Windows user backup - The quick 'n' dirty guide

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    All your data are belong to you. So here's a tutorial on how to use Karen's Replicator and 7-Zip to create encrypted backup archives of your user account data and program data on Windows systems, including basic overview, generic and specific exclusions, other tips and tricks, and more. Have fun.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-user-backup-guide.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Floyd 57

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    What background are you using, the one with the mountains and the sunset, looks pretty cool :D
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    I found it on wallhaven. I can try to look it up ... try mountain/lake.
    Mrk
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    The problem with me is that data is scattered all over the place. I think my new strategy is to make folders with only one file type. That will make it easier to back up my data.
     
  5. Floyd 57

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    It's called macrium :D
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    No, that's the thing. I don't want to make full drive backups. I only back up most important data, like audio, video, text and PDF documents. Not to forget about images, applications and configuration files.
     
  7. Peter2150

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    I agree with Floyd. Images make it a non problem. I also do a file back to the cloud, but on site it's just 3 imaging program
     
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  9. trott3r

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    I am with rasheed on this one.
    Imaging takes up a lot of room.

    I need file backup for video music pictures documents etc.
    There is too much stuff knocking around and scattered due to lack of Hard drive space.
     
  10. act8192

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    Rasheed, do take a look at syncback - you can create groups of profiles of whatever you want to backup
    https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/syncback-hub.html
    Once you build some profiles, the backup is fast and accurate and readable. Great for pictures, movies, music, docs, etc.
     
  11. trott3r

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    I think i used syncback a while ago.

    Is there a file backup that uses filetypes include or exclude in compression.?
    I dont want to be compressing video or music since they are already compressed and it just wastes time.
     
  12. Rasheed187

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    Will check it out. Believe it or not, but I have always manually backed up my files. Most of the back up tools looked too complex for me.
     
  13. guest

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    no that is called "copy-paste to external drive" :D
     
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