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backing up

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  • Started 8 years ago by CROX
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Posted yesterday 
Posts: 16

We run six laptops, that we generally have issues backing up, due to the remote nature of the workers.

They could VPN in obviously, but that is quite slow!

I was thinking that the next time they are in, I could back-up to the server (Win 2K btw), then just use a string to say anything modified or created since last back-up then gets backup'd down the VPN.

I have tried using xcopy but really can't remember the best way to do it.

Any other methods, pref. free that I could try out?

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 80

One of my favorite is

The robotask is not free, however there is a free 'lite' version called 'carbon folder' in the download area; only 0.5mb download. I think you'll love it
When you install carbon folder, you also get robocopy, a command line tool much more powerful than xcopy

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 16

thanks for that, I will have a look.

I am currently using:

xcopy \files f:\laptopbackup\files /s /u /y

Posted 8 years ago

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