Automatic Directory Compare Software?
Josh Koffman email (remove spam text)
I think the best way to explain what I'm asking is to describe the situation.
I have a drive that holds my main active music collection. It's about
80GB worth of music that means a fair bit to me. I keep it on an
external drive and I have copies of the data on two other drives. I
add to the main drive fairly frequently. What that currently means is
that to ensure that my backups are current I go in to the backup
drive, delete all 80GB of data, then copy it all again. It takes quite
a while and isn't really efficient.
What I'm looking for is like a drive cloning software but that will
work on only a specific directory. It has to be manually triggered as
my backup drives aren't usually connected to the live system. What I'd
love is a small (preferably free) utility that will do a diff, find
out the missing files, and sync the backup drive to the source drive.
Any suggestions? I haven't found anything that takes care of this but
perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places?
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
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