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Author Topic: SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released  (Read 2807 times)

rjbull

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SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released
« on: November 14, 2011, 04:32:13 PM »
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SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released

Whether it's a paid upgrade or not depends on when you bought your license.  If it was before 1st January 2011, the upgrade fee is US$15 per license (volume discounts available).

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NEW TO VERSION 6! Amazon S3 and Google Storage support
You can backup and synchronize your files via cloud storage services. Amazon S3 provides a simple web service interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. Google Cloud Storage is a service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google's cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilities.
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NEW TO VERSION 6! Microsoft Azure support
Windows Azure helps developers build, host and scale applications through Microsoft datacenters. Azure requires no up-front expenses, no long term commitment, and enables developers to pay only for the resources they use. The Microsoft cloud platform is used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers. Windows Azure forms part of Microsoft's cloud computing strategy, along with their software as a service offering, Microsoft Online Services.
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NEW TO VERSION 6! Backup of emails stored on a POP3/IMAP4 server
There are two main ways that users can access their email. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) is the standard whereby messages are delivered to your computer, put in your mailbox, and are then your responsibility. IMAP (Interactive Mail Access Protocol) is a newer method. IMAP is delivered to the server, and you connect to the server to see your mail. The mail is not stored on your machine. When a message is marked as read, it is marked as read on the server, not on your computer. SyncBackPro allows you to backup both Pop3 and IMAP4 emails.
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NEW TO VERSION 6! Integration with SyncBack Management Service
Remote installations of SyncBackPro can now be managed and monitored from a central location. The SBM Console (currently in beta) works with SyncBackPro and the SyncBack Management Service (SBM Service - also in beta). All three applications are required and work together to enable the management of backup and synchronization profiles across a network. The SBM Console allows system managers to review the history status of backup profiles, limit client machine access to the backup system, securely restrict user intervention of their backup profiles, and the automatic update of backup profiles.
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NEW TO VERSION 6! Notification about profiles runs, creation, etc.
SyncBackPro V6 can use a SysLog server for notification about profiles runs, creation, etc. This new feature set includes a range of settings including: Send status messages to a SysLog server; SysLog hostname or IP address; SysLog port number; SysLog facility number (0 to 23); Send date and time in GMT timezone (the dates & times of the messages can either be in the local timezone or in the GMT/UTC timezone); Send messages in UTF8 (messages can either be in ASCII or UTF8); Prefix messages with username (to help with tracking, the messages sent to the SysLog server can optionally be prefix with the Windows username); Send Test Message to the SysLog server.
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NEW TO VERSION 6! New script functions, function calls, and example scripts
Scripting is a way in which the functionality of SyncBackPro can be changed or extended by writing small scripts. SyncBackPro can use scripts written in any scripting language (supported by the Windows Scripting Host) that is installed on the computer, but typically they are written in VBScript or JScript. This powerful feature allows you to configure how SyncBackPro works and runs profiles. For example, you could create a script that lets SyncBackPro backup to a database (or anything else you can access). Scripting can also be used to change how profiles run. A number of new scripting functions have been added to version 6. Scripts can now also add their own profile configuration page for easy integration and configuration
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NEW TO VERSION 6! SBHistory scripting object for access to profiles run history
SyncBackPro V6 can use a SysLog server for notification about profiles runs, creation, etc. The SBHistory object allows you to refer to a profile's history, e.g. when it was run, who ran it, what the result was, etc.
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AND MORE: NEW TO VERSION 6!
• Detect changes in file and folder name case and optionally correct them
• SmartSync options to skip and ignore changes
• Can choose what to do when cannot be prompted for action
• Option to not log successfully copied, moved, or deleted files
• Option to not send log email if simulated run
• Can encrypt log file when emailed
• -log command line parameter to display latest log file for a profile
• -clearss command line parameter to clear SmartSync data
• -monoff command line parameter to switch monitors off
• -importprofile and -importscript command line parameters to import multiple profiles or scripts using wildcards
• -sbmssync command line parameter and appropriate exit code
• -profbackup command line parameter
• -winpassword to specific Windows login password
• Copy symbolic links as-is
• Email bodies can now be plain text and/or HTML
• Profiles can now be stored in the users roaming application data folder         

• Option to ignore NTFS encrypted files
• Uses Windows 7 taskbar features
• Can stop Windows sleeping while profile is running, e.g. when burning CD
• Can use hardware serial number for drive insert detection and in new variables
• Groups can also have time limits
• When running a profile because of file or folder changes then can set how long to wait with no changes before running profile
• Many new variables, e.g. HWSERIAL
• Regular expressions now treat the backslash character as a line separator
• Group settings main window lets you filter profiles listed
• Profile run history can be seen in profile setup window
• /max prefix to maximize window when running programs in Run Before and Run After
• On Vista and newer, and if the locking application supports it, it can report the application that has a file locked
• Profile result shows if profile aborted because too many files would be deleted
• Stop, pause, and resume buttons in progress panel
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Backup to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray
Backup to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray with disk spanning (compression not required). SyncBackPro can also backup to an ISO image file which can be mounted as a virtual drive (using 3rd party software). SyncBackPro also performs automatic disk spanning, i.e. if your files do not fit onto the CD/DVD then it will split the files and continue onto another CD/DVD.
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Backup To or Restore From an Email Server
SyncBackPro allows the user to backup or synchronize their files with an email server whether SMTP, POP3, or IMAP4 (not to be confused with synchronizing emails). This is similar to backing up via FTP, however the backup is made via an email server e.g. Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. SyncBackPro provides advanced customization of the settings that allow the user to define SMTP and POP3/IMAP4 server connection details like "Must use SSL/TLS connection", "Direct SSL/TLS connection", and includes the ability to create a custom email body instead of using the default.
Choose SyncBackSE    Scripting Support
SyncBackPro allows the user to configure the program and profiles using their own scripts. Scripts are distinct from the core code of the application, which is written in a different language. Scripting is a way in which the functionality of SyncBackPro can be changed or extended. A script is a set of instructions and is similar to the macro support in Microsoft Office, and Java Script in web pages. SyncBackPro can use scripts written in any scripting language (supported by the Windows Scripting Host) that is installed on the computer. SyncBackPro Scripts.
Choose SyncBackSE    SFTP Support
SFTP, or secure FTP, is a program that uses SSH to transfer files. Unlike standard FTP, it encrypts both commands and data, preventing passwords and sensitive information from being transmitted transparently over a network. Functionally similar to FTP, SFTP uses a different protocol, it is not possible to use a standard FTP client to talk to an SFTP server, nor is it possible to connect to an FTP server with a client that supports only SFTP.
Choose SyncBackSE    Processes an Unlimited Number of Files
Instead of storing the information in RAM (memory), SyncBackPro uses a database to store details of the files it is copying. This means an unlimited number of files and folders can be processed. SyncBackPro uses RAM for performance but will automatically and seamlessly switch to a database if memory is running low or the number of files reaches a threshold. Using a database is significantly faster when the number of files is in the hundreds of thousands.
Choose SyncBackSE    BZip2 Compression
Enjoy a higher compression rate than Zip making FTP and email backups faster, and lessening the load on network backups. BZip2 typically compresses files up to 15% more, is around twice as fast at compression, and six times faster at decompression. Bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block-sorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. Compression is generally considerably better than that achieved by more conventional LZ77/LZ78-based compressors.
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Automatic Drive Failure Detection
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, or "S.M.A.R.T.", is a monitoring system for computer hard disks to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures. Mechanical failures, which are usually predictable failures, account for 60 percent of drive failure. The purpose of S.M.A.R.T. is to warn a user or system administrator of impending drive failure while time remains to take preventative action - such as copying the data to a replacement device.

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Re: SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 05:25:38 PM »
-a small correction:

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SyncBackPro Version 6 is free for full or upgrade licensees who paid on or after 1st January 2011. Otherwise $15
For SyncBackSE, Version 6 is free for licensees who paid on or after 1st January 2010. Otherwise $10

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Re: SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 06:38:00 AM »
How about a special offer for DC members ?
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Re: SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 07:11:53 AM »
15 Bucks for an upgrade is discount enough for me :) I love SBPro!

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Re: SyncBackSE V6 and SyncBackPro V6 Backup Software Released
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 08:09:15 AM »
OK, but for first-time licensees, the non-discounted price is quite steep.  And it has also been raised since V5.
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