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Please forgive me if I posted int he wrong section I could not find a software section for back up.

Ok so I am looking for a back up program that I can try then buy that allows me to back up a files to an external hard drive as well as to a remote computer such as Crash plan

Thing is there are so many that offer free backups and cant do what I want them to do.

I need my back up files to be backed up and be able to use them if I unplug the hard drive and plug it in on another windows based pc. Similar to what Syncback SE does it backs up files and you can still see the same file on the back up. No compression/encryption or file broken into smaller files that I cant access unless I reinstall the back up software.

So with that said does anybody know what software can do what I want and yet allow me to back up to another computer like crashplan and still be able to see my files without installing the back up software in order to restore.

Key thing here is that I want an excel file to get backed up and be able to see the excel file on the external HDD/remote pc thus if the files gets sent to pc2 from pc1, pc2 can see the file and use right then and there.

Hope this makes sense.

more like a copy of the file is what i mean by backup.

so pc 1 in the office backups aka copies excel to pc 2 in the office as well as backing it up to pc 3 at my house.

can this be done?
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ok I found second copy 8 it does what i need still need an auto file transfer to my home pc from the office.
Any ideas? Was looking into log me in backup solution but I still have the problem that it breaks apart my files so that I cant use them at home.
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maybe instead of backing up to a second rig etc, espeically if those rigs are use as PCs.. look at something like this for all your network storage and back up needs thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822122010&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=ov79u0dahpuu

or a Synology DS212J Diskless System DiskStation Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108095

or a Synology DS411J Diskless System DiskStation 4-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108066

Synology have great firmware for remote access etc but not sure about the first option smile.gif
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maybe instead of backing up to a second rig etc, espeically if those rigs are use as PCs.. look at something like this for all your network storage and back up needs thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822122010&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=ov79u0dahpuu
or a Synology DS212J Diskless System DiskStation Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108095
or a Synology DS411J Diskless System DiskStation 4-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108066
Synology have great firmware for remote access etc but not sure about the first option smile.gif


thanks for the Idea but thats where the remote back up comes in play. It will back up from the office to my home server set up in raid 1 so no need for more pc parts.

I fell in love with Cobian back up very light program that does a complete back up of my c drive 3 times a week and then I just use log me in to do a file transfer from the office back up to my home server for off site back up.

So it seems I am all set to go.

Though I would still love to find a program that copies/backups and then sends it to my home server that automatically sets up the settings so i dont have to mess with my router and so on. Just like log me in back up solution but without the breaking apart of folders so they can be used on pc 2. Might be wrong still reading up on its functions we will see.
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I found Microsoft's SyncToy to work well for the purpose of syncing files. It can also be run from the command line, so you simply need to schedule it in Windows task scheduler. I use this for automated file backups between several computers at home.

Why not use something like DropBox to automate the offsite syncing? Unless a few GB is not enough.
     
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