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Automatic Backup to Network Path?

Hi all,

 

I'm thinking of overhauling my video editing workstation to move all my HDD storage to my NAS. I don't really want to be editing directly off the NAS (though I plan to get 2.5Gb switch at some point so it mightn't be unfeasible) so I would like to have my current projects on a folder on my drive which then copies the contents to a folder on the NAS for longer-term backup. I've read a few ways to do this but what I don't want to happen is to delete a folder on the workstation and also have it be deleted on my server as well so it's not really a mirror. Is this doable?

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You can do a mirror, just a manual one when you know things are OK. I use freefilesync for that.

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If you are on windows, a great native, reliable solution is robocopy. RoboCopy docs

 

There's good documentation out there on how to setup a copy without deleting from the destination, and you can set it up to run as a scheduled task at a frequency you'd like.

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You can setup a scheduled task on startup to mount an iscsi target, SMB or NFS share as a network drive, and you can set that as your target for automatic backups.

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What software are you running on your NAS? I run TrueNAS with scheduled snapshots that allow you to revert to earlier versions of files and folders in case you deleted something by accident.

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Just use Macrium Reflect and run vanilla backups to your NAS.Done.

 

Filesync type backups are a pain and break too easily. 

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