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|Anyone recommend me a free backup software under Windows?|
| 1:41 pm on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I need the backup software to backup the data to another harddisk or another computer.
BTW, any comment on backup tools integrated in windows xp or 2003?
| 1:48 pm on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Backup
| 1:01 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
You could also write a batch file using commands like Xcopy [microsoft.com] and have Windows Scheduler run it for you on a regular basis.
| 1:06 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I really like my setup with rsync, look for CWRSYNC.CMD
| 3:35 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
rsync only work under unix/linux.....
backup tool integreated in windows is Ok(good enough)?
And I think that compose a bat file with xcopy command is a little complicated for me.
| 4:18 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|rsync only work under unix/linux..... |
You've been misinformed. Rsync works wonders under windows as well. Super fast too. You can backup remotely, or just to another folder or both at the same time. It's awesome!
|backup tool integreated in windows is Ok(good enough)? |
Windows native backup creates one huge file and it makes it really difficult to extract files without the tool itself.
|And I think that compose a bat file with xcopy command is a little complicated for me. |
I used to use xcopy, but then I realised something. If I delete the file from the source, it stays in the destination. So after a while you'll have a ton of stale data.
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