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I'm looking for a program that will perform a differential backup of several selected folders in my computer with a single button click. I know many enclosures have this function but I'm sure there's a program out there too.

Any recommendations?
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I think the link Spider posted is incorrect ... that's Acronis Disc Director
Acronis True Image is here ... http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

The Trial download is fully functional for 14 days .. so you can take a look at it.
It'll also backup your operating system .. as well as Data and Folders

I got my Acronis True Image here ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...+image&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all&Go.x=17&Go.y=31

Last time I used one of those "one touch externals" it messed up my computer... never again.
I now get these ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817123021
and install my own HDs in them.
More gigs for the buck this way ... and I can change the HDs in them.
 

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Actually, if you know the source and destination, it's pretty simple to create a command line for many backup applications that would perform the backup with a single button. Of course, you could do what I do and schedule the backups, that's the zero button backup option. :D
 
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JohnWill said:
Actually, if you know the source and destination, it's pretty simple to create a command line for many backup applications that would perform the backup with a single button. Of course, you could do what I do and schedule the backups, that's the zero button backup option. :D
But you'd have to average the total clicks to make those over all the days you use it, so it's not 0. :p
 

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What is 0 averaged over 10 days? How about 20 days? Unless you're using the new math, it's always 0. :p:p
 
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JohnWill said:
What is 0 averaged over 10 days? How about 20 days? Unless you're using the new math, it's always 0. :p:p
It's not 0 averaged over 10 days. It's however clicks it took to make it in the first place averaged over 10 days. ;)
 

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I let someone else create the backup job. :p Besides, we were talking about the effort to run the job. ;)
 
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JohnWill said:
I let someone else create the backup job. :p Besides, we were talking about the effort to run the job. ;)
1. Well setting it up is part of the job.

2. Did you hire the person online? :D :D :p
 
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ferrija1 said:
There are no single click back-up programs. There are simple ones, but just like all 1-touch/click, they are not that simple.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software
Actually there are. That button on the enclosure could have a command associated that would be passed to the backup program.
Backup4all is such an example - http://www.backup4all.com/templates/online-help/options_otb.htm

This option is not included in popular programs (acronis, retrospect) because they do direct deals with hardware producers and is more convenient for them to get such a deal than to offer this feature.
 
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Softland said:
Actually there are. That button on the enclosure could have a command associated that would be passed to the backup program.
Backup4all is such an example - http://www.backup4all.com/templates/online-help/options_otb.htm

This option is not included in popular programs (acronis, retrospect) because they do direct deals with hardware producers and is more convenient for them to get such a deal than to offer this feature.
Whatever.....
 
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