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Chapter 28. Getting a Good Night's Sleep... > Backing Up Your Precious Data with W... - Pg. 335

Getting a Good Night's Sleep: Preparing for Trouble 335 7. 8. · How to Back Up--If you have ultra-important data and you don't want anything to go wrong, activate the Verify data after backup check box. This ensures that your data was backed up without mishap, but it basically doubles the total backup time. · Backup Options--You can either append this backup to an existing backup job (this is your best choice in most situations) or have this backup replace an existing backup job. · When to Back Up--Choose Now to start the backup immediately. Alternatively, select Later and click Set Schedule to run the backup at a future time. (See the "Staying Regular: Scheduling Backup Jobs" section later in this chapter.) Click Finish. Backup gathers the files and then starts backing them up. If the backup medium gets full, you'll be prompted to insert another one. When the backup job is complete, you'll see a report. (If the report tells you that errors occurred during the backup, check to see which files were involved and then back them up again.) Click Close. From here, you might want to save your backup job for future use. I'll show you how to do that later on (see "Saving and Reusing Backup Jobs"). The Backup or Restore Wizard ensures that you don't forget anything, but it's a bit of a long haul to get from A to Backup. You can usually speed up the entire process by creating a backup job by hand. To give this a whirl, start Backup once again. However, when the Backup or Restore Wizard returns, click the Advanced Mode link. (If you find you prefer this method for backing up, you can bypass the wizard in the future by deactivating the Always start in wizard mode check box.) Now display the Backup tab to get the window shown in Figure 28.3.