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Topic # 21405 25-Apr-2008 13:20
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Hi all

I use a laptop and I want to backup my "user folders" (Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos etc) to a small PC that I am about to build to sit on the LAN to do this and be a printer / multifunction server.

I have looked at Acronis TrueImage but it is overkill. I don't need a disc image and I don't need recovery functionality, I just want to specify half a dozen folders and whenever my laptop is on the LAN the software make any changes (additions, deletions, edits) on the laptop happen on the backup PC. The amount of data is 150GBish.

Any suggestions? I'm happy to pay for something you recommend.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 126292 25-Apr-2008 13:28
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I use GoodSync. You can set it for automatic or manual synchronisation. Or you can use the SyncToy which is manual only. Or use FolderShare (with a limit of 10,000 files).






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  Reply # 126293 25-Apr-2008 13:33
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Hmmmmm dejavu . . . .

Ahhhh crap my bad - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=50&TopicId=19758

Just I have changed tack a little since then and I only use one machine . . .

Any other suggestions greatly received before I begin trials.

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  Reply # 126457 26-Apr-2008 11:21
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I use Memeo Autobackup - www.memeo.com - simple to use, relatively cheap and file-oriented rather than image-oriented.  I like the fact that there is an option to have standalone restore capabilities  (file restore does not require Autobackup to be installed - useful when you have to reinstall Windows from scratch).

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