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Just discovered how to automate backup in Windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Just discovered how to automate backup in Windows 8.1


    Been playing with system image backup in Win 8.1 Update. Macrium free also seems pretty good although it lacks a windows boot menu option.

    Anyway to automate the integrated backup service in Win 8.1 u need to create a scheduled task with the command line :-

    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:x: -include:c:,d: -allCritical -quiet

    where x: is the drive to backup to and c:,d: are two drives I want backed up.

    Hope this helps someone somewhere, I have mine set to make an image on the second monday of each month before patch tuesday.

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  2. #2


    Macrium free also seems pretty good although it lacks a windows boot menu option.
    Not sure what you mean by lacks a windows boot menu option.

    Do you mean being able to schedule it like you are doing with the integrated backup service? According to their web site, it has a built in scheduler:



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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No I mean "Recovery from Windows boot menu!" which is only included in the paid for versions.
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  4. #4


    Ah, like Acronis has F11 at boot to do a restore.
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