Backup strategy recommendations


  1. Posts : 206
    Windows 10
       #1

    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 I am way out of date on the best practices in this area.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.
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  2. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #2

    I would backup everything with an image. Here is my tutorial. If you have questions, post back.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    And tell her, if she wants to stay happy, stay on Windows 7.
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  3. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #3

    Remember


    RhinoCan said:
    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.
    Remember to backup the W7 installation before the W10 installation (just in case it goes wrong).
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