FileHistory says I've never done a backup..err

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       26 Jul 2017 #11

    lx07 said: View Post
    No worries - I use the wrong word sometimes...

    I really hope File History isn't abandoned before there is something to replace it as it is excellent for what it is for.
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  2.    26 Jul 2017 #12

    To each their own, agreed! I've been making full images of my Data partition on my computers onto two dedicated HDs (per each computer), each such HD mostly has two Cs and two Ds. Not doing incremental or differential backups and not doing File History is simply my personal choice, not really making many changes to my data docs & texts, all ok so far for me. However, I enjoy learning a lot from you all because of the variety of experience and expertise I find in here!
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  3.    26 Aug 2017 #13

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ID:	150478I hope I've achieved a full system back up. Here are the details with annotation of what is on the computer and the external drive. On the latter the second item is extra. Please, what would it be?
    From previous posts I am not sure about use of differential backups to keep data files u.t.d. or whether to continue with File History for that. Sorry to be so useless, but I think I need to keep it simple. Comments?
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  4.    26 Aug 2017 #14

    The best strategy is to use both Image backups and File History Backup.

    The best way to do this is to install OS + programs on C drive partition, but store data on another partition or separate drive.

    Then make image backups of C Drive and hidden partitions using e.g. Macrium Reflect Free. Once a week/month is usually adequate for this (you may need to redo latest updates but this is usually quite quick). You can do daily differential backups if you like but personally I do not usually bother with this.

    By keeping data separate, you can back that up at a different frequency to suit your usage pattern. It aalso prevenets the C drive growing inxorably, making image backups bigger and bigger,

    Use FHB to backup to back up D drive to whatever schedule suits you e.g. hourly, daily, weekly. All depends on how much data you create. You can always do a manual backup outwith your schedule period.
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  5.    26 Aug 2017 #15

    I'll have to get with adding a partition, which is a bit scary (for me). BTW what is that extra item I mentioned?
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