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Author Topic: Synchronizing a few folders between two machines?  (Read 15999 times)
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 03:47:36 PM »

Thanks sajman99.

I actually downloaded and tried Bvckup and I really liked it ! I find that for real time sync it works even better than other products like Super Flexible File Sync. It's fast, doesn't take much resource, etc.

The only problem is the VSS option to copy in use files. But the author told me that it would be implemented in the next beta. As soon as this will be available, I'll try it again.

It's a nice and well designed app. Not many features (it's not the goal here), but simple and efficient.
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2010, 03:50:28 PM »

Oh... And I'll take a look at DSynchronize... Just read the description on the website and I liked what I saw. Thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2010, 02:29:30 AM »

Darwin says he's impressed with Oops!Backup
I'm running the trial of Oops!Backup now.
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If OB stays stable over the coming weeks, I'll be buying a license for sure.

also does delta copying, with a twist (it's not clear though if the file is copied in it's entirety and the older version is then 'delta-ed'):
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With ReverseDelta, the latest version of a file is always made available in its entirety and not as a delta file. This means that if you require the latest version of a file, it is possible to access it directly from your backup drive without having to rebuild the file from delta files. The delta files are only used if you want to build a previous version of the file, building one delta file at a time for each version as you travel back in time in the reverse direction.
http://www.altaro.com/backup-reversedelta.php

seems reasonably priced at $29
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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2010, 02:21:22 PM »

I looked at oopsbackup. I think the problem at the time had to do with restoring files : couldn't restore a few specific files. Only full directories or one single file at a time, did not tell how long a backup would take to complete, and couldn't have multiple backup sets.


There was also a few nice post there about some of these software :

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=22386.0

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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2010, 01:58:29 PM »

I actually downloaded and tried Bvckup and I really liked it ! I find that for real time sync it works even better than other products like Super Flexible File Sync. It's fast, doesn't take much resource, etc.

The only problem is the VSS option to copy in use files. But the author told me that it would be implemented in the next beta. As soon as this will be available, I'll try it again.

It's a nice and well designed app. Not many features (it's not the goal here), but simple and efficient.

Yep, the real time sync seems to work well in Bvckup. The Volume Shadow Copying section is currently greyed out in v1.0.0.359, but it's good to know the author has plans for this feature.

btw I only just realized the second letter of Bvckup is actually the Greek letter delta--as in delta copying. Duh...I've been using this program for weeks now and never realized.  embarassed Grin
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2010, 02:11:39 PM »

btw I only just realized the second letter of Bvckup is actually the Greek letter delta--as in delta copying. Duh...I've been using this program for weeks now and never realized.  embarassed Grin

Clever name... I like it.
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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2010, 04:49:34 PM »

I do LOTS of folder synchronization between numerous machines and USB devices and my tool of choice is Beyond Compare . I also use SyncBack Pro alot but for a fast simple sync of a few folders between two machines or a USB device and a PC, I usually just use Beyond Compare. Works great for me.
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« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2010, 05:52:19 PM »

Synchredible looks like a nice freeware tool to synchronize two folders, also in (semi-)automatical way.

The page may turn up in German, but there is a button to select the English language as well.

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Oops, forgot to mention that this software was positively mentioned on AddictiveTips
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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2010, 03:54:46 AM »

Noone mentioned FastCopy - small, fast, unicode, supporting hard links, portable... copy/sync app. No whistles.
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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2010, 05:27:15 AM »

Total Commander can also do synching folders.
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2010, 11:18:38 AM »

I also throw my vote in for Beyond Compare. You get an awesome file comparison tool as a bonus.
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2010, 10:23:08 AM »

About SFFS being overkill, I don't think so.  One doesn't have to set all options, basic default ones are already well suited to most tasks, it has also a rather unique feature I like a lot : when you move a file within source folder (from a subfolder to another one), then SFFS moves the same file in the same way on the destination without erasing it from the first location and copying it to the second.
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2010, 10:12:02 PM »

I used, and really liked, Synchronize It!
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« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2010, 09:53:01 AM »

I just discovered Bvckup and really like what I'm seeing with this beta synchronization software. Seems the features are well thought out and implemented in a simplified GUI.

Bvckup is currently free during the beta stage and will be $19.95 for a personal license/$49.95 for a commercial license.

BUT take note Bvckup beta testers are appreciated by the author. Cool

I recently had a look at bvckup and it's incredibly promising, the installer is just around 400kbB and it's already such a powerful product.  I like the delta update feature, plus all the bonuses added by the developer.  I strongly recommend that anyone reading this thread give it a try smiley !
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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2010, 11:08:45 AM »

I completely agree. I'm waiting for the VSS implementation to retest it.
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« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2010, 12:03:30 PM »

+ 1 for DSynchronize
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« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2010, 07:01:28 PM »

I recently had a look at bvckup and it's incredibly promising, the installer is just around 400kbB and it's already such a powerful product.  I like the delta update feature, plus all the bonuses added by the developer.  I strongly recommend that anyone reading this thread give it a try smiley !

MerleOne, glad to see you like Bvckup. Cool For a small program, it is amazingly efficient in terms of its features. Of course, there are more powerful/robust programs with more capabilities. And then there are even smaller apps with less features (see Mirror for example).

Bvckup seems to hit the mark for me. Thmbsup Even though there's currently no documentation (AFAIK), I found the features easy to comprehend right away. The delta and realtime sync capabilities are very nice. Lots of potential here!

I hope to see an update soon. Seems the development has slowed a bit in recent months.
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« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2010, 07:23:15 PM »

+ 1 for DSynchronize

I'm keeping this portable tool as well. Even smaller than Bvckup (but without delta sync function). This app hasn't been updated in some time, but it works just fine as is.

Hard to believe such a small app can provide so many scheduling choices (ie. "timer sync" section) including realtime sync, but it works very well here. The preview mode is a nice feature as well--more sync tools should have this built in.
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« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2010, 02:30:26 PM »

Anybody know this program named BK? It looks like a useful little backup tool comparable to Karen's Replicator. Not sure I need another backup/sync utility at this point, but those who want compression might check it out.

http://fdsoftware.altervista.org/products.html:
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BK is a freeware,fast and simple backup utility. Some features are:
 - Backup scheduling and automation.
 - Verification mode.
 - Volume Shadow Copy service support (if enabled and running on your operative system).
 - Software compression

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« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2010, 01:03:36 PM »

Jibz : so what did you choose exactly ? smiley

Good question. Since there are a multitude of sync tools available, I'm also curious about Jibz's choice(s). smiley
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« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2010, 04:39:51 PM »

There's also SynKron which I also use and really like - particularly the possibility to set up different schedules for each backup job, I haven't found this in any other program yet.
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« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2010, 01:53:24 PM »

I am a person behind Bvckup and I got quite a few hits in my logs from this thread. Perhaps this might be of some interest - I just released a major new version that adds Volume Shadow Copying support (x86 only for now) and vastly improves Windows 7 / Vista support with all their UACs, admins not really being admins, process elevation and what not.

(To mods - if this kind of post is inappropriate, my sincere apologies and please nuke it)
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« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2010, 01:56:50 PM »

apankrat, welcome to the site -- your post is completely appropriate here and we are always happy to hear from authors, especially ones who are interested in talking to users  thumbs up
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« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2010, 02:01:27 PM »

Hello apankrat and thanks very much for your excellent software Bvckup.

Glad you can take time to let us know about the latest Bvckup news. smiley
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« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2010, 02:07:38 PM »

Hi apankrat!

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to let us all know about this!
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