I’ve setup several types of backup today.
The first was a “sync”. The software looks at a folder on the computer, and copies only the changes to the files on the removable hard drive. First of all I had to change the data folders as they were mixed up with all the Windows and Program Files. The advantage of this type of backup is that you can plug the drive into another computer and see all the files as files, and work on the if needed.
The other was a backup that takes a complete image of the C: drive. Come drive failure, we can recover the whole PC back to that image, with every setting, every system file, identical almost to how it was prior to failure. The advantage is that we don’t need to locate software, drivers, or remember settings.
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