Automatically backup to Skydrive
Note: This post is now outdated and has been replaced with a newer one. Check it out: Automatically backup to SkyDrive 2.0
Finally, a way to backup to Windows Live Skydrive! Here’s what you need:
_ A Windows Live Skydrive Account
_ Gladinet (Read my post on how to install and configure it)
_ Comodo BackUp
_ At least 10GB’s of free temporary storage(I’m barely surviving 8GB’s of free storage)
_ DSL or higher(I’m using DSL, and it stinks. Dialup users: forget it.)
Now that Skydrive has 25GB’s of storage, you start to wonder why that there isn’t a free backup solution. Well, now there is. After hours of searching and testing, I can now say I have found an almost perfect solution(and yes, I do have a life). Put on your seatbelts. Let’s jump in.
First, if you haven’t already, sign up for a Windows Live Skydrive account(a Windows Live ID). After you’ve signed up/in, create a folder by clicking “Create Folder” in the toolbar on Skydrive’s main screen, and name it “My Backup”. Change the permission settings to “Just Me”, unless if you want other people to get your backed up files.
If Skydrive wants you to upload stuff, click “Cancel”. That’s it for the Skydrive end.
Now it’s time to install Gladinet. Go here to get all of the instructions on how to download, install, and setup Gladinet to work with Skydrive. After you’ve finished reading the instructions and all, let’s move on to Comodo Backup.
I’ve search long and hard to find a backup program that would work with Gladinet. I’ve finally found it. Let’s start downloading it.
First, click here to download the file. After the file has been downloaded, run it and follow the setup’s instructions. When the installation is done, restart the computer.
In the window that pops up, click the icon, then browse to the folder you want to back up, and then click on it. In this post, I’m going to use the “Pictures” folder. After you’ve clicked the folder you want backed up, click “OK”, then “OK”.
Repeat the last two steps to add more folders. When you’re done adding all of the folders you want, click the “Destination” tab, then click the icon. Next, navigate(by clicking all of the arrows on the side) to “Computer”, “Resources [ip address]”, “Windows Live Skydrive”, and then “My Backup”. (Note that I couldn’t show “My Backup” in the picture below because there wasn’t enough room.) Click “OK”.
After you’re done with that, click the “Schedule” tab, then set the time to when you want it to back up your files. I’m going to set my backup to “Selected Day Only”, I checked every other day, and set my time to 4:30PM. Click “OK”, unless if you want to play around with the advanced features.
Note: To get even MORE storage, either get two Skydrive accounts, or sign up for ADrive with 50GB’s free.