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DIY Guide - Automated Daily Backup

Step One - Find something to Save the Backup Onto

Use a second drive in the computer, or find a suitably sized external Hard Drive (or buy one if necessary - its worth it)

Step Two - Install Backup Service

Download and Install Cobian Backup from this site (http://download.cnet.com/Cobian-Backup/3000-2242_4-10071828.html).

To install follow instructions on screen - should be relatively simple.

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Step Three - Configure Backup Service

Once Cobian Backup is installed you will want to decide whether you want to backup just certain files, or your entire drive.

Either way we recommend 'Incremental' backup settings due to the efficient handling of data changes which saves space on your external drive.

To setup a New Backup - use the 'Create Task' function within Cobian Backup, choose the Drive or Files and Folders that you wish to backup (using an Incremental setting).

Create a new folder on your External Hard Drive to store the incremental backups.

Schedule this even to run either daily, weekly, or monthly (depending on the frequency you need to backup new data).

Step Four - Sit Back and Relax

You can now continue working on your machine knowing that your valuable business or personal data is safe (unless reported otherwise by cobian which is presented by a warning Cobian Icon the bottom right of your desktop. You can check the logs by opening Cobian itself).

* This is a free tutorial provided for informational purposes only - while we encourage backups, and DIY methods to automate this - we can provide no guarantees or warranties on DIY configurations or safety of data. If you require assistance then please give us a call at any phone number listed on our Contact Us page or fill our the Free Quote form to the right of this page.


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