Feb 27 2020 07:26 PM
Feb 27 2020 07:26 PM
Marriam Websters Online edition defines backup - a copy of computer data (such as a file or the contents of a hard drive)..
A Copy! A Copy!
Windows 10 build 19041 OneDrive Version 20.028.0206.0006
About 2 weeks ago I used the simple setup OneDrive to backup the Documents, Desktop, PIctures folder.
Accomplished this Windows Task Bar - ... "MORE" - "Settings" - Choose folder tab "Backup" - Under this heading is Important PC Folders - with Button labeled "Manage Backup" -
This offers a very simplistic option of either On/ Off in 3 categories Desktop - Documents - Pictures
I turned all 3 of these on.
Over the course of the past few weeks I have saved numerous things to Documents - lets define Documents... C:\Users\donfa\ Documents
1 OneDrive is not backing up the Documents directory C:\Users\donfa\ Documents after the initial backup- it has not added one of the files I have added to C:\Users\donfa\ Documents since it was 1st setup a few weeks ago.
2. Apparently OneDrive has hijacked the File Manager Documents link so it no longer points to C:\Users\donfa\ Documents but now points to C:\Users\donfa\onedrive.
3. When the internet was down today as all too often occurs in rural areas I discovered that Onedrive had take all of my files and didn't back them up but moved them to the Onedrive cloud.
Which brings me back to defining Backup - How do you define backup?
What would say if as a technician I came to your home or office and installed a backup which took all of your files and put them on my drive where I promise you they are nice and safe and you can always access them... You would probably... rightly... call the police and have me arrested... How do you think I feel? Then how would you feel after I showed them a document you signed called terms of service before I started working on your computer?
I understand the objective of having all of the data on OneDrive easily yadda... yadda...
So how do you setup Onedrive so it functions as a backup. - Once again... lets not get lost in redefining terms. The end result must be... I save my information to C:\Users\donfa\ and Onedrive backs up (as defined by Marriam Webster) the changes in C:\Users\donfa\ while always leaving the existing copy of C:\Users\donfa\ alone?
I look forward to understanding how to meet the above objective.
I have been in technical service and support since 1987. From 1987 - 1998 I had a great relationship with Microsoft but didn't share the same philosophies and therefore have been an ardent Linux user since. I pickup Windows again about 6 months ago hoping we have shared ethics. In such, I also look forward to a satisfying explanation as Microsoft defines backup because at this moment - it doesn't look good. Yet, I'm not rushing to judgement.
Whatever it is I do appreciate your time and consideration
Don - The SOlidwire
Feb 27 2020 08:39 PM