Plain and simple: I need to make differential backup of my files without using the typical file attribute logic.
Possibly with a free software.
So the software I need should rely on it's own indexing logic to understand which files need do be backed up.
Currently I'm using Cobian backup for doing Full/differential backup.
I backup from/to disk installed in my PC. (some entire disks and some specific folders)
The issue is that the "file attribute" logic is heavily flawed (this have nothing to do with Cobian Backup, which is a very nice piece of software)
The main flaw I've encountered in the "file attribute logic"-based backup software is that when I move a folder, it wont be backed up.
This is a nonsense: When I move a file, the attribute bit of the file get set, and the file is backed up.
But when I move a folder, nothing get changed, not a single attribute bit is set, and so the folder (and it's contents) in their new location wont be backed up... and this make impossible to restore the original folders/files structure.
Maybe this is a Windows issue (or feature, who knows...)
Another bad flaw is the incapability to track deleted files.
Just in case you want to know: I'm doing differential backup because they are simpler to restore than an incremental backup... but the ideal solution is to have incremental backup, and have a software that can restore the original files/folder structure at the required/specified date.
Hoping that a free software like this exist, I like software with a GUI... but command line is my friend from the old MS-DOS 3.31 days, so no problem if it only exist in command line version :-)