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What's the best way to synchronize folders on drives over a local network to a FreeNAS system? I have a volume/share on the FreeNAS machine for backing up files from my PC. I want a system that will scan the drives in the PC and then copy any changes made over to the FreeNAS storage to act as a copy/backup.
 

Previously I've used SyncToy on the windows machine to sync folders from windows to the FreeNAS share. The problem with SyncToy was I had to set it up as a scheduled task in windows, and every time it ran it would cause a console to pop up on screen and take focus - Annoying when I'm trying to use the machine and it tries scanning to see if there are any changes to copy. So I'd like something that either runs discretely on the Windows machine to sync the folders up, or something that runs off the FreeNAS through a plugin.

 

  • Scan F:/Folder (PC) for any new/changed files and then copy those files to L:/Folder (FreeNAS).
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Support multiple folder pairs (eg. separate tasks for F:/Music > L:/Music, F:/Pictures > L:/Pictures, F:/Documents > L:/Documents, etc)
  • Fully automated with scheduling options for hourly/daily/weekly backups.
  • Run DISCRETELY in the background. I want to forget it's even there.

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Check out Veeam https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html

You'd just create a CIFS share on FreeNAS that Veeam can access. 

 

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1 hour ago, Jarsky said:

Check out Veeam https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html

You'd just create a CIFS share on FreeNAS that Veeam can access. 

 

Just had a look at it. Maybe I'm setting it up wrong, but it seems that it just creates a backup image of the files. I just want it to straight transfer the files over - no image or compression. I want to be able to access the files on the NAS on other machines as well, including from laptop and also some of the files on the NAS are used in Plex.

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Freefilesync  FreeFileSync - Free Data Backup and File Synchronization Software

 

Can be run whenever you want, or in realtime. Just remember if you use realtime and you make a mistake that mistake will also be replicated, so make sure you have snapshots working on your backup machine.

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