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#1 chapin33

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:03 PM

Am looking into this program as a backup utility. Any one use this program to back up their files/PC? I could only find that it was a legitimate start up program but nothing more about it. Did surf and find the owner's web site which of course has wonderful things to say. The only other "free" backup is Cobian but I wanted some other options so any feedback on this program would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:17 PM

Never tried Replicator.
Having problems with Cobian?
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:47 PM

No really. I did the backup but noted that there were some compressed file errors. When I went into the program's web site, I noted that there are many users who had the same problem. It seems that some files were "in use" when the backup was occurring which find hard to believe as it was the only thing running at the time, unless something was running in the background. Anyway, I was hoping to find something that was a bit easier to use and without errors; thus, I posted this topic.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 06:23 PM

From the Cobian FAQ:

Q: Why the program fails to backup some files?

A: Windows and some other programs may open some files with exclusive share access. In this case the backup program (and
any other program) will fail while trying to copy this file. Solution: close the program that is using the file you are trying to backup.

Q- I would like to backup files that are open exclusively by another application. Is this possible?

A: If some application is working with a file that is open exclusively, there are several things you may try to do:

1) Use a "Before backup" event to close the application and an "After backup" event to open the application again.

2) Microsoft has a script which close all the open files. This can be used as a batch file in a "Before backup" event and seems
to work OK must of the times. This works only in NT based systems, though.
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:03 AM

I've tried the Replicator - but it didn't suit my needs. FWIW - Karen's programs are great and I'd recommend all of them!

I use SyncBack for my backups and was so impressed that I bought it for home and for the wife's office! I've used it for several years now without issue. I've also heard good things about Cobian, but have never used it myself.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:19 AM

I've been using Karen's Replicator for several years now and am quite happy with it.




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