Once I’ve convinced you that image backups are important, your next question is mostly likely to be, “OK, How?” by Leo A. Notenboom https://askleo.com/20797 #askleo #backup Related Posts Can I just keep making incremental backups after I’ve made a full image backup? - Incremental backups, in a practical sense, have a limited shelf life. I'll explain why a full backup once a month is just about right. One of the Reasons I Think Backups Are SO Important - I have a good reason to always be talking about backups... Once upon a time everything was lost. What good are image backups if I can’t restore an old backup to my new machine? - Image backups are excellent protection against almost all forms of data loss. They're not really intended to make transferring to a new computer easier, though in rare circumstances they can come in handy for that too. Adventures with Image Backups and Secure Boot - I loaned my laptop to my cousin for several weeks. Here are the steps I took to give her a clean machine, while restoring the machine to my configuration on her return.