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    Anyone use "Second Copy" to backup?

    We've been using Second Copy to back up files for a few years now. Initially we thought it was great, but we're getting more and more frustrated with it's failings.
    I'd like to know what programs people are using for backups to file. I know that a lot of you will be using XXCopy or Robocopy, can you get a simple log file of just a summary plus errors with those?

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    Re: Anyone use "Second Copy" to backup?

    I use NT Backup and robocopy. NT Backup you can select the detail of the log and robocopy gives you a summary at the end of the log. You could then further parse these with a script if you wanted. Mines all run from a scheduled task VBS script which is fully automated for three weeks worth of backups in week 1,2,3 folders.
    I use NT Backup for the system partition and robocopy to sync user data and MSI sources etc. The whole thing is then mirrored to an external SATA disk for off site backups.

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    Re: Anyone use "Second Copy" to backup?

    Would you mind me taking a look at your script Chris? I've got robocopy going nicely manually now [just wanted to see what it was doin a couple of weeks first]

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    Re: Anyone use "Second Copy" to backup?

    Sure I will post the main bits in the script forum when I get a chance.

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    Re: Anyone use "Second Copy" to backup?

    Cool!

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