Windows 10: Scheduling backup

Discus and support Scheduling backup in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi folks I just decided to use File history as a backup for Windows 10. I'm backing up to a 1TB Hard Drive. How can I tell File History to start the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Bob Hennessy, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Scheduling backup


    Hi folks
    I just decided to use File history as a backup for Windows 10. I'm backing up to a 1TB Hard Drive.
    How can I tell File History to start the backup at a specific time each day when I'm not busy or when the computer is still active?
    Thanks in advance
    Bob H

    :)
     
    Bob Hennessy, Oct 11, 2017
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  2. Butts3118 Win User

    Information on task Scheduling

    Will a scheduled backup run when your machine is in Sleep mode? Will the scheduler software wake up your machine and start the backup?

    Appreciate your comments

    Thanks

    Butts

    original post: Backup Scheduling
     
    Butts3118, Oct 11, 2017
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  3. Gizmoprof Win User
    Will Windows 7 scheduled backups be "ported" to Windows 10 when I upgrade?

    Maybe I wasn't clear. I have Windows 7. I have a data backup scheduled to backup changes to selected folders. This backup occurs once a day. I also have it scheduled such that an image backup is included in each daily backup.

    Will both backups occur as scheduled, if I "upgrade" to Windows 10? (Or will I have to "manually" run image backups?)
     
    Gizmoprof, Oct 11, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Scheduling backup

    You may wish to know that File History may be replaced:

    Turn On or Off File History in Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
    shows limited options for scheduling at specified intervals.

    E.g. Option 2, 4. Advanced Settings screenshot.

    I suppose you could create a scheduled task to turn File History on and off... if there's a appropriate command line option or reg file to do so..

    Or perhaps find a way to schedule Option 2:
    Backup Files and Folders with File History in Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials


    windows 10 - Can I launch a File History backup from a script? - Super User

    File History Command Line Tool s Code Blog
     
    dalchina, Oct 11, 2017
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  5. I'm not a huge fan of backup devices connected and powered up 7/24. Fine for copies.

    I say this a Ransomware and physical events like power surges (or fires) can and will impact the "backups".

    I like to have copies but back ups are planned and the media is disconnected and relocated.
     
    Caledon Ken, Oct 12, 2017
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  6. YES - You and I think the same way !*Cool
     
    storageman, Oct 12, 2017
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  7. That is likely because we both in the industry and this was just a fact of operations. Our eggs were place in many baskets. ( and the clients and auditors checked.)
     
    Caledon Ken, Oct 12, 2017
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  8. lx07 Win User

    Scheduling backup

    That idea seems to have been quietly dropped for the time being. I am still using it on 16299.15.

    Perhaps it will be dropped in future but it certainly isn't yet. If it is hopefully the new version will import from the old as it is very useful feature imo.


    File History doesn't require the drive to be connected. When the backup drive is disconnected it writes the changed files to %localappdata% on the local disk. When you plug in the backup drive it flushes this data onto it.

    That would be my solution to the question - set file history to save changes at whatever frequency you want (I do hourly and see no performance hit at all from this). Plug in the backup drive now and again (I do every few days I suppose) and it moves the history from your main disk to your backup. Then unplug it. This gets around the ransomware issue mentioned.

    Note file history isn't a replacement for backup/system image but it really is nice being able to scroll back and forward through regularly changed documents see how they changed over time. Much easier than restoring files from a gazillion backup images.
     
  9. Dlambert Win User
    I assume you'll ask for File History alternative in the near future. No offence.
     
    Dlambert, Oct 19, 2017
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  10. Until I know just what Timeline involves, I've been doing a disk image. However, I would still like to schedule things to reflect my preferences , not those of Microsoft.
     
    Bob Hennessy, Apr 5, 2018
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