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  Reply # 1888249 23-Oct-2017 21:01
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mattwnz: Anyone got any recommendations for software that will simply replicate a folder onto another drive at a certain scheduled interval, and then only updates files that have changed? I used to use Karens replicator which I have used for over a decade, but it seems to no longer work properly on windows 10 after the creators update.

 

robocopy c:\sourcefolder e:\destinationfolder /mir

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy 

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(v=ws.11).aspx 

 

Run this from a Scheduled Task, or from a batch file on your desktop....  works beautifully.





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  Reply # 1888380 24-Oct-2017 09:34
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Mattwnz: Cobian Backup is what you need. Google it. It's free. Latest version is 11.2.0.149, aka 'Gravity'. Excellent for your requirements.

 

If you have any trouble configuring it, PM me and I'll send you a doc that I concocted.

 

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  Reply # 1888437 24-Oct-2017 10:51
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Is Cobian still maintained? I used it for a while but it's a bit of an odd tool.





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  Reply # 1888448 24-Oct-2017 11:26
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I wasn't aware that it's ever been maintained or supported, except in a very general way via a forum.

 

But it's still available, free, simple to use, and excellent for regularly backing up files and folders, using Volume Shadow Copy.

 

But I don't know if I'd be game to use it for system backups, if you know what I mean :-)

 

However,I thought it'd be useful for mattnz's requirements.


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  Reply # 1888476 24-Oct-2017 12:16
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I have used Macrium a few times, seems competent enough. Lightning fast incrementals with block change tracking is a minimum requirement in backup software these days, and ShadowProtect is the gold standard in this space. Also, the ability to remotely monitor backup software is a minimum requirement for me these days, and again, SP has this, so for the extra funds I consider it much better.

 

 


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  Reply # 1889367 25-Oct-2017 15:57
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Another +1 for Macrium. Been using it for years. Most 'ordinary' users can happily use the free one.


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  Reply # 1894472 2-Nov-2017 23:23
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I've been using ShadowProtect for the last several years, but it was not free (US$99).  On the two occasions I had small issues, their customer support could not have been better.  In fact, for a product that cost just $100, the support is incredible.

 

It makes incremental backups at a user set time.  I use 15 minutes.  It then saves only any changes, and you can mount the back up to any of those times.  It will also make an image of your boot drive with a bootable pen drive or CD/DVD.  If your boot drive fails catastrophically, you can be back up and running in less than ten minutes. 

 

I believe it is the preferred backup system for video editors around the world, which is how I came to learn about it from the Adobe Premiere Pro Hardware Forum.





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  Reply # 1894473 2-Nov-2017 23:27
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Mattwnz: Cobian Backup is what you need. Google it. It's free. Latest version is 11.2.0.149, aka 'Gravity'. Excellent for your requirements.

 

If you have any trouble configuring it, PM me and I'll send you a doc that I concocted.

 

Cheers :-)

 

 

 

 

Thanks  for the suggestion, I will have a look at it.


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  Reply # 1894478 3-Nov-2017 00:04
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As an FYI - Macrium are running a 10% off code on their FB page and 20% off for those on their emailing list.

 

 

 

Happy Halloween!
Use this discount coupon code for 10% off Macrium Reflect Home Edition:

 

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  Reply # 1894522 3-Nov-2017 08:36
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I've had a bit of a play with Macrium home edition for file backup. It seems to only save changed portions of files, which is good. It's pretty quick. It creates a single file for each backup. It can only save files locally, but it's not difficult to use other tools to move those files to the cloud or other disks. It's fairly limited, not particularly flexible, and if you want to tell it exactly what to back up it's fiddly - instead of a file / folder tree with checkboxes you have to type in the names of folders you don't want backed up.





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