Monday, July 24, 2006

Did you save your Delphi files...

and all those others?

Well, when looking for a new back up utility I came across a free solution named SyncToy, which is offered from Microsoft.

SyncToy is really easy to use. Simply select the source and the destination folder, the "sync method" and you are ready to go.
  • Synchronize synchronizes both folders with each other
  • Echo writes all changes to the destination folder
  • Subscribe pulls all changes from the destination folder, if the local folder has the files already
  • Contribute pushes all changes and new files to the destination, but leaves deleted files intact. Good for your digi-cam images
  • Combine copies new and updated files both ways, but leaves renamed and deleted files intact.

Best is, you can automate it, so it runs every night and backups your software to another storage ;)


Anonymous Jeremy said...


Robocopy (in the Windows Server 2003 utilities) is another really useful variation on this theme. This is command-line based, so you can script it, and it understands dodgy network links. Works brilliantly with Remote Desktop over DSL links to remote boxes.

-- J

9:38 PM  
Blogger TOndrej said...

For the last few months, I've been using rsync at work to mirror my local source code directories to a mapped network drive which is backed up nightly. I used to keep my source code on a mapped network drive directly, but working with a local drive has a big advantage: compilation but also Subversion operations are a lot faster.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or use SyncBack, which is also free (there is also SyncBackSE, which is shareware) and written in Delphi :)

7:08 AM  

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