We all know how backups are important, even at home. But we often realize it when it’s too late … So the idea is to save your important data in a safe place, at regular interval. The more often you backup, the more up to date are your data.
After making a system image as seen in this post, we need to schedule our data backups.
In order to schedule a backup, go in the search field of the start menu type backup, then click on the Backup and restore program.
Click on Save on a network…
You can then enter a network share name, and give your credentials. Click OK.
Next thing to do is selecting which data to backup. You can let Windows choose for you, it will then mainly save data stored in your profile (libraries, default folders…) And it will create a system image for you.
We already saw hot to create a system image in this post. And if, like me, your libraries do not point to your profile default folders but to another partition on your hard drive, it’s better to choose yourself the data to be saved. So i will check Let me choose. And click Next.
As we want to manually choose what to save, a new window allowing us to select the folders appears. Tick the checkboxes at the left of the disks or folders you want to save. Clicking on the triangle at the left of a disk or folder unfolds it and shows its content. You can also include a copy of you system drive, if you want.
Next you have a backup summary, in which you see your backup location, what will be saved, and the backup schedule. This one is set up by default Every Sunday at 7 PM. Click on the Change schedule link to modify it.
Sofa Tiger says : Remember that Windows 7 Home editions does NOT allow you to backup data over the network.
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