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Old 11th August 2017, 6:17 PM   #1
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Default Simple 1 way sync/back up tool

Looking for recommendations on a free and simple sync or back up tool. Just need it to back up a folder on one desktop and sync to a folder on a network share.

Requirements are:
* Syncs files/folders as is (a mirror of the data on the remote folder)
* Runs in background constantly (or on schedule) and doesn't lock files or anything similar
* Efficient, only updates changes

Ideally pauses if the source drive is under use.

Don't need anything fancy like keeping a history/multiple versions.
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Old 11th August 2017, 7:30 PM   #2
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If you want to *mirror* - including deletions (this will literally purge files/folders that are no present on the source);

Code:
robocopy sourcefolder destinationfolder /R:3 /W:0 /MIR /MT:8 /ZB
set as scheduled task every 5 minutes or something as an elevated user but not to run if its already running.

It doesn't use deltas (if 1 bit of the file changes, then the whole file will be copied) - so If you're working with hugeass files all the time, then I would probably find an alternate.

If you need to do it over a VPN or something, and reduce network throughput, there is switches for that.

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Old 11th August 2017, 7:34 PM   #3
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Old 12th August 2017, 1:37 PM   #4
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Assuming Windows I would highly recommend Bvckup2. There is a trial, its very fast and offers everything you want.
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syncback might do what you need:
https://www.2brightsparks.com/freewa...eware-hub.html

Pretty much select Source, Destination and overwrite if newer
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Old 12th August 2017, 6:21 PM   #6
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FreeFileSync I think should do everything.
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Old 12th August 2017, 8:51 PM   #7
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BorgBackup, probably the best backup tool I've ever used, period.
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Old 12th August 2017, 9:36 PM   #8
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Sync toy from MS

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/down....aspx?id=15155

Call it from a scheduled task.

It's like a GUI version of robocopy NSanity suggested.
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Assuming Windows I would highly recommend Bvckup2. There is a trial, its very fast and offers everything you want.
Another vote for Bvckup2.
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Old 14th August 2017, 2:33 PM   #10
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If you want to *mirror* - including deletions (this will literally purge files/folders that are no present on the source);

Code:
robocopy sourcefolder destinationfolder /R:3 /W:0 /MIR /MT:8 /ZB
set as scheduled task every 5 minutes or something as an elevated user but not to run if its already running.

It doesn't use deltas (if 1 bit of the file changes, then the whole file will be copied) - so If you're working with hugeass files all the time, then I would probably find an alternate.

If you need to do it over a VPN or something, and reduce network throughput, there is switches for that.
This is the best answer if you're on Windows. *nix you would use rsync.
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