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I am a web developer and have a wwwroot folder with upto 40 sites contained. Any of these sites could be amended at any point in time so I am looking for suggestions for a good reliable backup solution that can achieve the following;

1) Backup my wwwroot directory either automatically or manual runnning

2) Take a complete copy of the directory and store so I can jump back to any point in time either restore a whole directory or just take files out that I require

What I don't want is something basic that overwrites the existing data so I only ever have one version.

I have tried version control solutions such as Tortoise, Git etc but these are far too complicated for what I want.

At the moment I am taking a zZip of the entire directory each morning and then dating it and storing it. This takes about 45 mins as the directory is 1.5GB.

I am on Win7

Suggestions please??

Regards
Leigh
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Hi Leigh,

If your budget stretches this far, I would suggest a Synology NAS device e.g.:

http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS112j&lang=uk

With these devices comes a backup utility called "Data Replicator 3". It is really powerful, allowing you to schedule backups as well as run them manually. It also allows you to keep up to 128 restore points, allowing you to go back to any one of them at any given time.

Also, when it backs up, it only backs up changed files, so should cut down significantly on the amount of time it takes to complete a backup.

Riaan
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Hi Riaan,

Thank you for your suggestion, I have had a look at the Synology site and the product looks really good. Disk space is not an issue here and ideally I want low cost but I was able to download the Data Replicator software, install and setup to use another resource other than the NAS device which is great!
I have run a back up and it seems to be exactly what I am after. Thank you for your help on this. Much appreciated.

Regards
Leigh
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