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Windows 7: Backup Maker Creates 1 zip file. Is that a vulnerability?

22 Dec 2019   #1
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Backup Maker Creates 1 zip file. Is that a vulnerability?

I have 534GB in 7 folders I need to back up from HDD to SSD. As a test, I ran a full backup for 2 of the folders, and it successfully created a single zipped file for each folder's contents. The only reservation I have is if that single zipped file becomes corrupt. Is it safer to copy all the files unzipped, showing all folders, since there isn't a single point of failure? Or, is there a backup program that will copy files to SSD without zipping them?


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22 Dec 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Just run built in robocopy it's will do it all and reports it's success
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22 Dec 2019   #3
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not seeing that Robocopy is a backup utility, though. I need to run full backups, then incrementally backup every few days.
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22 Dec 2019   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...successfully created a single zipped file for each folder's contents..." you can always do that backup routine twice, saving both zip files
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22 Dec 2019   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Robocopy does all that and there is a free gui for it made by Ms to backup servers and very fast and free
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22 Dec 2019   #6
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"...successfully created a single zipped file for each folder's contents..." you can always do that backup routine twice, saving both zip files
Good idea, Roland, however SSD space is a problem. Right now on the SSD, I have the raw unzipped files that I copied over from the HDD AND the single zipped backup file. Then add the second zipped file? If I delete the manually copied files from the SSD, there should be room for 2 zipped files as long its "size on disk" file isn't too large.
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22 Dec 2019   #7
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Robocopy does all that and there is a free gui for it made by Ms to backup servers and very fast and free

Thanks, I'll check it out.
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23 Dec 2019   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or Teracopy.

TeraCopy for Windows - Code Sector

Also, check out ICE ECC. ICE ECC

Ask about ICE ECC questions here: www.ice-graphics.com :: Index
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23 Dec 2019   #9
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks.
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