I want to back up my most important data regularly, on an external USB HDD. The backups must be encrypted.
I tried Windows 10's File History, which has two problems :
- doesn't support encryption, forcing me to mount a VeraCrypt volume each time by entering its password, which can become quite tedious in the long run,
- doesn't have a practical "backup now" button, which means that after having mounted the VC volume, I have to go in "Start menu/Settings/Backup/More options" and click on "Backup now".
This process, while safe, is really not optimal.
How can I automate it while keeping my data secure ? I'm particularly interested in not entering the password, and having either a quick option to launch a backup at any time, or an option to launch a backup when I plug the drive in.
Using File History or VeraCrypt is absolutely not a requirement, I'm looking for a good general method to do encrypted backups on Windows.