Bacar - backup and sync tool 
version 5.68.0,  (c) by Davor Zorc, Zagreb, Croatia , 2007.-2019.

Bacar screenshot

Bacar is win32 command line backup and sync tool for use in console window or batch files.

for Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit), Win8, Win7, Vista, Win XP, Win 2000. Bacar is freeware.

Homepage:  Croatian serverUSA mirror1 USA mirror2

PURPOSE

1) Synchronize files and directories, for example between hard drive and USB drive or synchronize two computers via USB drive

2) General purpose backup and restore utility with many options

Synchronization is used to keep updated some directories on several computers you work on. You should synchronize before beginning work on a computer and do it again when you are finished.

Backup is used mostly to create safe copy of your data files. Backup tool is basically a file copy machine with specific options. There are also specialized tools to backup whole drives, specific applications (e-mail), Windows state (registry) etc. Learn more about backup at Wikipedia or by Googling on "backup".

It is useful to think in advance about:
- which backup medium to use (internal or external drive, CD-ROM, networked computer, Internet repository)
- backup directory structure and naming strategy and how often you want to backup your data.
- do you want to have only the latest files or to keep all old versions?
- do you want to make backup copies of all files or only those changed from last backup.

FEATURES

- portable version installation - just unzip to a user directory on a fixed or removable drive (for example c:\bacar).
- works from USB stick, does not write to the registry
- backup/ synchronize to local drives or network computers (LAN)
- Unicode support for foreign characters in file names
- specify job from command line or make command list with multiple jobs
- copy modes: update files, refresh existing files only, mirror source to target, copy all, synchronize, dated backup
- filter files based on name, extension, subdirectories, only new or existing files
- from the same author there is also a Windows GUI tool Zback with similar but not the same options/ syntax
 
USE

use:  BACAR   SourceDir[\Mask]   TargetDir   [/mode+options]

Mode Options:
u= update: Add new files + Refresh existing (=default backup mode)
r= refresh existing files only
a= add new files only
m= mirror sourceDir to targetDir (deleting surplus target files) (ms= delete also subdirs)
c= copy all files regardless of file date
k= copy all to TargetDir\file@NowDateTime.ext   (k4=date only)
d= update all to TargetDir\[NowDateTime]\          (d4=date only)

Options:
b= bidirectional <> (ub= synchronize mode)
s= recourse subdirectories too
h= copy also hidden/system/read-only  (warning: Bacar will overwrite or delete such files!)
f= copy folders only (no files)
l = exclude source subdirectories not existing on Target
v= keep old versions of files during update (renamed file adding @bak@FileDateTime),  (v4=date only)
i= keep old versions of files in separate directory TargetDir\@bak@\[NowDateTime]\     (i4=date only)
4= dateTime format is date only, instead of date+time  (for /k, /d, /v and /i)

o= only test - no copy
p= prompt y-n each file
y= ask before execute command line
w= wait to press Enter
q= quiet mode (no file listing)
e= save (error) report to Report.txt in Bacar folder
z= don't use Recycle Bin (warning - delete is final !)

or use text based list:  BACAR   /commandList.lst

line format of list file:

SourceDir[\Mask]   >   TargetDir   [/mode+options]


EXAMPLES OF COMMAND LINE USE:
example (full path given) :           
c:\beta\totto> BACAR  "c:\beta\totto\*.*"    "d:\pi 2\beta\totto"    /u

is same as (= short for sdir) :      
c:\beta\totto>  BACAR   *.*   "d:\pi 2\beta\="   /u
 
is same as (== short for spath): 
c:\beta\totto>  BACAR   *.*    "d:\pi 2\=="   /u 

=== is short for sdrive+spath


See more examples in BACA.LST file.

You might need administrative rights to read or write files outside your personal directories.

DOWNLOAD:  Bacar (latest version)

Older versions:   Bacar 5.67  Bacar 5.66  Bacar 5.65   Bacar 5.64

Bacar home site:   http://www.fsb.hr/~dzorc/bacar.html  

Bacar mirror site:   http://dzorc.000space.com/bacar.html  
 

Davor Zorc author homepage:   http://www.fsb.hr/~dzorc/index.html

List of all my freeware applications:  http://www.fsb.hr/~dzorc/file_idx.htm

I tried to make program that is simple to use but still able to perform many useful functions. Enjoy!

Suggestions, comments and bug reports are welcome.

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Last revision: 17.02.2019