A&P Backup software that can run every few minutes

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  1. ///Mik3

    ///Mik3 New Member

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    Anyone know of any software that will allow you to back up a specific folder, and do incremental backups every 10-15min?

    The reason why i ask is, when i'm working as a digital tech on a shoot, i'm constantly backing up files onto an external drive once we get each shot done. I just thought it'd be cool to run an application in the background that would just do incremental back ups of the job folder every few minutes, just to save myself some time and effort.

    Anyone got any suggestions?
     
  2. BBB

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    you can create a .bat file to copy a certain folder to a new location then use windows scheduler to run it whenever you want. Here is an example code
    Code:
    @echo offREM copy documentsxcopy "C:\My Documents\*.*" d:\mirror\ /c /s /r /d /y /i > d:\mirror\xcopy.logREM copy Outlook dataxcopy "C:\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst" d:\mirror\ /c /s /r /d /y /i >> d:\mirror\xcopy.log
    • /d—This switch copies all source files that are newer than existing destination files. It allows you to update only files that have changed, making the process a lot faster.
    • · /c—This command-line option ignores errors. You don’t want one corrupted file to halt the automated copying.
    • · /s—This option copies directories and subdirectories.
    • · /r—This switch copies read-only files.
    • · /y—Use this switch to overwrite files without prompting. You don't want any user intervention to be required.
    • · /i—Use this option to automatically create new folders on destination.
    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1051305.html#
     
  3. TheManLouisianaFace

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    synctoy, rsync
     
  4. ///Mik3

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    hmm, any soultions that work for both win & mac?
     
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    Time Machine?
     
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    Does anyone know how to tell it when to back up? Seems like it runs every minute.
     
  8. Reverend

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    I think it just runs any time a change is made on the hard drive.
     
  9. tenplanescrashing

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    Every 15 minutes it runs. Then every hour, then every day. It always keeps the most current one for the time of day, then hour of day until it has reached a full day (I believe).
     
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    I thought Time Machine only did hourly backups
     
  11. tenplanescrashing

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    I think it only saves hourly backups, but will save the last 3 15 minute backups. I can't remember right now.
     
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  13. Bob Loblaw

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    time machine ftw
     

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