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How to backup files without wasting time on already backed up files

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:45 AM

How do you manage backing up your files efficiently? Say you have hundreds of folders in different places on one computer. If you want to back them up onto external drives, how do you manage how to backup ONLY the files or folders that have had changes made to them since the last backup?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

If you only want to back up files that have changed? You do what is known as an 'incremental' back up. Just make sure that what ever application you employ for backing up you data has that capability. Acronis is one I am quite familiar with and use and it has that functionality. It however is not free.

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