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Standard User Airwalker
(committed) Sat 02-Apr-11 23:07:44
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Scheduling File Backups (NOT to an image)


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Hi gents,

I've just bought a networkable hard drive for my parents so they can back up their various files and photos, currently stored between a couple of desktop systems they use.

I've been through the standard Windows backup utility which, despite doing what it says on the tin, only seems to back up to an image file. As such, they can only access these backups by 'restoring' this image which isn't really ideal - I'm just trying to sort out a simple clone of files/folders which updates periodically, to keep it as simple as possible should they need to access them in future. This is also so that they can use the Web Access feature to access these files from elsewhere.

Does anyone know of a simple way to achieve this? Presumably some third party application might be the way forward - just something simple with a schedule feature would be great.

Any help much appreciated, thanks.

Tom

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 02-Apr-11 23:23:18
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Standard User Airwalker
(committed) Sat 02-Apr-11 23:58:54
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Spot on - must've been the only one I hadn't tried.

Much obliged, thanks.

Tom

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Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Apr-11 07:28:53
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Have a look at Genie Timeline. It's like Time Maschine on OS X, but for Windows.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-11 10:45:32
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Looks good that, will take a look at it myself!

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 03-Apr-11 10:55:51
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Taking a look at both of them. Both look interesting. Vista Backup is completely useless.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-11 12:12:53
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7s backup seems perfectly adequate.
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Apr-11 17:16:51
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I use SyncToy which is free from Microsoft
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Apr-11 20:59:34
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Yep, me too and it works great but there is no scheduling option..
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Apr-11 21:50:10
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There is - just use Windows Task Scheduler http://www.pchell.com/support/synctoy.shtml
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