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Synchronization Software How to Pick Out the Best Solution?

Alexander Golishev
 


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About fifteen years ago, there were very few people who had personal computers at home. And those who had them were the lucky ones because computer was an expensive and rare commodity. Today, one computer at home is a rare thing because an average western family is also likely to have a laptop or two, a pocket PC, an iphone and what not. While it is certainly a good thing that we can have many computers instead of one, this means we have to learn how to manage data stored on them effectively.

What could be the issue of data management if you have several computers, you may be wondering. The problem is when you have all your data scattered across more than one device, this is where you begin to lose clue as to where everything is. Do you always know what data are stored on each of your computers? “My wedding photos? Oh, they should be somewhere in my laptop, or my iphone, or my pocket PC. I am not really sure, though. " When you start thinking like that, it's high time you get a reliable synchronization program which can help you keep the same information on each of your computers without much hassle.

So what is a synchronization program and how does it help you keep your data well-organized across all of our gadgets? The synchronization software makes sure you always have access to the new and updated files on each of your computers. Generally speaking, synchronization is the process of copying data from one location to another in order to keep the data in two or more locations identical. With regard to synchronization software, it means that the software can copy data from one computer to another with several useful options.

To choose good synchronization software, you need to carefully study its functionalities, so here is the description of a possible feature set that good synchronization software must have. To start with, it must be equipped with the task scheduler to run synchronization on a schedule as specified by the user. Secondly, it should support one-way and two-way synchronization. The one-way synchronization copies data only in one direction, the two-way synchronization, which is often called mirroring, copies data in two directions depending on where file changes take place.

In addition, good synchronization software should have the option of data filtering while performing synchronization, and other data management options, such as how many copies of the same file should be saved and how may should be deleted. Another good functionality which is certainly a competitive advantage for any synchronization software is the ability to synchronize data over FTP.

Alexander Golishev is a copywriter for Novosoft LLC , software developer, with a great deal of expertise in data backup and recovery matters.

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