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Sean, are you all right? I'm agreeing with you, for crying out loud!


Communication errors it seems. haha

however,
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 Unless you have moved the AppData folder from C: to another drive or partition, there is no point in using a folder/file syncing program on it; an imaging program is better suited for that.
even on another drive the appdata folder will still have locked files. being on C: vs D: has no bearing on that...at least i would think...

The point I'm trying to make (and failing at it miserably, apparently) is if the AppData folder is left on the C: drive/partition, it would be pointless to use a folder/file syncing program on it. Imaging would be more effective, especially when imaging the entire C: drive/partition.
     
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The point I'm trying to make (and failing at it miserably, apparently) is if the AppData folder is left on the C: drive/partition, it would be pointless to use a folder/file syncing program on it. Imaging would be more effective, especially when imaging the entire C: drive/partition.

I see what you are saying, but it is coming with the assumption that the person backing up is doing system images or have that as an option. ;)

 

I'm coming from the mindset that the person is not doing system images as well and only doing folder/file backups. Their sole backup is of the user folder. You can make a image of say the D: drive if the user folder is on there too tho. 

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hi guys, anyone using macrium reflect 6.1? why does it auto create a small partition in the beginning of my disk, or did I clicked something wrong.. I didnt download the winPE files just yet. Was fiddling around trying to create a USB boot ISO.

so my question is, does the newest version create small partitions (I assume its for recovery) in your disk?
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Have you ever used the program called DSynchronize?
It might be a worthy addition to the list of programs you have in this thread.

It's used to sync folders.
The program is free and has a nice amount of features and settings.


Edit: Almost forgot.
You can find the program on the maker's website here. Just scroll down a bit to find it.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/
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Ohhh ... a backup thread. Backup is something that I am serious about ... mainly because I have come close to losing my data a few times.

Here is my PC setup / backup approach ...
  1. I have all system files, windows user accounts, etc on my C drive (on a 512Gb SSD)
  2. I have all of my data files (pictures, documents, videos, home movies, d/l software, manuals, etc) on a home server (FreeNAS, 8 4TB drives in Raidz3)
  3. The NAS also has our DVD collection, recorded TV and is a PLEX server (all under the 'Media' folder)
  4. My main PC has 1 x 1TB WD Blue drive that has 5 directories (Gen0, Gen1, Gen2, Gen3, Gen4)
  5. Each night at 1:00am an incremental backup (Acronis True Image 16) of my C Drive is backed up to Gen0
  6. Each night at 2:15am an incremental backup of the non-Media folder info on my NAS is backed up to Gen0
  7. Each Wednesday morning Gen4 is trashed, Gen3 is renamed Gen4, Gen2 --> Gen3, Gen1 --> Gen2, Gen0 --> Gen1, new Gen0 is created
    Note: If no initial file found during incremental backup, Acronis performs full backup
  8. Each month or so (ie one complete generational cycle) I remove the 1TB Blue from my computer (it goes to work) and replace it with 2nd 1TB Blue (comes back from work)

At any one point in time I have the original copy, 5 local copies from the prior 5 weeks, 5 offsite copies from weeks 6-10.

I do not have any 'media' folder backup. If that dies, I loose my electronic copy of DVDs (I still have the DVDs) and recorded TV.

The Acronis processes email me nightly with a dump of their 'results'.

I would like to include a cloud option in the above but I don't want to have to pay for it. Any thoughts?

Any thoughts on my general approach and ways it could be improved?


Another feature that I want to include is to rope in my wife's Apple mac. It seems I should be able to use Time Machine with a connection to the NAS ... and then my regular process should capture it. Any suggestions on this angle?

Edited by ruffhi - 7/25/16 at 8:25am
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So what do you find to be the best solution for the following?
  1. Pictures Online (Flickr, etc.)
  2. Server and Software Solution
  3. Videos (esp. online)



Also, for saving Adobe PS files, etc. online do you still recommmend Drop Box?
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Do you guys consider my backup solution for family photos and videos is safe enough?

1 copy in Toshiba 4TB Enterprise Cloud HDD in desktop
1 copy in external WD 2.5" HDD
1 copy in cloud storage
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FreeFileSync is still the best choice now?
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So what do you find to be the best solution for the following?
  1. Pictures Online (Flickr, etc.)
  2. Server and Software Solution
  3. Videos (esp. online)



Also, for saving Adobe PS files, etc. online do you still recommmend Drop Box?

1. You store originals of your photos on flickr? 

2. The answer could be anything....

3. Again, storing originals on a streaming service?

 

Your questions are way way to vague. Elaborate?

 

As for dropbox, I store all my important docs in my dopbox folder as a 4th backup. 

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Do you guys consider my backup solution for family photos and videos is safe enough?

1 copy in Toshiba 4TB Enterprise Cloud HDD in desktop
1 copy in external WD 2.5" HDD
1 copy in cloud storage

 

Yeah, all you need is at least 3 copies total. 

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FreeFileSync is still the best choice now?

That's what I still use. I have no need for anything else personally. I sometimes do image backups of my OS with Acronis True Image, but for my other files I just mirror my main data folder to my server every night and to externals 2-4 times a month now. 

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1. You store originals of your photos on flickr? 
2. The answer could be anything....
3. Again, storing originals on a streaming service?

Your questions are way way to vague. Elaborate?

As for dropbox, I store all my important docs in my dopbox folder as a 4th backup. 

Yeah, all you need is at least 3 copies total. 
That's what I still use. I have no need for anything else personally. I sometimes do image backups of my OS with Acronis True Image, but for my other files I just mirror my main data folder to my server every night and to externals 2-4 times a month now. 

ok thanks
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