Windows 8 backup questions...
Posted on 2014-07-28
Trying to do a little preventative maintenance here with backing up a windows 8 computer.
I've got a Dell OptiPlex 3010 with a 500 G HD that's about half full. I added an internal 1 TB drive, that I planned on backing up a system image, as well as files & settings for disaster recovery. For starters, when trying to set up the backup, where I'm trying to back up about 226 GB on a drive that has 391 GB of free space, I'm getting the message that there's not enough space. I'm not a math major, but that doesn't seem to compute, to me! Secondly, is the option available to make this disk strictly for backup, where the user doesn't even see it, the way Windows server backup will set up a drive for back up purposes only? And third, I obviously can't keep a backup of everything ever made - just maybe a system image & files that only go back a couple of days.
One thing that did just dawn on me, if I'm letting windows decide what to back up, is it looking at my intended back up drive, as well as any mapped network drives as things it needs to back up, as well?
As usual, any advice appreciated!