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By techadmin ·
I have win 98se installed.
I want to take backup on my network. When I start backup second time want to take backup of only newly created and modified file. The backup job overwrites the existing backup without takig incremental backup.
Is there any free software/utility to take such type of backup

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by saihib In reply to Backup

You need to create two separate backup jobs and tell your backup software to APPEND the incremental backups to your media. For example: You create a full backup job scheduled for Sundays and tell it to overwrite existing data. You then create an incremental backup job that is scheduled for the same time Monday through Saturday and instruct it to append. After Saturday's back you have a tape with one full backup and a week's worth of incrementals. You also need to rotate tapes.

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by saihib In reply to Backup

MS Backup can do this and it's bundled into the OS.

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by techadmin In reply to Backup

I want to take incremental backup.
When i try backup next time it should only backup the newly created and modified files under the selected folders.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Backup

Hi,

Visits www.tucows.com
They have lots of freeware and shareware and have many backup utilities. I'm sure one of them will suit your needs.

Here's the link to the backup area of that site.

http://piau.tucows.com/system/backup95.html

(remove spaces from the above URL)

Cheers,
Tim.

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by scott In reply to Backup

Very Simple...I belive we do here what you are attempting...Write a .bat file like this :

XCOPY C:\OriginDir1\*.* /s \DestinationDir1 /m
XCOPY C:\OriginDir2\*.* /s \DestinationDir2 /m

The /s switch include sub-direcotories
The /m switch copys modified files only
A /y switch will accept overwrites, ect. if new
files are added. As our files don't change, we
don't use...Good Luck...

Scott@Gullys.com

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Backup

Hi,

Errr... I'm not exactly sure why you rejected my answer...???

I counted several freeware utilities on that site that would do what you wanted??!?!?

Here's another one.

http://www.stormloader.com/autobackup/

This one is shareware and after thirty days of use, the writer makes a "humble request" that you send him $10. Not much money. And.. a conscience decision.

It specifically mentions "differential" backups. A differential backup is even better than an incremental backup in terms of space taken... it only backs up the *part* of the file that was changed.

The other utilities on TuCows would do just as well.

If you're going to reject my answer at least you could let me know why. Your question specifically asked for "Is there any free software/utility to take such type of backup"

Cheers,
Tim.

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by techadmin In reply to Backup

thanks for ur help

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