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Updating a Backup


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

I have a data storage server (running Windows Server 2012 R2) That I like to make off site backups of the data on it. Currently When I want to make a new backup I wipe the backup drive and copy and paste everything over. This works but the problem is that I have around 1.5 TB of data so it takes about a day to transfer everything. I was hoping to be able to just basically update the changes since the last back up. A program I used once before called Synctoy was able to do that but I'm not sure it would be able to handle anything on this level.

 

Any suggestions for programs that would allow me to update a back up drive with the latest changes?


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:51 AM

Acronis can do incremental backups pretty well. Might be something to check into. We use Backup Exec here and personally it's a PITA to work with, but once setup works quite well. Also, don't know how good you are at scripting but Robocopy can do what you need as well. Also, I have used StorageCraft:ShadowProtect and it works pretty dern well.

 

Here are some articles that you can view that may help choose a product that best suits your needs.

 

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/260403-please-recommend-reliable-backup-software-for-windows-backing-up-to-nas

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/331266-best-backup-software-for-backing-up-server-os-and-data

http://community.spiceworks.com/storage/backup-software/reviews

http://community.spiceworks.com/storage/unitrends

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/301817-backup-software-for-smb

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1350-windows-7-robocopy-with-multi-threaded-copy


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

You might want to consider FreeFileSync which would fit the bill if you do not need backup sets as such.  It can either be installed or run as a portable application (from the backup drive?) and once set up is a breeze to use.  If you do decide to try this, just keep an eye on all the install options so that you don't install any unwanted bundled software.






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