Automatic mirror or copy of files for backup purposes

By Speck13
Jun 3, 2014
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  1. Good day to all,

    This may or may not be possible, but let me try and explain. I was wondering if it were possible for a mirrored copy of a file to exist. Meaning every time I modified the file or file (s), its corresponding mirrored copy would change too.

    I've been saving a lot of things to my Google Drive recently. I was wondering if it were possible for these files to have a mirrored copy saved to another location on my Hard Drive as well.

    New files are being added to the Google Drive on a daily basis, so I doubt there would be a way to set this mirror to new files automatically. And this of course, is assuming that this is possible at all. Let me know if you would like me to elaborate or if this can or can't be done at your convenience.


  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,150   +597

    If you require
    • update foo.txt => mirror:foo.txt
    for each and every alteration of foo.txt in real time, then basically you're asking for a RAID-1x implementation.

    If you can tolerate a nightly sync of *modified files*, then you might look at
    You map a local directory onto a remote directory and run the sync one-way to the remote.

    Now on a schedule (or manual invocation) only the mods in the local migrate onto the remote.

    Frankly, this is my backup strategy for my laptop.

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