There is a little known command line copy utility which works
well. It can be placed in a batch file as follows and the batch
file can be called by Scheduled Tasks.
The utility is called "robocopy" and has attributes which allow
you to copy new files to old and/or delete files on the target
drive that no longer exist on the source drive. You can get the
attributes of RoboCopy by typing RoboCopy /? in a command prompt.
Here is a sample of code that I am using in a batch file. The
first thing it does is open a file which logs activity.
In my case "q:" is the destination drive.
Echo Backup Log For %date% >
(the HARD way) that the AOMEI Backupper V 3.5 (Free version)
has a bug that crashes to BSOD with larger backups! (Over
50Gigs) It happened on two different machines, and different
USB drives. Unfortunately, one of the USB drives appears to
have been bricked! :(
I just tried
V4.05 and it worked to create 53 Gig backup just fine! (Where
However, when I tried to restore a different file (33 Gigs)
for another machine, the restored drive wouldn't boot! Plugged
into my workhorse machine, the drive appeared empty! I rolled
back to 3.2 and I'm trying that restore again.
I have had
much success with V3.2 in the past, so here's hoping and
praying it works for this important backup!! :o