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Windows Backup Software (diff backup without archive bit)

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,


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Good hunting.

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

- 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!


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