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Open Source SyncBack Alternatives

The best open source alternative to SyncBack is Syncthing. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SyncBack and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SyncBack are FreeFileSync, Duplicati, Rclone and rsync.

SyncBack alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Backup Clients or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SyncBack.
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  1. Syncthing icon

    Syncthing

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    118 alternatives to Syncthing 

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.

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    1.  DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Command line interfaceSyncthing either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    jrmz

    wait what ? this software don't have a proper interface, this use the web browser for the interface. this is a terrible idea

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    FreeFileSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    96 alternatives to FreeFileSync 

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the...

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    1.  File VersioningFreeFileSync has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  PortableFreeFileSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceFreeFileSync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Dark ModeFreeFileSync supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeFileSync without registration.
    6.  DecentralizedFreeFileSync is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Works OfflineFreeFileSync can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    FreeFileSync vs SyncBack opinions
    Most users think FreeFileSync is a great alternative to SyncBack.
    jrmz

    very crapy, you can loose all your work if you missclick, and for aproper use you need to pay

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    Guest

    freefilesync is impossible to use... 20 years as a sysadmin and cant figure out how this works

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    Guest

    No sync with Cloud storage

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    Duplicati

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    128 alternatives to Duplicati 

    Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.

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    1.  Incremental BackupDuplicati supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Schedule BackupDuplicati supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Encrypted BackupDuplicati uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Automatic BackupDuplicati will automatically back up your data periodically.
    5.  File VersioningDuplicati has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionDuplicati has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    elnath78

    Impossible to run the sync when a new file is created or an existing file is updated.

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    Rclone

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD
    75 alternatives to Rclone 

    Rclone ("rsync for cloud storage") is a command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers.

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    1.  Command line interfaceRclone either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  LightweightRclone consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    NginUS2

    This app can do multiple targets unlike many others. Robust feature set similar to that of Sync Back Pro.

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    rsync

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku
    125 alternatives to rsync 

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring...

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    1.  Command line interfacersync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Schedule Backuprsync supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Encrypted Backuprsync uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    Guest

    No windows compatibility.

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    SyncTrayzor

    • Windows
    • Syncthing
    43 alternatives to SyncTrayzor 

    SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to automatically start at PC startup.

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    1.  PortableSyncTrayzor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Selective SynchronizationSyncTrayzor allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
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    Restic

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Arch Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    41 alternatives to Restic 

    restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupRestic uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Incremental BackupRestic supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    3.  Command line interfaceRestic either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Schedule BackupRestic supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
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    DirSync Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    90 alternatives to DirSync Pro 

    DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick.

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    1.  Incremental BackupDirSync Pro supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Command line interfaceDirSync Pro either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Bacula

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    • Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    78 alternatives to Bacula 

    Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit managing backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.

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    Toucan

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    63 alternatives to Toucan 

    Toucan is a small portableapp utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupToucan uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Incremental BackupToucan supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    3.  AES-256 EncryptionToucan has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    4.  PortableToucan can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Command line interfaceToucan either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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