If your backup disk is connected to the machine and you pick up a bug both the disk your running off and your backup disk might be toast.
If you then connect your 2nd backup disk to restore from and the bug is still active it could be toast.
My backup disks are never connected with windows active.
This is what I use.....https://www.backup-utility.com/download-iso.html
With a couple of spare disk which I rotate every 15 days.
currently i do simple drag/drop backups for my desktop PC using 2 portable hard drives which i rotate to remote locations.
while this is simple and basic as we all know the issue here is doing this with consistency.
i am looking for a simple way to keep a another drive connected to the desktop and have it backup any new or modified files automatically with regularity.
i am only interested in my current/working files and dont care about previous/older versions. a complete backup/copy of the hard drive option would also be nice but its not my priority.
i know there are various options out there. i am not interested in cloud/remote/subscription services at the moment.
i see windows 7-10 has a backup utility but i have never used it so dont know if its an unreliable nuisance.
i also see some external drives come with backup software but again i dont know if that's difficult or unreliable.
just looking to keep it simple without cloud subscription services
thanks in advance for any advice.