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recommend new backup/sync software for me


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Ok, I've got a windows home server backing up all our machines. However, my wife has around 600gb of photos (and growing). I exclude that from her backup, since I want to be able to restore her machine quickly if needed, and then I backup those separately. Currently I use synctoy to make 2 extra copies of all the photos. One sync is to a folder on the server, and one sync is to an external HD. I'm getting tired of synctoy. Seems to fail a lot - just discovered it hasn't actually done anything for 2 months even though it's running nightly. It's complicated a little bit by the fact that I actually have 2 external drives - I keep one at work and swap them periodically so we have some off-site backup. That just confuses the crap out of synctoy... So, what software (free is good, but I'll pay for something if it's worth it) should I use instead? With such a big collection, I want to just copy anything new each night of course. I don't need to keep old versions around or anything like that. Just nightly copy anything new to 2 other locations, and do it reliably!



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I've used Cobian Backup in the past and liked it.

Take a look at Download.com backup software section. I think this link will list the free versions sorted by popularity: http://download.cnet...o...&tag=narrow
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I use SyncBack to backup and sync all my files. The freeware version can be downloaded from http://www.2brightsp...d-syncback.html .
I am using an older version of SyncBack software and I dont know what is missing from the freeware version of it. The version I am using gives lots of options in backing and syncing the files.

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Thanks - I'm using syncback and it seems to be working great.




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