Windows 10: Is it possible to use Windows 10 Backup Tools to use on 2 ext. HDD?


  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       05 Nov 2016 #1

    Is it possible to use Windows 10 Backup Tools to use on 2 ext. HDD?


    November 5, 2016

    Hello,
    Is it possible to use Windows 10 Backup tools to use on two external drives?

    Windows 10 was "good" backup tools but it seems that it is not possible to use two or more hard drives (multiple backups - if one backup disk fail there is always another that works).

    Maybe there are command line?

    We do not want to use "Storage Spaces" because we want to do backups on different days.
    If possible we should use an incremental backup (except for the first backup (# 1) and for the image backup of course).
    We only retain the three most recent backups (all types).

    If this is not possible with Windows 10 Backup Tools, then are they REALLY free software [not those who call themselves free and who do nothing and selling pro version, premium, ultimate, etc. - the beautiful marketing (lies)] that can do this?

    Details backups:
    HDD # 1 - USB 3.0 External Hard Drive 4 TO
    HDD # 2 - USB 3.0 External Hard Drive 4 TO

    1-“Backup Image” once per 6 months.
    January 1st we Backup Image of Windows 10 on HDD # 1
    January 5th we Backup Image of Windows 10 on HDD # 2

    June 1st we Backup Image of Windows 10 on HDD # 1
    June 5th we Backup Image of Windows 10 on HDD # 2

    2-"Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" once a week.
    Monday using "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" on HDD # 1
    Thursday using "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" on HDD # 2

    3-"File History" once a day.
    At 1:00 p.m. using "File History" on HDD # 1
    At 10:00 p.m. using "File History" on HDD # 2

    Thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    05 Nov 2016 #2

    It's possible, but it would be a manual process since non-server versions of Windows only support 1 disk at a time. Server 2008 R2 and 12 can do multiple disks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       05 Nov 2016 #3

    Hi,

    "manual process"
    How do that on Windows 10 ?

    Can we create batch file for one HDD#1 and one other for the other HDD#2 and use Task Scheduler?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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