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Automate multiple drive backup job using Backup and Restore (Windows 7) in Windows 10

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I am setting up a backup routine in Windows 10 using several ext. hdds.  I am using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app.  In order to change out the drives I have to go into "Change settings" in the Schedule section and point the Backup job to the newly attached ext. hdd.  I'm trying to automate this process so I don't have to babysit the backups on a daily basis.  I have two questions.  First, is there a way to run Backup and Restore (Windows 7) from the command prompt? I'm hoping to find more switches/parameters to customize the backup job.  As well as, setup a task in Task Scheduler.  And second, is there a way to automate the swapping of the ext. hdds, where you go into the "Change settings" and point the backup job to the newly attached ext. hdd.  Thank you for any help with either or both of these questions.  I'm open to suggestions.
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