Now that I’ve been working on a laptop for the last few years, I have all of my clients data in one place. While that’s nice to have and take along with me, it’s unnerving to think that if my laptop is stolen, dropped, or otherwise put out of commission, that’d be the end of it. Now, I won’t go into the importance of backing up your important files – that should be a no brainer. I have, however, struggled with a good, easy way to backup files. I’ve tried Retrospect and Windows Backup, but really just wanted a way to duplicate my files (without compression). I know they’ll do it, but it seemed cumbersome.
Enter SyncBack from a great little company called 2 Bright Sparks (http://www.2brightsparks.com). They have a simple free tool to do just that – update a specified folder or file(s) to another hard drive. I can schedule folders to backup every night to another hard drive – even over my windows network. So, I have my client files moving to my desktop every night. I even have digital camera files going to my old iRiver MP3 player as a backup. It’s great peace of mind . . . try it out!