Using Task Manager.docx

Backup options 138 455 so the first thing we need to

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Backup Options 1:38-4:55 So the first thing we need to do is specify where we want to save the backup files when they're created.
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We basically have four different options we can choose from. We could use a burnable DVD. It's really not the best option. It's limited in size and notice down here that it also does not allow the creation of a system image which can be a very useful backup tool as we'll see in just a second. So while burnable DVDs were the backup medium of choice about a decade ago, really that's not the case anymore. Now in this system I have a second internal hard disk drive installed and that's the drive we're going to use for storing our backup files. I could also connect a removable drive to the system, either a USB hard drive or a USB flash drive and I could also save my backup there. And the fourth option is to save your backup file over the network to share on a server. Let's go ahead and just save it to the second internal hard drive, click Next. Now we have to decide what it is we're going to back up. I have two different choices. I can just let Windows decide what's going to be backed up or I could come down here and decide for myself.Notice here it provides a description of what will be backed up if we let Windows decide what will be included in the backup process. It will back up all the data in the user's profile, the data in the user's libraries in their desktop. It'll also back up the default Windows folders and it will also create a system image. The system image by the way is extremely useful. Or we can come down here and mark Let Me Choose and then we'll decide what will be included in the backup. Let's use that option, click Next.Now we have to decide what will be included in the backup. I'm given the option to back up the user profile data for newly created Windows users as well as my own libraries. We'll leave both of those options marked. So this backs up just the data that's located in C:\Users. If I need to back up other data on the system that resides outside of C:\Users then I can come down here and browse through the file system to identify which data I want to include in the backup. For our purposes today I'm only concerned about preserving user profile data. So I'll leave these two options marked and I'm not going to back up anything else from the file system. But what I do want to do is include a system image of my Windows system drives. Essentially this option backs up my Windows systems so that if something goes really bad on my hard drive and my operating system files are corrupted I can restore the Windows operating system itselfusing the system image. The thing that's great about the system image is that it backs up not only Windows but all of your applications that you have installed on Windows. So you can literally bring the system back to the state it was in when this backup was run. It's extremely valuable.
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  • Spring '14
  • Task Manager, Hard disk drive

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