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File Sync software for backup?

 
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Sep 18, 2017 14:29 |  #16

eddieb1 wrote in post #18455082 (external link)
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Well, versioning for one. If your backup consists solely of syncing your main data folder to another drive nightly and you need overwritten or deleted files from two weeks ago, you're screwed.




  
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Sep 18, 2017 23:21 |  #17

I use Goodsync and like Mike said if you just sync you are screwed if you need a file that was deleted since the last sync/backup. Goodsync does have a way to hold deleted files for a period of time. My deleted files are held on the NAS for 30 days and then removed. So I can go back 30 days and find something that was deleted from one of our computers data folder. After that it is gone for good.


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Oct 03, 2017 12:51 |  #18

Syncback can do both backup and sync. And can be scheduled or run manually


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Mar 27, 2018 11:22 |  #19

EOSAddict wrote in post #18465300 (external link)
Syncback can do both backup and sync. And can be scheduled or run manually

One disadvantage of Synback is that it cannot do block level sync/backup. If you, for example, have a 2GB TIFF that you open and make a tiny adjustment and then re-save the file, Synback will need to sync/copy the entire 2GB file, even if only a couple of bytes have changed in the 2GB file. Most modern backup/sync products have the ability to only need to copy/sync the bytes that have changed instead of the entire file. This may not be an issue if you are only backing up or syncing to a local destination but if you are doing so offsite it likely is a deal-breaker.


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