Recommendations Wanted: Automatic Backup Software
Okay Wootesphere, I purchased my boyfriend an external hard drive. It's a #WesternDigital MyBook.
He connected it to his computer expecting to find some sort of automatic backup software. Nada. He was hoping it would automatically backup his data on set intervals like the software that came with his previous #Maxtor drive. He's trying to achieve redundant storage in the event of drive failure.
The Western Digital would be the last leg of the storage:
PC --> Maxtor drive --> Western Digital drive
I called #WD; they said that no software was intended to come with the MyBook. They sell an application like I described above for ~$30.
1. Does anyone know of any freeware (that isn't riddled with spyware) he could use to achieve the same effect?
2. Would it be easy enough (for someone with some skill) to write a script to automatically copy all of the contents from the Maxtor to the Western Digital nightly/weekly/etc?