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Fay

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Need a simple backup program
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:51:59 »
I want a backup program that will do incremental backups after a full backup has been done.

at the moment, i am Using a free version of EASEtodo, i have put a backup onto a Toshiba external disc, it wont do an incremental one. i have moved some pictures etc onto it, manually not via a program, and i want to change  document, as I have updated it. so trying to delte it so I can manually add the updated one, but Toshiba disc is just hanging there saying it is recycling.

i dont want all this hassle, just a simple plan. i dont think I have been doing it peoperly, so bit scary as my computer is a bit erratic.

hope someone can advise, thanks

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Re: Need a simple backup program
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 09:14:08 »
I have a Seagate backup doobrey... stores all the files you want to back up. I think it`s a one terabyte...

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Re: Need a simple backup program
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 10:38:26 »
I have an external drive Fay, but I like to back up manually.  When I first got it it would do automatic back ups, but I found it annoying as it was backing up things I didn't need backed up and I like to put things where I know I can find them, so I deactivated that and do it myself every so often.  Probably not often enough though.

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Re: Need a simple backup program
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 14:28:45 »
Oh ok, thanks, Doug and Carole. i did not want to do it manually, but I may have to so I know what is exactly happening
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Re: Need a simple backup program
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 16:14:00 »
Fay Create a file called backup.bat
Edit it copying the text below.

xcopy *.* "THE NAME OF THE DRIVE WHERE YOU WANT YOUR STUFF TO BE COPIED TO." /m /s /e /c /i /g /h /r /y

so inside the quotes will look like "e:\mybackup" where your E drive is the external drive.

My one for my nikon photos looks like this.

xcopy *.* "\\qnap\Nikon\Nikon Pictures\D3" /m /s /e /c /i /g /h /r /y

Then copy this file into the folder you want to back up.

Everything inside this folder will be backed up when it changes, including folders.

To run this you can do 1 of 3 things.
1) Double click the backup.bat when you want it backed up.
2) Create a shortcut to it and drop it in your startup folder.
3) go into control panel, goto administrative tools and run task scheduler. Add the batch file to this to run when ever you want it.
say every 2 hours. and leave it, when something changes it will automatically update the files on the location you have selected.

IT WILL NOT ERASE ANY FILES THAT YOU HAVE DELETED, but it will overwrite and files that you change.

so if you edit a photo and resave it, that will overwrite the photo on the stored location.

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Re: Need a simple backup program
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 18:24:39 »
thanks a lot for that Mac, I will read it a few times to let it soak in

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Re: Need a simple backup program
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 10:09:11 »
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