Recommendation for windows software to keep back up drives in sync


(Derek Wyman) #1

Looking for an easy way to keep copies of my music backed up and in sync.


#2

I have used GoodSync with success in the past…


(Derek Wyman) #3

thank you. i’ll check it out


#4

SyncBackPro


(Geoff Coupe) #5

Allway Sync


#6

+1 for GoodSync.


(Martin Webster) #7

A word of caution regarding synchronising files across drives: this is neither the same nor as reliable as backups. If a file is corrupt or altered in some way synchronising may result in a backup copy being overwritten too.

It’s preferable to create incremental backups (some of the synchronisation programs refer to this as a one-way sync) with snapshots.


(Derek Wyman) #8

Thanks Martin. I only do backups. I backup on file change to local networked drives and then dupe the backups to a archive I keep in the safe (every couple of months)

Looking for an app that I can control from Android. Or at least one that sends me notifications on successful back ups.


(Martin Webster) #9

I use Duplicacy (command line) but there is a GUI version for Windows and Mac. This will send email notifications. However, your backup is only readable by the backup applications. Probably not what you’re looking for, but I highly rate this software.


(GaryM) #10

I use freefilesync.


(Marco) #11

+2 for GoodSync. Lots of options, both for sync and backup, to local drives, cloud, FTP, with or without encryption, etc.