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    Hi All,

    I'm sorry for the really noobie questions, but I get so easily confused with syntax and things like that and make a lot of mistakes.

    I use Beyond Compare 3 to mirror my itunes media library from my laptop to my NAS, seems to work well, except that I'd like to automate it.

    I get that I use windows schedule tasks, but it's writing the text file that I know I won't be able to do. (I presume you can still do scheduling tasks in windows 8.

    I'd like to mirror from C:\Users\Dom\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media
    to W:\Itunes

    Every day at 3am.

    Like I said, sorry for the silly question, but it's beyond me, and I can't see a way on the Beyond Compare interface to do this.

    Any help would be much appreciated.



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    In order to schedule a Sync, you would need to use the BC Scripting (text file).

    If you are certain you wish to use mirror logic, the script itself would be something like:
    log "c:\BCLogs\bclog%date%.txt"
    load "C:\Users\Dom\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media" "W:\Itunes"
    sync mirror:left->right
    However, because scripting offers no preview or undo feature, I recommend testing against a pair of test folders first.

    You can then test this from the command line manually before creating the Windows Scheduled Task.
    bcompare.exe "@c:\bcscript.txt"

    Once it's syncing as you'd expect on the test folders, then I'd recommend creating the scheduled task.

    Adding the ability to perform an auto-sync in the interface is on our wishlist, but not supported in the current version. If you have any questions about scripting, please let us know. Again, I do recommend performing all script on test folders until you are comfortable with the process.
    Aaron P Scooter Software