Regarding data policies (which wasn't my point), most users are lazy
(including me). But with linux you are not burdened due to this.
There are ample automated backup solutions, with the simplest being a
cron and cp.
And how is that different from schtasks and copy? All modern OS have
adequate tools for off-site backups (E.g. Volume Shadow Copy + DFS). And
with Cygwin, almost all GNU tools run on windows platform as well.
I use Veritas Netbackup and most backup vendors have tools for