Victor would like to include applications in his backup. Leo says that's not very effective and doesn't really work well. He'd want to save the data, not the apps. He can always reinstall apps. Programs may claim to do it, but when restoring, he may run into issues. Backing up apps is also time consuming.
If he wants to do this, imaging the whole hard drive is a good option. This would save the entire computer's setup to be restored later.
Imaging options include: