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 Post subject: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 18:29 
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I want to be able to run a program that copies a directory structure with all files from A to B. Later when files are added to A, I want the program to update B so that would be incremental. Incremental file backup software doesn't look like what I want because file backup software creates a single file and puts a copy of all the source files in it like when you backup a partition. I just want a directory structure and all its files copied. That's it. I've been googling for file copy software but I haven't found one that looks good. It doesn't need to be elaborate with tons of options either - just reliable. Can anyone recommend something? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 18:51 
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You can use rsync or robocopy. Depending no the OS, there may be other options, but both are very powerful


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 19:15 
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FreeFileSync or FastCopy.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2018, 11:48 
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Unstoppable Copier by Roadkill. Incremental updates are done using batch mode.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2018, 17:47 
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I thought of something that I didn't make clear. Can these programs only keep files in sync / do incremental updates on folders that these programs copied to begin with or will they also work on folders that had data to start with? For example, suppose I have 2 drives with identical data and one of them will be the main drive and one will be the backup. From this point on, the main drive will receive new files. Can I now set up the software, for the first time, to keep the backup drive identical? I wasn't sure if it made a difference if the drives had data to start with.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2018, 3:24 
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I think the answers are yes and yes. At least for Unstopable Copier.

As an alternative you could run a raid 1 mirror setup, depending on your hardware of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for incremental file copy software
PostPosted: May 25th, 2018, 5:27 
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can personally vouch for DriveClone, it does make identical copies of your drive and is bootable to said drive.


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