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.).
On next window select Set up backup (Slide 3.) and then select location where to backup files (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).
On opened window, expand location tree and select directory you want to backup (Slide 6) and select Next.
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).
Now change setting on appropriate and save (Slide 8.). You can change the frequency and time of operation.
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).
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.