Backup Software Windows 10

Looking for a way to save different folders to backup drive automatically every day.
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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.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)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.
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William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
There's also a pretty easy to use tool called SyncToy that you can pair with a .bat to run automatically or manual run.
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Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
SyncToy looks simple.  Is there documentation for the .bat file anywhere?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Sync Back Pro is also simple and has built in profiles and a Scheduler.
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Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Taking a look at all suggestions
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William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
If you're looking into SyncToy the backup batch file is pretty simple:

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

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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.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)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.
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William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
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.
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RobertSystem AdminCommented:
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

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Then go into task scheduler and create a scheduled task to run it once a day.
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Larry Bristersr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was a happy to help.
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William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
No problem at all. Feel free to ask for help anytime.
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