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    Do any of you guys use a particular piece of software for syncing two drives? I have a 1TB external that we have a big project on and I want to sync it at the end of each day to a backup 1TB external. Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    Brad

  • #2
    Good software for syncing drives

    I assume you mean backing up, if so I hear retrospec is good.
    Randy

    Asus sabertooth MB Z97 16 gigs of ram SSD system and edit drives Nvidia GTX-660 video card

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    • #3
      I use Acronis True Image and i like it.
      http://www.acronis.com/
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      • #4
        For synchronisation, I'm using the following freeware since a long time with success:

        http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/

        The freeware version offers a lot and works without problems.
        Defining how the synchronisation has to take place and even defining several profiles on how to synchronise is possible.
        Edius X - Edius 9.52 Pro - Win 10 64 - AMD-Ryzen 9 3900X - 32 Gb DDR4 - ASUS-PRIME X570-PRO - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - SSD M.2 1000 Gb system + 3 x 3 Tb storage - 2 x 23" Full HD Monitors - M-Audio Studiophile AV40

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        • #5
          You could do it using a simple batch command, more info here
          http://www.simplydv.co.uk/simplyBB/v...st=0&sk=t&sd=a

          Graham
          www.myvideoproblems.com
          Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

          Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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          • #6
            I've used the simple Xcopy command from the command window to do backups, and incremental backups. The main hitch is that you need to be careful in naming your directories to avoid spaces in the names. Xcopy is an old DOS command that doesn't particularly cotton to too much naming flexibility. But if you use it, Xcopy is very fast, easy, and reliable.

            Example: xcopy e:\project\*.* f:\*.* /d/s/y
            This will copy every file in the e:\project directory to the f: drive. It will make subdirectories on the destingation drive to match the source drive (/s). It will copy only those files that are newer on the source drive than the destination dirve (/d). And it will automatically answer "yes" whenever the file being copied already exists on the destination drive and is to be overwritten (/y).

            Although batch files work, these days I have been using a low-cost shareware program called Genie backup that I downloaded from the publisher on the Internet. It's easy to use, and very effective and fast. My office compuer data is incrementally backed up every evening at 6:30. And I backup my project work at least daily on our editing systems.

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            • #7
              If you like complication, use xcopy etc.
              You should really try "syncback", the setup & configuration is a piece of cake.
              Edius X - Edius 9.52 Pro - Win 10 64 - AMD-Ryzen 9 3900X - 32 Gb DDR4 - ASUS-PRIME X570-PRO - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - SSD M.2 1000 Gb system + 3 x 3 Tb storage - 2 x 23" Full HD Monitors - M-Audio Studiophile AV40

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              • #8
                Thank you everyone for your suggestions! This "Syncback" looks like it will do exactly what I want with ease.

                Brad

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rokclimr View Post
                  Thank you everyone for your suggestions! This "Syncback" looks like it will do exactly what I want with ease.

                  Brad
                  You also have the Microsoft SyncToy as well - which is a free download.

                  If that helps...

                  - Lex
                  Last edited by lalx; 09-12-2007, 06:22 PM. Reason: Link problems

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