Compare SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE and SyncBackFree

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

SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE and SyncBackFree work on Windows (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).

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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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Licensing and OS Compatibility

SyncBackPro Pro SyncBackSE SE SyncBackFree Free
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 10, 8, 7, Vista
Windows Server 2008 and newer
SyncBack Touch supports: macOS, Android, Linux & Windows
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista
64-bit Version Available Yes Yes No

Supported Protocols

Pro SE Free
Types of data backup process supported 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
FTP protocols supported FTP / FTPS / SFTP FTP / FTPS FTP
VHD/X support Yes Yes No
New to V9 SyncBack Monitor support Yes Yes No
SyncBack Touch support
New to V9 Delta-copy network transfers
Yes Yes No
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) Yes Yes No
Cloud Storage Support
Amazon S3™ (and compatible), Backblaze™ B2, Google Storage™, Microsoft Azure™, Microsoft OneDrive™, OneDrive for Business (Office 365), OpenStack, SharePoint™ (Office 365), Dropbox™, Box, SugarSync™
New to V9 OVH™, hubiC™, Google Photos™, WebDAV and Egnyte™
Yes No No
Backup Emails Yes No No

Standard Features

Pro SE Free
Ransomware Detection Yes Yes Yes
Abort backup if too many changes Yes Yes Yes
Central cloud authentication Yes Yes Yes
Group profile run Yes Yes Yes
Scheduled Backups 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 Types Supported
New to V9 Parallel file compression
Deflate / Deflate64 / BWT / BZip2 / LZMA Deflate / Deflate64 / BWT Deflate
File Encryption Supported AES 256-bit Basic Zip Encryption

Advanced Features

Pro SE Free
New to V9Delta-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
Smart memory management for large data set backup jobs Yes No No
Faster cloud scanning Yes No No
New to V9 Faster cloud file transfers Yes No No
New file copying methods Yes Yes No
Choose settings folder Yes Yes No
Auto-decrypt NTFS files Yes Yes No
Faster FTP scanning
New to V9 Support for CompleteFTP extension
Yes Yes No
File Resuming if connection lost 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
Copy symbolic links Yes Yes No
Pushover notification on profile failure 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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