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Windows 7: Failing Disk Deletes Backup Data

31 May 2012   #1

Windows Server 2008 r2 32-bit
 
 
Failing Disk Deletes Backup Data

Hi,
I manage a large array of disks and rely on Robocopy via batch files to backup only changed data. This has served me well for a year or so now. However, last week I had a drive go flakey. For some reason all of the folders on the drive beginning with letters K through Z got trashed. Since no one realized this the backup script ran on schedule and promptly deleted all folders on my backup drive beginning with letters K through Z.

I've used a couple of backup programs in the past and I'm fairly sure this issue is not adressed. Does anyone have any suggestions?

thanks,

Larry

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31 May 2012   #2

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Hi LarryR and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you use FreeFileSync you have the ability to create versions instead of deleting. FreeFileSync | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net
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31 May 2012   #3

Windows Server 2008 r2 32-bit
 
 

Well that was quick. Thank you very much. I will look into it right away.

Larry
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31 May 2012   #4

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I did a video if you are interested. Backup With FreeFileSync - YouTube
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