Backup Software Windows 10

Larry Brister
Larry Brister used Ask the Experts™
on
Looking for a way to save different folders to backup drive automatically every day.
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior

Commented:
I would suggest to use Veeam Agent for Windows v2. It allows you to configure backup of whole computer, selected volumes or folders. It has a free and paid version (includes support). You can check for more info here:
https://www.veeam.com/windows-cloud-server-backup-agent.html
Alternatively you can configure robocopy job and execute it via scheduled tasks to copy selected folders to backup drive.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018
Commented:
Another way if the folders are Document folders is to use Sync Back Pro. I use this and keep my Documents backed up once or twice a day.  I find this a convenient and good way.
Commented:
There's also a pretty easy to use tool called SyncToy that you can pair with a .bat to run automatically or manual run.
Microsoft Azure 2017

Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

Larry Bristersr. Developer

Author

Commented:
SyncToy looks simple.  Is there documentation for the .bat file anywhere?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
Sync Back Pro is also simple and has built in profiles and a Scheduler.
Larry Bristersr. Developer

Author

Commented:
Taking a look at all suggestions

Commented:
If you're looking into SyncToy the backup batch file is pretty simple:

"C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCMD.exe" -r

Open in new window


Obviously you would modify this for wherever you have chosen to install SyncToy. Save this code to a batch file and then you can task schedule to run the batch file whenever you want it to run. That should run all scheduled tasks in SyncToy. It will run this from the SyncToy CMD but you can set up the folder pairs in the GUI.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
Remember that Microsoft builds it sync software so that one file is the owner and the other file is owned by the owner. Other non-Microsoft sync software has real physical files on both ends. I like that.

Commented:
Ultimately, you've been given quite a few pretty good options to choose from so far. As John stated, Microsoft-based sync tools do have their pitfalls, but I can tell you that on a smaller scale I've not had issues with customers from SyncToy. If you're looking to scale this into a large operation, I wouldn't advice my option.
RobertSystem Admin

Commented:
if you just need to sync a few folders from source to destination I would just use Robocopy it is included with windows and would not cost anything to use.
Just use the mir option and let it sync the folders via a scheduled task.

create a batch file i.e.

robocopy.exe "C:\Folder" "E:\Folder\" /B /MIR /w:1 /r:1 /COPYALL

Open in new window


Then go into task scheduler and create a scheduled task to run it once a day.
Larry Bristersr. Developer

Author

Commented:
Thanks guys
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
You are very welcome and I was a happy to help.

Commented:
No problem at all. Feel free to ask for help anytime.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial