Copying a folder occasionally to a backup hard disk

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  1. dilipb

    dilipb Well-Known Member

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    I have a folder that I'd like to periodically mirror to an external hard disk. How can I easily copy the source to the target, deleting files now deleted in the source, updating files that have been changed in the source, and adding new files to the destination. Would an XCOPY with the appropriate set of switches do the trick - maybe something like

    xcopy c:\sourcedir d:\targetdir /e /h /o

    ? Thanks.
     
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    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    ickymay New Member

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    personally i use fbackup , its free and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

    I set it up last year and it silently syncs my NAS with my main pc media and my critical files and books in excel to a pen stick plugged in to USB on a different schedule.

    Set it up and forget it :cool:
     
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