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TilhasBB
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join:2000-08-05
canada

LF: Good Backup Tool to Network Drive

I'm looking for software that will keep a backup of my laptop to a network drive.
Backup: My Documents, Desktop and Outlook.
Drive: Seagate 1TB Backup Pro Portable is connected to router via USB 2.0.

The Seagate Dashboard software will not work except if connected directly to the laptops USB.

I tried the software Cobian Backup but it makes a complete copy. I'm looking for a software that will only upload the change as I only have 1TB of space and drive speed over the network is slow (~2.5Megs/second)

Thanks in advance.



Old Computer
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join:2002-04-12
France

1 recommendation

GoodSync:
Not free, but I use it daily in a similar environment.
»www.goodsync.com/how-it-works/overview
»www.goodsync.com/how-it-works/file-backup
»www.goodsync.com/how-it-works/fi···nization

Edit; add link



TilhasBB
Premium
join:2000-08-05
canada

Thank you! Looks great!

Only feature missing is a file revisions archive but that's not a big deal.



sivran
Seamonkey's back
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join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
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reply to TilhasBB

SyncBack also doesn't do revisions, but is free.


HarryH3
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join:2005-02-21
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·Suddenlink
reply to TilhasBB

Checkout »www.crashplan.com Their product is free to use for local backups and it does incremental backups and saves deleted files until you manually delete them from the backup.

If you use a Sync tool, be certain that you understand how you have it configured. In normal sync mode, if you accidentally delete a file or files from your main disk and then happen to sync the folders before you realize what happened, the sync tool will happily delete the file(s) from your backup disk.

Sync tools have a use, but I don't feel that backup is one of them.



sivran
Seamonkey's back
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Irving, TX
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Crashplan's free for local use? Hmmm that sounds interesting. I think I'll check that out...

Also SyncBack, the free version at least, defaults to replacing deleted files (so long as they exist in one side or the other, anyway) rather than deleting them.
--
Think Outside the Fox.



TilhasBB
Premium
join:2000-08-05
canada
reply to HarryH3

Free version of goodsync doesn't work with over 100 files....

I do not like crashplan as it doesnt let me backup to my network drive.

I'll try syncback now


HarryH3
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·Suddenlink

said by TilhasBB:

I do not like crashplan as it doesnt let me backup to my network drive.

Did you try mapping the network drive to a drive letter?


TilhasBB
Premium
join:2000-08-05
canada

Yup.
Letter Q but in my computer it still shows as Network Location
Public (\\MyBookLive)(Q:)



chachazz
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join:2003-12-14
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reply to TilhasBB

»freefilesync.sourceforge.net/