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Windows 7: Looking for basic incremental backup, like McAfee QuickBackup was

23 Jan 2016   #21
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Syntoy does all of that with ease, with the exception of No. 6 on your list. But if you are prepared to do some lateral thinking you could make that work.

You could also write your own solution using robocopy in a .bat
Well, on second thought, and reading a bit more on another thread, I want to say thanks. This wasn't as hard as I thought.

Here's part of what I did:

Robocopy /m /s D:\NCES-Projects W:\Backup\P /log+:w:backup_log.txt
robocopy /m /s D:\NCES-Support W:\Backup\S /log+:w:\backup_log.txt
robocopy /m /s D:\NCES-Admin W:\Backup\N /log+:w:\backup_log.txt
robocopy /m /s E:\ W:\Backup\E /log+:w:\backup_log.tx

And All I have to do is move each evening's run into a date-stamped folder, and I'm golden.

Thanks.


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23 Jan 2016   #22
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Now all you need to do is learn how to create a folder by referencing the DATE command in your .bat file and you will have your automated solution.

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24 Jan 2016   #23
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Now all you need to do is learn how to create a folder by referencing the DATE command in your .bat file and you will have your automated solution.

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Thanks again for that. I found and tweaked the StampMe.cmd and now I have what I was looking for.
Now I have both the secure disk imaging backups and this more informal daily incremental file backup that's more easily accessed.
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24 Jan 2016   #24
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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24 Jan 2016   #25
ron7000

Windows 7 x64, ultimate/pro/home, SLES x86 & ia64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post

So far, EVERY backup solution that I have checked out fails one or more of my requirements (usually more):

1. Does a simple incremental backup of selected files/folders (Word Docs, AutoCad Dwgs, etc.)
2. Backs up ONLY those data files that were modified during that day
3. Stores them in standard Windows folders on a specified location (no proprietary format)
4. Preserves the folder/directory path structure of backed up files
4. Can be scheduled to run daily (after working hours)
5. Can save each day in a separate folder

I have A LOT of files (AutoCAD dwgs, Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, .PDF files, etc.) sorted into Project Number folders and I need the Daily Incremental Backups to save ONLY those projects and files I worked on THAT DAY, and allows me to save each day separately in sequence.
you need to check out 2brightsparks.com and their syncbackpro the paid version, not syncbackfree.
their website used to have a nice chart showing the extra stuff in the paid version versus the free version, i can't find it at the moment. I find it hard to believe syncbackpro does not meet your requirements. you can download it for a 30-day trial.
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