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Sewermonger Absent Member.
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File / Directory sync

Anyone know of a good free and easy program that will compare synchronize directory, files and structure and move/create the files/structure between multiple sources?

My neighbor must have several thousand pictures in about 100 different folders that needs to be consolidated, dupes deleted/moved and such.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

Sewermonger wrote:
> Anyone know of a good free and easy program that will compare
> synchronize directory, files and structure and move/create the
> files/structure between multiple sources?
>
> My neighbor must have several thousand pictures in about 100 different
> folders that needs to be consolidated, dupes deleted/moved and such.
>
>

I've used goodsync before. It free for trial use and I think on $29.99
if you want to but it.

Brad
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buckesfeld Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

Felton,

rsync, Unison?

U
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adrockk Frequent Contributor.
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Re: File / Directory sync

Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:


> rsync


I second that. rsync works well, and you can cron/schedule it.

Never used it, but the google machine spits this one out for windoze:
http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp



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Adam Gabriel wrote:

> Never used it, but the google machine spits this one out for windoze:
> http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp


Here is a Windows version of rsync that I've personally used in the past.

http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650

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Re: File / Directory sync

rsync



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Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1, CLA10, CLP10
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

Sewermonger <Sewermonger@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in
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> Anyone know of a good free and easy program that will compare
> synchronize directory, files and structure and move/create the
> files/structure between multiple sources?


Windoze?
Synctoy Beta 2
/R

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

Windows - SyncBack's pretty good, freeware version:
http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html#freeware


Sewermonger wrote:
> Anyone know of a good free and easy program that will compare
> synchronize directory, files and structure and move/create the
> files/structure between multiple sources?
>
> My neighbor must have several thousand pictures in about 100 different
> folders that needs to be consolidated, dupes deleted/moved and such.
>
>

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Re: File / Directory sync

Here are the ones I have Worked With.

Allwayssync
It's "Free for moderate personal use" It's limits to how many files it will
sync over a given time. It's a good program if you only have a few files to
sync. We tried it with couple thousand files and its memory consumption was
huge.

Rsync
It's free. We only used it for one way syncs, so not sure how well it will
work in a two way. We did run into issues where it would not sync all the
files.

DFS
Well if your running W2k3 R2 or W2k8 But don't think that's the case.

GoodSync.
We use this one the most. Think you can get a 30 day trial but after that
its cheap to buy, works greats and doesn't have the memory issues AllwaySync
did.

Jordack

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> Anyone know of a good free and easy program that will compare
> synchronize directory, files and structure and move/create the
> files/structure between multiple sources?
>
> My neighbor must have several thousand pictures in about 100 different
> folders that needs to be consolidated, dupes deleted/moved and such.
>
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Re: File / Directory sync

Is that available for windows? I think the last time I checked (a long
time ago) there was a site that had some of the source code or only
part of the binaries and that any work on it had been cancelled. I
don't remember off the top of my head, I just know I couldn't get it
going.

Jim Henderson wrote:

> rsync


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adrockk Frequent Contributor.
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Re: File / Directory sync

I've also used a program called Double-Take from NSI. Don't remember how much
it was, but I think it would keep systems synced live, and you could do storage
serrver failover with it. Might be overkill though.

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> Anyone know of a good free and easy program that will compare
> synchronize directory, files and structure and move/create the
> files/structure between multiple sources?
>
> My neighbor must have several thousand pictures in about 100 different
> folders that needs to be consolidated, dupes deleted/moved and such.


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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:08:36 +0000, brain wrote:

> Is that available for windows?


Take a look at the rest of the thread. 🙂




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Re: File / Directory sync

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:08:36 +0000, brain wrote:

> Is that available for windows?


Yes, in several different forms, including as part of cygwin.

Jim



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Sewermonger Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

Thanks everyone..... now I have to test them to see which will be most simple for my neighbor (who is a technical neanderthal)
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Alberto de_la_T Absent Member.
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Re: File / Directory sync

beyondcompare Beyond Compare - The file compare, folder compare and remote directory compare utility from Scooter Software

is nice and gui

xxcopy is nice and command-line-ee

I use noclone for duplicate hunting managing, but the new version of beyondcompare has some of it's capabilities.

Not free, but all pretty cheap if I can recall
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