Sync to Backup?

  1. Just now, I am looking into using free synchronization software to provide an effective backup. I would like something that would allow me to gracefully survive disaster (HD crash, flaked out South bridge, corrupted connections, ransomware, etc).

    Like many TSers I have several Windows PCs on a Windows wired & wireless home network. It occurred to me that I could maintain common file structure and data by replicating this on every system - possibly real time, possibly with versioning, possibly tiered with essential files regularly 'backed up' to the cloud somewhere. I considered imaging, but I would always do a clean install if I had 'problems'. Among software solutions, I located: ownCloud ( but that requires a Linux server; Syncthing ( but that is only in v0.11; Unison ( which is stable, but may be hard to understand and fully implement; and FreeFileSync ( which may be terrific, but may come with adware.

    Did I mention that these are all various flavors of 'free'?

    If you have a working solution, I would really like to hear what it is and what your experience has been.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    Google Allway Sync. It does a differential update to the target and thus, always moves minimum data.
    Cycloid Torus likes this.
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Topic Starter Posts: 3,026   +666

    Found it ( ). Looks very competent and complete. Many thanks!

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