Windows 10: Setting Backup Definition Files to run automatically

Discus and support Setting Backup Definition Files to run automatically in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Apologies for the long post. For years, Macrium was set up a long time ago to make regular scheduled backups of my C drive. Very reliable. After a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Stevekir, May 22, 2019.

  1. Stevekir Win User

    Setting Backup Definition Files to run automatically


    Apologies for the long post. For years, Macrium was set up a long time ago to make regular scheduled backups of my C drive. Very reliable. After a crash the two old Backup Def. Files had disappeared, so I have now set up two identical replacement BU Def. File with identical timings on different days and to different ext. backup drives. They work manually as before.

    I then went to schedule these BUs to run periodicallyp. Under the "Backup Definition Files" tab I selected my Def. File. The decorative buttons at the top of this page (which have not changed over the years) has a button of a black circle with a clock face and a white and green "+" which has a label "Schedule the selected file to run automatically". I presse this button to see a new window "Edit a Plan for this Backup. I pressed "Edit Schedule" and got an error "Selection Error. Please select only one schedule". I had selected only one schedule! I can get no further. No-one has ever used this comp. except me.

    (During a previous attempt following the above I got further, to the point when I was asked to set up a regular schedule and was asked for a password and my computer's name. I have no idea what my computer's name is (some text is offered which I didn't recognise) but I do have a "sign in on starting" pw going back years which I have never used. That did not work. But now I can't even get that far. I have shut down and restarted the comp.)

    How can I get my two Backup Def. Files, already newly set to run on different days, to run automatically, which had worked for years.

    Thanks for anyhelp.

    :)
     
    Stevekir, May 22, 2019
    #1
  2. Kem Mon Win User

    Windows 10 Automatic Backup Settings

    Hi,

    Upon analyzing the details you have provided, the process in creating a backup of your files to another drive has
    failed
    causing the
    error code
    0x80070032
    to appear. The
    error code
    pertains that the
    process was interrupted
    due to a
    corrupted or damaged files. We suggest that you perform these
    methods of troubleshooting
    and check if there's any changes:

    Method 1:
    Run SFC Scan.  

    To run an
    SFC scan, follow these steps:  


    • Run
      Command Prompt as Administrator.  

    • Type
      sfc /scannow
      and hit
      Enter.   

    Method 2:
    Run DISM Tool.  

    To run
    DISM Tool, follow these steps:


    • Run
      Command Prompt as Administrator.  

    • Type the following command:  

      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /scanhealth  

      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth  

    NOTE:
    This might take a while to finish scanning.
    Do not cancel.

    Method 3: Defragmentation of drive(s).

    To defrag your drives, follow these steps:


    • On the
      Start menu, look for
      Windows Administrative Tools.

    • Choose Defragment
      and Optimize Drives.

    • Choose the
      drive
      you want to
      Defrag
      and click on
      Optimize.

    • Wait until the
      defragmentation
      to
      finish.

    • Restart
      your PC.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, May 22, 2019
    #2
  3. File History does not backup automatically

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing us back.

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:


    • Press Windows key+I.

    • Click on Update and security.

    • On the left pane, click on backup and select on under automatically back up my files.

    • Click on more option under on button.

    • Select every hour (default) under back up my files.

    • Select forever (default) under keep my files.

    Also refer the link below link and check if it helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/set-drive-file-history

    Also work in Windows 10

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, May 22, 2019
    #3
  4. Setting Backup Definition Files to run automatically

    Vista Automatic Updating Error

    Automatic Updates isn't currently running.
     
    DistantDeath, May 22, 2019
    #4
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