Free File Sync

Still making backups by using the normal copy program in windows. We just helped a customer who was backing up close to 100Gb every month over the network from one network location to another which took days. The reason it took days ? All files where copied and replace existing files regardless if they did not change.

FreeFileSync was the software we used to cut the backup time down from 3 days to 1 hour by only copying new and changed files.

FreeFileSync is software which compares folder/files and let you perform file actions based on changes or additions. It supports filters, file sizes greater than 4GB, delete-before-copy for large sync operations, and creation of batch files for automated synchronization. After compare process (by date or content) operations can be customized on a file-by-file basis.

So now you have no more excuses for not having an outdated backup.

Some of Free Filse Syncs Features are:

  • Synchronize network shares and local disks
  • Synchronize MTP devices (Android, iPhone, tablet, digital camera)
  • Synchronize via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Detect moved and renamed files and folders
  • Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
  • Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
  • Binary file comparison
  • Configure handling of Symbolic Links
  • Automate sync as a batch job
  • Process multiple folder pairs
  • Comprehensive and detailed error reporting
  • Copy NTFS security permissions
  • Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
  • Copy HFS+ extended attributes and ACLs
  • Support long file paths with more than 260 characters
  • Fail-safe file copy prevents data corruption
  • Cross-platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
  • Expand environment variables like %UserProfile%
  • Access variable drive letters by volume name (USB sticks)
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Keep versions of deleted/updated files
  • Prevent disc space bottlenecks via optimal sync sequence
  • Full Unicode support
  • Highly optimized runtime performance
  • Include/exclude files via filter
  • FreeFileSync portable and local installation available
  • Handle daylight saving time changes on FAT/FAT32
  • Use macros %time%, %date%, et al. for recurring backups
  • Case-sensitive synchronization
  • Built-in locking serializes multiple users synchronizing the same network folder
  • … download and use for free!

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