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OneDrive question

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Grimper
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OneDrive question

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I'm a fairly new user of SyncBack Pro, and I have a question about backing up local files to OneDrive.

I've read this article: https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources ... drive.html

Which basically tells you how to Choose a link to OneDrive (Personal), set your login credentials, etc.

Now, my question is....why would I do that instead of just setting up a "Mirror" backup from, say,
"C:\Users\Keith\Photos" -> "C:\Users\Keith\OneDrive\Photos"?

My OneDrive already backs itself up to the cloud, so I'm confused. Was this KB Article written for people who (1) have OneDrive storage but (2) don't have the local OneDrive application installed?

thanks!
Swapna
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Re: OneDrive question

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

With SyncBackPro, you can backup files directly from your primary location to OneDrive server without needing to keep an extra copy of files on your local OneDrive folder. In addition, you can use features like compression, encryption, verification, versioning when backing-up files using SyncBackPro, and ensure you have reliable and consistent backups for recovery.

Please read our 'Backup Checklist' article for additional details:
https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources ... klist.html

Thank you.
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Re: OneDrive question

Post by Grimper »

Ah, ok - that makes perfect sense.

However, my plan (evil as it may be) is to keep my main Photos folder in \users\keith\Photos.

Then, with OneDrive set to "Download files as I need them", I'd sync to \users\keith\OneDrive\Photos

This should essentially give me an "online only" backup of my photos that I can see from my phone, but would not take up much space on my SSD drive.

What I don't know is if SyncBack Pro is smart enough to see that the files in \OneDrive\Photos are just "links" to the cloud and recopy originals if they are modified.

I'll set this up later this afternoon and do some testing :)

thanks!
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