backup.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: As to what IDSS creates an automatic backup file?

Hi cooperator,

It appears you are already aware of most of the info I am going to post, but I figured I'd post it for info for others tying to follow along and not all that familiar with the Stand Alone version of ID Safe.

First of all see the following announcement in regards to the IDSS:

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/standalone-version-norton-identity-safe-2014-no-longer-available

IDSS is an Online Vault and thus should accomplish Auto backups (enabled by default) the same as the retail Norton product with ID Safe as part of their programs. See image below for how to check it is enabled and also a link (Backups Folder) to the location of the backup.   My Norton Security Premium does in fact backup ID SAFE the first time I open it each day.  As I use my ID Safe daily, the BU's are made every day.  Please note I am using Internet Explorer as my default browser.  Not sure about the frequency of other browsers with all the changes made with their "normal functioning".

The backup files include the date, so you should always know when the backup was made. Your last was made 2018-02-03.

Here is screen shot of my BU's of my Online Vault in NS Premium:

Kudos0

Re: As to what IDSS creates an automatic backup file?

yank:

IDSS is an Online Vault and thus should accomplish Auto backups (enabled by default) the same as the retail Norton product with ID Safe as part of their programs. See image below for how to check it is enabled and also a link (Backups Folder) to the location of the backup.   My Norton Security Premium does in fact backup ID SAFE the first time I open it each day. The backup files include the date, so you should always know when the backup was made. Your last was made 2018-02-03.

Here is screen shot of my BU's of my Online Vault in NS Premium:

Thanks to you, Yank

That is very normal what your Norton Security Premium does. But, I have only some points needed to be confirmed. Pease confirm them.

1) You mentioned to "the first time you open your NSP, then it does create backup ID safe", you meant 'you first try to log in to your Norton account with using the associated email, along with PW,  then typing the Vault Password to open it. That is the way how I log in to my Online Vault in my IDSS.


2) My IDSS does a backup ID SAFE, NOT the first time I open it each day. However, I really am NOT sure when it does  backup ID SAFE. As you see in my screenshot above, there are three  backup IDs SAFE with different dates. However, yours are very well-organized and obvious when it will be created.


3) Does Norton Security Premium really have Online Vault?


4)  Online Vault in NS Premium is relatively different than Online Vault in IDSS or striking different than it.


5) If you log in to your Norton account, and open the vault by typing the password), then, it creates backup ID safe. If you close the vault, and log out from the Norton, and if you log in to it and open vault again, in the same time, then will another backup IDs Safe be created?


6) when your Online Vault in NS Premium does create  backup ID SAFE the first time you open it each day, then you'll not end up with having huge number of backup IDs Safe which have the same data(logins, passwords, etc.)?


7) each backup ID SAFE to be created when the first time you open it each day can have differential backup(only having the new data added) or a full backup having all data)?

yank:

As I use my ID Safe daily, the BU's are made every day.  Please note I am using Internet Explorer as my default browser.  Not sure about the frequency of other browsers with all the changes made with their "normal functioning".

 I think there is no relation to mention to which browser you're using since we are talking about creating the local backup IDs Safe which are created by the app itself as shown in your screen shot above. I have IDSS installed on my laptop as a standalone, and when I want to log into my account, then I launch the Norton Identity Safe from the notification area on the taskbar.

As a result, what does a kind of browser do with when IDSS, in my case, or  Norton Security Premium, in yours, does create backup IDs Safe?

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