There are some pieces of software that do their job so well that I almost forget I have them installed. One such utility is GoodSync. Every night it just does what I’ve told it to do.
Before I go into the details of the software, I want to point you back to a series of posts I did earlier this year on setting up a computer from scratch.
- Setting Up a Computer From Scratch – Part 1 – The Operating System
- Setting Up a Computer From Scratch – Part 2 – The Software
- Setting Up a Computer From Scratch – Part 3 – The Content Libraries
- Setting Up a Computer From Scratch – Part 4 – The Data and Backup
I told you a little bit about GoodSync in Part 4 and I wanted to discuss it more now that I have more experience with it. It works so well that I actually opened the program a few days ago to make sure it was stilling syncing my data as scheduled. It was working perfectly and I was even notified that an update was available for download.
What exactly does GoodSync do? In short, it synchronizes the data in one location to another location. In my case, I use it to backup my data on a nightly basis to a network attached storage drive. Maybe you need to synchronize data between multiple office locations. If the two locations are connected, GoodSync can synchronize them. Best of all is that you can define the synchronization tasks and have them performed automatically at a specified time. As I have my backup tasks scheduled for each night, I had to load up GoodSync just to see that it had indeed been backing up my data as scheduled.
Yes, you will have to pay to get a copy if you want to use it beyond the trial period. Think about how much it would cost you to replace even a single file if you were to lose it. Paying a little bit for software that gives you the peace of mind that your data will be backed up automatically is definitely worth it!