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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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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.fileviewer.com/vbackup/index.html

It is similar in functionality to [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XCOPY"]XCOPY[/url] and [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy"]ROBOCOPY[/url], however, [b]VBackup[/b] implements file versioning. This means that you can not only restore files from the [i]latest[/i] backup, but you can also restore them from any [i]previous[/i] backup.

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1353071799' post='595324748']
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
[url="http://www.fileviewer.com/vbackup/index.html"]http://www.fileviewe...ckup/index.html[/url]

It is similar in functionality to [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XCOPY"]XCOPY[/url] and [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy"]ROBOCOPY[/url], however, [b]VBackup[/b] implements file versioning. This means that you can not only restore files from the [i]latest[/i] backup, but you can also restore them from any [i]previous[/i] backup.
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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!

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vbackup is FREE, their other software is $20

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