Compare SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE and SyncBackFree

The SyncBack family of products backup, synchronize, and restore data files.

SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE and SyncBackFree work on Windows (11, 10, 8, 7, Vista - 32/64-bit), and are used by individuals, small businesses, and organizations throughout the world. All three programs can be installed at the same time so you can evaluate which works best for you.

SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE also allow you to backup your data across multiple operating systems using SyncBack Touch which works with Windows, macOS, Linux and Android (Mobile phones and Devices). SyncBack Touch is completely free to use with SyncBackPro/SE V10 and newer.

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SyncBackPro: Personal and business users who want the best in-class backup solution, including scripting and cloud backup support. Centralized management and reporting solution available separately.

SyncBackSE: Personal and business users that need an advanced backup solution compatible with Windows workstation and servers.

SyncBackFree: Anyone who wants a simple backup and restore solution at no cost.

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Unlike many of our competitors:

  • We do not charge extra to use our software on Windows server. In fact, SBMS and SyncBack Touch are free.
  • Our portable/no-install release (to use on USB sticks, for example) is the same price.
  • Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) does not cost extra, even on server versions of Windows.
  • SyncBackPro includes a feature to drastically reduce memory usage, and it is included without any extra charge.
  • Our free software is completely free without any need to register your email address. No data is collected.

Licensing and OS Compatibility

SyncBackPro Pro V11 SyncBackSE SE V11 SyncBackFree Free V11
List Price Buy Buy Free
License Type Perpetual license for the major version number purchased Freeware
Upgrade Assurance available Yes Yes No
Each license can be installed on up to: 5 devices (home) or
1 device (business)
No Limit
Supported OS Compatibility Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
Windows Server 2008 and newer
SyncBack Touch supports: macOS, Android, Linux & Windows
SyncBack Touch is free to use with SyncBackPro/SE V11
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
64-bit Version Available Yes Yes No

Supported Protocols

Pro V11 SE V11 Free V11
Types of data backup process supported Backup, Fast Backup, Mirror, Intelligent Sync, Restore Backup, Mirror, Basic Sync, Restore
Support for internal (local drive) and/or external (USB hard drive, thumbdrive, etc.) storage Yes Yes Yes
Backup/sync to/from network PC/device (NAS etc.) Yes Yes Yes
Download from HTTP Yes No No
FTP protocols supported SFTP / FTP / FTPS FTP / FTPS FTP
Alternate HTTP download when using FTP Yes Yes No
VHD/X support Yes Yes No
SyncBack Monitor support Yes Yes No
SyncBack Touch support Yes Yes No
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) Yes Yes No
Cloud Storage Support
Amazon S3™ compatible services, Google Drive™, Google Storage™, Google Photos™, Microsoft Azure™ Blob Storage, Microsoft OneDrive™, OneDrive for Business (Office 365), SharePoint™ (Office 365), Dropbox™, Box, SugarSync™, Rackspace™ / OpenStack, Backblaze™ B2, OVH™, Egnyte™, Citrix ShareFile™, pCloud™, Cloudflare™ R2 and WebDAV
Yes No No
Secrets Manager Support
HashiCorp Vault, AWS Secrets Manager, Google Cloud KMS, Microsoft Azure Key Vault, Windows Credentials Manager
Yes No No
Backup Emails Yes No No

Standard Features

Pro V11 SE V11 Free V11
Ransomware Detection Yes Yes Yes
Abort backup if too many changes Yes Yes Yes
Central cloud authentication Yes Yes Yes
Shared settings Yes Yes Yes
Group Profiles Yes Yes Yes
Group Queues Yes Yes No
Scheduled Backups
Schedule Monitor Service detects when schedules have not been started
Yes Yes Yes
Periodic running Yes Yes Yes
Differences window to review proposed changes Yes Yes Yes
File Verification Yes Yes Yes
Hashing compare method Yes Yes Yes
Run external programs before and/or after profiles Yes Yes Yes
Multi-language user interface Yes Yes Yes
Unicode enabled for multi-language filename support Yes Yes Yes
Email Logs Yes Yes Yes
Extensive Help File Yes Yes Yes
File Compression Yes Yes Yes
Environment Variables Yes Yes Yes
Compression LZMA2 (7zip) / LZMA / BZip2 / Deflate / Deflate64 / BWT Deflate
Encryption AES 256-bit, PKZip (SecureZip), 7zip Basic Zip Encryption

Advanced Features

Pro V11 SE V11 Free V11
Delta-copy Yes Yes No
File Integrity Checking Yes No No
SyncBack Management Service (SBMS) integration Yes No No
Scripting support Yes No No
Automatic drive failure detection Yes No No
Can require an Internet or specific network connection Yes Yes Yes
Smart memory management for large data set backup jobs Yes No No
Faster cloud scanning Yes No No
Faster cloud file transfers Yes No No
Various file copying methods Yes Yes No
Choose settings folder Yes Yes No
Auto-decrypt NTFS files Yes Yes No
Faster FTP scanning
Support for CompleteFTP extension
Yes Yes No
File Resuming if connection lost Yes Yes No
Use network compression over SMB Yes Yes No
Run on Windows startup and/or shutdown/logout Yes Yes No
Real time Backup/Sync when files/folders change Yes Yes No
Backup/Sync on device insertion (USB drive, etc) Yes Yes No
Fast Backup feature (reduces scan times) Yes Yes No
Incremental & Differential backups Yes Yes No
File Versioning Yes Yes No
Bandwidth throttling (FTP and network) Yes Yes No
Transfer file and folder ACL security (NTFS/ReFS) Yes Yes No
Transfer file and folder last access date & time (NTFS) Yes Yes No
Copy directory junction points, including re-mapping them Yes Yes No
Copy file and directory symbolic links, including re-mapping them Yes Yes No
Copy file hard links, including re-mapping them Yes Yes No
Pushover notification on profile failure Yes Yes No
Webhook notification when profiles finish Yes Yes No
Regular Expression (RegEx) filter engine Yes Yes No
Detect file renames/move Yes Yes No
Compress email log files Yes Yes No
Send email logs securely using SSL/TLS connection Yes Yes No
Move files Yes Yes No
Automatic profile backups Yes Yes No
Advanced Environment Variables Yes Yes No
Copy open/locked files using VSS Yes Yes No
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