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Ok so I am looking for a back up program that I can try then buy that allows me to back up a files to an external hard drive as well as to a remote computer such as Crash plan

Thing is there are so many that offer free backups and cant do what I want them to do.

I need my back up files to be backed up and be able to use them if I unplug the hard drive and plug it in on another windows based pc. Similar to what Syncback SE does it backs up files and you can still see the same file on the back up. No compression/encryption or file broken into smaller files that I cant access unless I reinstall the back up software.

So with that said does anybody know what software can do what I want and yet allow me to back up to another computer like crashplan and still be able to see my files without installing the back up software in order to restore.

Key thing here is that I want an excel file to get backed up and be able to see the excel file on the external HDD/remote pc thus if the files gets sent to pc2 from pc1, pc2 can see the file and use right then and there.

Hope this makes sense.
 

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Sounds like you want to create a copy of a file on (in your example) PC2 as an exact copy of the original upon accessing it via home LAN or remote external acess. Is that right?
 
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thats exactly correct though I also need this copy backedup at my house pc3 over the web. can that be done?

so pc 1 in the office backups aka copies excel to pc 2 in the office as well as backing it up to pc 3 at my house.

can this be done?
 
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The The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex. I bought an external Free Agent 500 Gb drive and it has a small back up program (Free Agent) that you can schedule or manually back up folders. Then you can use that drive to access those files on any computer. It works great

As far as backing up data to the web so you can access that anywhere

www.carbonite.com
 
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ok will try it out, now just need to use the web to back up to my home pc from the office dont want use online storage.
 
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the free agent only works with the free agent ?
 
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ok I found second copy 8 it does what i need still need an auto file transfer to my home pc from the office.
Any ideas? Was looking into log me in backup solution but I still have the problem that it breaks apart my files so that I cant use them at home.
 
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solved I fell in love with cobian back up and then I am just using a file transfer with log me in once a week. thanks guys
 

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why dont you do something like share a folder on PC3

then what you do is map that drive. with PC1 and PC2 then you tell soemthing like the free western digital or seagate programs and create an image and save it to that folder (which is a link to the PC3 HDD)
 
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I use Acronis True Image home... I don't know if there's a free version, but this program does eveything you could think of.
 

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Help choosing backup software

It seems that you are looking for file sync application as well as a backup application.

I want to suggest you the SyncBlaze application which suites your requirement.

Using SyncBlaze, you can synchronize your data from one system to multiple system. For this, you just to create an account and install SyncBlaze agent in the first system. Then, you can install the SyncBlaze agent in the systems, where you want to synchronize your data & login using the same login data.

Also, as your data is stored in the online storage, you can access your data online without even installing the SyncBlaze agent in the system. You can also download your data from your online account anywhere.

Just try it out today!
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I found very useful ZenOK online backup software I had to delete my files from Iphone (it wasnt working that well) so I didnt really had a backup solution so I used this promo ZenOk has of 21GB free which I still have and did my backup. it works pretty good let me say.
 

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Key thing here is that I want an excel file to get backed up and be able to see the excel file on the external HDD/remote pc thus if the files gets sent to pc2 from pc1, pc2 can see the file and use right then and there.
I use @Max syncup and do backup to local network. For your purpose it just should back up files as uncompressed ones or as zip-archive then you’ll access to backed up files on pc2. Also you can use (s)ftp if it’s used.
Mic ;)
 
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if it's only a simple copy of your data, scheduled task + .bat running Robocopy /MIR, works great.. Copying to a shared folder, that's it.. or synctoy..