SyncBack V9

V9 Changes

User Interface
Completely new modern and clean user interface with an optional dark mode. All the graphics have been changed. Care has been taken to simplify and modernize the interface but keeping it familiar to users of older versions.
Per-monitor DPI scaling, so windows are scaled depending on the monitor they are on
The default font is now larger, and the same font as used in Windows 10 (Segoe UI 10 point)
The log file has been modernized and improved to make them clearer. The HTML log file now includes embedded graphics. More summary detail also provided. It also now shows the total time a profile was paused.
In the Tree Explorer window, you can now include/exclude files/folders without needing to first expand the folder
In the Tree Explorer window, you can now include/exclude files/folders and apply to all sub-folders
The File & Folder Selection window, Differences window and File Prompt window now shows the source on the left when the profile is a backup/mirror from FTP, cloud, etc. to a local drive
New simplified Restore wizard. Includes option not to move files on restore and other options.
In the main window you can filter based on the profile name
In File & Folder selections, you can export and import the selections
When profiles finish, SyncBack can now automatically exit, reboot or logout instead of just shutting down
The File & Folder selections window now has last modified column
Non-critical errors have been removed and are now warnings
You can now list all the shared settings, which profiles are using them (if any) and delete the unused ones
You can now skip a SyncBack new version. For example, if you are on v9.0 and v9.1 is available then you can ignore the new version. If a version is ignored, you will not be prompted again until a newer version, e.g. V9.2, is available. However, if you do a manual update check then it will always tell you a newer version is available.
Delta-Copy
(Pro/SE) Delta-copy versioning when copying files from one file system to another. Only the changes between files are stored, which greatly reduces disk space for large files such as virtual machines, databases, etc.
Cloud
(Pro) OVH cloud support added
(Pro) hubiC cloud support added
(Pro) WebDAV support added
(Pro) Egnyte support added
(Pro) Google Photos™ support added
(Pro) Uses new Azure REST API, so can upload larger files (4.75 TB)
(Pro) Supports restoring files archived in Azure
(Pro) S3 Storage Class and new Azure Blob Tier. Previously could only set S3 Storage class, but now can do it with Azure.
(Pro) Supports One Zone-Infrequent Access and Intelligent Tiering storage classes on Amazon S3
(Pro) Can now use Service Account Private Key files with Google Storage
(Pro) Dropbox API updated
(Pro) Backblaze B2 API updated
(Pro/SE) Can use Bing speech, so native language speech supported
FTP
(Pro/SE) Two new FTP/FTPS engines and one new SFTP engine added for improved FTP server compatibility
(Pro/SE) Supports new faster scanning method in CompleteFTP (requires V12.1.0 or newer)
(Pro/SE) FTP support improved (MFF, RMDA and AVBL supported). Tested again with FTP servers to improve performance and compatibility.
(Pro/SE) FTP time zone setting improved (if you use ! as first character then it overrides what the FTP server reports, e.g. !-480)
(Pro/SE) Can restore from multi-zip files copied from an FTP server to a local drive
SyncBack Touch
(Pro/SE) Delta-copy (over the network) upload and download to Touch (Windows only)
(Pro/SE) Can shutdown remote Touch server (Android only, must be V1.3.11 or newer of Touch)
(Pro/SE) Better user feedback when searching for SyncBack Touch devices
SyncBack Monitor
(Pro/SE) A new Android application which you can use to stop, start, pause and resume profiles running on your computer (on the same local network)
Performance
(Pro/SE) Parallel file multi-zip (when copying to or from internal/external drive, network share, etc.)
(Pro/SE) Parallel local file deletes (internal/external drive, network share, etc.)
(Pro) Parallel cloud file uploads and downloads: S3, Azure, Egnyte, Backblaze B2, Rackspace/OpenStack and Google Storage (if using private key)
(Pro/SE) Profile backups are now much faster
Scheduler
In a profile schedule you can now view/set run time limit
In a profile schedule you can now decide what to do if scheduled task is already running
When creating new schedules, the default is not to run the schedule again if it is already running. In V8 it would run it in parallel, which can cause issues as the same profile cannot be run in parallel.
Misc.
(Pro/SE) Files the user does not have read access rights to can now be copied to the cloud, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, Touch and MTP. Also, files copied from the cloud can replace local files the user does not have write access rights to.
(Pro) SMART checks also check the drive health. Extra detailed information about the drive is logged.
(Pro/SE) Option to skip temporary files (enabled by default)
(Pro/SE) Can choose to version deleted and replaced files, only replaced files or only deleted files
Now works with Sandboxie
The Zip option "Try and compress files that are being used" has been replaced by the Copy/Delete option "When copying files, stop other processes from modifying them during the copy". This is TRUE by default. It applies to any local copy, i.e. Zip, Cloud, MTP and Touch.
(Pro) When using SecureZip, can add files with filename lengths over 260 characters. The maximum filename length of the Zip file itself is still limited to 260 characters.
When a profile is queued, the visual group it is in (if it is in one) is now used. This helps with profile variables, for example.
Removed
To reduce complexity, improve performance, and reduce memory usage, a number of legacy features have been removed from V9:
SyncBack Containers: Mounting of VHD virtual drives is still supported (Windows 7 and later). A SyncBack Container mount utility is provided to transfer files from existing SyncBack Containers.
Backup to email: Backup of email is still available. Backup, via an email server, was introduced before cloud storage services were available.
CD/DVD burning and ISO support: You can use VHD instead of ISO.
Spanned Zip file support: Split Zip files are still supported. Spanning was for removable media.
Windows Server 2003 is no longer officially supported.

Frequently Asked Questions


If your Upgrade Assurance was still active on or after 1st June 2019 then you can upgrade without having to pay. Enter your serial number above to check if your are eligible to upgrade without charge.
Existing SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE licensees who paid on or after 1st May 2019 can simply download the new version and install over their old version. You may want to purchase Upgrade Assurance so that you'll also receive an upgrade to the next major release. SyncBackLite users are not eligible for free upgrades.
SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE Version 9 is a free upgrade for all customers who purchased a full license on or after 1st May 2019 from 2BrightSparks. For customers who purchased prior to May 2019, enter your serial number in our upgrade store to see pricing.

Upgrade Assurance is a yearly subscription that lets you upgrade to the next major release without paying an upgrade fee. You also receive priority technical support. You can buy Upgrade Assurance when you purchase SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE or when you pay for an upgrade from an earlier version. You can also purchase Upgrade Assurance up to 1 month after purchasing a new version or an upgrade. If you have a free upgrade from V8 then you have until 1st July 2019 to buy Upgrade Assurance.

To check if you can purchase Upgrade Assurance, enter your serial number in our upgrade store.

When users purchase a license of our software, they also enjoy ongoing support of the software through our support site, hundreds of updated articles, a free and open forum, and support ticketing.

• Version 9 has many new features not found in previous versions. Take a look at the changes that users have enjoyed over the years.

• We continue to invest thousands of man hours actively developing and supporting our software with additional features, updates, and fixes.

• We pay for powerful new components that extend the program.

• We pay for additional services every month. These services support our software users.

No, your license for SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE is indefinite and you do not have to upgrade.

Note that you can try SyncBackPro V9 or SyncBackSE V9 and roll back to using your old version if you're not completely happy.

Read our Support Policy. which is published along with hundreds of other articles in our KnowledgeBase.
Older versions (V8 and earlier) are no longer supported.