Just curious to know what are the better 3rd party backup programs available. I need to figure out a good, easy-to-use backup scheme for my footage, projects, etc. For some reason, Windows 7 backup is confusing to me. I have several external drives, mostly eSATA and USB. I have tried online backups, but way too slow for large files.
I work with HDV and tapes for the most part for now.
120 GB SSD Syteme drive Wildfire
4 TB RAID 0 (2-disk) - Capture footage and PPr and AE projects
2 TB RAID 0 (2-disk) - Previews and pagefile
1 TB Buffalo drive eSATA - Stock footage, DVD exports, misc
2 TB GRAID eSATA - Old/Completed projects
2 TB NAS iOmega StorCenter ix2 - Web video storage, backups
with 1TB USB3 Drive attached additioanl storage
I personally would just go for good old Windows Explorer and do it manually.
The free Microsoft Synctoy is very good for this, but it has to be used manually, so you have to be organised.
I use a free program called EZBackitup and find it works perfectly. It can be run manually or scheduled. I've just completed 6 seperate back up jobs with over 3TB of data and EZBackitup performed flawlessly and without the slightest hitch.
Even though one of my back up jobs contains 1.5 TB of data, it takes literally a couple of minutes at most to compare the whole lot and add or remove any changed files/folders, etc.