Data loss has a way of concentrating the mind on the importance of backing up, but it’s always a good idea to ensure that you don’t need to take remedial action by already having a backup schedule in place. The best solutions are set and forget and enable you to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having your data properly looked after.
SyncBackSE has now reached version 6 so that any rough edges it may have had are now polished smooth. It enables you to set up backup or synchronization profiles. A backup profile essentially copies the source folders and their contents to the backup location. A synchronize profile changes data in both directions to ensure that source and destination locations are the same.
You can set the program to work in simple or expert mode depending on whether you want an easily configured backup or if you need to use more sophisticated settings. In most cases, the simple mode will suffice. It provides a helpful wizard based approach to setting up backup or sync profiles. The restore wizard makes it easy to reinstate your data after a disaster.
The trial software is good for 30 days. If you register, you get a licence to install the software on up to five computers. There’s a thriving online support community to help you out with any problems you might have including a full knowledge base and online troubleshooter or you can submit a support ticket if you need individual help.
SyncBack SE 188.8.131.52 ships with these changes/improvements:
New (Pro): Can verify servers public key (SFTP)
New: Able to revert from a V7 installation (currently in beta)
Updated: Global settings option to prompt when running profiles on shutdown or restart is now not available on Vista and newer
Fixed: In some cases Open Right/Destination opened My Documents folder if actual folder did not exist
Fixed: 509 error when restoring from a single zip file and nothing was restored
Fixed: Greatly reduced CPU usage while idle and have hundreds of profiles
Fixed: File and folder selections when a filename was wrapped in single or double quotes
Fixed: Improved error handling when scanning file systems
Fixed: Directory attributes and creation date were not copied when moving a file due to a rename
Fixed: File icons sometimes do not appear on Windows XP in the Differences window
Fixed: Restored missing Abort and Help buttons on File Collision window
Fixed (Free): Was not using Email Service settings if they were using encryption