FullSync Gets Grip on Archiving Tasks
FullSync, a free open-source Java-based application, can archive or synchronize data to external hard drives, networked Windows shares or even FTP repositories.From somewhere outside myself, I watched in horror as my hand clicked "OK"and deleted a rather large collection of disk images from my computer. After a futile attempt to recover the files, I figured it was finally time to implement my drunken New Years pledge to back up my personal files more regularly. I started using FullSync, a free open-source Java-based application that can archive or synchronize data to external hard drives, networked Windows shares or even FTP repositoriesthe latter available through regular FTP or SFTP.
For each directory I needed to archive, I created a profile that defined the target location and transport method and allowed me to create simple customized inclusion or exclusion rulesto back up only Word documents, for instance.