what program do you use to backup/sync files?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    in the past i really loved backup genie , i' m talking about v7 and 8

    i gave a shot to SyncBackFree

    may i ask you what program do you use to backup/sync files?

    i'm looking for a good paid or free tool

    thanks
     
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    Hy,

    I tried a couple of backup solutions, but only CrashPlan is working.

    I wanted to make a backup of my laptop to my pc through wifi (homegroup). Now, crashplan doesn't make a full pc backup, instead, you can choose what files do you want to have backed up. There are other solutions, o&o, macrium, paragon, etc. but they couldn't back up to my network drive. (even though they have the feature, but they failed during my test for some reason)

    Crashplan has more solutions to back up, and its completly free. There is also a paid version, if you want to back up to their cloud.


    Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete is also great :thumb: But i use crashplan becouse its free, and i can't afford WSAC unfortunately :\
     
  4. moontan

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    i use both Beyond Compare and the file/folder sync feature in Directory Opus.
     
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    I use SyncToy, free from MS. Works very well.
     
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    I use Skydrive app. Perfect solution to backup to 25GB cloud storage.:D:thumb:
     
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    InSync client to my Google Drive. I use it for a mixture of document syncing and archiving.
    Slows down with a large amount of files (40gb of photos), but very reliable.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
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    FreeFileSync to backup on external HDD.
    Wuala to backup some files in the cloud.
     
  9. Robin A.

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    Same here. I have used FreeFileSync for more than 2 years, no problems so far.
    For selective backups in the cloud I use SkyDrive. It has some minor problems with light virtualizers (I use Shadow Defender).
     
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  11. mantra

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    hi
    but syncbackpro should be more powerfull ?
     
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    Synctoy user here too, very nice and very free
     
  13. HAN

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    SyncBackPro has lots of options but it just hasn't impressed me like GoodSync. The interface alone gives very different impressions.

    GoodSync is very organized, uses a folder/file tree UI and more. Even when syncing large numbers of files, it's easy to follow what is being added, deleted or unchanged.

    SBP has a limited UI. It seems like many features have just been "bolted on". (I asked the SyncBack developers if they would consider moving to a tree like UI. They said they couldn't support such a large change.) In SBP, when many files changes are noted, the list seems endless. Very, VERY tough to wade through.

    Keep in mind both programs work. But when one is easier to use, it's easy to like it more...
     
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    FreeFileSync here too. I use FreeFileSync to copy files from the skydrive folder to the google drive folder. this is in addition to full disk imaging
     
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    I synchronise my file mostly only on demand and manualy so for me such feature in FreeCommander is completly enough...it's easy and without any additional tools.
     
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    FreeFileSync, for a couple of years, to sync live data drive to 5 hot swap, normally off-line, drives on a rotating basis.
     
  17. Sadeghi85

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    robocopy /MIR
     
  18. Shankle

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    What the devil is "Sync" and why should I use it or care?
    Seems Microsoft comes with a new unexplained gimmick every day.
     
  19. HAN

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    Sync/syncing refers to making two file locations mirror each other. File additions and/or deletions are tracked exactly between 2 locations/drives/folders.

    BTW... It's not a Microsoft thing. I would sync files I use whether I am on Windows, Linux, Mac OS or whatever. I don't ever want to lose any files I have.
     
  20. moontan

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    indeed.

    it can be very useful for example if you have folder XYZ on one drive and XYZ BACKUP on another drive.

    if you add and/or modify some files or subfolders in XYZ and you have lots of them, the easier way to go around updating the backup folder is to use a file/folder sync program.
     
  21. mantra

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    but goodsync install a service ,what do you mean
    ?

    i used goodsync in the past and i did hate the folder that i leave for sync
     
  22. mantra

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    i liked too because it's open source
    but is there a powerful scheduler?
     
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    the unattended features are limited. it does let you create batch files which you can just double to run or you can set them to start with a scheduled task.

    however, i feel FreeFileSync is more suited to those who like to run sync tasks on demand
     
  24. jynx

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    Duplicati for backup and SyncFolders for sync
     
  25. The Seeker

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    Robocopy here too.

    Code:
    robocopy C:\Users\Seeker X:\Backup /MIR /XA:H /XD AppData /XJD
     
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