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Hello LJ, welcome to the forum!
My suggestion would be to do monthly Full backups, and daily Incremental backups.
Before we get into detailed configuration steps, if scheduling backup jobs seems daunting, you do have the option of running the backup jobs manually (on demand) each day, which is very easy to do, and has the benefit that you can keep your destination drive (where your backup images are stored) disconnected when you're not actively performing a backup. This is actually what I do currently -- in my case I do Incremental backups every evening, and every 30 days I do a Differential instead (in your case, this could be a Full).
Then, if/when you get tired of manually starting the backups (or if your preference is to run the backups unattended while you are away from your computer), then it is very straightforward to convert your existing manual backup job into an automated job that runs on a schedule.
Finally, depending on how much capacity there is on your destination drive, and how big your backup images are, you will at some point have to think about what to do when you run out of space. You will have to decide what to keep and what to discard, but whatever you decide, you have the option of allowing Reflect to automate your decision in the form of a so-called "retention policy" (e.g., "keep the 3 most recent Full backups but only the Incremental backups from the most recent month"). If you have a lot of capacity on your destination media, you do not have to plan your retention policy right away, you can get started with your backups and just keep all images until you feel more comfortable setting up a retention policy for automated scheduled backups (or until you run out of space, whichever comes first!).
Perhaps you can share some information about how much data you have on your system drive, and what type of destination drive you plan to use for storing your backup images. Also, please let us know how you feel about the options I have proposed above (starting simple, and gradually begin using more of the features available in Reflect). Of course, if you prefer just to get everything set up and automated right away, there are people here who will be happy to walk you through step-by-step all of the software configurations.