A straightforward mirroring tool, with scheduling, exclusion and other useful features.
Instead of fucking around with some sort of special utility, Karen's Replicator just does the job. I believe this was my first introduction to her software.
As the author is deceased, Joe Winett has taken over its updates.
I don't know that I can properly call this "open source", but the Karen's Replicator source code was made available.
2019-06-10 - 3.7.4 on Windows 10
- Does not have a working file deletion feature.
- 2016-04-07 - 3.6.9 on Windows 10
- Likely tested on Windows XP
2005-01-01 - 2.2.3 ∞
An excellent intelligent backup tool. It's not smart enough to handle renamed or moved directories, but it does an excellent job of synchronizing drives/folders.
It's light on disk access, so you're computer isn't completely crippled during a backup as with regular file copying.
Has no "global" progress bar to show you how much more is left to copy.
- Should show a MB/s copy rate.
- Should show an estimated time to completion.
- Tasks should be "pauseable"
- Process stops when one clicks 'about'.
A process should be separate from the main dialogue. Cannot multitask when a task is running.
- Cannot run two tasks at once.
- Cannot modify tasks while one is running.
Just some ancient notes from ~2005: