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I need a backup software that is specifically (or has the functionality to) backup folders to discs (BD-R), and also the ability to recover just some of the files in the folder as needed. So far I haven't found anything that can do this. If anyone knows a software that can do this, please share, thanks.
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I'm assuming you want something for Windows? Have you looked at Macrium Reflect? It has the option to just pick specific folders or entire drives/partitions to backup.



Once you get everything setup for the backup, you'll have the option to save a "Backup Definition File". This comes in handy if you repeatedly backup the same folder to the same destination. If you chose to store any archives on a local drive, you can also schedule them (including Incremental/Differential backups) so the backup is automatic.

Once you have the file backed up, you'll have an archive with a ".MRBAK" extension. If you double-click this file you'll be prompted to mount the image as a virtual disk and assign a drive letter to it. From there, you can browse the archive as if it was any other drive in Windows. So as you may have guessed, this means that you can browse for a particular file or folder and copy and paste it back to your machine if you want.





On a side note, there is also a free version of Macrium Reflect you can look at too... it has limitations compared to the paid version but they may not be an issue depending on how you want to use it. smile.gif
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I will give it a try. Thanks.
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I guess R-Studio will answer your question
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Folder/file backup is not available in Macrium Reflect Free, I prefer Easeus Todo Backup Free with folder/file backup.
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I tried Macrium Reflect, it failed to backup my drive, it failed at the analyzing step.
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Originally Posted by awdrifter View Post

I tried Macrium Reflect, it failed to backup my drive, it failed at the analyzing step.

I ran into that once when trying to clone a drive that Defraggler had wonked up somehow (I no longer use Defraggler). I could see the drive and access the drives and folders on it but it would drop out of sight from time to time and I would have to reboot to get it back. I knew which folders I had made changes in since my previous backup two days prior so I copied those folders to another drive, then reformatted the wonky drive and restored it by cloning from the backup drive, then copying the changed folders back to the previously wonky drive. Clones from that drive worked fine after that.

Cloning is an excellent way to backup data drives that aren't too large since one can easily access the data on the clone. Since I was accumulating a lot of data on my main data drive, it was taking almost three hours to do a clone, so I've been experimenting with a folder and file syncing program called FreeFileSync and it appears to be meeting my needs. I was doing only weekly backups (unless I dumped critical data or a large amount of data onto the drive; then I would do an out of cycle backup) because of the amount of time needed to do the backups (I did them overnight) but, once I'm comfortable with FreeFileSync, I'll probably start doing nightly backups.
     
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