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    Win XP active syncing

    Is there some way in XP to setup active syncing? I have two hard drives and basically I want the computer to automatically mirror a folder from one hard drive to the other for redundency whenever there is a change. I tried the backup scheduler feature, but that didn't do what I want. TIA!

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    So MS Backup didn't do what you need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcraig
    I tried the backup scheduler feature, but that didn't do what I want. TIA!
    What do you mean exactly?
    Last edited by carloc; September 23rd, 2005 at 13:34 PM.

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    The folders I need to keep backedup are GBs in size, so the backup scheduler would take forever to copy. I need one that if I save it to one folder, it will create a copy in a mirrored folder on the other drive in near real time.

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    Then the best thing I can think of is to run a mirrored RAID.

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    SyncToy for Windows XP. This looks like it should work.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...o/synctoy.mspx
    Last edited by Tinker; September 25th, 2005 at 14:19 PM.

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    That looks very cool Tinker. Good job!

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    Scheduling SyncToy

    It works fine but for an automatic synchronization you have to add a task in the Scheduled Tasks tool of WinXP.
    All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Scheduled Tasks.
    Click on Add Scheduled Task and follow the wizard.

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    O YA!! that is the perfect program. I downloaded it and it works great. Thanks so much for finding that. I had given up hope of finding a windows solution and was starting to look for 3rd party software, but that does the trick. It just came out in August 2005 too!

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