Cobian Backup is a free data backup software. It can help you and automate the tedious chore backups.
The software, once installed, provides a wizard to easily set up your data backups, this form of tasks. Then there is selected for each of them:
the type of archiving: are supported incremental backup, differential, complete;
directories, files to copy destination and the location where the backup is made. It should be noted that this can be a network or an FTP server location;
the type of compression (ZIP, SQX), encrypted (RSA, Blowfish, DES, ...) or not;
the frequency of the task execution (weekly, monthly, time ...)
archiving exceptions (type of file, directory, or entire files);
external programs that can be started / stopped the beginning or end backup;
Finally you can even choose a login / pwd extra with which to launch the backup (including access to a network resource).