Windows 10: Goodsync - confused about Synchronize or Backup

Discus and support Goodsync - confused about Synchronize or Backup in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I need to backup my computer. It was quite a while ago, but I've used Goodsync in the past and remember it being really good. I just... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by varxtis, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. varxtis Win User

    Goodsync - confused about Synchronize or Backup


    I need to backup my computer. It was quite a while ago, but I've used Goodsync in the past and remember it being really good. I just purchased/installed the most recent version. But I am very confused about the difference between "Backup" and "Synchronize", and between "File to sync" and "Right". I need to know how to take files from "Source" and copy them to "Destination". I want the files to overwrite pre-existing files in "Destination". But if "Destination" has files that "Source" doesn't, I dont want them deleted. Though, I'd also like to know how to do the same process, except DO delete files in "Destination" that "Source" doesn't have.
    I created a job with a "Backup" type, but when it analyzes, it shows files that look like they might be deleted if I process it. This is where the "File to sync" and "Right" come into play. Do I "sync"? Do I "right"? how do I know what to do. "Backup" type says that it includes the deletion of files. So does that mean that if "Source" has files 04-13, and "Destination" has files 01-10, then after "sync" process, "Destination" will now have files 04-13? With 01-03 having been deleted? I want this option for sure, but I need to know how to make it where "Destination" ends up with files 01-13, files 04-10 having been updated.

    I definitely don't want "Destination" files to have any effect on "Source" Files, unless of coarse I created a new job. So, I don't see "Synchronize" as being the option I want.

    Ive seen a couple of youtube videos that demonstrate the very very very basics of creating a job, but they don't go into situational explanation.

    Any help would be deeply appreciated.

    Windows 10 1909 (OS Build 18363.778)
    Goodsync 11.1.6.9 (x64)

    :)
     
    varxtis, Apr 28, 2020
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  2. Geekoid Win User

    Using network hard drive for backup

    It depends what sort of backup you want to do. If you're happy just backing up regular files, then there are a bazillion (really, that many!) different bits of freeware to do that. There is a good list here:

    Download Back Up Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

    and pretty much all of them can do network backups. Some even have fancy options like encryption. Really, the most useful thing is just being able to schedule them and know they ran OK.

    You may also want to make a system image backup too, and you'll find that software in the very same list.

    I don't have Windows 8 as yet, so I'm afraid I can't suggest any for that platform. Personally, I use Clonezilla for image backups.
     
    Geekoid, Apr 28, 2020
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  3. Bokenzhe Win User
    Backup Issue - Microsoft 10 - Cannot perform initial backup

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    My backup stubbornly refuses to run. I can't run the initial backup, therefore the file history backups don't run either. This has been an ongoing problem for quite some time. Suggestions I've received have not worked so far. Following is the problem
    and the failed resolution attempts:

    • I get this message from the Event Log:

    Unable to scan user libraries for changes and perform backup of modified files for configuration C:\Users\Papa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Event ID - 201

    Level: Error

    User - System

    *** ---- There is no config file at this directory location. The contents of the location are:

    catalog1

    catalog2

    config1

    config2

    • In another thread from July, someone suggested checking a particular service (I forget the name just now) is running. It is.

    • Two days ago a Microsoft employee suggested the following steps. These steps resulted in no change, still no backup:


    KA

    Karthicka_R replied on


    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to start and stop the services “Windows backup” and “volume shadow copy” and check if it helps.

    • Press “Windows+R” and in the run command box type “services. MSc”.
    • Search for the service “Windows Backup” double click on it and check whether the service is started or not, click on “OK” button. I suggest you to stop and start the service again.
    • Once done again search for the service “Volume shadow copy” double click on it and check whether the service is started or not. I suggest you to stop and start the service again, click on “OK” button and
      check whether you can perform backup successfully.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.



    • I performed these steps multiple times. The backup still crashes, with the same error message. In addition I collected the following error message, but only one time:

    Unable to start a backup cycle for configuration C:\Users\Papa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\Configuration\Config

    Event ID: 200

    • Can anyone help me with this stubborn problem?

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Bokenzhe, Apr 28, 2020
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  4. Goodsync - confused about Synchronize or Backup

    Backup skipped

    Hi Ken,

    For us to better isolate your concern, we need additional information. Kindly answer the following questions below:

    • Are your backing up files or creating a system image?
    • Are you getting any error messages?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    In the meantime, we suggest deleting the backup you created and create a new one. Click this
    article
    and follow the steps on how to create a backup.

    We'll keep an eye out for your response.
     
    Martin Bar, Apr 28, 2020
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