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    Posted: 13/September/2010 at 8:19pm
I'd like to know if BB creates the backup in one big file in which it 'remembers' and displays the folder tree. DropBox for example, has a clearly Windows-managed folder tree.

My plan is to duplicate files and folders in a pair of Windows Home Servers, one in the office, one at home. I may add/delete folders/files on either. I do not want to have to worry about replication and I definitely do not want to drive back to the office from home because a folder/file has not been replicated to the home WHS.

Is this product suitable for that? And assuming I https (to map folders to share drive letters) connect to remote shared folders, is it able to handle the folder creation on either WHS? Many thanks.
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Hi there,

No, BuddyBackup works quite differently to folder syncing software like DropBox.

In fact BuddyBackup doesn't sync your folders with your buddies at all. What it does is send encrypted versions of your files to your buddies, which the buddy cannot decrypt. This is a key feature which distinguishes BuddyBackup from folder syncing - the recipient does not have access to your files (nor indeed do we here at BuddyBackup HQ!).

This was a very intentional design decision. We wanted to cater for users who don't have more than one computer, but who want to backup safely to friends/colleagues.

Hope this answers your question.

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John Wood
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