Windows 10: Backup Advice.

Discus and support Backup Advice. in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi, I need some backup advice. I have a WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2x4TB (RAID 1) storage and was wondering if I would need any other sort of backup... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by kuyenmotdivad, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Backup Advice.


    Hi,

    I need some backup advice.

    I have a WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2x4TB (RAID 1) storage and was wondering if I would need any other sort of backup device so I don't lose my valuable data?

    Maybe another NAS or an extra SSD 4TB?

    :)
     
    kuyenmotdivad, Oct 3, 2019
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  2. Backup using file history

    Thanks Robeline

    I was going by other advice and articles that suggest that backing up under Update and security/backup is now the way to go. I will try your suggestion.

    Doug
     
    DougWalsh1, Oct 3, 2019
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  3. DavidY Win User
    Newbie needs advice moving Win8.1 ==> Win10


    In your shoes I would
    1. Take a backup of the OS drive with Macrium Reflect, as suggested
    2. Download the ISO and do an Upgrade install (step 7 in this tutorial)
    Macrium gives you a way back if the upgrade doesn't work, and I also think that doing an Upgrade install is probably likely to be your quickest route to being activated on Windows 10 by the deadline.

    Once activated, you can consider doing a clean install later but without the time pressure.
     
    DavidY, Oct 3, 2019
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  4. Geekoid Win User

    Backup Advice.

    Using network hard drive for backup

    It depends what sort of backup you want to do. If you're happy just backing up regular files, then there are a bazillion (really, that many!) different bits of freeware to do that. There is a good list here:

    Download Back Up Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

    and pretty much all of them can do network backups. Some even have fancy options like encryption. Really, the most useful thing is just being able to schedule them and know they ran OK.

    You may also want to make a system image backup too, and you'll find that software in the very same list.

    I don't have Windows 8 as yet, so I'm afraid I can't suggest any for that platform. Personally, I use Clonezilla for image backups.
     
    Geekoid, Oct 3, 2019
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