SyncBack features in the LangaList, an email newsletter that goes out to tens of thousands of people and is available at http://www.langa.com/.
Here's the entry which features SyncBack:
First, thanks for the very informative newsletter. I learn something with every issue.
To synchronize directories, I've been using a combination of xxcopy and Replicator, one of Karen's Powertools. It takes a little finagling since these programs essentially copy or move (I'll admit not knowing all the secrets of xxcopy's switches) and don't really synchronize.
Just ran across a program called SyncBack ( http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback ) that looks as if it will make synchronizing much simpler. The software will also "backup" files (not a true backup but a file copy). Sync is a two-way operation. The sync mode places the newest file from the source folder into the destination then checks for anything not in the source but in the destination and copies that back to the source. Backup copies files to another location. SyncBack can be set to zip the backups and has a scheduler built in. There are a number of settings to control how everything works including exclusions. The standard version has the right price too - free, donations accepted. As with some other freeware, a "pro version" is offered at a cost. Install and non-install versions are also available. I haven't tried it but the non-install version might be a good addition to a rescue CD/DVD.
Thanks, Ron. I also use Karen Kenworthy's "Replicator" ( http://www.karenware.com/powertools/powertools.asp ); and you're right--- it's not intended as a two-way synching tool. For that purpose, "SyncBack" could come in handy!
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