Backup Strategy - what software?

  johnincrete 08:57 09 Oct 09
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I am writing a book. All documents are in one folder that has some sub-folders.
What I need to do is:
(a) Backup changes made (if any) in the master folder or subfolders as part of shutdown in a way that I can re-build the source document on another computer.
(b) know what changes have been made in the sense of updated existing files or new files added in some sort of log file that, itself, is backed up.

The backup will be to an external disk.

Can you experts please recommend backup software? Free is nice of course but not at the expense of ease of use.

  Sparkly 09:00 09 Oct 09

From yesterday take a look.

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  johnincrete 09:59 09 Oct 09

Disk image software is too big for my particular purpose. Tried Reflect & it would take over 2 hours. Great for people whose disk has many changes - I'm talking about one directory with many changes.

  Rigga 11:17 09 Oct 09

I use SyncBack the free version. > click here <

You can set it up to do mirror, or copy for your backups, you can choose which directories etc., and schedule when to run it.

I have set mine to backup my 3 internal partitions to my external drive overnight.

Works well.
HTH. R.

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