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Need recommendation for file monitor/auto backup software

Posted on 2006-11-16
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I'm looking for a Windows utility with the following characteristics:

- Watches files that I specify and backs them up every time they're modified, recording in some place the username of the modifier
- Runs as a Windows service
- Shareware/downloadable free trial

I'd like it to have some kind of diff functionality to compare versions of the files being monitored, but it's not essential.

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Question by:madacebo
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by:Reid Palmeira
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First I would suggest you post this in the Storage area on EE as well but you should look into something like BackupExec and/or the other Veritas products that got bought up by Symantec. They're very good for that sort of thing.
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by:madacebo
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Maybe "auto backup" is the wrong term... I just have about 10 text files on a PC that I want to monitor and record previous versions of.  I don't need to run any scheduled backups or real restore functionality.  Just a copy of the file somewhere each time it gets changed, so I can go back and browse its change history.  I've found several utilities (Absolute Backup Monitor, for example) that do what I want, but none run as Windows services.  Backup Exec and the like would be overkill.
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acseven earned 250 total points
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Hello,

I have used PeerSync on several occasions before, and I believe it also keeps a backup history if you need it to:


http://www.peersoftware.com/solutions/peersync/ps_workstation.asp?sol=ps&pid=psw
(trial here: http://www.peersoftware.com/trial_download.asp)

To be run as a service natively it has to be PeerSync Workstation.

Cheers,
ac7
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by:Reid Palmeira
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sounds like what you need is more like a CVS. Subversion for example http://subversion.tigris.org/ can run as a windows service. Track changes, etc.
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