Welcome to the first issue of our regular monthly newsletter.
Communication with users of our software has always been important to the team
at 2BrightSparks, and we hope this new format will prove both interesting
and valuable to you.
In this issue you will discover some of the advantages of the latest update of
SyncBackSE, find out about our growing Articles section, get great tips
our software, and more.
• Updates: SyncBackSE V4.2.1
• SyncBackSE and SyncBack freeware
• SyncBackSE Improvements
• Windows 98, ME, and NT support for SyncBackSE
• New Products: OnClick Utilities
• Director's Corner
• New Articles at 2BrightSparks
We've had numerous feature requests for our commercial backup and sunchronization
program SyncBackSE, especially when it comes to versioning. The good news
is that your wish has been granted. The latest release of SyncBackSE 4.2
sees a number of additional features and many updates and fixes from the
Note: For "SyncBack" Freeware,
read the section that appears later in this newsletter.
Here's a glimpse of the kind of additional features you can expect
from SyncBackSE V4.2:
• File versioning
• Command to copy newer files over older in Results window (Ctrl-N)
• Specific client certificate to use for SSL/TLS FTP connections
• Stop, pause, and resume all profiles from main menu and tray pop-up menu
This is a free upgrade for all those who have paid for a SyncBackSE
license. To upgrade, simply Download SyncBackSE and run it:
IMPORTANT: Do not uninstall your old version first otherwise you will
lose all your settings and profiles. Simply install over your current version.
For a complete list of updates, additions and fixes in this new version,
visit the History Changes Page
To upgrade from earlier versions of SyncBackSE simply download and
install over your old version. You should clear your browser cache first
to avoid accidentally downloading the older version.
IMPORTANT: Do not uninstall your old version first, otherwise you
will lose all your settings and profiles. Simply install over your current
SyncBackSE and SyncBack freeware
There are two versions of
our SyncBack software: SyncBackSE, which is our award-winning $30.00
software, and SyncBack freeware, which is, well, free.
The latest version of SyncBack freeware is V3.2.14.
Download SyncBack Freeware
If you are a user of the freeware, be aware that SyncBackSE includes a number
of significant features that may be of value to you.
Compare the Two
In addition to many smaller additions
and fixes, the new Version 4.2.1 has two significant changes you should
be aware of: Versioning, and Vista support.
"Versioning" allows you to keep a number of copies (Versions) of backed-up files. This ensures
that your work is protected as you are developing a document, a program,
a graphic, web pages, or other frequently-changing files. You can tell
SyncBackSE to back them up as often as you like, and to keep the last "X" copies.
Now you can always recover your data by "rolling
back" to a specific version. You define how many versions should be kept to suit your
SyncBackSE has undergone rigorous testing in the Vista operating system and
many compatibility improvements have been made. If you have Vista, SyncBackSE
is now the backup and synchronization program of choice.
There are many other improvements and fixes including:
• New: Command to copy newer files over older in Results window
Can stop, pause, and resume profiles from main menu and tray
• New: Can start and stop a profile from tray pop-up menu
• New: Can specify client certificate to use for SSL/TLS FTP connections
• New: command line parameters
For the full list of improvements, updates, and fixes, visit:
SyncBackSE History of Changes
98, ME, and NT support for SyncBackSE
Starting with V4.1, and in line
with Microsoft's support policy, SyncBackSE no longer runs on versions
of Windows older than Windows 2000 SP4. If you are using Windows 98,
98SE, ME, or NT 4 then the last version of SyncBackSE to run on those
versions of Windows is V4.0:
Download SyncBackSE 4.0
SyncBack freeware can still be run on Windows 98 or newer.
New Products: OnClick Utilities
In aPriced at just US$25.00, OnClick
Utilities is a value-for-money suite of six different software programs
that will transform your computer experience. All programs are operational
by a click of your mouse button, which ensures simplicity and ease of
use for even the novice computer user. So, what does this suite contain,
you may ask? Just six of the most useful tools we can think of for managing
• FindOnClick performs lightning-fast file searches.
• PatchOnClick easily update large files.
• EncryptOnClick delivers military grade encryption.
• DeleteOnClick securely deletes data.
recovers trashed & deleted
• HashOnClick helps guarantee files are identical.
And more coming. Do you have an idea for a tool you've always wanted?
Let us know!
Go here for more information:
They can all be downloaded for evaluation - try them now:
Hi, my name is Mike de Sousa
and I'm the creative director here at 2BrightSparks. We're always trying
to improve our software and services, and one of my responsibilities
is to ensure that our site delivers a good browsing experience for our
visitors. If you see a link that is not working or think of ways we might
be able to make our site more friendly, please don't hesitate to contact
us with your suggestions using the form at:
Our software and site have been improved immeasurably as a result of
the frequent feedback we've received. We've always tried our hardest
to listen and act promptly when issues arise. Be assured your suggestions
and comments are always read and, whenever possible, acted on.
There are times when it will take longer to implement a suggestion. We
are, for example, working on making our support area even better, but
that is a complex and demanding task. Our software also has many, many
improvements in the pipeline, which will take time to implement, but
despite the demands, it's a great place to be as we continue our focus
on developing great utility software.
New Articles at 2BrightSparks
In aYou will find a new series
of articles at 2BrightSparks that we hope will be of interest to a general
readership. The article index is available at:
Here's what you'll find with more on the way...
Disk Imaging is Not a Total Backup Solution
Disk imaging utilities
can be extremely useful tools that duplicate disks. However, there are
some issues and limitations that must be kept in mind when relying on
disk imaging as a backup solution.
Don't Let Your Business Sink
that businesses rely so heavily on electronic data storage, it is little
wonder that they often incur significant financial losses as a result
of data loss, and that for an increasing number of people, this sadly
leads to the loss of their livelihood. According to the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington, US, 93% of companies filed for bankruptcy
within a year of disaster when they lost their data center for 10 days
My MP3 Files Are Missing
If you have all the time and money in the
world to re-purchase, re-download and re-categorize your MP3 files in
the event you have lost them, say, as a result of disk malfunction, then
this article is not for you. Otherwise, read on...
Find out about the three principal ways you can store
your data offsite: Backing up to external media and storing that media
in a different location; Backing up to an offsite server; Using professional
electronic vaulting services
RAID is Not a Backup Solution
There are some who believe a RAID array
provides a backup solution. It does not. This article informs users about
some of the common misconceptions about RAID, and how backing up using
software is crucial in preventing data loss.
The Photographer's Nightmare
Backing up your photos may be a tedious
and painstaking job using Windows Explorer or the inflexible and limited
backup feature in Windows XP or Vista, but it needn't be. With the right
software you can prevent your treasured photos from being lost with the
click of a button...
Lucky Draw Winners
Every month, ten lucky winners
who complete the SyncBackSE survey form will receive a free license for
OnClick Utilities. The link to the survey is contained in the order confirmation
email for SyncBackSE. We will even allow you to transfer your free license
to friends or family if you already have OnClick Utilities. So, if you
haven't completed the survey and you're a SyncBackSE licensee, why not
do so today?
Until Next Time
Thanks for reading
and we look forward to getting in touch again in a months time.
The 2BrightSparks Team.
2BrightSparks Pte Ltd.
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