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    File Backup Advice

    Hello all,

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to backup software for music files. I'd like to automate it so every night it backs up my project, rendered music and .gig files. I have some software but unless I actually restore the files, I can't tell what files it actually backed up. There's no way to look inside the backup file and check out the folders or individual file names. I'd like to find something that basically drags my project .wav and .gig folders automatically to an external disk. I'd like to be able to see these files on the external disk so I can be assured they've been backed up.

    Thanks,
    musicsuccess

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    Re: File Backup Advice

    What OS are you using? Windows XP has it's own backup utility that can be setup to run automatically in Task Scheduler. Just install another hard drive in your system to backup to.

    Jim

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    Re: File Backup Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn
    What OS are you using? Windows XP has it's own backup utility that can be setup to run automatically in Task Scheduler. Just install another hard drive in your system to backup to.

    Jim
    Interesting. But not in Windows XP home.

    It seems not to be part of the standard installition. MS says that Ntbackup is on the installation disk in the folder \VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP

    Now I have to look up that ole installation CD ...

    Hannes

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    Re: File Backup Advice

    I use .bat files:

    from 1 disk to an external, as long as you know the drive letters, is simple.

    See example: ( all drivers are IDE internal in example 1 )

    =============
    xcopy /s /D /Y C:\progra~1\noteta~1\favori~1\*.* L:\backup\c_drive\sonar\noteta~1\favori~1\
    xcopy /s /D /Y C:\PROGRA~1\ECHODI~1\Console3\gina24~1\*.* L:\backup\c_drive\echo\sonar\

    xcopy /s /D /Y G:\a64_mix\*.* L:\backup\a64_mix\
    xcopy /s /D /Y G:\a64_mix\miscmix\*.* L:\backup\a64_mix\miscmix\

    xcopy /s /D /Y E:\sk_film\*.* L:\backup\sk_film\
    xcopy /s /D /Y E:\skgmu\*.* L:\backup\skgmu\

    xcopy /s /D /Y K:\forte\*.* L:\backup\k_drive\forte\

    xcopy /s /D /Y G:\demo_r~1\*.* L:\backup\demo_r~1

    pause
    =============

    These can also work across a network: from one machine to an other:
    -------------------------------------------
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\E\skgmu\*.* \\nf7s\e\skgmu\
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\E\sk_film\*.* \\nf7s\e\sk_film\
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\H\f_gigs\perfor~1\*.* \\nf7s\k\f_gigs\perfor~1\
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\C\PROGRA~1\ECHODI~1\Console3\GINA24~1\*.* \\a64\D\backup\c_drive\echo\
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\D\my_bat\*.* \\a64\i\backup\my_bat

    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\h\progra~1\eastwe~1\ewqlso~1\ewqlso~1\multis \*.* \\nf7s\k\progra~1\eastwe~1\ewqlso~1\ewqlso~1\multi s\
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\h\progra~1\eastwe~1\stormd~1\stormd~1\multis \*.* \\nf7s\k\progra~1\eastwe~1\stormd~1\stormd~1\multi s\
    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\h\stylus~1\sage\stylus~1\patches\multis\user mu~1\*.* \\nf7s\k\stylus~2\sage\stylus~1\patches\multis\use rmu~1\

    xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\E\A64_Mix\*.* \\nf7s\g\a64_mix\
    REM xcopy /s /D /Y \\a64\E\adder\*.* \\nf7s\g\adder\

    xcopy /s /d /Y \\a64\h\absynth3\*.* \\nf7s\k\absynth3\

    pause
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