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Michael S.

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Best Backup Software?
« on: May 26, 2024, 04:48:40 pm »

Now that I have cleaned up my classical CD rip collection (which took quite a while), looking to back up the library in future to avoid any possibility of losing it. 

Thinking will back up the library kept on my desktop's 2TB SSD hard drive to a portable 2TB SSD hard drive used with my work laptop.  I am also considering buying an additional 2TB SSD hard drive and keeping it in a separate location as a fail-safe for any possibility (house theft, fire, etc).

Any recommendations for good back-up software?  Would like something that records changes that occur from the date of the most recent backup on the original source and then just makes those changes to the destination when doing a back-up, so that you don't have to copy the entire collection of files every time.
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Re: Best Backup Software?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2024, 08:17:15 pm »

I personally do this manually using Beyond Compare every time I make changes to my main music library.
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Re: Best Backup Software?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2024, 03:55:08 am »

Manual backups is a recipe for disaster, unless you're Awesome.

I like Cobian Reflector. The site seems to be down at the moment, hopefully temporary.
FreeFileSync is also very nice, and open source. Particularly good for mirroring two folders, either one-way or bidirectionally. It's similar to BeyondCompare.

There are many other backup tools with support for full/differential/mirror scheduled backups.
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Re: Best Backup Software?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2024, 04:33:15 am »

I use Acronis for local Backup and Acronis Cloud for Document & Image Backup (DR) since 2 years+. So far no issues. Some restores during the two years work perfectly (One time I accidentally deleted the directory with all my personal images,  so it was good to have a working backup .-)
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Re: Best Backup Software?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2024, 05:28:25 am »

Though we don't offer it as a backup solution, our Cloudplay server already has most of the functionality needed to serve as one.

If JRiver were to offer backup of images and documents, either as part of MC, or separate from it, what's it worth as an annual service?  $50?
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Re: Best Backup Software?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2024, 10:27:46 am »

Arconis Cyber Protect HO: 1 Computer (1 year License) incl. 500 GB Cloud Space cost me 89.99 per year. (40 per year is the Cloud part)

For me it's ok. The point for me to choose Acronis was that I wanted Cloud from the Backup SW Vendor. If I would have a Synology NAS for Backup, I would backup to Synology C2 Coud.

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