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Windows 7: Synctoy Vs. Windows Backup & Restore

13 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Synctoy Vs. Windows Backup & Restore

We have about 20 workstations that we will be backing up the user's desktop, music, favorites, and program data to a fileserver. I am thinking that synctoy will be best instead of the windows 7 backup/restore utility because you don't have to depend on that utility to be able to access the files/folders. Also, I like to see the files/folders that are backed up onto our fileserver, so I know without a doubt they have been backed up. Sync toy seems to be simple enough to set up to me and schedule to run everyday, since I use it on my own PC.

I'm just wondering do any of you use synctoy in a work environment to backup user's files/folders ect.? Which do you prefer, synctoy or windows backup utlity?

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13 Apr 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64

Personally, I think SyncToy is the way to go, for the very reasons you mentioned. Basically, its transparent what is happening during the backup.

This is a tutorial I wrote for it, if you need more information:
SyncToy - Backup User Data
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