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Solved File History.


Yorky

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Hi, I've turned File History on using the default setting & requesting daily updates. I've selected my External Drive and all is working as it should. However the bit I can't grasp concerns the method of back-up. Is it incremental or a complete new back-up each day? Secondly, I've allowed the default 5% of the external drive for the back-up; what happens when this is exhausted? Does it request more space or does it overwrite the earlier back-ups.
I expect a number of you will know the answer, so thank you in advance.
Yorky.
 

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Hello Yorky,

File History periodically (by default every hour) scans the file system for changes and copies changed files to another location. Every time any of your personal files has changed, its copy will be stored on a dedicated, external storage device selected by you. So basically, it's an incremental backup.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2484-file-history-how-use-windows-8-a.html

For how long these saved files (file history) are kept, depends on what you set in "Advanced Settings" below. By default, they are kept forever, and will request more space when it runs out.

File_History.jpg

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Yorky

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Thanks once again Shawn, So it is as I expected which is fine. I have it set up and it's working which means that apart from the odd check to see all is well I can forget about it and sleep easy.
Much obliged, My regards.
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You're most welcome Yorky. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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