Delta copy command - Win XP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PeteD, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. PeteD

    PeteD Guest

    I'm looking for a simple to use (from command line/batch file) command to
    copy big files across a network where only those =parts= of the file that
    have changed are actually copied across the link. Called a 'Delta' copy I
    believe, or possibly 'Incremental'. It's accepted that the first time such a
    command is used on a file the whole file must be copied (or a at least a
    compressed version thereof). Thereafter only (compressed) changes are
    copied. I believe a hash table is maintained to manage this process after
    re-examination of the file to determine the changes compared to last time.

    My online backup software does this but only within its own context.

    I hope such a standalone tool is out there somewhere given the
    profliferation of tools that use this method.

    Has anyone come across such a beast please? (Maybe a Windows clone of a UNIX

    PeteD, Nov 11, 2004
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  2. PeteD

    Scraggy Guest

    Others may know of command syntax, but I use Powerquest Datakeeper 5 that
    does exctly what you describe, on the fly.
    Scraggy, Nov 11, 2004
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  3. PeteD

    Pete Guest

    Thanks Scraggy

    It appears to be by a company called Quantum (and maybe available thru
    Symantec) - I'll contact Quantum's UK office - google results I found{81C353B0-74ED-419F-87C3-0A653B77A9AF}#top
    suggest it's a bundled freeby with a 'Snap' backup server - much bigger
    soliution than I need. Is your stuff just a standalone bit of backup
    software? Where did you get it please? I'm in the UK.

    Pete, Nov 11, 2004
  4. PeteD

    Scraggy Guest

    My apologies, I somehow overlooked this thread<clouts self round head>
    Datakeeper is a standalone freebie bundled with Partition Magic 8. Bought
    mine in UK off ebay.
    Scraggy, Nov 18, 2004
  5. PeteD


    Oct 21, 2010
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    i know this thread is pretty old but because i spend so much time looking for a tool like that. for copying and backing up virtual machines or other large files that change often, check out backupchain. it may work for you to just zip things as well but for me that was too much hassle. I also like the idea of sending deltas over ftp
    leostans44, Oct 21, 2010
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