Is there any way to do an automated or scripted incremental backup?
This is for an older person who works on very important documents. I am currently repairing and re-vamping his computers, so I thought I'd set up a good backup system where all of his PC's backup to a central server running on an old computer. However, this has to be dead simple because I don't want him to have to learn a program and all the errors that can occur, etc.
I was thinking about writing a script that he could run manually or possibly on shutdown that would clean up the system (CCleaner) and then run a backup. If we can keep the backup size small he likely wouldn't notice (or at least not care) about the slowdown. If the backup cannot succeed because he is not connected to the network, it would be nice to be able to susspend the backup until he is.
I don't really want to use
xcopy and copy everything for this. I suppose that accomplishes the end goal but requires larger transers. I also looked at Bvckup. I like the sounds of the feature that allows continuous backups as the files are changed, but I'm not sure about that program since it hasn't had a release in 2 years and claims it is still in beta. Does anyone have experience with that – especially that continuous backup feature? I am also not sure how that would handle being offline.
One machine has Windows XP and the other has Vista.