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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:45 PM

backup sftw versus just copying folders

Is there a reason to use backup sftw initially in backup of a system?

Can I just use the software once I drag and drop folders to manage changed files only?

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:51 PM

1. Microsoft makes something called "SyncToy"...

You set up a folder pair, and then you just run it whenever you want to back up a folder.


I use it on my work PC... I back up a network drive and my My Documents to an SD card, just in case something takes a shit.


One folder pair is the network drive and all subfolders and files, and one folder pair is My Documents and all subfolders and files.

Once a week, I run it.




That's easier than all the copy-and-paste stuff, IMO.



Backup software will do basically the same thing, only much more frequently.

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:52 PM

2. Windows 7 has a backup program included

I've been using it and it's nice to know it's scheduled and happens weekly.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:04 PM

3. currently using windows 7 backup - can I stop it and continue tomorrow

It is only 36% complete been running about 8 hours so far - yes backing up lots of gb - 233gb

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