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  • I apologize for asking very basic questions, but I "discovered" Sync-Toy without locating a comprehensive documentation...

    • Where can I locate a user manual?
    • Once created a pair and run SyncToy or the first time, how can I keep the two folders alligned? Can I schedule SyncToy to be always active or to run every 5 minutes?
    • Can I use SyncToy to implement a continuous backup?
    • Can I use SyncToy to backup an SQL DB even if the DB is in use?

    Regards

    Mario

     

     

    Monday, June 28, 2010 9:33 AM

Answers

  • On 6/28/2010 5:33 AM, Mario - Roma - Italy wrote:
    > I apologize for asking very basic questions, but I "discovered" Sync-Toy
    > without locating a comprehensive documentation...
    >
    > * Where can I locate a user manual?
    > * Once created a pair and run SyncToy or the first time, how can I
    > keep the two folders alligned? Can I schedule SyncToy to be always
    > active or to run every 5 minutes?
    > * Can I use SyncToy to implement a continuous backup?
    > * Can I use SyncToy to backup an SQL DB even if the DB is in use?
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Mario
    >
     
    As far as I know, there is no SyncToy user manual other than the
    built-in Help function (and this forum, as other online resources
    findable with Google or your favorite search engine). There are several
    articles linked here:
     
    You can schedule SyncToy to run periodically. See the SyncToy Help menu
    or this article:
     
    I don't know the answer to your last two questions. Moreover, I don't
    know what you mean by "a continuous backup," but from the sound of it,
    the answer is undoubtedly no.
     
    The one thing you should take care with, particularly with Windows 7, is
    that all of the appropriate permissions are set correctly before you
    attempt to synchronize a folder pair. That is, do a manual file copy in
    both directions first. I don't know if it was fixed in 2.1 (which seems
    to have its own problems), but SyncToy 2.0 would get seriously confused
    if you attempted to sync folders without first having read/write
    permission correct. The only solution was to delete and re-create the
    folder pair.
    --
    Lem
     
    Monday, June 28, 2010 7:21 PM