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Bacup from 2 different volumes in one profile?

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teugro46
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Bacup from 2 different volumes in one profile?

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Hi!
Can someone tell me if I can, and how, to make a backup profile that copies from two different volumes, some folders from hard disk C and some from
hard disk D to hard disk E? All should happen so, that Source always overwrites destination (files and folders)?

please help!
Swapna
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Re: Bacup from 2 different volumes in one profile?

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

If you are using SyncBackSE V7/V8, you can use SyncBack Touch with SyncBackSE to backup files from two different local drives (e.g. C and D) to a destination drive. SyncBack Touch acts as a remote agent for SyncBackSE (V7/8) and allows it to remotely access a device’s file system to perform backup/restore and sync operations over the network.

Install SyncBack Touch on the same PC where SyncBackSE is installed (as you want to backup files from multiple drives on the same computer), and create a profile in SE with Source pointing to Touch and Destination to your backup drive. Click on the "Choose sub-directories and files" button and select the list of files/folders you want to copy from multiple drives and deselect the remaining. Then run the profile to backup files from multiple drives on source to destination.

Please note that each SyncBackSE V7/8 license purchase comes with two complimentary connections to SyncBack Touch (if more are required, Touch licenses can be purchased separately). You can refer to these articles for more details on how to create and configure a Touch profile:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbt.html

http://support.2brightsparks.com/knowle ... ouch-guide

http://www.2brightsparks.com/resources/ ... ofile.html

Thank you
teugro46
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Re: Bacup from 2 different volumes in one profile?

Post by teugro46 »

Thank you! I downloaded that SyncBack Touch, but have not yet quite figured out how to use two different volumes C and D e.g) as source to copy
to one file.
Swapna
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Re: Bacup from 2 different volumes in one profile?

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

1. Create a new Touch profile in SyncBackSE with Source pointing to SyncBack Touch and Destination to 'Internal/external drive network path'. Please refer to this article for the steps to create a Touch profile:

https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources ... ofile.html

2. Once the profile is created a profile setup window will appear, enter \ in the SyncBack Touch path (under Simple settings page) and configure the destination path to a folder on your backup drive.

3. Click on "Choose sub-directories and files" button, then SyncBack will display all drives on your computer in a tree structure. Select files/folders you want to copy to your back up drive and deselect the remaining. Then run the profile to backup files from multiple drives to your destination.

I would suggest you to perform Simulated Runs and check the Differences window closely to understand the list of files that will be copied to destination before the actual runs.

Thank you.
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