Author Topic: Best tool to use to synchronize backups?  (Read 254 times)

goesprotocall

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Best tool to use to synchronize backups?
« on: June 27, 2018, 02:04:44 pm »


What's the best tool to use to synchronize offline backups? One that at least would ignore duplicates, and just copy files with newer timestamps/bigger file sizes, also deletes files that are no longer on the source folder.

Not asking too much, am I?

« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 02:30:05 pm by goesprotocall »

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Re: Best tool to use to synchronize backups?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 12:28:32 am »
i use rsync

goesprotocall

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Re: Best tool to use to synchronize backups?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 07:07:26 pm »
Thanks, actually I just need a simple solution for the user that will essentially "mirror" what he has on his windows laptop to a specified folder on the NAS drive. He'll plug it in for "syncing" every 2-4 weeks and expects the software to do the job while he sleeps. Sort of like a private Dropbox, if you will.
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Re: Best tool to use to synchronize backups?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 12:28:01 am »
use windows backup

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Re: Best tool to use to synchronize backups?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 06:37:18 am »
Hmm windows backup has really poopty UX designs. Adding folders one by one without the options for batch edits is a real pain!

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Re: Best tool to use to synchronize backups?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 01:53:50 am »
I use GoodSync. I've used it to sync data for a few years, and also for backing information up locally. It's possible to back up to a cloud service also, if you have one.