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Windows 7: Looking for free win7/win10 backup with folder/file checkboxes

17 Aug 2017   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The data backup setup did take a little time but it is a once only operation and as I backup Seven Data partitions over Three Hard Drives with a Compressed backup size of 1.5 TeraBytes, this is to be expected.

The trick in my experience is to select the root point of each dataset that you wish to backup, and then add exceptions by un-ticking folders that you do not wish to be included, this means that if you add anything under the root(s) in the future it is automatically included in the backup ( with the option to excluding of course)

Also earlier this evening I received an update notification from Aomi for my pro backup, one of the things they say they have added is a mirror system similar to the robocopy system - not sure if this is or will be included in the free version but is likely to be simpler interface wise than the old DOS based robocopy

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17 Aug 2017   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
then add exceptions by un-ticking folders that you do not wish to be included,
I don't seem to have this option in AOMEI of unticking folders (or at least I could not find it). I am thinking it is missing from the free version.
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17 Aug 2017   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

So this Robocopy interface appears a lot better than the MS one.
Robocopy with Robo Interface Tutorial - YouTube
It even has help (exactly what I
I am not sure but I think the person in the video is the one who wrote this interface.
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17 Aug 2017   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Regarding RoboCopy, I would end up having to choose the C drive then have maybe 100 or 200 or more exclusions (way too much work and maybe there is a limit on the number). Also it does not compress.

Comodo is perfect (can compress at various levels and I can checkbox what I want). However Comodo has a bug. I can't uncheck some of the stuff I have for backup that I don't need and which is causing the differentials to grow too quickly. So unless I can find something that does the same without bugs I figure I will email them to report the bug so they fix it. If I want cloud they have that. They let me use it for free hoping I will buy extra cloud at an expense.
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