XMAS BACKUP – Free Windows backup software – REFLECT
As its Christmas, it’s time to do a back up of your laptop. Lets get this sorted into steps that will protect you from hardware failure and ransomware.
Step 1 – Create a restore point.
- Type in “restore” into the windows search box.
Windows will then create a restore point of software and applications installed as at today’s date.
Step 2 – Download REFLECT
The agent file is 3.5 mb. The *actual* download is over 570 mb – so this download is a whopper compared to Veeam. Go mow the lawn, and then do step 3.
Step 3 – Install REFLECT
Select the Free version (first radial button)
Ignore registering the software – you don’t need to.
Install for all users > Next
Step 4- Open Reflect – Burn Rescue ISO
The initial prompt will ask you to create rescue media. Do this. Have a DVD /CD ready.
Prepare Windows Image
A major download from Windows will take place, once you select next.
Burn Rescue CD/DVD
Put CD/DVD into Drive. Finish > ISO burns.
Step 5 – Backup Disk
IMAGE this DISK
Browse to External Drive
Add Schedule > Full – on the first of each month
It’ll ask for your windows user name and password.
Step 6 – Verify Image
If this is your primary full backup of your laptop, take the time to verify the backup image is a good one.