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Windows Backup Software (diff backup without archive bit)

by MGDevel / September 6, 2009 4:01 PM PDT

Hello Everybody,

I am searching for a (open source or freeware) backup software for Windows XP from which I can backup my data which in Linux EXT3 file system and shared in Windows XP using samba. I specially need to take *differential* backups but as ext3 does not support "archive" bit so backup software should have something like "backup last <nn> days modified file".

Thanks in advance,

Neeraj

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Good hunting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2009 11:11 PM PDT
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Re: backup without archive bit
by Kees Bakker / September 6, 2009 11:26 PM PDT

I use xxcopy from xxcopy.com with /bu switch for such cases. It's free for personal use.

But:
- it might not work across samba
- you might have a 'hidden' requirement that is must have a GUI
- your boss might not want to pay for business use (it's not freeware then)
- you might not trust non-open source
- it might stop working when you switch to Windows 7
So many reasons to not try it!

Kees

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