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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Licensing and OS Compatibility

SyncBackPro Pro V10 SyncBackSE SE V10 SyncBackFree Free V10
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 V10
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
64-bit Version Available Yes Yes No

Supported Protocols

Pro V10 SE V10 Free V10
Types of data backup process supported
New to V10 Can choose files and/or folders to restore in Restore Wizard
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
FTP protocols supported
New to V10 Expanded FTP/SFTP support, concurrent downloads for large files (Eldos FTP), IPV6
VHD/X support Yes Yes No
SyncBack Monitor support Yes Yes No
SyncBack Touch support
New to V10 Free to use, Rapid Transfer
Yes Yes No
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) Yes Yes No
Cloud Storage Support
Amazon S3™, 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™ and WebDAV
New to V10 Citrix ShareFile™, pCloud™, S3 object tagging, SSE-C encryption, uses newer Azure API, improved Egnyte performance, reduced memory usage with Box, Google Drive and OneDrive
Yes No No
Backup Emails Yes No No

Standard Features

Pro V10 SE V10 Free V10
Ransomware Detection
New to V10 Expanded to also support FTP, SFTP, cloud storage, MTP, VHD, remote file-systems and SyncBack Touch
Yes Yes Yes
Abort backup if too many changes Yes Yes Yes
Central cloud authentication Yes Yes Yes
Group profile run
New to V10 Improved performance when more than one profile is running, can automatically abort group profile if a profile fails
Yes Yes Yes
Scheduled Backups Yes Yes Yes
Periodic running
New to V10 Can specify which times it can start in and on which days of the week
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
New to V10 Faster log file creation
Yes Yes Yes
Extensive Help File Yes Yes Yes
File Compression Yes Yes Yes
Environment Variables Yes Yes Yes
Compression Deflate / Deflate64 / BWT / BZip2 / LZMA Deflate / Deflate64 / BWT Deflate
Encryption AES 256-bit Basic Zip Encryption

Advanced Features

Pro V10 SE V10 Free V10
Delta-copy Yes Yes No
File Integrity Checking Yes No No
SyncBack Management Service (SBMS) integration
Free with V10
Yes No No
Scripting support Yes No No
Automatic drive failure detection
New to V10 Drives tab in Global Settings shows status of all drives
Yes No No
New to V10 Can require an Internet or specific network connection Yes Yes Yes
Smart memory management for large data set backup jobs
New to V10 Can choose to use more or less memory
Yes No No
Faster cloud scanning Yes No No
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
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)
New to V10 Fast Backup now can be used with all cloud services (except Backblaze B2 unless used via the S3 compatibility interface), improved options
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
New to V10 Transfer file and folder last access date & time (NTFS) Yes Yes No
Copy symbolic links Yes Yes No
Pushover notification on profile failure Yes Yes No
New to V10 Webhook notification when profiles finish Yes Yes No
Regular Expression (RegEx) filter engine
New to V10 Improved performance
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
New to V10 Improved performance
Yes Yes No
Advanced Environment Variables
New to V10 Global variables, new variables (e.g. VERSIONSCREATEDTOTAL), auto-incrementing variable
Yes Yes No
Copy open/locked files using VSS Yes Yes No
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