Configure and schedule backup in Windows

I did this tutorial in Windows 10 but it is same process as it is in Windows 7. Now, I must say that I strongly believe in “Security Awareness”  strategy and that everyone must assess what level of security is needed. Backup is one part of  “Security Awareness” strategy and should be regular procedure to everyone. Follow this tutorial in order to configure and schedule backup.

As always first go to Control panel and select Backup and Restore (Windows 7) (Slide 1. and Slide 2.).

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 1.

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 2.

On next window select Set up backup (Slide 3.) and then select location where to backup files (Slide 4).

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 3.

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 4.

For this tutorial I used USB Stick, although this is not recommended. Why? Even Windows will warn you that it`s not possible to backup system files on this type of storage, because other people can come into possession of your system files. So, best practice is to use network locations.

OK, I have selected my USB Stick and then select Let me choose radio button. Select Next (Slide 5).

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 5.

On opened window, expand location tree and select directory you want to backup (Slide 6) and select Next.

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 6.

On Review you backup settings now you can change schedule or to save settings and run backup. Let`s change it. Select Change schedule (Slide 7).

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 7.

Now change setting on appropriate and save (Slide 8.). You can change the frequency and time of operation.

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 8.

 

Then save settings like on slide 7. and run backup. You can review process and on the end you will be informed that backup is successfully done (Slide 9).

Configure and schedule backup in Windows

Slide 9.

Sorry if I was to lengthy, but I think that configure and schedule backup process is very important.

I hope this tutorial was informative to you.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


5 + 5 =