Need backup app that syncs multiple folders

pjny

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Hi,

I have Prosoft Data Backup and currently testing Chronosync. I am trying to find a way to backup a group of different folders and chronosync doesn't seem to offer this as an easy option.

I see you can choose your hard drive as a backup but then you have to exclude every folder that you don't want to backup. I am looking for a way to select multiple folders for backup.

Also, is there a way to set a rule in chronosync for multiple file exceptions. I don't want movie files(MP4 and MOV) to be backed up but there only seems to be room for one exception in the Rules seciton.

Thanks.
 

maflynn

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Check out Carbon Copy Cloner, it allows selecting what you want backed up, as opposed to excluding items.
 

davidlv

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SyncTwoFolders

I have to second that recommendation for CCC, first class application, well worth the 40 bucks! (my opinion!)
If you want something a little lighter try SyncTwoFolders
http://throb.pagesperso-orange.fr/site/
Actually not just 2 folders, you can set up multiple combinations of two folders and then batch sync them or just one pair - or any combination of pairs - at a time.
Not intuitive to set up, but by playing around with the buttons, hovering over them etc, it should be doable. I had to mess around with it for a while getting it set up right, but once I did it works great, unlike many other similar apps.
:cool:
 
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pjny

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Thanks. I tried CCC and it seems to be the easier of all the apps even though it was cumbersome to select just a few folders to sync to ONE destination. eg.

I want to backup 5 folders on different parts of my drive.

Photos
Documents
Working Files
Transmitted File
Finished Movies

I want to back up these folders to two drives. With Prosoft Data backup for instance, I had to create specific presets for different folders and duplicate those presets for additional target drives.