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    Home Backup

    I'm thinking of getting my NAS box out or the cupboard where it has been languishing for about a year and setting it backup again now I have got my home office almost sorted and using it as a backup device for my desktop PC. The one problem I have is that Windows 7 Home Premium backup software doesn't support backing up to network drive and I don't really want to upgrade to Professional or Ultimate if I can really avoid it and I don't want to pay out for additional software if I can do it for free.

    I know it is possible to create a VHD drive on the nas box and attach that as a local drive but the last time I tried it it wouldn't format the VHD drive so if anyone any suggestions for a solution I would be grateful.

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    Robocopy! Free, incremental, ideal surely. I use it to do all file backups here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Robocopy! Free, incremental, ideal surely. I use it to do all file backups here.
    I had thought about that but have never used it before and really want a simple system I can setup and forget about

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    i second the Robocopy

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    I use Memeo which came with my Buffalo NAS box - Automatic data backup and recovery software for your home - Memeo Premium Backup thats the paid for version with more features and newer than the bundled version but still a good product worth looking at if you don't mind spending some 's. It auto-syncs what is selected when it changes over the LAN so works great for me
    Last edited by john; 23rd November 2011 at 02:32 PM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Yes, Robocopy is great. Single line of code. Just run on demand or create a scheduled task to do it for you.

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    Okay Guys you have talked me into it I will have a look at Robocopy tonight and see if I can sort out an incremental backup fgor my home PC

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    robocopy \\source \\destination /MIR /R:00 /W:00 will do the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    robocopy \\source \\destination /MIR /R:00 /W:00 will do the job
    Just tried that and it backed up every file in the folder I selected including all the hidden and system files so I think I will have to rethink it and find a way of missing them out

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    Just add the following switch to exclude files based on attributes

    /XA:[RASHCNETO]

    R Read only
    A Archive
    S System
    H Hidden
    C Compressed
    N Not content indexed
    E Encrypted
    T Temporary
    O - Offline

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    gfibackup 2009 home edition.

    Allows you to select the files you want and dont want. I use it at home to backup my stuff to my NAS box. It has the option to compress backups, encryption, incremental or differential, set schedules, and you can recieve emails to warn you if it doesnt work.

    And its free!

    Download here

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