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Windows 7: scheduling back ups

04 Jun 2012   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
scheduling back ups

hey how often should i schedule a back up? everyday, week, etc thanks


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04 Jun 2012   #2
nckfrtg28

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

I do mine every month.
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04 Jun 2012   #3
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

why? why not sooner? what are your reasons?
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05 Jun 2012   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If you are talking about how often you should Image your OS partition it depends on how often you update your OS and programs. The minimum should be monthly to take account of Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" but more often if you are continually adding programs. Your data should be backed up much more frequently. Weekly as a minimum but preferably daily.

It is a good idea to remove the image from the scheduled backup and to do that manually so that you can use the scheduling function to run a data backup more frequently to suit your needs.
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05 Jun 2012   #5
nckfrtg28

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
why? why not sooner? what are your reasons?
Because the things I do on the computer are not really important. So if I lose some of the data its okay. Plus I have things backup to the cloud and extremal drives.
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05 Jun 2012   #6
Gordon Simmons

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

It depends on the amount of data you add/change. I have to continuously detect the changes and added files and automatically back it up.
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07 Jun 2012   #7
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Since my computer is switched off at night and I can't guarantee at what time it might be switched on I back up any changes made daily especially if it is particularly important for me rather than use scheduling, which is possible with the SyncBack software that I use.

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