I usually use Rsync for my incremental backups but since I moved to Vista it’s a bit of pain to get it working. I tried to install it using both Cygwin and DeltaCopy but couldn’t get it to copy international chars (i.e. åäö) via either Samba or SSH. So I looked into a tool called robocopy which is included in Vista (you can get it for XP as well). It worked fine and was easy to use.
To mirror a folder from one folder to another I put the following to a bat file (all on one row):
robocopy "D:Pictures" "MyOtherComputerBackupPictures" /MIR
I did some different bat files for all folders I wanted to backup. At last I created one bat file that calls all the other. It looks like:
call BackupPictures.bat call BackupCode.bat
There are loads of settings to customize your backups. For example to avoid copying
desktop.ini files add
/XF desktop.ini just after
/MIR in the above example. Look into the robocopy help for more configuration options.