0

I have a couple of Windows 7 machines at work. I have them both set up to perform weekly backups to a network drive. I'd like to temporarily disable that, while I'm on vacation. But I don't know how.

I've gotten into Backup and Restore. It lists the backup destinations and I see the one that I'd like to disable. But there's no Enable or Disable functionality that I can see there.

Q: How do I disable the scheduled weekly backup?

2

The dialog is just to make things easier. Behind the scenes it creates a regular Task Scheduler task which you can modify. It is listed under Task Scheduler -> Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> WindowsBackup -> AutomaticBackup task. Change the start date past your vacation (leave the rest alone).

enter image description here

5

Go to Control Panel » Backup and Restore and follow the screenshots to disable your schedule

enter image description here

(Click through the next two screens)

enter image description here enter image description here

3
  • 1
    "Every Samstag at 19:00" That's an interesting mix of languages. – user Aug 1 '13 at 19:34
  • 1
    :D - Windows can't translate non-english weekdays if you install the english MUI later. That bug is all over the whole system – nixda Aug 1 '13 at 20:02
  • Yes, I got the same thing myself when someone at work decided I should have a localized Windows installation but I wanted it in English... installing the English language pack only netted me half the UI in English, no matter how many global settings I made for "English". – user Aug 1 '13 at 20:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.