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Just for the new year? How about every night? Just leave an external drive connected and have your backup software run while you're sleeping.
Since you have a Mac in the picture all you have to do is plug in a Mac formatted external drive and run the Time Machine app. After that first time no more input is required as it will back up on its own. There is no more simpler backup utility for the Mac and nothing is as simple on the Windows side.
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