ITdad

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I would like to get some recommendations about different shareware/freeware packages for syncing/mirroring files between drives and machines.

I have a home network with four machines on it, two running Windows 2000 Pro and two running Windows XP Pro. I want to have all of the machines sync with a large 320 GB drive on one of the WinXP machines. Before setting up this particular network, I had been using Ghostfiles 2.0 to mirror/sync between a pair of HDDs on one of the Win2K machines, and although Ghostfiles claims to be able to sync across a network, I cannot get it to work reliably, so I'm looking for better alternatives.

In my research on the web I've found:

--Ghostfiles 3.1
--Allway Sync 3.2.8
--Super Flexible File Synchronizer 2.61
--Allsync 2.7.23

Does anyone have any experience with any of these? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Are there other programs that you would recommend more highly?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

slvr_phoenix

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Maybe I'm just crazy or something, but if I'm understanding what you're wanting to do correctly, I'd just write a batch file for the host PC to sync to all of the other PCs using the xcopy command with the /d /e /c /i /g /h /r /y arguments. Then on that host PC I'd set up a Scheduled Task to run that batch file nightly, hourly, or whatever.

But then, I'm crazy. :twisted: