experiences with teracopy please?

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  1. panaman

    panaman Ultrasonic

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    hi, i`m looking for a safe way to regularly copy some 200 GB from my online pc to offline music pc / archiving, while preserving the time created and time modified attributes for files and folders.
    obviously not an easy task with windows.
    i read up on robocopy and its gui variants, also on using zip/unzip, and the send to method. all have their flaws though.
    so if you have used teracopy or have other suggestions, please let me know
     
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  3. quadcore64

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    Have you considered normal or compressed ISO?

    Normal ISO files opened or mounted natively in Windows Explorer. Third party file managers like Total Commander require you to mount the image.

    The image can always be modified/added to using ISO creation software such as UltraISO with Add/Delete/Save functions. Compressed ISOs usually have to be opened with the program that created it.
     
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    https://fastcopy.jp/ I use Fastcopy here; super minimal little program that has proven to be very reliable and, as the name would suggest, fast.

    I’ve used it while migrating multiple terabytes of data to new drives, and it has never failed or thrown an error.
     
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    I've been a long-time Teracopy user and can vouch for it. It's very flexible. And yes, it can preserve timestamps, as well as attributes, streams, ACL, Owner, Audit info (the security info on NTFS). Files can be verified after transfer. File lists can be exported to CSV which I find handy for archiving.

    How are you getting the data to the offline computer? Personally if they are physically close enough I would use a crossover cable to temporarily connect them and do it over that since you can leave it unattended. Or use a small (250gb) SSD in an enclosure and sneakernet it, but your attention is needed twice (to copy to and then to copy from).
     
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  8. panaman

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    yes i use an external 2,5" hd, most convenient for me.
    i`ll try tera because it integrates in the context menu and replaces the ms copy service, so i can copy from 1 explorer window to another like before
     
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    Teracopy is my go-to copy software (it replaces the Windows offering on my machines) but for the kind of thing you're talking about here, I use FreeFileSync. It's as good as all the paid for offerings -- much better than the free version of Syncback
     
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    It's an amazing tool and I used it for years. But after v2.27 or similar started to have serious issues.
    So I'm also curious to see what experiences others here have.
     
  11. panaman

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    should i be looking for v2.27 then?
    my pending task is copying 2x 4TB to a 8TB hd as a backup. just too much important stuff being released lately...
    the date and time is already compromized somewhat, but i want to preserve that as is...
     
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    I am using bvckup 2 0.68 beta to sync my Sample Folders (40GB with a gazillion files) btw notebook <---> HDD <---> desktop. You can create a job and ensure in which direction it should copy and overwrite

    Why beta? Well because the other version costs money and the beta version works without problems.

    https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2655
     
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    Syncback or Gs Richcopy 360 should have all the requirements for a successful backup process and also an effective feature to copy folders/files with its timestamps and permissions.
     
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    Wow, testing this at the moment. The beta of this is so good that I'm tempted to actually buy the full version.
     
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    they push very often updates - so worth the money! The beta i have linked is quite old, but it seems to work fine for me for years now.
     
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    I don't remember ever being as enthusiastic about backup software as I am about this. I've just backed up the %user folder on my c: drive to another internal hardware drive. It was so damn fast. And the reporting is so damned accurate.

    It's kind of expensive though. If it was £20 for the pro version, I'd be all over it. But they want $50 a year, which seems somewhat excessive. I guess they know their market, but at that price it isn't me.

    There's an interesting discussion of licensing/pricing on his website in which he says he's going to offer a legit free licence on the beta. So, it seems kosher to keep using it and I think it does everything that I need from it.
     
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    the big feature is the fast way to setup a backup, its done with a few clicks. I see no other software providing this!

    then we have the small size and its quick and easy to install.

    the beta version doesnt even need an install.

    Ohh so its subbing now, last time i have checked it was pay 40€ and its yours.
     
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    interesting, what issues did you have?

    so from what i understand, the interesting thing about teracopy is that it can verify your copied files after copying or moving them. windows copy doesn't ever do that
     
  19. panaman

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    so i`ve been using tera copy for a while now, and it does what it promises. i found out the hard way how usb doesnt have hardly any error correction, not sure how many TB are compromized with checksum errors.
    one quirk with tera copy though: lets say i have a folder called beginner with 6 rar files in it, and another folder called beginner already on the destination HD with 5 rar files.
    tera copy will skip the 1st 5 files but copy the 6th. it should skip the whole folder if exists, but skips files only. requires manual intervention every time, otherwise great..
     
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