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How to Set Up or Schedule Automatic Backups in Windows 10

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 by Brithny to Backup Utility

Summary:
This page shows you how to set up or schedule automatic backups in Windows 10 with powerful third-party backup and recovery software when Windows 10's built-in tools are not helpful.

Backups help ensure that your system and files aren't permanently lost or damaged. Windows 10 is coming with two different built-in backup utilities: File History and Windows Backup and Restore. Both of the two programs are available for automatic backup. So, you don't have to remember to back up your files and system manually. However, in some cases, Windows 10's built-in backup tools might not help. This page shows you how to set up or schedule automatic backups in Windows 10 with a powerful third-party backup and recovery software when it happens.

Why you need to set up automatic backups in Windows 10 with third-party tools

Usually, when you configure automatic backups in Windows 10 using File History and Windows Backup and Restore, the programs will automatically backup the whole computer including operating system, programs, files, documents, settings and all on your schedules. So, you can easily and quickly restore everything if something terrible happens.

However, due to some errors and limitations, Windows 10's built-in backup tools are not helpful to manage automatic backups in Windows 10 at any time. They might stop working, fail to perform scheduled backups, cause low disk space on system backup drive because of system recovery folder huge and grow and become useful when the computer fails or fails to boot correctly. For all these potential risks, we recommend you to set up and manage automatic backups with a reliable third-party Windows 10 backup and recovery software. 

What is the best tool to schedule and manage automatic backups in Windows 10?

Here, EaseUS Windows backup software can be your best choice. Being powerful, safe and easy-to-use, it is a perfect backup strategy that can provide convenience, save your backup time and energy. Compared with Windows 10's built-in backup tools, it has many flexible and advanced backup features. First, it allows you to choose the backup destination. Except for internal hard drive, you are also enabled to backup Windows 10 system and data to NAS, Network, external hard drives, cloud and other storage devices. And second, the program allows you to compress the backup image. It is helpful to save disk space. And third, it can help you schedule automatic backups in Windows 10 with simple clicks. 

Now you can download EaseUS Windows schedule backup software and schedule one or more automatic backups to backup files and system daily, weekly, monthly, at a certain time or upon an event in Windows 10. And these backups will be your important defense in case something catastrophic happens to your computers, like a hard drive failure, a malware infection, or someone accidentally deleting something important.

How to configure and manage automatic backups in Windows 10

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup, click any one of File Backup/System Backup/Mail Backup.
Step 2. Set the schedule. After clicking schedule, it would pop up the schedule window. You could set to backup files at a specific time, daily, weekly, monthly or upon the event. Please note you have to enter administrator account and password to active the schedule.

One-time backup: Set a schedule to backup later, execute the full backup at 12:00 AM.

Set up One-time automatic backup in Windows 10

Daily backup: Set schedule to do the daily backup, execute the incremental backup every six hours between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM, the first backup of that day is a full backup.

Weekly Backup: Set schedule to do the weekly backup, execute full backup at 12:00 AM every Monday and Friday.

Monthly Backup: Set the schedule to do the monthly backup, execute full backup at 12:00 AM on 1st of each month and do an incremental backup at 12:00 AM on 15th of each month.

Step 3. After configuring all the options, click Save to apply the schedule.