Windows 10: Backup strategy recommendations

Discus and support Backup strategy recommendations in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; A friend has asked me for help in setting up a backup strategy for her computer. I am way out of date on the best practices in this area. It's a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by RhinoCan, Feb 3, 2016.

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    Backup strategy recommendations


    A friend has asked me for help in setting up a backup strategy for her computer. I am way out of date on the best practices in this area. It's a desktop computer currently running Windows 7 but she wants to bring it up to date with Windows 10 so I'm looking for a good backup strategy once we've done the upgrade.

    I think the big question is what should be backed up and what shouldn't. We obviously need to do backups of her user data - she says she has lots of recipes and photographs - and they are presumably getting updated regularly in the form of new photos and recipes so I imagine we'd want a full backup of those at intervals with incremental backups in between full backups. What else should she back up to handle any reasonable contingency, including Windows crashes, hardware failures, etc.?

    I realize this is a complex topic and would be quite content to be directed to a good, up-to-date tutorial.

    :)
     
    RhinoCan, Feb 3, 2016
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    You'd have to get them from your latest backup, assuming you make backups (which would be important considering the

    average hard drive life span
    ).

    Nothing can help now, but if you want to avoid ever having risk in the future from accidental over-writing a file, or a failure, here's the the Bare Minimum
    Backup Strategy
    that I recommend.

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    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Feb 3, 2016
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    It can, but you have to turn it on. It's remarkably easy though, I wrote a little post called "The Bare Minimum Backup Strategy" describing the way I
    use it.
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Feb 3, 2016
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    Backup strategy recommendations

  5. *Eek Remember to backup the W7 installation before the W10 installation (just in case it goes wrong). *Eek
     
    lehnerus2000, Apr 5, 2018
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