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

19 Jan 2016   #1
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 
Looking for basic incremental backup, like McAfee QuickBackup was

Newbie (to this forum) here. I just upgraded to Win 7 Pro (I stuck with XP Pro until my SBS Server died).

I tried searching the previous threads here, but quickly became overwhelmed with the threads that didn't seem to address what I want.

Can someone point me to a backup program that:

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. Can be scheduled to run daily (after working hours)
5. Can save each day in a separate folder

I'm already covered with the disk imaging/full backup stuff, but am not satisfied with Acronis 2014, as their "incremental" looks like a full backup of the selected folders/files, and is stored in *.tib files, that I cannot easily see which files I worked on yesterday, or clean up.

I was able to do most of this with McAfee's QuickBackup (Except for each morning going in to rename the previous evening's backup to include its date). But sadly, it was a 16-bit program. I was used to being able to go back to specific dates to check which projects I worked on (and my progress), and also to confirm my diary for client billings.

I'm open to any suggestions.


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19 Jan 2016   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

See if this helps:
SyncToy - Backup User Data
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19 Jan 2016   #3
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

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19 Jan 2016   #4
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
See if this helps:
SyncToy - Backup User Data
Thanks for the link. I checked into it, but that definitely DOES NOT DO what I want, or described.

Anyone else?
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19 Jan 2016   #5
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
Hmm... It doesn't look like that works across several selected source folders, and preserves the directory tree in the backups. Unless I'm missing something. Probably am, I'll keep looking at it.
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19 Jan 2016   #6
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

I would think there would be an app that searches for the "Archive" flag on the files (across only the preselected folders & subfolders) and copies only those, then clears the flag...
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19 Jan 2016   #7
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Hello,

Can you check this out for me:
AOMEI Backupper Standard

I'm also looking for a backup solution but I'm lazy to test haha.
Maybe we could both benefit from this.
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19 Jan 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Kathy, the AOMEI Backupper works. I have used it although I prefer free Macrium. I always make full images.
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19 Jan 2016   #9
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Why thank you, whs! I've been eyeing AOMEI since it seems to be a light one but has what I need.
Glad to have it confirmed. 8-)
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19 Jan 2016   #10
RichG

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Hello,

Can you check this out for me:
AOMEI Backupper Standard

I'm also looking for a backup solution but I'm lazy to test haha.
Maybe we could both benefit from this.
Tried AOMEI. Still doesn't do what I described. There's no "Incremental" option I could find.

It seems every backup app boasts of sophisticated and advanced capabilities, but they are utterly incapable of the simple things.

Makes me want to go back to XPsp3. At least that did everything I wanted to do.
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