Hi it appears Peter is offline, my name is ***** ***** I can certainly answer your question.
As I see it there are three options.
1. You install OneDrive, setup an area on you hard disk and then relocate your my documents\user profile to that location. So every time you login\save files in my documents\desktop the files are stored on OneDrive when the computer is connected to the internet.
2. The fact you have 5 machines, one option could be to use the inbuilt Backup and Restore solution in Windows 7. And get PC 1 to backup files on P2, P2 on P3 and so on, and make sure the location on the PC's is the OneDrive area.
3. Use purpose built backup software, I can recommend Backup4all this works very well and as a company which is also a Microsoft Partner. Large software companies such as Symantec do not appear to have integrated with OneDrive as yet. As you suggest there are some other 'freeware' products out there but as your trusting the software for a vital task I would suggest you stay with a paid for product.
Thank you for your answer. I've looked at Backup4all, but it's not obvious whether they deal with all types of file, and whether the backup can be accessed from anywhere (not just the PC it's backing up).
Also, I couldn't find any information on restoring files which had been backed up.
I've asked their tech support for more information.
Backup4all is software which will store your files on your 1TB of cloud storage (OneDrive). So the files will be accessible from anywhere via OneDrive.
With regards ***** ***** files, there is a video tutorial here.
Which files are you looking to check it backups are you talking about system files?
That's all I need to know - many thanks!
No problem, appreciate if you can rate the service received so I can close the case.