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Alright, so I wasn't sure where to put this, but this forum has "Security" in it...and I figure backups = security to some extent.

I have 2 1TB Seagate Barracuda's internally in my hot swap bays with all my media, data, steam etc on them (non boot drives).

I also have 2 1.5TB WD GREEN drives in an eSata enclosure.

What I want to do is, once a week (and even on demand), have the files synced on both. Like, Barracuda 1 would be Synced to WD Green 1 once a week (or on demand), only changing files that are different/new. Know what I mean? Is there any software that does this?
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Raid could be able to mirror your two seagate drives. so that if one fails you just pop in another one and off you go.
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Raid could be able to mirror your two seagate drives. so that if one fails you just pop in another one and off you go.
Unfortunately I wouldn't know where to begin there...I mean, my enclosure has a raid 1 setting, and thats easy enough...but lol.
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Unfortunately I wouldn't know where to begin there...I mean, my enclosure has a raid 1 setting, and thats easy enough...but lol.
Raid 1 is mirroring, so you will have 1.5tb of space between the two drives, and if one fails, you can just pop in another one
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Unfortunately I wouldn't know where to begin there...I mean, my enclosure has a raid 1 setting, and thats easy enough...but lol.
That's the best way to go. Rather than having to worry about backing up once a week you're files will be constantly mirrored to both drives. I used to run a RAID 1 setup and it was great.

Now I run a RAID 0 and image to a 2TB in an external enclosure.
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The best program I have found is called SyncBack. I use it on my home server to back up the files nightly. It gives you much better control than a RAID array. For example, you can have it replace only new files, leave old files on the drive, etc. They have a free trial that works for 30 days to see if you like it. I haven't even used 3/4 of the features and it is plenty worth the price.
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I like to keep a cloned HDD and update it every week or so, it's bootable so if your current HDD becomes corrupt or infected you can swap. If you like the idea this is the free software I use,

http://www.todo-backup.com/download/
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The best program I have found is called SyncBack. I use it on my home server to back up the files nightly. It gives you much better control than a RAID array. For example, you can have it replace only new files, leave old files on the drive, etc. They have a free trial that works for 30 days to see if you like it. I haven't even used 3/4 of the features and it is plenty worth the price.
SyncBack Pro from 2BrightSparks?
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SyncBack Pro from 2BrightSparks?
Yeah, that's the one.
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