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Must be free (prerably also for commercial use, but I guess I can live without that; home has priority over work; it's just that I like to use the same tools at both if I can)

I don't need encrustation, Zip or other packing or incremental backuos. I don't need backup of common windows directories, like My Documents, or programs like Outlook.

I do need scheduling, with the ability to name the back up directories (e.g., daily backup - Mon/Tue... or Week 1, 2, 3 .. or Month - Jan/Feb...)

It would be nice to be able to exclude certain file types, which I define.

Copying of locked/open files is nice bonus.


[Update] For US $19.95, https://www.bvckup2.com/ seems prefect ("Select a pair of folders and Bvckup 2 will make sure that one stays an exact copy of the other. It is light, uncomplicated and really well designed. It is also incredibly fast."), and I can get the naming that I want with this solution https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/225 (or https://www.bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/487).

I hope that this helps someone who is looking for something similar.

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Have you looked through the questions you got as possible duplicates when you wrote this one? Is there anything you don't want from the possible solutions there? –  slhck Jun 7 '11 at 10:51
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Have a look through - superuser.com/questions/tagged/backup. Plenty of solutions outlined. –  slotishtype Jun 7 '11 at 11:09
    
    
"Have you looked through the questions you got as possible duplicates when you wrote this one? Is there anything you don't want from the possible solutions there?" ... Yes, but +1 for taking teh time to reply. Thanks –  Mawg Jun 8 '11 at 13:16
    
'Plenty of solutions outlined." yes, I know how to search. None met my needs, but +1 for taking the time to reply. –  Mawg Jun 8 '11 at 13:17

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Here's a nice list of free backup programs that might suit your needs...

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-backup-program

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I have personally used Genie Timeline in the past.

It is free and easy to use. The interface is intuitive and rather modern looking.

There is a link:

http://www.genie9.com/free_products/free_timeline.aspx

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But no mention of whether it meets my needs. +1 anyway, why not? –  Mawg Jun 8 '11 at 13:21

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