Will SyncToy allow me to alternate drives? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to use SyncToy as a backup tool, where I alternate external hard drives.  The sync will occur only one way:  from the PC's hard drive to the external drive.  I want the selected folders on the PC's hard drive to be copied (and kept updated) on the external drive(s).  Two drives will be used, swapped out every morning.  Will SyncToy function properly used this way?
    Thursday, April 8, 2010 10:13 PM

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  • Hi mmoyer08,

    I am afraid current version of SyncToy does not have build in support to alternate drives. You need to create a new folder pair on the new backup place, especially when you are trying to keep multiple backup drives.

    And for the same sync folder, if you want to sync only some of its sub-folders to one backup drive, and sync the other sub-folders to another backup drive, the "Select Sub Folder" feature may help you.


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    Friday, April 9, 2010 2:10 AM