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#1 SuperKid

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 17:23

Hi,

I am looking for a way to schedule a backup from a share, but I want something which follows these conditions:

1) The backup always adds and backs up new files
2) If a file is deleted of the share the backup does not delete this file
3) If the file is changed on the share I would say overwrite the file on the backup but it would be nice to keep versions of that file somehow.

The share I want backing up is to my computer from "\\NAS\Photos" and I will make a read-only account to access the share to the backup software, I am just not sure what can achieve this any ideas?

Matt.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:16

simple robocopy command with correct flags set.

1) normal /E should do that
2) don't use /purge or /mir which is /E and /Purge
3) Your local windows should keep versions of the files for you?

Or you could use this
http://www.fileviewe...ckup/index.html

It is similar in functionality to XCOPY and ROBOCOPY, however, VBackup implements file versioning. This means that you can not only restore files from the latest backup, but you can also restore them from any previous backup.

#3 OP SuperKid

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 17:13

simple robocopy command with correct flags set.

1) normal /E should do that
2) don't use /purge or /mir which is /E and /Purge
3) Your local windows should keep versions of the files for you?

Or you could use this
http://www.fileviewe...ckup/index.html

It is similar in functionality to XCOPY and ROBOCOPY, however, VBackup implements file versioning. This means that you can not only restore files from the latest backup, but you can also restore them from any previous backup.


I did actually think of robocopy first off, just was wondering if there any other tools out there & yes, the local windows should keep versions from the NAS. It would be nice too of a way to auto clean up old versions after 60 days. I don't think there will ever be changes made on the NAS drive to files its just to be pre-cautious incase something happens.

I like look of vbackup and its only $20, may set it up and give it a try :)

Thanks!

#4 +BudMan

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 17:16

vbackup is FREE, their other software is $20

I wrote VBackup for my personal use. It has several limitations, but it does everything that I need. I am releasing it as freeware (free for both private and commercial use) in case others will also find it useful. Depending on the feedback I receive, I will consider adding extra functionality.