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    What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    I´m looking for a good freeware app that can (manually) synchronize large amounts of data between drives/directories on one computer. Tried Allway Sync but that seemed to run out of memory. Cobian Backup didnt work so good, some backup zips were corrupt.

    Will try: Filehamster (disabling autostart and autosync)
    http://www.mogware.com/FileHamster/

    and Dsynchronize (Looks simple)
    http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/

    possibly SameDir (watch out, porn-ads)
    http://samedir.sbn.bz/

    Anyone tried tried these? Other suggestions?
    /Johnny

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    I have my own custom system (programmer by trade), so I can't help w/any of these specifically, but beware of any that install a service or background process that will eat your CPU cycles. Any of them that talk about 'Real Time' synchronization or automatic/scheduled synchronization most likely have some background process going on.



    My 2 cents...
    buzz

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    Give Syncback SE a try:
    http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbse.html

    It's not free but only 30 USD. definitely worth the price. I have found nothing better so far.

    Cheers,
    timo

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    If you are on windows, you can try...

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

  5. #5

    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    I use Directory Toolkit by

    www.funduc.com


    :-) Jovan
    the man with the blue guitar

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    i have a simple backup.bat file which makes:

    xcopy "source directory" "target directory" /c/e/d/y

    so that it copies only the newer files created or modified since the last time i executed backup.bat

    the backup.bat is scheduled at lunchtime, everyday, when i'm not on the PC...

    i bet nothing could be more simple!

    if you want extensive backup possibilities using just dos command look for xxcopy on google

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    I've been using retrospect in the duplicate mode. It updates and adds any new files. It came free with a Maxtor fire wire drive. No problems here.

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    Look at the applications that came with your computer or backup drive(s). CD/DVD burners usually come with something (Nero, Roxio, etc.) that include a backup application. Maxtor's One Touch drives used to come with a scaled down version of Retrospect (which is better). But any of these is likely to be more stable, have a larger user base and better tech support than freeware.

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    Unfortunately no software was bundled with my WD Elements USB harddrive. However, having tested quite a few freeware sync apps I´ve come to the conclusion that dsynchronize works best for me. No problem with too many files, or too long file/folder-names. It´s quite simple, you cant exclude subfolders inside the folder you want to sync (which you can in SyncExp, which gave me some problems with too long names btw) but I dont need that function.

    I´m syncing all my data drives to an internal hd and to the usb hd using dsynchronize, many GBs and it works really good!

    From now on, I recommend dsynchronize. (no registry modifications or required dot net framework, just plain simple folder with exe-file, config-file and some readme's.) Heard some people are using it with dshutdown.

    http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/

    /Johnny

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    Re: What do people use to synchronize/backup files?

    I use syncback, which have installed but do the back-ups manually and not everyday.

    Still I don't recall paying 30$... And I'm sure I didn't get it from torrents or whatever.

    It's just a fine, nifty little program, that you specify the from where to where, and if you want back-up or comparing and making the same (don't recall the word now) and it... does it, after checking with you, through a list (I will copy this to there, this to there, etc).

    Works fine for me and my big, slow USB 1 drive (no money for a normal back-upa drive, but what do I care? What's a few minutes every week?)

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