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SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 09:26 AM
I wonder if Sync Toy is what I need to keep archived files safe off in another drive. It seems kinda slow and it has to be turned on all the time - at least I haven't seen any way to make it boot on start-up or at the end of my web-day.

Any thoughts or am I missing a setting somewhere that will enable it to do the sync automatically when I want it to?

wainuitech
16-07-2010, 09:40 AM
hey Joe, long time no see Where ya been :)

Anyways-- AFAIK synctoy doesn't have a scheduler, But This article (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/01/01/schedule-synctoy-to-run-and-automatically-and-repetitively/) tells you how to set it up so it will run when you want.

Personally I use fbackup (http://www.fbackup.com/) - has a scheduler, will back up to almost any source as long as the PC is turned on and the source is available Eg: backup drive plugged in.

One thing I like about it, is it saves backups in a zip file, so any PC can open the files that has a zipping program if needed.

Many other backup programs save in their own format, requiring the program to be installed Eg: backup genie

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 09:47 AM
hey Joe, long time no see Where ya been :)

Anyways-- AFAIK synctoy doesn't have a scheduler, But This article (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/01/01/schedule-synctoy-to-run-and-automatically-and-repetitively/) tells you how to set it up so it will run when you want.

Personally I use fbackup (http://www.fbackup.com/) - has a scheduler, will back up to almost any source as long as the PC is turned on and the source is available Eg: backup drive plugged in.

One thing I like about it, is it saves backups in a zip file, so any PC can open the files that has a zipping program if needed.

Many other backup programs save in their own format, requiring the program to be installed Eg: backup genie

Thanks for asking. Been pretty sick for a while and just getting back to things that interest me right now. Been playing bass in jams at a fire station and at some studio work - but taking it rea-a-al easy for the past few months.

Good to know about that other prgm though. I guess I can dump this and get the archive hdd all reformatted and start new with something that makes it easier to access without proprietary software - eg: zipped files.

One last thing: can it be shared with other 'puters on my local wifi network? If not - will it share on hardwire?

nofam
16-07-2010, 10:10 AM
Thanks for asking. Been pretty sick for a while and just getting back to things that interest me right now. Been playing bass in jams at a fire station and at some studio work - but taking it rea-a-al easy for the past few months.

Good to know about that other prgm though. I guess I can dump this and get the archive hdd all reformatted and start new with something that makes it easier to access without proprietary software - eg: zipped files.

One last thing: can it be shared with other 'puters on my local wifi network? If not - will it share on hardwire?

Sorry to hear you've been on the down Joe, but very glad to hear you're back on the up!! ;)

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Sorry to hear you've been on the down Joe, but very glad to hear you're back on the up!! ;)

Yeah! Old friends - even those in places that are inverted - and some good music is always a tonic for the soul. Beer and fine food will be next.

Thanks.

I'll go over to the other side and see what hornet's nest I can stir there.

gary67
16-07-2010, 08:23 PM
I used to use Synctoy but switched to syncback free as it allows scheduling and is very easy to set up and use

zqwerty
16-07-2010, 08:27 PM
http://www.jumpingbytes.com/en/puresync.html