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Can I change backup location from USB to network share and continue incremental backups?

I have an external hard drive which I use for backups of a Windows 7 Professional system. I already used Windows Backup to make an initial backup of approx 400 GB of data on that drive when it was ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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How to setup automatic backup of particular folders on Mac?

I would like to have automatic backups of particular folders (excluding some files and folders by name) to: Google Drive Network drive (NAS) The data should be added to the password protected zip. ...
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Backup solution via LAN

I have two systems say client A and client B. Both are on a LAN. There are some folders on client A which are very important and as such I need continuous back up of those folders on client B. I have ...
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FreeNAS and Backup Shares

I've been doing some work with FreeNAS and I saw that it has shares for Linux, Mac, Windows. Does this mean that in order to properly create a backup system that FAT32 is not an ideal option to ...
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357 views

Differential copy

I have a shared folder where files are saved and/or updated in different sub folders using a third party application. I am looking for an open source program that will let me try to do an differential ...
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143 views

Synchronize folder on network, preserving hard links

I have few computers using Windows XP Pro. I want to synchronize/back a folder from one machine, to another one. This far, It's a simple problem, and I've used FreeFileSync for such operations, with ...
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Adding network share as the system account breaks Win7 backup to network

(On Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1) So I've been using Win7 backup to \\192.168.0.100\Backup\main-desktop\ for a while without issue. Yesterday I tried to setup crashplan to synchronize my dropbox folder and ...
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Sync, share and backup policy using NAS

Trying to come up with a way to keep in sync while sharing and keeping a backup of my music/photos and movies. Currently I have an iMac in Greece and a MBP with me in the UK. As a result I've ended ...
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701 views

Distributed, decentralized data sharing and backup

Consider the following scenario: you have a team of a few people scattered around the globe that needs to work on the same data. Each member of the team has a copy of the data he needs. When someone ...
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2answers
233 views

Volume formatting for network backup using Macs and PCs

I'm trying to use a LaCie 2TB drive as an AirPort drive, for backup on a home network. We have one mac and two PC laptops. My plan is to create a Mac partition and a Windows partition. However, Disk ...
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How to backup iTunes on Windows to folder/share, i.e. without “Back Up to Disc”? No DVD writer available!

(Surprised I didn't already find an answer here to this!) I've got a computer on which I'd like to back up the iTunes library – music, movies, apps, everything. We're talking multiple ...
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Sort-of Software Raid-1 on windows?

I have 2 windows vista computers on a lan, can i set them up with a program so that they replicate the data written in one partition to another and the other way around. basically replicating data ...
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1answer
97 views

Best way to use my windows box as a backup?

I put a 1.5 TB HD in my Windows 7 box and my main computer is a MBP. I have a lot of professional files/folders in a FireWire 800 external HD connected to the MBP and I want to use the 1.5 TB HD in my ...
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280 views

Need Suggestions on Backup Strategies and Alternatives?

Currently, I use Mozy Home to perform an online backup of my laptop. So far, this works well, since I only use one laptop that needs to be backed up. But, soon this may change and I want to explore ...
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How can I extract the drive letter for a new mapped drive in a .bat?

I'm creating a simple command-line backup script to use robocopy to mirror "important" stuff to my NAS box. I would prefer not to rely on a hard-coded mapped drive letter for that NAS box. In the ...
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Windows 7 “Backup completed but some files were skipped”

I set up Windows 7 Pro to backup my files to a network path (woohoo!) and chose to backup "data for newly created users, libraries", and my user folder (no system image). All went fine (although the ...