Backing up music onto external harddrive

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Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by anonymust » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:57 pm

Are their any built in backup features/scripts of MediaMonkey?

I want to start backing up my music (locally on my desktop) to my external hard-drive... but every now and then I change the ratings of songs along with tags... and sometimes even delete a folder with crap music a friend gave me.

I would like to have an exact copy of my local music library on my external hard-drive.. with out having to "Copy and Replace" items which always takes time when you have 40GB+ of music

Or any have any great recommendations for a Mirroring software that ONLY backups the difference.. and delete what doesn't exist locally any more?
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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by wxdude » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:24 pm

I just use the Robocopy command from the command line in Win7. It is simple and does exactly what you want. Of course the first copy will take a long time.

ROBOCOPY sourcepath destinationpath /MIR

ROBOCOPY /? for all of the options.

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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by Lowlander » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:21 pm

MediaMonkey (nor any existing Addon) can do this. However this is where backup software shines (I use Karen's Replicator).
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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by dtsig » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:59 pm

Karen's Replicator is a good app (most of her stuff is really nice). Other ones I have use successfully are WinMerge and TeraCopy.
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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by trixmoto » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:48 am

I'm planning to add this into my "Backup" script, but I've never found the time.
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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by monkey hi fi » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:48 pm

teracopy used with karens replicator is really fast

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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by Exeter Music Man » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:29 am

I use a program called FolderMatch (www.foldermatch.com) this scans both my media folder and my backup folder and performs comparisons using a choice of different methods.

I have it set to compare files by size/date & time and then copy the newer files across.

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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by _Chris_ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:26 pm

monkey hi fi wrote:teracopy used with karens replicator is really fast
Hi monkey hi fi, how do you use those both together please? Also, if backing up MMG like that, isn't there a problems then with drive paths/greyed tracks etc?

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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by jgt1942 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:56 am

I use SyncBackPro (see http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/s ... oC0kXw_wcB) and have used it for years to perform all of my data backups. For my music backup I use it to mirror the library (currently 450GB) to my internal RAID 5 array (11TB) which is for all of my level 1 backups. SyncbackPro has numerous other backup options. Syncback is scheduled nightly on all of my systems to perform various backups and synchronization task.

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Re: Backing up music onto external harddrive

Post by popsmike » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:34 am

jgt1942 wrote:I use SyncBackPro (see http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/s ... oC0kXw_wcB) and have used it for years to perform all of my data backups. For my music backup I use it to mirror the library (currently 450GB) to my internal RAID 5 array (11TB) which is for all of my level 1 backups. SyncbackPro has numerous other backup options. Syncback is scheduled nightly on all of my systems to perform various backups and synchronization task.
Hey,
Im setting up a NAS Raid system and was looking at SyncBackPro myself. Do you know of any issues using it in the manner i'm setting up?

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