Now by default its set to back up my user home

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up to, so we need to come over here to Folders to Save and then specify which folders we're going to include in the backup process. Now by default, it's set to back up my user home directory. That's probably pretty good. You could also specify whether or not you want to back up the entire system or just user data. For our purposes today, in interest of time, I'm simply going to back up my user's home directory, however, you could come down here to Add and then select a different folder that you want to include in the backup process. We can also specify what folders to ignore. We're not going to back up anything in the trash,nor are we going to back up anything that's saved in the Downloads folder of my home directory. We also need to specify a storage location. Where are we going to back the data up to? Let's click on Choose Folder, and I'm going to click on Backup, hit OK, and you can see that my backup USB drive is mounted in the Media, Star Tracy, Backups folder in the file system, so when data is saved to this folder in the file system, that will be redirected over to my USB hard drive. And then we need to come down to scheduling. We need to decide, first of all, how often we want these backups to run. By default, it's set to Week. That's probably not soon enough. I'm going to want my data backed up every day, because, invariably, if I have a hard disk failure, it's going to occur six days after I made my last backup, hence I'm going to lose six days' worth of work. By setting it for Daily, then the most I'm going to lose is one day's worth of work. And then I have to specify how long I want to keep my old backups. By default, it's set to Forever. That's probably too long, and it will probably fill up my hard disk really fast, so what I want to do is say, let's just keep them for six months, and it notes down here that old backups will be deleted earlier if we end up running low on storage space. OK, with that we can go back to the Overview tab, and we can start a backup. Now notice that a backup process is actually started because we turned the scheduling on. If it didn't, I could come over here and hit Back Up Now. But because I specified Daily, and because I didn't have any backups, the backup utility automatically said, hey, we'd better start running the backup and run it right now. And you can see that running right down over here. So that's going to take a few minutes to complete. So I'm going to click on this icon and view the progress of the backup. Now notice over here I'm being prompted to either configure a password on the backup or to not use a password to protect the backup. It's probably a good idea to protect the backup with a password, otherwise somebody could potentially get a hold of my USB drive, plug it into their system and access all the data out of my user's home directory, not cool. So let's put a password on the backup to prevent that from happening. We'll click Continue. Now basically, we sit back and wait a few minuteswhile the backup is created.
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