There are a number of PC's in the household but they are rarely backed up to an independent drive because it is a PITA, and we are busy, and we forget.
Sooner or later it is going to catch up with us.
Create a single place to backup on the LAN which is always there for automatic backups.
Hopefully your router has a spare USB port.
If not then check out the Router hardware guide for a suitable router.
Small portable USB hard drives (or a large USB Flash drive) are readily available.
Format the USB drive with a single large partition.
Create a backup directory and a subdirectory for each pc to be backed up:
The USB hard drive should be plugged into the Router's USB port.
|☐ Allow Access to FTP From WAN||unwise|
| Disk: |
Settings Apply to:
CIFS/FTP Anonymous Access:
Only This Specific Drive
☑CIFS ☑FTP ☐NFS
Can anybody remember how to do it in Windows?