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 Post subject: Backup programs?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:48 am 
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I'm looking for a freeware, easy to use, back up program. I don't want proprietary formats. A straight up mirror would be fine, or zip in a pinch, from one drive to another, or a network location, or multiple locations - ftp not necessary. Ideally, it could be activated with a single click. Yeah, I could just use a batch copy but I'd rather not over write anything that doesn't need it. Keep the grunt to a minimum. I'm on xp.

I checked out this

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-fr ... up-program

... but find I'm no further ahead. Just lots of talk and name dropping.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:41 am 
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To backup a single file, or a collection of files? Cause I designed a backup program. But it could only backup single files (like DB files) and it automatically kept a number of backups for history, incase you needed to go back in time.

If you need more than one file, then perhaps try MS Sync Toy
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

By default, Sync Toy won't overwrite a file that does not require updating. I use it all the time to sync my work laptop to my work desktop. I just run it the night before a business trip.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:35 am 
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http://www.freeware-guide.com/dir/util/backup.html

also if your looking for online backup theres

http://www.adrive.com/

50 gb of file space for free. Other then that you can check

http://download.cnet.com/windows/

i know they have freeware proggys for everything...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Slayer wrote:
perhaps try MS Sync Toy

That sounds like the ticket. I'll give it a look. Thanks.


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I hope it fills your need, I rather like it except that it places hidden files on the folders it is syncing. These files seem to remain. Having a bunch of files called sync toy, in our source code folders at work, really looks odd. But for how easy it makes updating my laptop, I put up with it.

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Here's what a co-worker turned me on to...... I use it monthly.

http://allwaysync.com

Plenty of screen shots are on the website.


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