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backing up external hard drives, 5-6 of them

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backing up external hard drives, 5-6 of them

I am saving family videos and photos to one main external hard drive. I have about 5-6 others externals that I want to keep synced and backed up but I do not want to go through the trouble of remembering what I need to transfer to each hard drive

Is there any software that I can just use to hook up one drive at a time and update them as clones of the main backup?
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Maybe something like rsync or for something a little simpler with a GUI then take a look at FreeFileSync
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free filesync

setup a task to automatically sync when the drive is plugged in
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I've always had a hassle with synching software so I gave up and instead use WinMerge to quickly compare folders and subfolders across multiple drives. Saves me a tonne of time and works great, I highly recommend it. https://winmerge.org/?lang=en
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: I am saving family videos and photos to one main external hard drive. I have about 5-6 others externals that I want to keep synced and backed up but I do not want to go through the trouble of remembering what I need to transfer to each hard drive
Don't forget to backup to Google Photos :)
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Sorcerer wrote: I've always had a hassle with synching software so I gave up and instead use WinMerge to quickly compare folders and subfolders across multiple drives. Saves me a tonne of time and works great, I highly recommend it. https://winmerge.org/?lang=en
this is exactly what I am looking for. I will give it a shot!

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