I am in the middle of reorganizing backups for the whole family, using Windows Live Sync, which is heartily recommended, except for the small matter of not being able to handle folders with more than 20,000 files. This has caused me to fiddle with shortcuts and splitting My Documents into two folders, not a big problem in itself, but anything that adds a layer of complexity for no benefit is an issue.
FolderShare – the precursor to Live Sync, which has saved me on at least one occasion – could do this, if you bought the Pro version. On the other hand, Live Sync has a much better interface and seems more robust. But what happened to the Live Sync trash bin – if I accidentally delete a file, does it then get deleted on the backups as well? In which case, I will need yet another backup scheme to back up the backups…
Seems that live sync is now also integrated with your windows trash bin, according to Windows in this post:
But I have not tried it out myself.
Otherwise I thank you for tipping me about live sync/foldershare in a lecture you held a couple of years ago! Have used it since, and it works great! Except for the 20.000 limit you mention..
By the way.. For those without a server at home, Windows Live Mesh seems to be a good idea! (But has a 5 GB limit..)