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These are Backup and Restore Scripts designed for use on Windows XP,Vista, and 7. I originally developed these to simplify backups for my family. At that point, I had a few goals: 1)Backup everything that might be of value (i.e. the whole user profile) 2)The Backup must simply be a copy of the directories and files, to simplify restore, especially of partial files. 3)Quick. Only copy files that had changed between runs. We have 100's of GBs of data and it shouldn't be copied every time we backup. 4)Simple. Something that my mother would be able to run (and would run) At the top of both scripts, you will notice an area called "Configuration". You may want to modify these variables to suit your needs, though they are likely general enough for most use. The Backup script, in particular, includes options to backup a specific Thunderbird profile to an additional spot. If you use Thunderbird for your email, you may consider using that. There is also an option to double backup pictures. Both of these options are disabled by default. I have tried to keep the dependencies of these scripts as minimal as possible. However, due to the total lack of useful utilities on Windows, there are a few dependencies: 1)Robocopy. Should be included by default on pretty much all Windows systems. If not, you can download it by following the links from: http://edi.idglabs.net/?p=2737 2)Vscsc--The Volume Shadow Copy Simple Client. A free, open-source program available on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vscsc/. The current version as of this writing is included in this repo for simplicity. 3)dosdev. Another free, open-source program. I have not been able to find the original source of this program; however, it is mirrored on the VSCSC sourceforge site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vscsc/files/utilities/. The current version as of this writing is included in this repo for simplicity. These utlities need to be present in your PATH. This can usually be done by placing them in C:\Windows or C:\Windows\system32. These scripts are free software: you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. These scripts are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with these scripts. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. Samuel Jero Doctoral Student Computer Science Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems Lab Purdue University firstname.lastname@example.org 12-26-2013