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Efficiently backing up a folder with thousands of files/folders when only structure has changed [on hold]

I have a folder which is backed up weekly to an external drive, approximately 150GB. There are approximately 36,000 music files. I've changed the folder structure drastically so that nearly half those ...
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1answer
27 views

What exactly does Dropbox do when it syncs?

When I upload or create folders on a system I have configured with Dropbox, what exactly happens on my other systems equipped with that same Dropbox account? By that, I mean: does Dropbox download a ...
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2answers
39 views

Sync between machines

How can I set backup from machine A to machine B (via WAN), but have the files in destination B encrypted in some level (password per folder\file)? Is there any solution (free or not) to backing up ...
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3answers
42 views

How can I sync pictures with all my computers via a server [duplicate]

I'm running a server in my basement and I would like to save all my pictures on it. So is there any software like "dropbox" that I could host? I don't need my stuff in the cloud just on my server. ...
0
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2answers
39 views

Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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1answer
438 views

Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
2
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0answers
35 views

Replicated Backup & Archival Solution?

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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1answer
46 views

How to keep two directories on two unconnected machines in sync via emailing of delta-archives

My situation is that I have two directories on two different computers (one Windows machine, OSX machine) and I need to keep the two directories on the two machines in sync (= mirrored), so that they ...
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1answer
108 views

backup/sync service for use with mac, iOS, android and QNAP

I am looking for a "cloud" backup service that also offers synchronisation of files. I need to be able to select which folders to sync to each device, and how. Also it would be great with archived ...
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0answers
53 views

Windows losing cloud backup sync symbols on Files & Folders when multiple folders are in the same directory?

I seem to be losing my sync symbols (green ticks) when I install multiple cloud backup sync programs for example: Dropbox, Copy, MEGA, SugarSync, Box... etc As you can see from the screenshot below, ...
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1answer
41 views

Automatic Media Server Mirror

I have a large (400GB) photo library and I've just built a media server (Win 2012) that I use for local redundant storage and to backup to a cloud (CrashPlan). Since work is primarily done on a PC ...
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2answers
36 views

Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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0answers
61 views

Cloning one server to another

I have heard the term "replication" among database usage where you clone one database into another allowing them to be synced. However is there a way to effectively make this happen in server ...
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0answers
145 views

[Chromium] Restore deleted synchronization information

I will try to explain carefully my concrete problem. I synchronize all my chromium data with my google account since about two years ago. But today I've tried to get access to the chrome information ...
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2answers
895 views

One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
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0answers
178 views

Synchronizing and Backing Up From OS X To Ubuntu

Last weekend I set up a small personal file server where I store most of my files. The server runs Ubuntu 13.10. For the purposes of accessing and reading/writing most files, this server works fine. ...
0
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2answers
163 views

Using an external disk as your main storage folder - Best strategies

As I work daily on my office computer and home laptop in a Windows 8 environment, I have been using an external disk as a backup/sync unit: semi automatically, once the disk is connected, a ...
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0answers
37 views

How to replicate changes to a folder to its mirror/image?

Say I have a folder with multiple files and subfolders and several backups of this folder. Now I am planning to make many changes to the way this folder is organized: changing file locations, naming ...
1
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1answer
70 views

Copying a large directory tree crashes my PC

Windows 7. I have been happily using PT replicator, which is a backup program with some good features, but since I got an external 2TB and a 4TB drive, I can't copy a whole directory tree. The PC ...
2
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3answers
204 views

Accurate drive backup or file/folder synchronization that maintains metadata

Problem What I need is a way of quickly and easily, but properly and completely backing up a memory-card to a flash-drive (see scenario below for details). Research Obviously there are plenty of ...
0
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2answers
240 views

Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
0
votes
1answer
269 views

Sync files from 'portable device' to Windows 7 folder

What I'm looking for is an efficient way to back up my phone's SD card (Galaxy S4). In an ideal world* I would plug in the phone and it would automatically fire off a synctoy or robocopy task or ...
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5answers
167 views

Best synchronization tool for UNIX [closed]

I often find myself working on an out-dated version of a document, because I previously edited it on my MacBook and now I'm on my Mac Pro. I'm looking for a tool to help me synchronize this as ...
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1answer
97 views

Workflow for using version control with automated backup/sync

I am currently working on several different projects. I use Mercurial for version control (through BitBucket) and SpiderOak for automated backup. I work on two machines, a desktop at home and a ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup

I use Dropbox but also like to back up my files to an external hard drive. I am currently doing a one way sync from Dropbox to the external drive every hour. This is very inefficient as the ...
1
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3answers
296 views

How can I keep incremental backups from gmail?

I want to synchronize a gmail account with a computer, but I want this to be more like a backup. Because I occasionally delete old mails from gmail, I want to be able to keep a backup in a private ...
1
vote
1answer
147 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 ...
1
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1answer
242 views

Two exact copies of folder using FTP

I'm looking for any solution that will allow me under Windows to emulate functionallity similar to Dropbox or rsync using FTP protocol only. What I need, is any piece of software (good enough in your ...
0
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1answer
163 views

Sync and Encrypt

My question is quite similar to this but the difference is that I want the sync application to encrypt the files before it puts them in the destination and also the destination is accessed by FTP. ...
1
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1answer
376 views

Have git-annex control files on a partition but still use the partition the normal way?

I want to have all my files on a partition to be controlled by git-annex to be able to take them with me to other computers via an externel drive. Still I want to use the partition normally (creating, ...
4
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4answers
1k views

Is there an rsync-like mode for WinSCP (or a similar tool)?

I need to be able to do a periodic sync of content off my Windows 7 x64 laptop to my offsite CentOS 6 webserver. Is there a tool/mode like rysnc for WinSCP or similar? For a variety or reasons, ...
1
vote
1answer
478 views

2TB NTFS storage HDD, backup/mirror/sync to external HDD, software options/solutions needed

I have a 2TB internal HDD, with a single NTFS(Windows 7) partition used for storage purposes. I want to backup/mirror/sync it to an external 2TB HDD. From what I know that mirroring can be done ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Use Windows 7 offline sync with external usb hd

Yeah, truly the whole question in the header. Is there a way to use Windows 7 offline sync (which we know from network mapped drives) with a external usb hd? When not, are there similar built in ...
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2answers
99 views

Backup software that allows to synchronize modified documents between two computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synchronize Laptop and Desktop I have two computers running on windows, one at work and one at home, I take a copy of the documents that I work on to home and keep ...
4
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2answers
6k views

Backup client for Windows: open source, rsync and VSS

I'm looking for a sync/backup client for Windows with: Open source license (BSD/GPL) rsync deltas to a remote rsync server VSS support Command line interface is preferred to a GUI. The less of ...
0
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0answers
193 views

Folder synchronization software for great volumes and with a tracking database

I'm looking for a synchronization software for my iMac-MacBook configuration. Other systems would be a plus. I'd like to synchronize everything, which is many Gb, also for a backup purpose. I know ...
1
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1answer
257 views

In SpiderOak when creating a synchronization between folders, does the order of the two folders matter and if so how?

I want to use SpiderOak to backup and synchronize folder across 2 computers (Comp1 and Comp2). From the instructions a back up must be made first and then the synchronization should be made, and I can ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Why Can't I run a FreeFileSync batch file as Administrator?

I've created a FreeFileSync batch script with options that will preserve file permissions, this requires the script to be run with Administrative Privileges. I can't find an obvious way to run the ...
1
vote
3answers
611 views

Best backup solution for multiple hard drives?

I've got many hard drives. However I cannot find a decent application to keep two partitions in sync (master-slave). I've got: 2x 2TB 1x 500GB (USB/External/Portable) 1x 500GB (Boot, Win7) 1x 400GB ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

How to organize folders automatically into groups of a hundred?

I have hundreds of folders on drive A that I want to migrate to drive B. Within the drive B root, I want the folders from drive A to be put inside folders that themselves each contain 100 folders. How ...
2
votes
1answer
173 views

Is there a performance hit to local file access with dropbox?

I've been considering using dropbox for a few reasons, since it seems to solve a lot of potential headaches. However, one thing I didn't find a lot of information on were the drawbacks from a ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

Windows incremential copy files keeping all versions with datetime in filename

I need to track changes to folders with files like jpg or docx, and make a copy to another folder. I need to make a copy of the file when it changes, keeping the filename and adding the current ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

How do I keep folders synced and backed up between two macs using a Linux NAS (rsync?)

I've got two primary computers, one Mac Pro and one MacBook Pro for when I'm on the go. I've also got a Linux sever which also acts as NAS. Currently I backup the entire computers to an external ...
2
votes
1answer
186 views

Syncing files between OS X and a server

Dropbox is pretty handy, but I want to accomplish a similar thing on a larger scale - syncing my local files across computers and on a server. I already have a big fat research server with a big drive ...
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votes
1answer
142 views

Best backup / sync option out there? [closed]

I'm thinking of having a home backup/sync for about 200GB of data (documents, photos, etc). I'm searching not only for a reliable space on a server (a company that doesn't go away and take all my ...
2
votes
5answers
1k views

File-based encrypt-and-sync solution for Windows

There exists many syncing and backup solutions out there, but I have yet to find a setup that will cover ALL the following behavior: I want the ability to designate local folder B as the "encrypted ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Which is more efficient: rsync over ssh or rsync to a drive mounted locally via ssh tunnel

I am trying to set up some scripts to perform nightly backups to a remote drive. I'm wondering if it is better (when considering both efficiency and data integrity) to: A: rsync over an ssh tunnel, ...
2
votes
1answer
165 views

Does Unison socket mode support ipv6

I have been using Unison for quite some time now for synchronizing data between my machines, and I am very happy with it. Now I need to synchronize two new machines connected via ipv6, but they won't ...
3
votes
4answers
658 views

Setting up a Home Sync/File/Backup Server

I'm about to buy a new laptop, and I would like to turn my old PC into a file/backup server. I have 5 "client" computers beside the server machine. 1 of the clients (mine) will run Arch Linux, and ...
0
votes
1answer
453 views

How can I back up the Documents folder on my Macbook?

I don't want to use Dropbox because I don't want to sync a separate folder - I just want to sync the Documents folder that already exists in ~/Zachary/Documents. Any tool recommendations? Ideally ...