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#1 ryrhino

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

Hi,

I have a 500 GB hard drive. This is the first time I have used one.
I have backed up personal files, photos, videos, music ect.

I used EaseUS Todo Backup Free to do a system back up. Did I need to do a system backup?
What kind of additional back ups do I need to do and how often? Weekly, monthly, daily, yearly? How do I do additional back ups using EaseUS Free if they are needed?
How much space do backups take? I only want to use this one drive.
I have currently 389 GB of free space on the hard drive.

 

Vista is my OS if that is helpful.

Thanks for your help.



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#2 jhayz

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:32 AM

What kind of additional back ups do I need to do and how often? Weekly, monthly, daily, yearly? How do I do additional back ups using EaseUS Free if they are needed?

 

This will depend on what type of work environment you are in terms of creating system or data backup. Easus Todo Support Site guides and tips have explained which users would fit to choose in terms of the type of backup.

About Incremental Backup

About Differential Backup

How to Schedule Backup


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#3 Kilroy

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

How often you back up is a personal decision.  The main thing to consider is that should the worst happen you can get back to your last backup.

 

Following the 3-2-1 Backup Rule is a start.

 

3 - Copies

2 - Different types of media

1 - Off-site.

 

Additionally it is recommended to verify your backups.  I can't tell you how many people thought they had a backup, only to find when they needed it, there was nothing.






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