1. Joined : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 166
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       30 Jul 2016 #1

    Backing up procedure.


    I have windows 10 home running well I also do a regular backup of documents & pictures and video not to bothered about the music side of things.I make backups maybe every other week and use macrium to copy c drive. as all my documents/photos are on a second internal hdd the c drive is an ssd with just the o/s.
    Now my son is nagging me that I should have aa external hdd connected to my desktop all the time then use a program to do the backups automatic at set times of the day.
    I thought yes good idea. But would it be the best option to have an external hdd connected 24/7 to the usb port??. And if that is a good idea what software would I need to do the backups, Well he said there are plenty out there.

    So what do you experts think of that idea of my offspring?.
    Many thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,961
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 Jul 2016 #2

    I thought yes good idea. But would it be the best option to have an external hdd connected 24/7 to the usb port??. And if that is a good idea what software would I need to do the backups, Well he said there are plenty out there.
    External HD in an enclosure is not desiged for 24/7 operation. There's not enough air flow to keep the HD cool and will go bad a lot sooner.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 166
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       30 Jul 2016 #3

    Thought so
    Thanx.
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