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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Oct-13 19:49:57
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Windows 8.1 Backup


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Since I upgraded to Win 8.1 there is no backup utility. So I have installed Easeus Backup Free 6.0 and am quite pleased with it for nothing. Why did they take out windows 7 recovery?

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Oct-13 19:57:17
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-use...
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Oct-13 20:11:05
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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Thanks for that but no easy way to schedule, at least the image is still there Easeus can be scheduled. frown

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Oct-13 22:03:30
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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I think the expectation is that you use File History for day-to-day backups, much like Time Machine in OS X. You only need to do an image backup once in a while. Alternatively, you can use a commercial product.

Edit: Sorry, this was meant to be a reply to your second post.

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Standard User idb
(committed) Mon 21-Oct-13 15:59:44
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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That works for me. File History runs hourly and I backup the File History folder (changes) to the web every 4 hours. Seems to work well, I never notice any sluggishness when it's all happening.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Oct-13 16:39:25
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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File History is much better than an image backup. It only backs up changes and makes it very simple to recover individual files. It's the backup that most users need; image backups are mainly useful for disaster recovery, a rare ocurrence.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Oct-13 21:17:31
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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In reply to a post by idb:
That works for me. File History runs hourly and I backup the File History folder (changes) to the web every 4 hours. Seems to work well, I never notice any sluggishness when it's all happening.


Is it possible to backup file history to skydrive automatically? If so how?

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Standard User idb
(committed) Mon 21-Oct-13 21:25:53
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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Afraid I don't know about SkyDrive - I don't use it.

The File History files are just stored in a normal directory tree though, so if you can select an individual folder to upload in SkyDrive then it should be OK.

The only difficult thing about File History is that you need a separate drive to store the history on - you can't back up the C drive to a folder on the C drive for example.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Oct-13 22:00:50
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Re: Windows 8.1 Backup


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Thanks just exploring skydrive sync in win 8.1 now.

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