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Subject: Re: Dividend Reinvestment - A Tax Nightmare? Date: 7/7/2008 3:41 AM
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And I'm too lazy to figure out some kind of incremental backup system. So all of those backups are complete backups. Currently, that's about 70GB of data. Per backup. Each day, week, month, and year.

Hi Peter,

If you do some sort of file copy as your backup like I do, then you might find the program ADCS useful: http://www.heatsoft.com/adcs/ADCSindex.html
It copies whole directory trees between different drives, but will only copy changed files to the target (by comparing file size/timestamps and/or file content). I use it to back up my data to an external drive. They also have an Automatic Synchronizer (http://www.heatsoft.com/has/HASindex.html) that allows you to schedule those backups.

I've been using this for several years now for my 110 GB of data and it works very well. Typically I only need to backup a fraction of the data, around 150 MB each day.

Best Regards,
Bernhard
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