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SyncBack

SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Android Tablet
Avg rating of 4.5 (10)| 15 comments

What is SyncBack?

SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files.

· Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost.

· Paid: SyncBackSE (Windows, macOS*, Linux* and Android*) is a Windows solution for home users to backup their personal data. A single license is good for up to 5 installations under a single residential address for computers and/or devices owned by the licensee.

· Paid: SyncBackPro (Windows, macOS*, Linux* and Android*) has extensive cloud support, SFTP support, AES encryption (including filename encryption), scripting and connects to the SyncBack Management System (SBMS) to manage remote backups easier and more secure.

  • Using SyncBack Touch (licensed separately).

Features: · Free/SE/Pro:

  • Backup, Synchronize & Restore
  • FTP
  • Non-proprietary (use Windows to view files)
  • Unicode - multi-language filename support
  • Log history

· SE/Pro:

  • Open and locked files copying using VSS
  • Detects renames
  • Move files
  • SyncBack Touch Support (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android)
  • Versioning - Keep Previous Backup Versions
  • Compression and Encryption - unlimited size & number of files
  • Incremental Backups
  • Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) Support
  • FTPS

· Pro:

  • Supports Amazon S3™, Google Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft Azure™, Microsoft OneDrive™, OneDrive for Business (Office 365), SharePoint™ (Office 365), Dropbox™, Box, SugarSync™, OpenStack, Backblaze™ B2, OVH™, Egnyte™, hubiC™ and WebDAV.
  • SFTP
  • Backup Emails stored on POP3, IMAP4 or Microsoft Exchange
  • Scripting - configure how SyncBackPro runs
  • Automatic Drive Failure (S.M.A.R.T.) and Ransomware Detection
  • Delta-copying (copy only changed parts of files)
  • Backup integrity checking
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SyncBack Screenshots

Main window
Main window (using Dark Mode)
Configuring a backup
Delta-copy
Creating a new backup profile
Log file
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SyncBack Features

  1.  Schedule BackupSyncBack supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
  2.  AES-256 EncryptionSyncBack has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
  3.  File VersioningSyncBack has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.

SyncBack information

  • Developed by2 Bright Sparks
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $0 and $55.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5
  • Alternatives87 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about SyncBack, and it has gotten 132 likes

SyncBack was added to AlternativeTo by hollasch on and this page was last updated . SyncBack is sometimes referred to as SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackLite, SyncBackFree, SyncBack Touch.

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olegmaisak
  
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SyncBackFree is very customizable tool for backups. Free version is fit for backing up gigabytes of files to cloud storage via WebDAV.

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2018
  
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Great product, that is frequently updated, continuously improved. This has been part of our internal backup methods for over 10 years. Very useful tool

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TBayAreaPat
  
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Well, the first thing I want to do is an easy visual comparison. I don't see a way to do that on SyncBack right aways, so one star off for now, though it may be an amazing program. For now, I am relying on Compare Advance.

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macuser707
  
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Been using the "SE" version for a number of years. On Windows, this gives you the option to not rely upon drive letters (which can randomly change if you swap out USB drives) and, instead, use the drive name or unique serial number of the drive. This is critical so you don't accidentally sync to the wrong drive! I also like the grouping of tasks so they run sequentially. Good tech support when required, as well.

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billdehaan
  
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It does what it claims to, very well, although configuring it can be complicated.

I honestly don't know how long I've been using Syncback, probably for a decade or more. I run a cron job/"Scheduled Task" overnight on my desktop PC, which uses Syncback to back up to a Samba backup location on my file server.

I've never had any problems with configuring it, but some people I've recommended it to have commented that they've found it complex. It will depend on what you're doing, I imagine. I'm just using it to do incremental backups of files to Samba; if you want to encrypt your backups, put them in a zip file, and backup remotely to cloud based Office 365 (all of which it can do), I suspect it could be more complicated.

Although advanced scripting is only in the premium version, you can build different configurations, and invoke them from the command line.

The reporting is particularly good. Syncback can generate text or HTML reports, and load them in a text editor or browser automatically. So when I check my PC in the morning, my browser is already showing the results of last night's backup - what was copied, what failed to verify, what timed out, what ran out of space, etc. If everything worked, it's a green "X files copied, Y files skipped", if there were any failures, there's a brief summary, that can be expanded on.

I set up the configuration about a decade ago, and have just been running it ever since. I install upgrades, but honestly, the only thing that's changed, really, has been the format of the reports. But since all it's supposed to do is backup A to B, and it does that well, there really isn't much to be added.

For quick, off the cuff backups, FreeFileSync is a lot more interactive, while SyncBack is more of a "set it and forget it" type program. Both are very good, and there's a lot of overlap between them.

For unattended, automated backups, I haven't found anything better than SyncBack, and I recommend it.

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bawldiggle
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Why do I get the feeling "em4020" is a Duplicati fan-boy ?

As a home user I am trying to find a reasonable backer upper.
Command-line leaves me cold and the Duplicati series2 is not full release.
A long list of "Canary" releases ... beta, experimental.
Canary ... as in a coal mine canary ?

30-Sep-2020

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Chaanakya
  
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SyncBack pro is great for local network backups. It has a lot of sync types and is full featured. It will be a bit of learning to get the options and setup right — but once set, you rarely ever will change them. The Mac version is not a real app but just a complement for your Windows version. Wish they had a full featured mac version!

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Tags

  • File Backup
  • FTP
  • Backup Client
  • Backup and Restore

SyncBack platform details

Mac

Available with SyncBack Touch

Linux

Available with SyncBack Touch

Android

Available with SyncBack Touch

Android Tablet

Available with SyncBack Touch

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