SyncBack History of Changes

Our software has undergone extensive development and user testing since its inception. This page shows bug fixes and feature improvements that have been made since the official release dates. To see the history of changes for old (unsupported) versions, see our Changes (Old) page.

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Below are the important release dates so far for the SyncBack family of products:

V11.3.35.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (1st July 2024)

Fixed: Exception when selecting 'Exit but do not backup profiles' from Exit button on main menu
Fixed (Pro): Fix for Chilkat SFTP not setting last modification date and time when using SFTP v3 servers
Fixed: Some anti-virus software can delay SyncBack starting
Fixed: The expanded source and destination directories may be displayed differently on Simple settings page than what is actually used when run
Updated: Runtime Intelligence removed
Updated: Profile and Global variables will warn if a SyncBack, Windows, etc. variable name is being used
Updated (Pro/SE): Upgrade Assurance can now be purchased at a later stage

V11.3.29.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (30th May 2024)

New (Pro/SE): New COMPAREBOTHTOTAL variable
Updated (Pro/SE): Can use wildcards for network names in Copy Delete -> Network settings
Updated: When error is ERROR_RETRY then it will only retry 5 times before failing
Updated: When opening or comparing files from Differences window it will now change volume GUID or device path to drive letter paths automatically
Fixed (Pro): Can add secrets connection if no secrets
Fixed (Pro): Change in S3 to use the correct maximum number of uploaded parts when using Scaleway storage
Fixed: Exit from tray icon pop-up menu, and Close from taskbar pop-up menu, correctly handles situations where modal windows are open
Fixed: Choose sub-directories and Files window may fail to expand folder when using Chilkat FTP engine
Fixed: When using single zip the zip filename in the log had a trailing slash
Updated (Pro/SE): Improved error handling and logging when file cannot be zipped when using PKZip

V11.3.16.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (2nd April 2024)

Updated (Pro): Considerably quicker initial start when using SBMS
Updated (Pro/SE): User interface changes to choosing profiles backup directory in Global Settings
Updated: French and Dutch translations
Updated (Pro): Change in Google Drive and Google Photos to ensure users grant all required permissions during authorization
Updated: When enabling or disabling a schedule you are prompted if the schedule should also be enabled or disabled
Updated (Pro): S3 (and compatibles) retry HTTP request if socket error 10048
Fixed: In the main window, a tab may incorrectly appear (called scGP...) when there are errors
Fixed: For WebDAV, do not retry upload if HTTP Error 507 (Insufficient Storage)
Fixed: Correct a problem in extracting user's name from the encoded token (SharePoint)
Fixed: In rare cases the minimized to tray balloon notification flickers constantly
Fixed: Occasional error opening Global Settings
Fixed: Error on start-up due to invalid entry in registry for Windows TLS
Fixed (Pro/SE): When using Azure Speech the sound will no longer be clipped when SyncBack or the profile ends

V11.3.7.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (20th February 2024)

New (Pro/SE): Can import profiles from profile backup (via Export / Import main menu)
Updated: Recompiled using latest Delphi compiler
Updated: Next Run column will append "(Periodically)" if profile set to run scheduled and periodically and next run is via periodical
Updated: Windows 11 dark mode improved (window border is dark)
Updated: Added and documented shortcut keys when modifying profiles in a group
Updated: When profile is running the Running column in main window states if integrity check, simulation or restore
Updated: If a remote desktop connection is being used then the style is forced to Windows
Updated: Installer is more likely to get the correct serial number when upgrading and more than one serial is in the system
Updated: Log history on main page of log file will show 7 days maximum instead of 5
Updated (Pro): Icon in main window shows when profile is running an integrity check
Updated (Pro): Retry when an error occurs during metadata retrieval (AWS S3 and compatibles)
Updated (Pro/SE): Warnings on When pages when using a Group Queue. Help file also updated.
Updated (Pro/SE): When testing file copying methods can also use compressed traffic option
Updated (Pro): Support for Azure Cold blob tier
Updated (Pro/SE): Windows System Restore Points not supported on Windows Server
Updated (Pro): Can use your own Google Drive Client ID and Secret. Preparation for not being able to use 2BrightSparks client ID.
Updated (Pro): Can use your own Egnyte Key and Secret. Preparation for not being able to use 2BrightSparks key.
Updated: Quicker opening profile modification window
Updated: Can use NT Namespaces (\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\...) for source and destination
Fixed (Pro): Uploading large files (2GB plus) to ShareFile can sometimes freeze at the end of the upload
Fixed (Pro): Shared settings could not be used with HTTP Download
Fixed: Pop-up menu for group (when modifying) was available even if not a group queue
Fixed: If just parameters for profiles in a group queue were changed then main display was not updated
Fixed (Free): Checkbox to create a group queue was incorrectly enabled in New Profile wizard
Fixed: When restoring SyncBack window from minimized to maximized (and tray icon not used) may get black space at top of window
Fixed (SE/Pro): Group Queues run periodically will run many times
Fixed: In profile configuration may not connect to network share

V11.2.33.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th January 2024)

New: -delay command line parameter
New (SE/Pro): Button on Fast Backup settings not to rescan when using Archival Fast Backup
New (Pro): Several new script functions, e.g. LeftStr, StartsText, ReplaceStr, etc.
New (Pro): CustomFilter script (which makes use of new MatchesMask script function)
New: Option to scan neither source/left or destination/right when choosing files and folders
Updated: To avoid issues with multi-monitor setups SyncBack will briefly appear and minimize when set to run on login
Updated (SE/Free): Profiles not automatically imported if other edition of SyncBack is installed for current user only
Updated: Better feedback when importing password protected profiles and decryption not possible
Fixed (Pro): Fixes to Secrets Manager window
Fixed (Pro/SE): Rapid Transfer setting was ignored when testing connection to SyncBack Touch
Fixed: Was reverting to default Windows style when using Windows screen reader even when SyncBack configured not to use screen reader
Fixed (Pro): Expiring Exchange/EWS tokens with OAUTH when backing up email
Fixed (Pro): Problems with meta-data when files exported from Amazon S3 to other S3 compatible services (e.g. R2) using 3rd party software
Fixed (Pro): Scanning of R2 when over 1000 files in a folder
Fixed (Pro/SE): Files ignored (and warning given) if names or attributes are deemed invalid by the O/S where SyncBack Touch is running
Fixed (Pro): Google Docs files (on Google Drive) downloaded again even when no changes
Fixed (Pro): Fix throttling looping issue when uploaded file names contain illegal/invalid characters (OneDrive and SharePoint)
Fixed: Slow to start first time after installing
Fixed: Aborting a verify sometimes does not result in a copy failure

V11.2.15.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (9th November 2023)

Updated (Pro): FTP buffer size settings now used in all SFTP engines
Updated (Pro/SE): Can pass offline UA serial to installer
Updated: Installer shows who SyncBack will run be run as if run from installer
Fixed: Vertical lines at edge of list in Differences window
Fixed: Not starting maximized
Fixed (Pro): Correctly display amount of bytes being moved during object copy (S3)
Fixed (Pro): Treat HTTP error 400 as a throttle response to requests (SharePoint/OneDrive)
Fixed (Pro): Correctly set object metadata for files larger than 5 GB in size (S3)
Fixed (Pro): Box authorization URL

V11.2.5.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (10th October 2023)

New (Pro/SE): XZ and ZStandard compression
New: A new option on Compression -> Compressed settings page to not compress files considered already compressed
Updated (Pro): Compression filter (already compressed file types) can now be used with PKWare SecureZip encryption
Updated: Main window column widths, order and visibility immediately saved when changes are made
Updated: "Stop using screen reader" menu item appears in Preferences main menu if a screen reader is being used
Updated (Pro): Added Israel AWS S3 Endpoint
Updated: Splash screen removed (tray icon animates instead)
Fixed (Pro): "bad_request: Invalid API request path" error during a file update with Box API
Fixed (Pro/SE): Failure to scan Zip archives with files over 2GB in size when using LZMA2
Fixed: Loses column widths etc. if start minimized and do not show main window before exiting
Fixed: SyncBack may fail to retrieve information from Scheduler Monitor
Fixed: Internal changes to how windows are minimized and restored

V11.1.1.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (28th August 2023)

Fixed: Scheduler Monitor incorrectly states profiles not run by scheduler

V11.0.1.0 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (28th August 2023)

New: Chunked upload support for Box
Updated: About window shows some system info
Updated: Logging of reason why files skipped is no longer enabled by default
Updated: Swedish translations
Updated: Scheduler Monitor service modified to try and avoid warning about schedules that were run later when missed (e.g. computer off)
Fixed (Pro): Stop retrying to create folders on Egnyte if it already exists
Fixed (Pro): Egnyte now allows files with DWL, DWL1, DWL2 extensions to be uploaded
Fixed (Pro): Better handling of expired access tokens when using Backblaze
Fixed (Pro/SE): Out of memory error when using LZMA2 with very large files and no Zip temp directory specified
Fixed: Sometimes crashes on variables window in profile configuration
Fixed (Pro): Retrieves all SharePoint Document libraries in the case the user has more than 200 libraries per site

V11.0.0.25 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (23rd July 2023)

New: You can enable or disable existing scheduled tasks for a profile
New (Pro/SE): %IGNORE_ERR% variable to use with %LABEL=%, %SERIAL=% and %HWSERIAL=%
Updated (Pro/SE): When creating shortcuts to run profile it will take into account if profile must or must not be run elevated
Updated: Updated French, Dutch, Finnish, Italian and Russian translations
Updated: Scheduler Monitor Service notifications now shows date and time profile was supposed to be run
Updated: Scheduler Monitor Service notifications window only appears once (and is updated)
Updated: Scheduler Monitor Service notifications will indicate if there is a problem updating the warnings
Updated (Pro): S3 regions
Updated (Pro): When an action cannot be performed it is now clear if it is due to SBMS or group policy settings
Updated (Pro/SE): Increase connection reliability with Touch on Android (V1.7.7 and newer)
Fixed (Pro): Change for AWS S3 to ignore socket error 10060 when in thread operation, in order to give the thread a chance to retry
Fixed (Pro): Incorrect alignment for Connections list in Secrets Manager
Fixed (Pro): Creating S3 buckets in newer regions
Fixed (Pro/SE): The bypass UAC task scheduler entry had same name as run on login

V11.0.0.15 SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree (3rd July 2023)

A new freeware SysLog server and client has been released.

New: Scheduler Monitor Service introduced which can help detect profiles that are not being run by the Windows Task Scheduler
New (Pro/SE): 7zip compatible LZMA2 compression and encryption (the Zip header can be encrypted so the contained filenames cannot be seen)
New (Pro): Secrets Manager to store usernames, passwords and private keys
New (Pro): Files can be copied from HTTP
New (SE): SyncBackSE now supports LZMA and BZip2 compression along with the new LZMA2 compression and encryption. This also means email log files can use higher compression (LZMA)
New (Pro/SE): You can automatically download files from HTTP, when using FTP, to increase performance
New (Pro/SE): Group Queue profiles. These are similar to the traditional Groups except you can configure how a profile in the group queue is run (e.g. an Integrity check) and the same profile can be in a group queue multiple times. They also use fewer resources.
New (Pro): Cloudflare R2 support (S3 compatible service)
New (Pro): Support for SSE-C with native Backblaze B2
New (Pro/SE): Option to compress network traffic (SMB, Windows 10 or better)
New (Pro): Script Debugging
New: You can now choose an action to take if two files are considered to be identical
New: All system volumes can be accessed with the path \\?\
New: New shared settings can be created from the Manage Shared Settings window. Previously they could only be created when modifying a profile.
New: Shared settings can be modified from the Manage Shared Settings window. Previously they could only be modified when modifying a profile that uses those shared settings.
New: You can rename shared settings from the Manage Shared Settings window.
New: Shared settings can be exported and imported from the Manage Shared Settings window.
New: File copying methods can be tested
New: In the Differences window, you can filter based on the filename or extension. Wildcards (* and ?) are supported
New: In the Differences window, you can configure it so that a double-click on a folder will automatically add it to the filter so only that directory and its contents are shown
New: In the Differences window, there are more filter options. You can also click on the Totals grid to filter.
New: A hotkey can be defined for SyncBack itself (the hotkey is shown in the tray icon hint)
New: A new profile configuration page (Links) has been created to centralize settings related to shortcuts, offline files, symbolic links, hard links, etc.
New: On the profile History page you can export all the history
New: In the Global Settings you can re-order the tabs
New: When modifying a group you can use drag and drop to re-order profiles in a group and to add or remove profiles from the group
New: The HTML log file now includes a bar chart for easy comparison of the number of files copied on previous runs (last 7)
New (Pro/SE): Profiles can be configured to run elevated or not elevated. When scheduling such profiles the scheduler is configured as appropriate.
New (Pro/SE): In Global Settings you can configure Windows to allow elevated processes like SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE to see mapped network drives.
New (Pro/SE): In Global Settings you can configure create a shortcut to run SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE elevated without a UAC prompt.
New: Console input (stdin) can be sent to the Run Before and Run After programs from a file
New: Console output (stdout) from Run Before and Run After can be recorded in the log file
New: Option to Run After only if the profile failed
New: Profiles (including groups) can be run automatically when the screen saver is activated or the display is powered off
New: You can ignore files accessed (or not accessed) between dates or since a date
New: For Junction Points, you can ignore all of them (as per V10 and earlier), ignore only Windows backward compatibility junction points or not ignore them
New (Pro/SE): File hard links can be identified and copied as hard links
New (Pro/SE): File symbolic links can be copied and re-mapped
New (Pro/SE): Directory symbolic links and junction/reparse points can be copied and re-mapped
New: Option to ignore hidden and system folders
New: Option to ignore pinned files and directories
New: Option to ignore unpinned files and directories
New: Option to ignore placeholder directories
New (Pro/SE): When running a profile as a Restore you can create a Windows System Restore Point.
New: Full (absolute) paths can now be used in filters
New (Pro): New script constants, e.g. HoursPerDay
New (Pro): New script functions, e.g. IntRoundTo
New (Pro): New script properties in SBRunning: LeftType, RightType, LeftIsSource
New (Pro): New script object SBProfiles
New (SE/Pro): -profaffinity command line parameter
New (Pro): Windows Group Policy settings (ADMX) are available.
Updated: No more button panels for menus, instead main menus are used
Updated: Greatly increased group filtering performance (when listing only profiles not in a group)
Updated: Drives tab on Global Settings initialized faster
Updated: The Tree Explorer, File Collision and Differences windows show if a file or directory is a link and details on it (if the profile is configured appropriately)
Updated: The Differences window has been updated so when using a dark style the details at the bottom are dark
Updated: To save space, leading and trailing slashes are no longer shown in the Differences window
Updated: The New Profile Wizard lets you create Group Queue profiles
Updated: The Filters window shows hints for items that are too wide to display entirely, or it contains variables
Updated: The Restore Wizard automatically hides the History tab if there is no history for the profile
Updated: The scheduler window now clearly shows if the schedule is daily, weekly or monthly
Updated: The log file no longer includes unused filter information and instead only shows filters that have been used
Updated: The log file now splits up the files copied etc. into their own sections. Previously there was only one section ("Copied, deleted, renamed, and changed (123)"), but now they are split into Changes, Copied, Deleted and Renamed
Updated (Pro/SE): For the webhook calls, if there is no JSON then a GET call is made instead of a POST call
Updated (Pro): With SyncBack Touch you can now use both Windows Impersonation and SBMS for login for extra security and control
Updated (Pro): The Azure Speech API has been updated
Updated (Pro): With Dropbox the native SHA256 hash is automatically used for verification and hash comparison
Updated (Pro): When creating new scripts, a simple starting template is used as a basis
Updated: When emailing the log you can choose Direct Send for a simpler configuration
Updated: When battery saver is enabled in Windows, all running profile are paused and background backups are not started
Updated: If power is switched to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) then it is treated as battery saving
Updated: When a profile is run it SyncBack checks to see if a two or more drives are using the same label or have the same serial (if you are using the label or serial variables)
Updated: SysLog supports RFC5424
Updated: Extensive improvements to creating schedules so SyncBack can detect if the user has the access rights to create schedules
Updated: When scheduling profiles configured to run elevated or not elevated the scheduler is configured as appropriate.

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