How to Back Up and Restore Your Files in Windows 10

NetRngr

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I do something similar using a third party software that runs a script on shutdown that copies all files from my Rocksmith DLC / CDLC folder to an external drive just in case as I have around 2300 songs in there and no list of which ones are there so if it were to crash it would be a monumental task to recreate that library. I also have sheet music there and tabs for playing offline as well. All of my MP3s are stored on this external drive as well and are synced on shutdown as well.
Backups are a good thing folks.
 

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Yes, I subscribe annually to www.idrive.com and back up all but system and non-personal game files. idrive.com is a good service and allows you to backup multiple devices on one account.
 

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Cool, I'll give it a looksee. On a positive note my new domain equipment here at the office has started coming in. It was kind of a shock to walk into the job and see no domain in a business this complex. 3 or 4 companies in multiple states and the main office has workstations with Win10 Home on them and no domain. Storage is an external drive attached to a laptop at two locations, Backed up using Carbonite. No DCs, Print servers, or RAID storage. I kinda lost my breath.
They told me they were going to start doing certain things that required them have people's personal information, One of the businesses is property management for their apt buildings, and I was like ... No you aren't. After explaining the requirements that HIPAA and PCI Compliance have, they understood just how much it would cost them per violation and I got to plan the new domain and all the security needed.
Not a huge network like I'm used to but I will be able to nail it shut pretty tightly quickly and easily.
 

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I tried Carbonite, but they don't hold a candle to these guys. I have had to restore some files many times. It saves multiple versions for you so you can pick a date version for the file you need to restore. Very cool and easy to use.
 

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Barracuda device is on the bench behind me being configured now ;)
 

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Cool, I'll give it a looksee. On a positive note my new domain equipment here at the office has started coming in. It was kind of a shock to walk into the job and see no domain in a business this complex. 3 or 4 companies in multiple states and the main office has workstations with Win10 Home on them and no domain. Storage is an external drive attached to a laptop at two locations, Backed up using Carbonite. No DCs, Print servers, or RAID storage. I kinda lost my breath.
They told me they were going to start doing certain things that required them have people's personal information, One of the businesses is property management for their apt buildings, and I was like ... No you aren't. After explaining the requirements that HIPAA and PCI Compliance have, they understood just how much it would cost them per violation and I got to plan the new domain and all the security needed.
Not a huge network like I'm used to but I will be able to nail it shut pretty tightly quickly and easily.
Yikes, I'm surprised an MSP hasnt called on them? is there noi MSP(managed Service Providers) in that area?
 

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Yeah there are a few but honestly they really could get by with just standalone PCs until recently. They started planning to do a lot of things that will require security audits and a lot more advanced things. Most of the property management end is on hosted systems so there wasn't really a need but when I walked in the "server" room I almost crapped myself. I had heard of the mythical "laptop based portable server" before but had not actually seen one til then hahaha.
 

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Yeah there are a few but honestly they really could get by with just standalone PCs until recently. They started planning to do a lot of things that will require security audits and a lot more advanced things. Most of the property management end is on hosted systems so there wasn't really a need but when I walked in the "server" room I almost crapped myself. I had heard of the mythical "laptop based portable server" before but had not actually seen one til then hahaha.
yep they exist and ohhh so easily portable, nothing says take my data like a laptop running running as your server :) And man they are ohh so reliable when it comes to hard drives and power
 

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Ha! Yessir. I was amazed at the NAS. A removable HD on the laptop lol. Was able to talk with the guy that's been here a while and he didn't set this up and has his AS degree from the local tech school and I asked him what kind of Windows domain exp and or Windows server exp he had. None. He said what he did most of his time there was make cables and troubleshoot wiring. Time to put on my mentoring boots.
 

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Ha! Yessir. I was amazed at the NAS. A removable HD on the laptop lol. Was able to talk with the guy that's been here a while and he didn't set this up and has his AS degree from the local tech school and I asked him what kind of Windows domain exp and or Windows server exp he had. None. He said what he did most of his time there was make cables and troubleshoot wiring. Time to put on my mentoring boots.
Wow so is there an IT staff? who was in charge of the tech before you?
 
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