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Windows 7: SyncToy - Backup User Data

4 Weeks Ago   #40
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

This is an old thread, but I'm hoping to get a reply.
My network is flaky, on-again-off-again. Soon there will be a #3 computer too. Can I use Synch Toy to backup data vfiles between 2 networked computers?


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4 Weeks Ago   #41
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
This is an old thread, but I'm hoping to get a reply.
My network is flaky, on-again-off-again. Soon there will be a #3 computer too. Can I use Synch Toy to backup data vfiles between 2 networked computers?
Yes, although you want to make sure your network is less "flaky" first.

See:
synchronize between two laptops
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4 Weeks Ago   #42
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I'm already set up as in that MS post, and I still get permission problems. I already hashed this out on one of the other boards some time ago. Sometimes I just have to stop trying to fix something and get back to my work, the kind that pays the rent.

My machines are only 10' apart, and the network is wired, so I copy things manually if I have to, via a flash drive.

How would SyncToy be better than just a copy over the network? Does it work in the background on a preset schedule rather than on demand? Does it copy only those files that have changed?
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4 Weeks Ago   #43
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Does it work in the background on a preset schedule rather than on demand?
Either. You can run it manually, or set it up to run using Task Scheduler.

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Does it copy only those files that have changed?
Yes. After the initial run where everything is copied, subsequent runs only copy what has changed.
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4 Weeks Ago   #44
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

It sounds good. I always have an image on an external drive, but backing up important files that change often is becoming cumbersome.

Many thanks.
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