I think that the tile says it all; I am looking for a for business use, , very basic, schedulable, program for Windows.

It will run once per day and backup two small directories totalling 50mB. No further features are needed.

  • Simply ZIP it? There are many ZIP applications available. Would those suffice?
    – Izzy
    Jan 18, 2018 at 14:44
  • Why bother compressing 50mB? And how do I automate moving it?
    – Mawg
    Jan 18, 2018 at 14:45
  • Ah! Did we just discover another requirement? Your question didn't speak of automation :) But AFAIK you could use CMD or Powershell with "placeholders" to create a file like backup_YYYYMMDD.zip and use the copy/move commands to put it where you like. Let me guess: you don't want to keep backups eternally, but only the last N (one more requirement)? For 365 it's easy by naming it backup-DOY.zip (DayOfYear), for weekly *DOW* etc. so you have a "ring buffer" (the oldest file gets overwritten). As for compression: I didn't say so. Simply "store" (1 file per backup, easier to handle).
    – Izzy
    Jan 18, 2018 at 15:55
  • Just backup capability, no restore functionality? Jan 18, 2018 at 15:56
  • Where do you want to backup to? USB Stick, Cloud, FTP? A backup on the local disk is not a backup. No GUI needed? Is a command line tool fine? Jan 18, 2018 at 15:56

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What I would do is use the windows built in "Task Scheduler"

Open control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler.

You can create any simple repeatable task to fire at any time you'd like, such as 4:00 am when you're otherwise not using the machine.

I've used this before for this very purpose, copy active work to some place every night just in case the next day is one of those "everything I touch turns to crap" days - which happens...

Hope that works for you

  • I wanted to do this all along, but was asked for an app. Yup, I will go with the Task Scheduler and XCOPY. Welcome aboard. I look forward to seeing you help more people in future :-)
    – Mawg
    Jan 19, 2018 at 7:46
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    – Nate Clark
    Apr 1, 2018 at 16:40
  • Is this some kind of covfefe? Are we supposed to understand it?
    – Mawg
    Apr 2, 2018 at 7:30
  • Oops - looks like I butt-dialed StackExchange :)
    – Nate Clark
    Apr 3, 2018 at 12:35

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