SyncBack Review


SyncBack provides fast and effortless backup, synchronization, and restore of files for individuals, small businesses, mission critical organizations worldwide–such as law enforcement agencies and hospitals–and mission critical organizations worldwide.

SyncBack can automatically activate profiles based on their settings, such as when certain USB devices (based on drive letter, label and/or volume/hardware serial number) are connected to a computer.

Continuous Data Protection

Data backup and synchronization are vitally important to computer users, system administrators, and IT professionals alike. A backup can only serve its purpose if you can restore it after accidental deletion or loss or recover from software/hardware failures/corrruption/ransomware attacks – so to prevent these issues it is recommended that SyncBack be followed as part of a 3-2-1 backup strategy plan.

Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is an approach that tracks file changes – from creation, modification or deletion – and replicates them to a target disk in real-time, eliminating the need for nightly backup windows and protecting data instantly.

CDP differs from traditional technologies such as RAID, mirroring or replication in that it captures changes at the block level rather than at file level, providing for faster recovery when files become corrupted or deleted.

SyncBack offers several features to optimize cloud backups, including delta copying, profile scheduling and virtual drive support. Virtual drive support in SyncBack enables you to backup and sync files directly between remote servers or storage devices and the cloud without incurring network bandwidth usage charges or cloud storage charges.

Virtual Drives can also be used to back up and sync files between different drives. This method can be especially helpful when moving large amounts of data; there’s no need for internet connectivity – everything can happen locally on your network.

How to Prevent Ransomware

Ransomware is a dangerous type of malware that can lock up your computer and hold files hostage until they can be unlocked for payment if accessed directly by you. To safeguard against becoming victim to ransomware it is highly advised that you use an offsite backup solution like SyncBack Pro/SE to automatically back up both personal and business files on a regular basis; using such tools ensures they will always remain accessible even if you format or reinstall your OS.


SyncBack offers users multiple backup options. Users can create profiles to back up files and directories, synchronize or mirror between two locations, copy any new or modified files from source to destination while deleting old ones; further, this software can even exclude lesser important (but continuously changing) folders to speed up backup processes; once it completes its job successfully it will notify you.

This program can be utilized for business use, providing features like file processing schedules and filters as well as FTP/FTPS and SFTP support (SyncBack Pro only). Furthermore, Microsoft Scheduler integration and USB key runback may make this program ideal when working remotely or when traveling abroad. Furthermore, its multi-platform compatibility makes SyncBack an excellent multi-platform backup solution.

SyncBack can do more than backup files; it can also synchronize data between computers. This feature is especially beneficial to businesses as it ensures all files on each device remain up-to-date and supports transitioning seamlessly across different operating systems.

To create a synchronization profile, click on the New button and choose which type of profile you’d like. A window will open asking you where and what name to give your new profile; once created, synchronization will commence; you will be notified as soon as it completes and a report will show any file changes made during synchronization.

SyncBack will notify you if any files or folders become damaged during a backup, giving you the opportunity to repair them before the next backup runs. In addition, the software retains older copies of files and folders for a specified amount of time as well as hard links, symbolic links, junction points that save time when recovering from backups; you even have complete control over versioning to specify how many versions should be kept and for how long.

Restoring from a Backup

Restoring from a backup can be straightforward provided the appropriate files are accessible. SyncBack makes the process of backing up and restoring data easy with its multiple ways of saving it.

This file synchronization software can store emails, photos and more from cloud providers such as Google Drive, Amazon Glacier S3, OneDrive and Microsoft Azure. Furthermore, IMAP4 or POP3 messages stored with IMAP4 or POP3 servers can also be backed up using this tool which uses BZip2 compression technology to reduce profile size while supporting large volumes of files.

Users can quickly create a backup or synchronization task from the main SyncBack screen, specifying source and destination details as well as creating folders to store backups in, setting a schedule, viewing detailed logs by clicking Report button etc.

Add new features to this synchronize and backup software easily by accessing the SyncBack Tools menu at the top of this tool. Scripting provides users with an opportunity to extend its functionality by writing their own custom scripts for custom tasks, while automating more processes with this software and scheduling profiles to run daily, weekly or monthly.

Though SyncBack’s user interface is straightforward, some may experience difficulty installing it. Before making any attempts at installation, users should ensure that their computers are free from malware by running an anti-malware scan and uninstall program; additionally they should perform an Autostart check and disable these (using msconfig).

SyncBackFileSync software comes in various editions, from free to paid. While SyncBackFree is ideal for home users, its professional version SyncBackPro offers advanced features tailored specifically to businesses such as extensive cloud support, SFTP backup support, email backup capabilities and digital media player compatibility. Furthermore, its central management system enables system administrators to oversee multiple installations with ease.


SyncBack offers the ability to revert the Source or Destination files back to a specific date/time with its Rollback feature, making it useful if you need to restore files from backups or revert them after making modifications.

Set the date/time to rollback files by selecting from the Rollback tab of the Differences Window. SyncBack will then select an old version file in Rollback which contains modification dates/time stamps closest to your chosen date/time for restoration on Source or Destination depending on which Action (e.g. Restore Destination Version).

Note: If the Action is such that restoring would not make sense (e.g. copy to Destination but there already exists an identical Destination file with the same name), SyncBack will not restore that version. Alternatively, if restoring would not make any sense at all (e.g. copy to Destination when there already is one in existence), SyncBack won’t restore that file version either; simply change its Action for that file from Restore to Skip instead if that makes more sense to you.

SyncBack now makes it easy to select which files should be included in a rollback, and decide what happens with them once restored. With profiles, you can include or exclude empty folders, renamed files, overwritten files and more; copy all or just modified files across; move or delete them once restored if you like!

SyncBack V11 offers many other improvements, such as an easier installer that enables regular Windows users to install either SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE without needing administrator rights. In addition, the Scheduler Monitor service continuously monitors your scheduled jobs, notifying you if any are failed or stopped due to password changes; additionally a “Skip Differences Window” feature enables unattended runs via script or the Simulated Run Mode without showing its Differences window.

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