Windows 10: Backing up from multiple drives in PC

Discus and support Backing up from multiple drives in PC in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have three drives in my PC: two SSD and one hard. OneDrive, of which I am a new user, is backing up only from the first and smallest of these. How do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JohnPreslandMeres, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Backing up from multiple drives in PC


    I have three drives in my PC: two SSD and one hard. OneDrive, of which I am a new user, is backing up only from the first and smallest of these. How do I configure it to make copies of the files on the other two drives?

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    JohnPreslandMeres, Sep 7, 2020
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  2. File back up to bitlockered external drive

    Thanks John.

    By trial and error the solution is,

    • Set the file back up to the desired external USB drive, Back up using file history.
    • Run backup to completion.
    • Dismount, (Remove) the drive used.
    • Remount (Plug in) the drive used for the file back up (Steps 1&2) and encrypt using Bitlocker.
    Note you can only encrypt drives using some versions of Windows (Pro for eg not Home)

    • Once the external drive has been encrypted dismount.
    • Remount the drive, go to the file back up option, Open, Settings, Backup,
      Back up using file history
      .
    • The drive should now still be visible and has been encrypted.
    • Accessing the drive will be dependant on how it was set up in Bitlocker,
      Open with this PC, password, pin code
      etc.
    • Repeat file back up as in the first two steps.

    Hope this helps someone else.
     
    Martin Holme, Sep 7, 2020
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  3. little cat, Sep 7, 2020
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  4. Cos_ Win User

    Backing up from multiple drives in PC

    Can I back up to external hard drive and another PC on my networK

    Win 10 Pro Back Up Capability.

    Can I back up to multiple places?

    I have an external hard drive and I am currently backing up some of my folders. Not all due to size limitation of external drive.

    I have two other PC on my home network, lots of space,

    Can I also back up my music to one and my pictures to the other.

    When I went to back up / advanced ; it said I'd need to stop current back up to add another.

    This does not seem like it should have to be.

    Any suggestions, I'd need rather simple but complete steps.
     
    Cos_, Sep 7, 2020
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