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Program for automatic back-up from one to another hard drive?

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So i now have 2 wd green 2TB models. One is in my pc spinning 24/7, the other one is in an external enclosure keeping backup. So what i do now is twice a week turn on that green in external enclosure and copy all the data that is fresh onto it. That is not practical so is thee a program that would once a week check what is new on the wd green in my pc and copy that on the external one.
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You want a file by file differential backup? Robocopy can do this by executing this on command prompt "robocopy [Source] [Destination] /mir". Do NOT get it backwards where you write an empty HDD to your data disk!

Or do you want an image backup?
Edited by DuckieHo - 9/12/12 at 11:42am
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Syncback is the easiest thing I've found.
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You want a file by file differential backup? Robocopy can do this by executing this on command prompt "robocopy [Source] [Destination] /mir". Do NOT get it backwards where you write an empty HDD to your data disk!
Or do you want an image backup?

I want a program that will see my 2 hard drives with same data on both of them,, Once a week it will check if something changed on one of them and do the same thing on the other. The same thing as RAID 1 but in a way that the other hard drive will be turned on only once a week.
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FreeFileSync with the mirror option if you are syncing folders. That is what I do. I used to use robocopy, but changed to freefilesync. I have a main folder on each of my drives and have them set up to sync from one to the other every day @ 5am. It also works over the network and I can sync to my server. biggrin.gif

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

It's sexy.
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I use SyncBack (paid version) but since then I have found Cobian Backup and I prefer it. Free, powerful, and simple.
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I downloaded "FreeFileSync" It seems to work very simple and fast, thank you for advices biggrin.gif.

Also i have 2 wd green 2TB now, they are both EARX versions and theirs speed is similar. But one is 4 platter and the other one is 3 platter. Witch one should i leave in my pc and witch one should i let work in my pc 24/7. 3 platter one has 5500 working hours and 4 platter one has 10 xd because it"s new. 3 platter one has about 2 years more of warnitty and 4 platter one about 2.5 years.
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