Microsoft Backup

Definition of Microsoft Backup in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Microsoft Backup?

A tool included with Microsoft Windows 98 that lets you back up files from your hard drive to tape, floppy disks, or another computer on the network. Microsoft Backup is derived from backup software produced by Seagate Software.

How it works

You start Backup using System Tools in the Accessories program group. The tool opens with a wizard that lets you choose from the following options:

  • Create a new backup job
  • Open an existing backup job
  • Restore from a previous backup job

If you are creating a new backup job, you use the wizard-based graphical interface to specify the volumes, folders, and files to be backed up, whether to back up all selected files or only those that are new or have changed since the last backup, the location to which you want to back up your files (a device or network location), and options for verifying and compressing backups. A report of the success or failure of the backup process is also created.

Graphic M-9. Microsoft Backup.