I’m frequently asked what tools and methods I use to back up my genealogy data and related files. The answer isn’t simple because I use a variety of methods.
I sync to storage on the cloud, I sync to other off site storage. I sync to my home servers and to other workstations in our home.
Absent the tool used for one of the cloud storage sites, I use the free SyncBack tool from 2BrightSparks for the remainder of the synchronizations.
Must folks don’t sync their data so broadly, so SyndBack may be a good solution for them too as they sync their files to an external drive or to a cloud drive that they have mapped as a local drive.
,SyncBack allows you to set schedules for synchronizations you can run them manually. I you need to restore from your backup host, it is as easy as syncing to it.
I backup terabytes of data using SyncBack and have never had a single burp with the tool. Because it is synchronizing rather than uploading a full set of your files, syncing time is fairly short based on the amount of changes in your storage since the last time you ran the app.
I like the app. It works and has worked for me for a long time. Take a look at it and see if it fits your backup strategy.
Note: I have no interest in or from 2BrightSparks other than to say thanks to them for such a great tool.