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Windows 7: Sync Saving Together ?

01 May 2012   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Sync Saving Together ?

There is Sync Software that allows you to sync files. What about when you save a file, there is no option in the save dialog box for any program, to save a file to another HDD at the same time to save it in the preset location. Is there any software that does ?


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02 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you desire to sync between one source and two destinations simultaneously? If yes, then I know of no such program.

I do know that SyncToy from Microsoft is excellent and you can also use RoboCopy to sync.
Download: SyncToy 2.1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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02 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

I tried microsoft synctoy tool but did not liked it very much.. very basic sync otions no mirror sync, in my network while sync active it hogs down too much bandwith all other network services hangs etc..
IMHO free file sync is much better
FreeFileSync | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net

it has active realtime sync (can be run as service) that can detect changes, connected disk and sync automatically.

ofcourse configuration may be complex for some users but it has great help files.

it doesnt change save menu to make saves to two locations but it can sync files when folder contents changes
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02 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have never encountered those problems, plus SyncToy has options for every type of sync operation.

SyncToy is very non-intrusive. I can't imagine what you did to get the poor performance that you mention.
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02 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I have never encountered those problems, plus SyncToy has options for every type of sync operation.

SyncToy is very non-intrusive. I can't imagine what you did to get the poor performance that you mention.


most important thing it did not had the options that i needed
for example mirror (it would not mirror folder structure and content to other location one way or two ways) example on one way mirror on target location change folder structure and it will not mirror correctly

i did sync large amount of files like 500GB or more over gbit network to network share and network bandwith optimization was bad.. my internet services was disconnecting. Internet connection returned as soon as sync was over or canceled.
i have no such problems with free file sync and it has more advanced options that i need including real time sync.
is not intrusive, low on resources, once configured it can do things without you doing anything and is actively developed (bug fixes, new functions etc)..
ms sync toy is not updated for long time.
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02 May 2012   #6

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I prefer FreeFileSync over SycToy also. It is much more flexible and has the real time option if you want it.
I would be wary of using any real time sync as a backup solution as any accidental or malicious deletion on the source directory is immediately reflected in the destination so it is not secure.
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02 May 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Do you desire to sync between one source and two destinations simultaneously? If yes, then I know of no such program.

I do know that SyncToy from Microsoft is excellent and you can also use RoboCopy to sync.
Download: SyncToy 2.1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Thanks for the info. I'll just have to use a manual sync program.
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02 May 2012   #8

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I'm not sure whether you can do this with Synctoy but with FreeFileSync you can create a batch job which you can schedule using Windows Task Scheduler.
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03 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

SyncToy can be scheduled to run as well, and is about as simple to set up as can be.

I can't think of a reason I would want a mirror sync to occur, because of a file was corrupted, deleted by accident, or altered in any other way....so is the other copy. That defeats the purpose and point of syncing.
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03 May 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
SyncToy can be scheduled to run as well, and is about as simple to set up as can be.

I can't think of a reason I would want a mirror sync to occur, because of a file was corrupted, deleted by accident, or altered in any other way....so is the other copy. That defeats the purpose and point of syncing.
With FreeFileSync you can save versions, which gets around your objection.
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