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Personal data backup software

FreeFileSync, or it you want to be able to select specific things SyncBack Free.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for software to backup my photos, videos and other sucks-to-lose files. I don't want backups to be saved as a disk image though, just as plain files, like if I were to just copy-paste them.

Basically what I want to do is keep one copy of data from my SSD on my internal HDD, and from time to push it to my external HDD.
At the moment I found just one program that suits my needs (Personal Backup), and while I mostly like it, I generally like to know my options before I set it up and forget about it.

I would really appreciate your recommendations!

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11 minutes ago, cotneit said:

I'm looking for software to backup my photos, videos and other sucks-to-lose files. I don't want backups to be saved as a disk image though, just as plain files, like if I were to just copy-paste them.

For no money and without installing anything more:

Task scheduler + PowerShell + robocopy

 

Set task scheduler to run when you're not using your PC, and build a .ps1 script to run robocopy to copy your files to a backup directory. You can even setup robocopy to use multi-threading.

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FreeFileSync, or it you want to be able to select specific things SyncBack Free.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks! Guess I will settle with FreeFileSync. Also tried rsync under WSL, but it's just slower. As for robocopy, ps and cmd are just not my things, though I understand why it's a good choice.

Personal Backup, though quite versatile, is just laggy and has kind of messy GUI

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