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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding Quality Product"

    February 11, 2012  |   By Zylgis

    Pros

    -Extremely intuitive interface
    -Extensive functionality
    -Simple to synchronize 1 way, the other way, or both ways
    -Comprehensive reporting
    -Simple to use scheduling
    -Background sync uses very little processing power (you don't even know it's running unless you check it)
    -Optionally "simulates" synchronization so you can see what the results will be before you actually execute it,

    Cons

    None Yet but if I run across anything I'll try to update this review.

    Summary

    -I created 6 "Profiles" & scheduled them to run weekly
    -To start synchronization I went with keeping everything from both PC's ("combine")
    -After that & based on root directory (my vids, my docs, etc.) I chose which pc was the master (the one that can add, delete, & change files) & which pc was the slave (the cloned copy to store)
    -It works superbly for my home network in that I have a notebook PC that I download files (pics, videos, edit docs, etc.) & now it auto syncs to my home network PC server, which is basically a HTPC on Windows 7 running Media Center & other packages. That way I have a backup & with the mirrored directory structure I can use it to access music, pictures, etc. to play on my LCD TV.

    I've used many backup/sync programs over the years (being a network administrator too) & this one is the most intuitive I've seen to date. The price isn't bad either. I'm thinking about going to the Pro version & exploring the additional options, like email backup to Google's cloud. Use it, you won't regret it.

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  • Reply by taramathea on December 27, 2012

    How do you get the automatic scheduling function to work? Every time I try to set it up, I get an error message. It has never run even once for me without my manually prompting it to back up data. I am managing 7 computers that need to be backed up to a server, and I don't have time to go from computer to computer to prompt this program to run.

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