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Topic # 14976 29-Jul-2007 13:24
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I need to find some good syncronization software for syncing all the data of computers with our server. It needs to go both ways and it would be great if it was programmable to boot the computer then do the sync and then turn the computer back off.

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  Reply # 80212 29-Jul-2007 13:34

what type of server is it?
rsync is the standard-issue built-in tool for doing so in the Apple, GNU/Linux and friends.




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  Reply # 80319 30-Jul-2007 11:11
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the server is a windows server 2003 standard edition. And soon we are getting a back-up server which will have a couple of trila bytes on it and i'm not sure what platform to put on this one any ideas??

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 80328 30-Jul-2007 11:54
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The Synctoy from Microsoft is really good for basic syncing and backup to network shares, so that would be completely OS independant for your new server (Windows network shares are easy to set up on all popular OS's).

If you want something a little more advanced, which is more than just a static backup, but has the ability to go back in time then you will need to look at something more. If you're on a domain then you should be looking at volume shadow copy etc. This allows you to backup your files etc and find old copies if you write over data by accident.

I find that simply having a backup is useless, as most of the time if something is lost, it's because I overwrote it etc, and these changes are usually "backed up" and I cannot get the data back - hence liking solutions that provide multiple copies back through time (I usually keep a copy for every day for the last two weeks, every week for the last two months  and every month for three months.



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  Reply # 80331 30-Jul-2007 12:02
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groove looks promising.

We have a domain =which eventually every computer is going to be hooked up to. with network drives mapped during logon.

from you're list of programs Freitasm there isnt one eay good soloution so I will try find a trial of groove for the time being and see how that goes.

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Reply # 80332 30-Jul-2007 12:05
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Groove is really a hungry program - it's a shared workspace/office application, and file sync is only one feature. Also it will work well when sharing between users, not for backups - you need a copy of Groove in each machine involved and it means a license for each.

The other solutions are cheaper and probably better suited.







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  Reply # 80335 30-Jul-2007 12:11
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Laplink PCSync looks as though it could be a goer then lol having to have them logged in shouldnt be to much of a problem a most of our computers are allways on allways logged in systems.

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  Reply # 80342 30-Jul-2007 13:13
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WHY DOES I THAVE TO BE SO COMPLICATED!!1 so many options, so many pros and cons, o many different opinions ahhhh

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