Simple 1 way sync/back up tool

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  1. mr_wrxman

    mr_wrxman Member

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    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.
     
  2. NSanity

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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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  3. power

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    Allwaysync
     
  4. Dimtar

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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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    FreeFileSync I think should do everything.
     
  7. waltermitty

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    BorgBackup, probably the best backup tool I've ever used, period.
     
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    Another vote for Bvckup2.
     
  10. ^catalyst

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    This is the best answer if you're on Windows. *nix you would use rsync.
     
  11. mr_wrxman

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    Ended up using this one. Easy enough to use I found :)
     

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