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SyncBackPro V8

 

Welcome to the help and information guide of SyncBackPro V8.

 

This extensive help file provides information for all versions of the program: SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackLite and SyncBackFree. The help file self-adjusts to a large extent, depending on which version of the software it is installed with.

 

When a feature is not available in SyncBackFree, this is stated and the following is shown: lite-se-pro-feature

When a feature is only available in SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro, this is stated and the following is shown: se-pro-feature

When a feature is only available in SyncBackPro, this is noted with the icon: sbpro-feature-16x16

 

This approach helps introduce users to a single context where they can enjoy guidance for all versions of the program, and helps them become aware of functions and features that may not be in the currently installed version (SyncBackFree, SyncBackLite or SyncBackSE) but may be appropriate to their needs.

 

Note that screen shots of the program in the help file are generally of the flagship version SyncBackPro, and that all versions of the program may happily co-exist on the same system so that users can evaluate which version best suits their requirements.

 

Introduction

 

“You did have a backup… didn’t you?...”

 

Three reasons why SyncBackPro is the right choice for you:

 

1: SyncBackPro helps you to protect yourself from data loss by allowing you to backup your important files. When disaster strikes all you have to do is click a single button to restore.

 

2: SyncBackPro helps you spend time on those things that matter. Trying to recover from the effects of lost data can be very costly and time consuming. SyncBackPro's proven backup and synchronization solution is a breeze to implement, reliable, and affordable.

 

3: SyncBackPro delivers great ease of use and outstanding functionality.

 

For most people, keeping a backup of their computer’s data is not normally foremost in their minds, and is usually something they only get round to right after a disastrous data loss. We all assume that our files are going to sit there obediently unless we purposely delete them. Anyway, data can always be recovered or undeleted, right?

 

The harsh truth is that data is never secure unless a copy is kept in a separate location. If you accidentally delete a file, overwrite it, catch a destructive computer virus or suffer a catastrophic hard drive failure there’s no easy way to get that data back without specialist software or expensive help.

 

The good news is that SyncBackPro makes backups easy. In its simplest form, this comprehensive program will enable you to keep copies of your data on another drive for safekeeping, be it on local or remote storage locations. Let’s take a quick look at the many storage destinations you can use:

 

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An internal drive (e.g. a second hard disk)

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An externally-attached drive (e.g. USB, Firewire or eSATA)

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Removable media (e.g. SD card or USB memory stick)

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One or more writeable CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Rays

 

Of course, given SyncBackPro’s comprehensive capabilities, it doesn’t stop there. You can also keep safe copies of your data on the following destinations too:

 

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A network drive (e.g. in a typical business environment)

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A ZIP archive, SyncBack Container (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version) or VHD/X file (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version).

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An FTP, FTPS (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version) or SFTP (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version) server

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A user-defined location (using scripting) (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version)

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An email server, for backup of your emails or backup/sync files with an email server (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version)

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Media Transfer Protocol, e.g. for Android devices (se-pro-feature SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro)

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SyncBack Touch, a cross-platform (Windows, macOS, Android) file server (se-pro-feature SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro)

S3

Amazon S3 or compatible server. Amazon Glacier™ (via S3) is supported (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Amazon S3™ is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon Glacier™ is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

amazon-cloud-drive

Amazon Drive (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Amazon Drive™ is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

Azure

Microsoft Azure server (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Azure™ is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

dropbox

Dropbox (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Dropbox™ is a trademark of Dropbox, Inc.

googledrive

Google Drive (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Google Drive™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

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Box (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Box is a trademark or registered trademark of Box, Inc.

skydrive

Microsoft OneDrive (previously called SkyDrive), OneDrive for Business (Office 365) and SharePoint (Office 365) (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). OneDrive™ and SharePoint™ are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

sugarsync

SugarSync (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). SugarSync is a trademark of SugarSync, Inc.

openstack

OpenStack (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version), e.g. as implemented by RackSpace.

backblaze

Backblaze™ B2 (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version). Backblaze is a trademark of Backblaze, Inc.

google storage

Google Storage(sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version)

 

SyncBackPro can also make backups of your email (which is different from making backups of your files to an email server).

 

How does SyncBackPro achieve this?

 

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At its simplest, backing up data is a one-way event, i.e. SyncBackPro will faithfully copy your live data on your PC to the storage destination. This is the simplest method of backing up and will suit most people for most situations. You may either perform the backup manually whenever you choose, or schedule a regular time slot for it to happen. In the latter’s case, you never need to worry about forgetting to start the process.

 

Keep your data synchronized between two computers.

 

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SyncBack can keep the same set of data up-to-date on both your PC and the storage destination. In short, any change made on one will be made on the other. For example, if you travel with a laptop and make changes to its data you may want to make sure that your desktop at home has the same set of changes. Conversely, someone at home may have made other changes to that data on the desktop too. SyncBack quickly achieves the consolidation of the two sets of data by only copying the changed data between the two PCs. This is known as Intelligent Synchronization and is one of SyncBack’s most versatile features.

 

Copy locked and/or open files

 

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Another impressive trick is SyncBackPro’s ability to copy and backup locked and/or open files.

 

For example, if you are using Microsoft Outlook, your normally locked data file will be successfully copied even though it is in use. Other lesser-featured backup programs simply can’t do this.

 

Need to keep backups off-site?

 

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Best practice says that your backup should ideally be located in a different location to your original data. So how does SyncBackPro deal with offsite backups? Well, using a powerful FTP engine, SyncBackPro enables you to backup data to a remote server on the Internet. You could also use FTP to backup to a local NAS storage device or an FTP server somewhere else on a company network. SyncBackPro can also backup your files to an SFTP server, email server or a cloud storage service like Amazon S3™.

 

Centralized Management

 

Distributed installations of SyncBackPro can be managed and monitored centrally using the SyncBack Management Service (SBM Service). This allows for easy management of profiles and to check on the status of backups on those remote installations.

 

SyncBack Touch

 

SyncBack Touch is a cross-platform (Windows, macOS and Android) alternative to using FTP. It can be used by se-pro-feature SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro.

 

Quick Links

 

To get up to speed quickly, we recommend taking a look at the following sections:

 

New User Guide

 

Quick Start

 

Using SyncBackPro

 

Thank you for choosing SyncBackPro. We are confident you will find it to be both powerful and a pleasure to use!

 

 

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