Undoubtedly one of the most tedious and time consuming tasks that we computer enthusiast have to endure is ensuring that our data is kept safe and accessible.
Unfortunately though if you are serious about data retention then you have to be ready to shell out some cash for storage whether it be cloud based or physical. The fact that you are a serious individual who is concerned about the safety of his data means you probably have much more data than the average person so you’ll probably be willing to spend a little more on your investment.
When it comes to backups the best methodology to adopt is a periodic approach. By doing this you remove the tendency of putting off your updates. Keeping this in mind you may wish to use a software that allows for periodic backups. There are many options out there for this sort of product but if you are familiar with scripting you can easily create a batch file that can perform a simple backup procedure for you.
I have created a batch file here that will back up the contents of your Documents folder to an external drive of your choice. The first time this script is ran it will ask you to select a storage device to save to. We recommend saving to an SD card. From then on you can schedule this script to run periodically so that your files will always stay up to date. Instructions for how to do that can be found here.
Note this batch file creates a txt file that saves your drive selection. To reset your destination drive simply delete the txt file labeled settings that was created after your first run. Source can be checked by editing before file is ran. If you are uncomfortable downloading this file we completely understand.
Link for batch file download: autoBackup.
If this script was helpful at all to any of you, or if you have any suggestions to make it better please let me know. I am willing to update and release more software.