Post by the Omrud
It's worth adding a reference to Office 365 - a 5-device Home
subscription costs £80 per year, which gives you all the Office suite of
programs, up to date, and 1TB of OneDrive per device/user. The reason I
haven't switched from Carbonite is that a) I have the latest version of
Office from my previous job, and b) OneDrive is irritating when used as
a backup tool. It doesn't allow the selection of multiple folder
hierarchies. I have colleagues who copy their data to a BACKUP folder
on a separate drive, and then use OneDrive to sync that to to cloud. I
probably will buy it eventually though.
In addition to my local backups to NAS and USB drives I do much
as you describe.
My PC has a SSD and two HDD. One of the things I do with the
second HDD is host a folder for all the files I want backed up to
Onedrive, which is essentially a subset of our data.
I started doing this manually every few days, by using copy in
File Explorer, but this really isn't very intelligent, and
doesn't allow you to only copy newer versions, or automatically
delete files no longer in the source directory. It was also quite
time consuming manually selecting, a folder at a time, only those
ones I wanted.
The program that has made this very much easier is FreeFileSynch
You can set it up in a number of ways to do exactly what you
need, and is probably quite useful in other scenarios.
BOFE is currently abroad, but her laptop is set up with her own
implementation of Onedrive (with 365 every user gets their own
1TB), which synchronises her changes back onto her login on this
PC, and then gets backed up here with everything else.
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
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