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#281532 23-Feb-2021 11:46
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Im after some opinions / recommendations for WIN10 backup options.


for me to setup for non PC savvy users
- as few clicks as poss to get the backup running (scheduled task isnt allways a good option)
- reliable , and can manage space on the backup media (USB HD) ie , it wont fail becuase it cant remove old backups
- reasonably easy to recover individual files : ie can recover a single file or folder


Previously , Ive setup Win's build in backup. But thats no longer an option as it cant reliably manage HD space in the USB Backup Drive: it cant del older backups or images .

So, I can either setup a robobycopy incremental batch file (the way I used to do it) , with a shortcut on the desktop to click .
or use something like Macrium free


any suggestions or issues I might run into ?
** this is for me to setup on someones elses PC ** .



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  #2661729 23-Feb-2021 11:58
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manually delete the USB backups and use windows to backup

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  #2661730 23-Feb-2021 11:58
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Veeam Endpoint backup.
Free to use and can be set to automatically backup when the USB drive is plugged in.


Is a full system image so can recover to new hardware if needed or restore individual files/folders.

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  #2661733 23-Feb-2021 12:06
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For ease of use a cloud solution would be a good bet, especially for individual files or user data. Onedrive or dropbox or something with file versioning/history.

It depends what you need, is it just the user data? Or a full system restore if things go bad?


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  #2661747 23-Feb-2021 12:35
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+1 Veeam Endpoint

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  #2661815 23-Feb-2021 13:14
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+1 Veeam Endpoint



If I go the the Veeam Endpoint page, & click the endpoint highlighted link, it takes me to "Veeam Agent
for Microsoft Windows FREE"


So Veeam has free editions of
Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE


Which of those 2 would be the better free version for Win10  ?
Dont really need Image backups , just files .



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  #2661825 23-Feb-2021 13:48
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