You are correct, if you pick up a bug and your backup device is connected it could be toast.
If you then connect a second backup device with windows active it could be toast.
See where this is going?
My backup devices are 'never' connected with windows active.
Yes it does take a few minutes of my time to shutdown, connect my backup device, boot a different os, and copy out or in.
After that's done I disconnect the backup device and boot up windows.
I have a I T Seagate storage device and like most computer users am aware of the latest Ransomware problem. If a computer is attacked it appears that the storage device is also affected so it appears that its worth removing it every so often and installing a replacement at least one will then have a backup even if its short of a day of data.
Is it possible to cover this suggestion by just buying another 1T Seagate device and swopping it with the one connected to the computer and if not how can one deal with this matter?