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Data Replication software

By antuck ·
I have a client that needs a data replication software simular to a mirroring software. They have a laptop running XP and use an external USB hard drive to back there data up to. What they are looking for is something that will continually backup there data. They don't want to work on something and have a system crash and lose even an hour's worth of data.

Does anybody know of any kind of software like this. I haven't used any replication software and I'm trying to research on line and see what I can find. But thought I would try this board.

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by fontabg In reply to Data Replication software

look at a windows utility called robocopy

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by dhimant_ruparelia In reply to Data Replication software

Dear Andy

Replication is done by backup software, actually i have searched some higher level software like Brightstor Replica, Veritas so you just have look at this software and make your fundamental cleared and then search for a single PC replication software ok


Dhimant Ruaprelia

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by ross.jackson In reply to Data Replication software

You might want to take a look at Double Take. Even though this was designed for high availability for a server it would be a low cost solution for something like this if even the slightest bit of data loss is critical. I believe the cost is around $1500.00 per copy which is not a bad price for the kind of security and data protection you are looking for especially if you compare to BrightStor or other conventional backup solutions. Double Take is real time data replication which means as soon as the file is changed it is replicated to the backup drive without the user have to do anything. You need to research as to how configure it for your solution.

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Disk failure? Frequent saves.

by pepperh In reply to Data Replication software

Work not saved to the disk won't get replicated anyway. Disk failures aren't that common, a system crash usually doesn't affect the files on the disk. If the work is saved, is should still be there, if not, replication won't matter anyway. Make sure the client saves the work frequently.
You didn't mention the application the client was working in, perhaps it has an auto save option that will frequently save the work.

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by zark77 In reply to Data Replication software

Maybe you would consider VuBrief, it a replication software with a scheduling feature also

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