Windows 10: Backup data folders

Discus and support Backup data folders in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hello, I'm looking for a software that backup data folders: - The master folder (A) should be untouched - The destination folder (B) should be the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Pipppero2007, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Backup data folders


    Hello,

    I'm looking for a software that backup data folders:

    - The master folder (A) should be untouched
    - The destination folder (B) should be the perfect copy of (A)
    - Case sensitive
    - A file with the same size and date but with different metadata should be updated on the (B) folder

    Exists what I looking for?

    :)
     
    Pipppero2007, Feb 21, 2020
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  2. Data Backup

    RAID is so often misunderstood. It offers only the following:

    1./ Faster disk system, and/or
    2./ Additional "redundant" HDDs, so if one HDD fails, a copy of the data is still there. The RAID system automatically recovers.

    As Dan said, that is a live copy, NOT BACKUP. If you delete or overwrite a file it's GONE! If the server catches fire, has a brown out, or is stolen, the data is GONE!

    You need a physically seperate backup system.

    The simplest system is a NAS (basically a cut down server that only does filesharing). You then run a backup overnight when the network isnt busy.

    Alternatively, use a USB or Firewire 1TB HDD and connect it to the server and run a backup of key folders.

    **NOTE**
    Do read up on good backup practice. It is a good idea to use grandfathering techniques, and for most people, NOT to backup every night, but once or week. Reason: your *new* backup overwrites an old backup. But only after the backup, you realise you need to recover from the old backup. Data lost, unless you grandfather.

    It is more likely that a user error will mean that you need to go back to the archive to recover files, than due to hardware failure. Therefore, plan your backup strategy accordingly.
     
    lemonadesoda, Feb 21, 2020
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  3. xazraelx Win User
    Software to monitor a folder, backup, then delete?

    Is there such a software that will allow the monitoring of a folder to not only backup, but also delete the data? For example, if I was to have a netbook, and it has the built-in card adapter for my camera, I can just copy all the files over to the netbook in a specific folder (ie, ::Temp Pictures), then the next time it connects to the internet/network it will search the folder for any new files, copy them over to my main PC, then delete the Temp Pictures data?

    I've been looking into doing this, googling and whatnot, and it seems like there are a LOT of options for monitoring folders for updates, new data, copying, etc, but I haven't quite found one that allows you to delete after copying.

    Thanks! *Smile Backup data folders :)
     
    xazraelx, Feb 21, 2020
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  4. arens Win User

    Backup data folders

    [WPSL] Backup app data

    Hi All,

    I have a Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight app in the store for quite some time now. I recently noticed that the automatic backup for my app doesn't work.

    • The app is listed in my phones (W10M) backup options and automatic backup is enabled
    • Disable automatic backup is not checked in the WMAppManifest.xml
    • Setting "Windows can include this product’s data in automatic backups to OneDrive." in the Dev Center is checked
    • All of the apps data is written to Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder
    • Using ISETool I'm able to get all the data
    What am I possibly missing here?

    Note: This question was posted in the MSDN forums before but MSFT suggested to post this here:

    MSDN forum article


    Regards,

    Stephan
     
    arens, Feb 21, 2020
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