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Back up versus file copy-paste

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Hi, can any one tells me the differences between file back up by a back up software and regular copy-paste of a file into an external hard drive.
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Mostly backups can be 'set and forgot', Tell the program what, where, and when to copy, and you are done. The program does the work.
Also it can be set with different parameters and/or encryption.

Copy/paste requires you to do every one, every time, you make a save.
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many backup software have different options :
-format in which they save the backup  (own format, or general used format
-compression possible in different values
-synchronised backup (only the changes are backed up (much faster)
here a good software, which provides all - and free : syncback http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/syncback-hub.html
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Thanks for good information. But the Syncbak software is not free as you mentioned, it is 30 day free trial.
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Your message is informative, thanks
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SyncBack Freeware V3.2.18.0 (not the SE version)
The link is about halfway down the page:
http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html

You can also check out Abakt:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~edienske/abakt/
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tx Coral !
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Thank you much.   : )

nobus >> my pleasure   ; )
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