March 14, 2017 by
<a href=""></a>The Challenge: What happens once your flash drive dies? Those files are gone forever.
The most effective: Automatically save Every flash drive you own after you plug it in to your house personal computer.
My Requirements once i set out to see a answer:
True Automatic Start when the flash drive is inserted to the USB port.
File Versioning (save a copy of old versions of files 1, 2 or 3, or even more versions).
Only copy the file if it's new or changed Considering that last backup.
Free of charge for property users.
This is going on my wife’s laptop and that i don’t want her calling with questions each time it pops up. She keeps all her stuff about the same flash drive and uses quite a few computers. Her flash drive As soon as stopped working and the modern backup was about 8 months old. Hence, this quest was born.
Other solutions tried and discarded (they may be wonderful for sync and backup, but don’t meet my criteria in this purpose):
Karen’s Replicator
Yadis! <a href="">backup usb drive automatically</a> (more to do with this place later)
Homebrew Scripts
Job Scheduler
and combinations epidermis above.
So, creating a Saturday morning with absolutely nothing planned, I tried each one of these, and eventually discovered USB Flash Copy.
<img src="" style="max-width:440px;float:left;padding:10px 10px 10px 0px;border:0px;" alt="automatic backup usb drive" title="automatic backup usb drive (c)" />It works automatically, and satisfies all the above criteria – albeit it can only maintain 1 prior version.
Give it a shot.