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Windows 7: How to backup laptop to desktop external drive via homegroup


28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
How to backup laptop to desktop external drive via homegroup

Hello,

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. They are connected to a homegroup via a router.

Is it possible to setup automatic backup on the laptop so that it can perform its backup to an external drive on the desktop?

If so, how to you do it?

I would like the desktop's external drive appear on the list of drives to perform the backup too.

Thanks


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28 Dec 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuart253 View Post
Hello,

I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. They are connected to a homegroup via a router.

Is it possible to setup automatic backup on the laptop so that it can perform its backup to an external drive on the desktop?

If so, how to you do it?

I would like the desktop's external drive appear on the list of drives to perform the backup too.

Thanks
Depends on the app you plan to use. I personally would use Acronis as it is bulletproof, and easy to use.

With Acronis you create a schedule of what you want backed up and then where you want the destination.


Its that easy


Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ken,

Thanks for you suggestion, but for the monent I an going to stay with the backup that came with the system.

I would like to thank Ken and anyone who took the time to read my post. I tried several things but nothing works. It was not until after I posted my question that I tried one one thing, which worked.

I was always able to see the driive from the laptop, but could not recover to it. Once I realized that it was a "network" drive, I was able to select it. it now works.

That being said, I will now look into Acronis.

Thanks

Stu
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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28 Dec 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuart253 View Post
Ken,

Thanks for you suggestion, but for the monent I an going to stay with the backup that came with the system.

I would like to thank Ken and anyone who took the time to read my post. I tried several things but nothing works. It was not until after I posted my question that I tried one one thing, which worked.

I was always able to see the driive from the laptop, but could not recover to it. Once I realized that it was a "network" drive, I was able to select it. it now works.

That being said, I will now look into Acronis.

Thanks

Stu

Glad you are working Stu and congrats on the catch.

Ken
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