Joel Stringfellow (njyoder) wrote in thequestionclub,
Joel Stringfellow
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Windows backup software. WILL PAY MONIES FOR GOOD ANSWER.

For a good answer to this, I'll even pay a decent amount of moines. Maybe $10 or more; to be negotiated. Tell me what features it will have that I requested (and other major ones) if you want monies.

What cheap/free software is good for (incrementally or better) backing up a local drive to a network drive, with the ability to efficiently resume if the backup is interrupted (i.e. the connection is broken)?

I'm backing up a largish amount of data from my local hard drive to my XDrive with a ~700Kbps upstream.

I'm willing to consider lack of a 'smart resume' feature if absolutely no good programs exist that implement. Multiple programs working in unison are just as acceptable as a single backup program, as I can write a script to unify them all myself. I'm even willing to consider something that keeps extra local backup data to aid in a more efficient.


Features that are required:
*Incremental (or better) backup.
*rsync like bandwidth efficiency or better (rsync isn't used because it doesn't efficiently resume from an interrupted backup).
*Smart ability to resume if the connection is broken (i.e. it doesn't have to recheck all files to see where it left off).

Features that are preferred, but not required:
*Compression of uncompressed files before transferring them.
*Customization of the software with scripts to potentially implement these and other features.
*Rollback to a previous backup (think version control applied to arbitrary files).

Cross-posted. earsp
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