Now notice that two different drives are going to be

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Now notice that two different drives are going to be backed up if I include a system image, the system reserve partition, and also my C drive. Now please be aware that if you do decide to include a system image in your backup you're going to need a lot of storage space. Backing up user profile directories can typically consume a lot of storage space in and of itself and adding a system image to the backupwill dramatically increase the amount of storage space required. But, in my opinion, the value of having the system image outweighs the amount of space and the amount of time it requires to run these. Let's click Next. Backup Summary 4:56-5:10 So here's a summary of what's going to be backed up. Here's my backup location. I'm going to save my backup on my second hard disk drive in the system. I'm going to back up all user profile data and I'm going to also include a system image. Schedule Backup 5:11-7:30 Now one of the problems with running backups is the fact that if you rely on carbon-based lifeforms,that's you and me, to remember to run the backup it'll never happen or at best it'll happen sporadically and I can guarantee you that the one time that you end up really needing your backup is going to be the time that you neglected to create it. So it's best if you come down here and mark this option, Change Schedule. And then make sure that this selection is marked. Run the backup on a schedule. This takes the human element out of the backup process and it allows Windows to automatically run the backups for you. This is a much more reliable way of doing things rather than relying upon your memory to remember to run backups. So here you can specify how often you want to run your backups. You can select either daily, which is really not a bad idea depending on how critical your data is and how often it changes. You can select weekly, or if you're nuts you can also select monthly. I would never use the monthly option. For our purposes here, we're just going to select weekly but honestly in a production environment if users are storing sensitive data, important data on their hard disk drives I would run your backups daily because if you select the weekly option and then I use the defaults of running that backup say on Sunday at 7 pm, if the user goes through the week making changes to their files and the hard drive crashes say Friday at 4 pm, I basically lost the entire weeks' worth of work because the backup will not have run since the previous Sunday. So in a production environment I would honestly go with the daily option and make sure that that runs every single day.That way if the hard drive crashes and you need to do a restore, yes you will lose a little bit of databut not nearly as much.
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