Windows 10: File backup while system is asleep

Discus and support File backup while system is asleep in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have my Windows 10 PC set up to go to sleep after 2 hours of inactivity. I am trying to decide on some file backup software. I have looked at Aoemi... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by arnold931, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. arnold931 Win User

    File backup while system is asleep


    I have my Windows 10 PC set up to go to sleep after 2 hours of inactivity. I am trying to decide on some file backup software. I have looked at Aoemi and the software that came with my Western Digital external drive. None of them seem to work while the system is asleep. Has anyone figured out a solution to this?

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    arnold931, Dec 5, 2018
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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, Dec 5, 2018
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  3. Geekoid Win User
    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, Dec 5, 2018
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  4. File backup while system is asleep

    Backup using file history

    Hi Doug,

    There are limited options when using backup and restore. We suggest that you create a full backup using Windows 10 system image tool, you need to connect external storage with enough available space. See steps below:

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Click on System and Security.
    • Click on Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
    • On the left pane, click the Create a system image link.
    • Under Where do you want to save the backup?, select the
      On a hard disk
      option.
    • Using the "On a hard disk" drop-down menu, select the storage to save the backup.
    • Click the Start backup button.

    Note: Once you completed the steps, the wizard will proceed to create a full backup of your system, including everything that is stored on the main drive, as well as the system reserved partition.
     
    Robelene Win, Dec 5, 2018
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