Best way to back up a Tb of photos music and films?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Scoobs, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. Scoobs

    Scoobs Registered Member

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    I have a small HTPC with one HDD holding the OS and programs, a 2nd holding all our films, photos, and music, and a third I want to backup the 2nd.

    What's the best solution to automatically backup the 2nd HDD to the 3rd?

    Thanks for any tips.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Does Acronis version you have not offer something to create/schedule backups?
     
  3. andylau

    andylau Registered Member

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    The simple and the best way for file-based backup is using a file "Sync" app, e.g. FreeFileSync, which is free.
     
  4. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I use SyncBack Free for file backup.
     
  5. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    You can certainly image it if you want, but a file copy (considering the data) might work. For this type of stuf, I use GoodSync...but there are so many free, native, and paid solutions that can do this for you.
     
  6. Scoobs

    Scoobs Registered Member

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    Awesome, thanks guys. Cudni, I wasn't very precise, because I'm floundering a bit, but I realise now that file-based backup is what I needed to search and ask for.

    Thanks for all the syncing recommendations. Will have a look and decide.
     
  7. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Robocopy is good and you already have it.
     
  8. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Good call...I just used that today at work to move 25gigs of data...use it all the time on my servers.
     
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