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post #121 of 344
I can give you my feedback based on my experiences smile.gif

But yes, I'm syncing folders that each may be modified at different times. I guess I'll check out freefilesync. How much is this freefilesync? rolleyes.gif
post #122 of 344
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It is free i think, not sure though. redface.gif

list of softwares so far:

Freefilesync
Microsoft SyncToy
Easus Todo back up
Easus Disk Copy
Clonezilla
AceBackup
FBackup
GenieTimeline Free
PureSync
Toucan
Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free
SyncBackSE
Macrium Reflect or Windows Backup and Restore
GFI Backup
Back It Up!
Cobian Backup
Comodo Backup
Recuva
post #123 of 344
Robocopy/Shadowspawn work great on XP. Tried freefilesync and synctoy, but I'm back to shadowspawn. Just much quicker after the initial run.
post #124 of 344
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Robocopy/Shadowspawn work great on XP. Tried freefilesync and synctoy, but I'm back to shadowspawn. Just much quicker after the initial run.

lol, I feel the same way. I was going to switch, but robocopy is just too good wheee.gif
post #125 of 344
alright, I have my script all written out to backup my files and produce log files. I ran into an issue of the system trying to back up ...\documents\mymusic and ..\documents\myvideos etc... obviously those dont exist so under the documents backup I added the /XJD option to avoid those junctions.

The only problem I have now is when I am backing up and have the log script included I can no longer see what is currently being backed up and what percentage. All it shows me now is the log files being created, any ideas?


here is my script:

robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Pictures" "B:\Back Up\Pictures" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyPictures.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Videos" "B:\Back Up\Videos" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyVideos.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Documents" "B:\Back Up\Documents" /XJD /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyDocuments.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Music" "B:\Back Up\Music" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyMusic.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Downloads" "B:\Back Up\Downloads" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyDownloads.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop" "B:\Back Up\Desktop" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyDesktop.txt
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alright, I have my script all written out to backup my files and produce log files. I ran into an issue of the system trying to back up ...\documents\mymusic and ..\documents\myvideos etc... obviously those dont exist so under the documents backup I added the /XJD option to avoid those junctions.

The only problem I have now is when I am backing up and have the log script included I can no longer see what is currently being backed up and what percentage. All it shows me now is the log files being created, any ideas?


here is my script:

robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Pictures" "B:\Back Up\Pictures" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyPictures.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Videos" "B:\Back Up\Videos" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyVideos.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Documents" "B:\Back Up\Documents" /XJD /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyDocuments.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Music" "B:\Back Up\Music" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyMusic.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Downloads" "B:\Back Up\Downloads" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyDownloads.txt
robocopy "C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop" "B:\Back Up\Desktop" /e /v /PURGE /r:4 /W:15 /log:C:\Users\Jeremy\Desktop\RobocopyDesktop.txt

That's just how it is, I was sad when I learned that lol. But, I like having the logs better so I know what copied and didn't. You can also use the log+ option to update the existing one.
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That's just how it is, I was sad when I learned that lol. But, I like having the logs better so I know what copied and didn't. You can also use the log+ option to update the existing one.

ok, well I guess logs are the better way to go... otherwise the things that are "same" go by too quick to tell if it worked. So the log+ will basically just replace the old one as to where log will just keep adding more files to my desktop?
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That's just how it is, I was sad when I learned that lol. But, I like having the logs better so I know what copied and didn't. You can also use the log+ option to update the existing one.

ok, well I guess logs are the better way to go... otherwise the things that are "same" go by too quick to tell if it worked. So the log+ will basically just replace the old one as to where log will just keep adding more files to my desktop?

Log+ updates the existing log file, for example it will combine two logs into one text file rather than completely replacing the existing. So you will have one section from say the first time you ran it, then below/above (forgot which lol) you will have it have a section from the second time you ran it. I have a folder for my logs, just make one yourself and change the directory for them.
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otherwise the things that are "same" go by too quick to tell if it worked

That is b/c if the file didn't change since the last update it doesn't need to be recopied over.
post #129 of 344
I have a question Sean, but first want to thank you for the SSD/HDD guides you have here on OCN, really thorough and informing.

Now, I have a OCZ Agility 30gb running my Windows 7 right now. I recently ordered a Crucial m4 64gb to replace it.

The life left on my Agility shows 81%, and has been dropping the past 1.5 years at a constant pace. Would it be ok to make a copy of my Agility to my Crucial? Would the 81% make any problems and situations which will prevent the Crucial from running up to par? If you think this is ok, can I use the Robocopy software to do the 1:1 copy?

My last question is that I am running a MB which does not have a SATA3 port, just a wannabe Marvell. Will I see a noticable difference comparing the Agility and Crucial considering that the Crucial will basically be running on a SATA2 port just like my Agility?

Thanks for your help Sean thumb.gif
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I have a question Sean, but first want to thank you for the SSD/HDD guides you have here on OCN, really thorough and informing.

Now, I have a OCZ Agility 30gb running my Windows 7 right now. I recently ordered a Crucial m4 64gb to replace it.

The life left on my Agility shows 81%, and has been dropping the past 1.5 years at a constant pace. Would it be ok to make a copy of my Agility to my Crucial? Would the 81% make any problems and situations which will prevent the Crucial from running up to par? If you think this is ok, can I use the Robocopy software to do the 1:1 copy?

My last question is that I am running a MB which does not have a SATA3 port, just a wannabe Marvell. Will I see a noticable difference comparing the Agility and Crucial considering that the Crucial will basically be running on a SATA2 port just like my Agility?

Thanks for your help Sean thumb.gif

Glad you like it.

Robocopy is for file back up, not system images. You will need to use the built in windows system imaging or clonezilla or similar. That 81% life stuff isn't something really to go by imo, and it will not carry over to the M4 .

Use the Intel ports, the Marvell are crap.

You may or may not notice a difference in use b/w the 2 drives, though you should notice a little more snappiness and slightly faster loading for apps. I know I didn't really notice a difference b/w sata 2 and 3 on my M4 also.
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