How do I set up a weekly backup schedule using XP Backup Utility?

By kevinweetwood ·
I want to configure the following backup schedule:

Full backup - Saturday
Incremental backup - Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Seems simple but I cant see how to do it using the Backup Wizard (XP Backup Utility).

Anyone help a non IT expert please?

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I'm not sure you can actually set the time

by PurpleSkys In reply to How do I set up a weekly ...

for XP backup utility. I read through this page and didn't really see where one could. It might be a better thought to get some backup software like paragon > or acronis true image . We use paragon here at home and everything backs up a couple times a week to an external drive.

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It's also important to remember here

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How do I set up a weekly ...

If you are doing this Backup for Data Recovery Purposes XP Backup will not be readable under Vista or 7 if the hardware fails and needs replacing.

You need to use something that in the event of Hardware Failure can be used to recover from.


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by kevinweetwood In reply to It's also important to re ...

I see. Any recommendations? PurpleSkys recommended paragon or acronis....

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you can also uses todo backup

by markp24 In reply to How do I set up a weekly ...

this one also works well and is free

along with macrium reflect

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How To Schedule Backup

by dmiles In reply to How do I set up a weekly ...

To schedule a backup


Open Backup

The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.


Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.


Click the Backup tab, and then, on the Job menu, click New.


Select the files and folders you want to back up by clicking the check box to the left of a file or folder under Click to select the check box for any drive, folder or file that you want to back up.


Select File or a tape device in Backup destination, and then save the file and folder selections by clicking the Job menu, and then clicking Save Selections.


In Backup media or file name, type a path and file name for the backup file, or select a tape.


Select any backup options you want, such as the backup type and the log file type, by clicking the Tools menu, and then clicking Options. When you have finished selecting backup options, click OK.


Click Start Backup and make any changes you want to the Backup Job Information dialog box.


If you want to set advanced backup options such as data verification or hardware compression, click Advanced. When you have finished selecting advanced backup options, click OK.

For more information about setting advanced backup options, see To set advanced backup options


Click Schedule in the Backup Job Information dialog box.


In the Set Account Information dialog box, enter the user name and password that you want the scheduled backup to run under.


In the Scheduled Job Options dialog box, in Job name, type a name for the scheduled backup job, and then click Properties to set the date, time, and frequency parameters for the scheduled backup. When you have finished, click OK, and then click OK again.

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