Synchronization of folders and files over a local network, SFTP or to an external HDD
Automatic folder synchronization allows you to organize and maintain two identical directories: source and destination. Files can be copied from the source folder to the destination one over a local network or over the Internet using the secure SFTP (SSH) protocol. When you add or change files in the source folder, all changes will be reflected in the destination.
For example, at home or at office, you have a main working directory on your local or nearby computer. You need to automatically copy files from it to another location: a USB flash drive, external hard drive, over a local network or to a remote server using SFTP protocol.
In this article, you will learn how to create and configure a task to synchronize files between two computers. This information can be useful for both system administrators and home users.
Exiland Backup is a simple solution to sync files and folders
The Exiland Backup utility allows you to copy files in one direction only - from the source folder to the destination one on a schedule. It compares files in the source and destination folders, matches them, and copies new or modified files to the destination.
NOTE: You can flexibly configure the synchronization rules when creating a task. For example, if you do not want a file that was changed in the source to be overwritten in the destination, you can configure the file to be copied with a different name: either by version number or by modification date.
Step-by-step setup wizard
Let's create and configure a file sync task.
For example, we need to synchronize the "C:\Documents" folder including all subfolders from the local PC to the remote folder "\\NAS-server\Backups\Documents" every 3 minutes in the time interval 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
Run the program and click Create – New Task – you will see step-by-step wizard.
Type any name for your task, for example, "Backup documents" and click Next.
Here you can configure receiving notifications in case of errors while executing a task.
Click Finish. The task has been created!
Now you can run the task by clicking Run button on the top panel.
The program has an intuitive UI and can be used to synchronize files between Windows Server, different PCs in a local network, including between branches of an organization using FTP, SFTP (SSH) protocols.