Dillobits Software (1997-2015) Simple and powerful, because simple is better!
InSync lives on, but as of June 30th 2015, Dillobits Software is no more. Due to time and resource constraints it became necessary to shut it down.
As former owner and principle developer, I retain all the intellectual property. By popular demand I am releasing the InSync backup application as free software. Ok, here's the deal: Every effort has been made to ensure that InSync is bug free (I use it personally on a daily basis), however it is released freely with no warranty whatsoever. You may freely distribute the u ...
InSync is easy and reliable folder and file synchronizer software for Windows that allows you to rapidly make identical copies of folder structures and all files within. Its function are primarily targetted to backup, data distribution, and multi-computer data synchronization. Three modes are supported: Mirror, 2-way, and backup modes. This is useful in performing backups and propagating data from one machine to another. Using InSync you can define and run multiple synchronization jobs that can specify one or more source folders, each of which can be synchronized to one or more target folders. InSync uses state of the art techniques to copy only files which are different between source and target folders. It also takes advantage of multi thread processing, allowing parallel processing of multiple jobs. All file system types are supported using conventional or universal naming convention (UNC) file names. This allows you to access all local and network folders. A built-in scheduler interface is provided allowing automation of InSync execution. When run as an Administrator, InSync also has the ability to copy locked files.
Here are a few scenarios where InSync would help save time, and prevent data loss:
Scenario: You want to make a backup copy of your C: drive working folder to a folder residing on your secure workgroup server. You do not want to copy the full folders since they are large and this would take a long time using up a lot of network resources. This situation is frustrating since you know that only a few files have changed but you cant take the chance of missing one and being left without a backup. InSync excels at this task. It can be configured to synchronize your working and backup folders. It will only copy new files and files that have changed. It will also delete files from the backup folder that no longer exist in the working folder. In addition you can specify filters to prevent files matching a wildcard pattern such as *.bak from being copied.
Scenario: You maintain a set of tool programs on a central server for your large development group. Since access to these tools is frequent your network traffic is high and developers are frustrated by network delays. You would like to place a copy of these tools on each developers C: drive to eliminate delays, but you cannot take the chance that some developer has an outdated version of a tool because an updated version has not been copied from the central server to his C: drive. InSync can be configured to synchronize multiple folders with a single source. You could run InSync each day to synchronize all developer tools folders with the central folder. Only tools updated in the central folder that day would be copied.
Scenario: At work you use your desktop computer but you like to bring your laptop home were you will often edit work files. Using InSync 2-way sync you can easily sync your desktop PC with your laptop before you leave work and when you come back in the morning, thus making sure that both PC always have your latest work wherever you end up using it.
These are only a few examples of how InSync can assist you. We are sure there are many more based on your specific requirements.