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April 22, 2011, 9:57 am
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I've just posted this question in 'alt.backup-software', but I'm new to that
group and have no idea if there is anyone alive in there! I am therefore
repeating my question in this group because I know there are a few of you in
here who will be able (and hopefully willing?) to help me...
Windows XP, 2GB RAM, 2 Internal hard drives, 1 External laptop hard drive in
USB caddy as backup device.
My internal drive is split 80GB C (System) and the rest as D (Files). I
currently use SyncToy to backup certain folders manually, but wondered if
there is any software that could maintain a live backup (echo) of my
important files every time they are saved? I'm basically looking for a live
Raid1 (mirror) type software setup that works on specific folders, or
perhaps at the partition level, rather than at the drive level.
My D Drive currently contains a few hundred GB of files that I don't need to
backup - music, camcorder HD video, games etc. My important files are spread
over 4 main folders and take up about 40GB and will increase by maybe
1GB/year at most. I mention this to highlight that I could define a
partition on the internal drive to match the size of the USB backup drive if
necessary - if 2 matching partitions are the only option.
So, anyone know of any folder mirroring or partition mirroring backup
software. SyncToy does the job perfectly at the moment, but is manual, so
I'm not prepared to spend much money on automating this and would therefore
prefer a freeware option.
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