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Sync data from a network share to local drive

Mar 24, 2021
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Have a 3D scanner that is used few times a day to create files. On the network is another design station that can access the scanner data from network share.
However the app struggles opening it directly from network share.

I want to setup automatic incremental data sync from the network share to a local drive. Check and sync any new files every 30min ?
What is a best way to do this?


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How are you syncing already? You might be able to enable iSCSI and mount it as a local disk instead of a share this is generally a lot faster than a share


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You can use resiliosync to automatically copy from one drive to another as long as it's not the same computer. From my phone to my desktop to my server is about 5 seconds of transfer time for a stack of pictures so pretty realtime.

Can also pick a specific folder for it to copy from and to paste to. It's super easy to pick A and B locations.

Oh and it's free.
Apr 21, 2022
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For Windows, I use an app called FreeFileSync. https://freefilesync.org/

You can create a batch script and run it on a schedule. The same could probably be done using a normal batch file and xcopy, but I prefer the GUI of this app.