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I have been asked to source some file syncronisation software toin effect backup the data from a remote machine to a server. My preference would be for some real time sync software. I have downloaded and trialed PeerSync v7.4 and find that does what I need it to, but would also appreciate any recommendations for "Experts" on the best apps to achieve this and whats best to look for. I am new to the job and am eager to make a good first impression and so any advice would be appreciated. The target folder is in excess of 10gb. Thanks in advance.
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I really like SyncBack. There are 3 versions of it, the lowest version being free. The other versions have a lot more features, but likely you wouldn't need them. I'm not sure what their policy is on the free one. It may not be for commercial use, so take a look at their site, but I use the program for all my backups. It can do real-time or scheduled, and Sync or just Backup. It has tons of options.

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Cheers sjl1986. Hadn't come accross that one. Have downloaded the trial and am running a simulated run. The Source folder is in excess of 10gb so assume it will take some time! do you know if this can be ran as a process/service so it can run continually in the background on the server?
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From their FAQ: Q: Can it be run as a service?

No, but SyncBack/SE/Pro can be scheduled to run when there is nobody logged on or even when somebody else is logged in. Running as a service increases the CPU and memory load on the computer as the service is running all the time regardless of who is using the computer. Scheduling does not require the program (service) to be running all the time.

That should still do what you need it to do. Also, I know SE and Pro let you do realtime based on changes it sees in the folder. I can't remember if the free version does that or not. So far I haven't had any trouble with the software and tech support is always helpful.
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Cheers sjl1986. Thanks for your help!
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