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Storage and backup applications are among the most critical in any major corporation. Because missing or corrupted backups tend to show up only when someone needs to use them to recover from some data disaster, there's not much room for error. Lost data equals lost revenue and possibly legal liability, if the lost data are relevant to the financial performance of the company.


Also in the automated-sync family is FileHamster, which is designed to monitor the files you tell it to in real time, making an incremental backup copy every time you try to make a change.

It only takes snapshots of the files you tell it to, though, so if you change the name of a file, the hamster could lose its grip. Safer to monitor a whole folder and tell FileHamster to keep track of file-name changes.

It supports LAN Universal Naming Conventions, so it can sync files across the network, but is designed for on-disk backups and version control. So the ability to identify and restore a specific version of a file is more advanced than the ability to keep the backup off-site.

This article was originally published on 2008-08-21
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