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    Web app developer since 1994 and Google Cloud Platform Instructor now residing in Colorado. Besides tech, I enjoy landscape photography and share my work at ColoradoPhoto.gallery.

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Archive for November 14th, 2009

Simple Windows backup strategy

Posted by David Chandler on November 14, 2009

“The Saturday evening post”

Most external hard drives come with some kind of backup software, and of course there’s the Windows Backup and Restore Center. My complaint about these solutions is that they try to make it too simple, and thereby end up backing up far more than is really needed, which costs time and disk space. I’ve organized all my documents, photos, etc., under a single directory tree so that I can easily back it up, and all I really need is a tool that will copy any new/modified files to my external hard drive once a day.

That’s where Karen’s Replicator comes in. It’s a breeze to install and configure. Just create a job for each directory hierarchy you want to back up, specify the source and destination directories, and let ‘er rip. Karen’s Replicator has a built-in job scheduler, so just check the box on the Settings page to always run it when you log in, and your backups will run as scheduled. Best of all, it’s freeware, though I’m sure Karen wouldn’t mind a donation.

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