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Nojelc
2011-10-23, 13:45
I have 2 Windows 7 PCs plus a Vortexbox holding my music and running SBS in 2 locations. I also have my music files backed up on 2 USB drives.

What is the easiest way to keep all the files syncronised? Copying new music to all the locations is simple enough but I get myself a bit mixed up when I have an MP3Tag tagging session, and I would like to have a simple way of replicating my changes across all my copies.

Any suggestions?

castalla
2011-10-23, 14:07
Use http://allwaysync.com/ on a Win 7 PC ...

pski
2011-10-23, 14:37
I have 2 Windows 7 PCs plus a Vortexbox holding my music and running SBS in 2 locations. I also have my music files backed up on 2 USB drives.

What is the easiest way to keep all the files syncronised? Copying new music to all the locations is simple enough but I get myself a bit mixed up when I have an MP3Tag tagging session, and I would like to have a simple way of replicating my changes across all my copies.

Any suggestions?

For winders (and will work to/from VB shares while you are on a winders box) Synctoy is free and from Microsoft.

It can be scheduled.

Posters have complained about a file/path name limit of 256 characters.

JJZolx
2011-10-23, 14:48
I use Robocpy, which is a command-line tool from Microsoft. Very well tested, very powerful. Here's some really good info, with basic examples. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee851678.aspx)


Robocopy (the name is short for Robust File Copy) was introduced with the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit and is included in all editions of Windows 7.

I didn't know it was included with Windows 7. So you already have it on your system.

pski
2011-10-23, 15:17
I use Robocpy, which is a command-line tool from Microsoft. Very well tested, very powerful. Here's some really good info, with basic examples. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee851678.aspx)



I didn't know it was included with Windows 7. So you already have it on your system.

Thx. Sounds like an improvement.

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Wirrunna
2011-10-23, 21:18
I use SyncBack Freeware V3.2.26.0, available from http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html.

I rip using a quad core box and then use SyncBack to copy to the low power box under the TV that records & plays TV and is my SB server.

Nojelc
2011-10-23, 21:57
Well thanks everyone, lots of options there. I will have a play around and choose one.

sherington
2011-10-24, 01:04
I use Beyond Compare - you have to buy it, eventually, but it is the simnplest, most direct way of keeping mutliple ecopies of files sorted out. They don't manage their "trial" software very well, so I have never actually bought it but I think I should!!

Apesbrain
2011-10-24, 06:31
Some good suggestions above and I've also had good results with FreeFileSync (http://freefilesync.sourceforge.net/).