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Hopefully data backup counts as security, does in my book! Anyways, I've been looking for over a week now and I haven't been able to find a backup program that suits me. All I really want is for it to back up a specific folder to a specific patch, but each backup it does to said path, create a new folder of the exact contents and time stamp it. So pretty much just create a new folder with the contents there every 6 hours and time stamp it so I know what's what. Thanks everyone! biggrin.gif
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why not take an image every 6 hrs and timestamp the image?

Also, if you're backup that often... you would probably want differential or incremental backups.... not full backups.


Otherwise, robocopy without the /COPY:T flag would do it... you just have to write a batch script to create the new dirs.
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That could work indeed. To give more info on what I'm using it for, I already do an incremental image backup of my secondary hard drive to my backup hard drive once a week and a full backup once a month. For this one I'm just backing up my Minecraft world server that's hosted locally on my PC so it'd be better as a folder. My backup drive is 2TB so I have tons of backup space, that's all it's reserved for is my backups and this build is less than 2 months old so I still have 1.8TB free on it for now and it'll stay less than half full for a long time as I delete backups manually once it gets a good many rolling. Thanks for the insight Duckie! thumb.gif
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I've tried rdiff-backup for this but restore doesn't work as easily in Windows as in Linux so I dropped it. Now, I use WinRAR and enable versioning. I have a batch file for creating the backup (I limit it to the last 10 versions) and have it scheduled to run a couple of times a day. Nice thing about it is it only adds files that have been modified since last backup and it compresses so backups are pretty small. Incremental imaging will also work. Just easier for me to use WinRAR.
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ZFS will do snapshots. Its not technically a backup, but it is very useful. If you use tapes for backup then the Avery 5260 stickers and a pen are magical. There is also doing a cron job that copies the data to another folder then you just need the cron job to name the new folder the time which is pretty simple.
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