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1 posted on 06/13/2012 12:04:55 AM PDT by chaosagent
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Recently purchased seagate external drive for parents’ computer. It had software app which was easy to set up for automatic, periodic backup. Might work for your need.
2 posted on 06/13/2012 12:17:42 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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Cobian Backup 10. Will create full backup of whatever folder(s) you request to any location you request and create a new ZIP folder containing all the files compressed or not with the date in the file name.It does much more as well with a post and pre job processor to customize.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 1:47:25 AM PDT by IVAXMAN
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Is it just me, but a 32gig flash thumbdrive backs up most things. Such flash drives are up to 62(?) gigs nowadays. I also have a Maxtor 360gig back up. I really don't get why so many have trouble backing up their data.

Plus I will never use a cloud back up.

6 posted on 06/13/2012 1:56:48 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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What you need is a simple script that runs automatically every night using your scheduler(?). You didn’t say which OS you are using, for detailed instructions this matters. Scripting in your OS is useful and powerful so it is worth learning about.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 1:59:53 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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As was mentioned before, creating script or DOS batch file will resolve your problem.  Maybe a friend with knowledge in this are will be able to help you out. I found an IT related site where the owner created a batch file you are looking for.  He sells it for $9.95 plus will help in setting up and tailoring it to your needs.  I am not affiliated with the site or owner.

Here is:  http://onlineconnectionsnews.blogspot.com/2011/08/software-backup-programs-for-windows-7.html

I hope it helps.

 

9 posted on 06/13/2012 2:40:27 AM PDT by OneHun
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Bump


10 posted on 06/13/2012 3:42:54 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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Rsync is a good command-line utility for this type of thing.


11 posted on 06/13/2012 5:20:09 AM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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