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Old 10-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default File Backup Software

I'm looking for a free or inexpensive file backup program. I need to backup files, mostly photo and video files, to other internal hard drives and external hard drives in USB and eSATA HD enclosures. I could copy and paste them but it takes forever.
Any ideas?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Check out Macrium Reflect, although for folders/files it is not free. it is great for making drive images though in any case.
http://www.macrium.com

For just files, take a look at syncback
http://www.2brightsparks.com

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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it is great for making drive images though in any case.
I use the Windows 7 Windows Backup program to image my boot drive, I'm interested mostly in file and folder backup so I will check out SyncBack.
I got Nova Backup from NovaStor as a bonus for buying an EVGA video card, but have seen mixed reviews on the software. I've also looked at BackupMaker, Easeus TodoBackup, FreeFileSync and OopsBackup.
Trying to decide which way to go...
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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I prefer SyncBack. It's highly functional, lite weight, has a built in scheduler, is portable and is free as is MS SyncToy.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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I think I'm going to try SyncBack. I'll try the freeware first, if I like it, I'll spring for the SE version.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #6
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Well, I installed SyncBack; it does exactly what I want and is easy to use. It works for backing up to other drives in the same computer, over a network and to drives in external enclosures. Free, too. Can't beat that.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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I use Cobian backup (free). It has Incremental & differential backups which are only available in the pro version of SyncBack. It also do shadow copy so it can backup files when they are still opened.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #8
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@Max SyncUp. excellent soft. Many useful gizmos. Now with discount
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