Syncovery

Syncovery

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.32a
  • Total Downloads:
    31,515
  • Date Added:
    May 29, 2013
  • File Size:
    13.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Syncovery lets you back up all of your files quickly, so you don't have to worry about losing any important work, no matter what happens to your computer. Depending on the nature of the files you want to preserve, you can run backups as frequently as you'd like in order to ensure you always have copies of the latest versions available if you need to restore.

Pros

Straightforward interface and instructions: The basic home screen contains clear options for performing a backup or synchronization, editing or running a saved profile, running several profiles, or starting the Scheduler. Once you've chosen the task you want to perform, a Wizard guides you through the rest of the process so you can complete it smoothly.

Advanced mode: More experienced users may want to forego this basic interface and switch to Advanced Mode. This option provides tabs to move from one section of the program to another, enabling you to quickly compare them and make adjustments.

Cons

Basic interface: The basic interface may be appealing to beginning users, but it can obscure the real power and complexity of the program. This can make it hard for both new and experienced users to fully take advantage of all features available.

Bottom Line

Syncovery is a complete backup solution for your Windows computer. It's a great choice for users of all experience levels, but it's important to know that to access the more powerful features, you need to switch to Advanced Mode. You can try the app for free for 30 days, and a license costs $34.90 to purchase.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Syncovery 6.32a.

 
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5 stars

"Rock solid backup - many options"

October 17, 2012  |  By cbk780

 |  Version: Syncovery 6.13

Pros

I have been using this software for several years. I use it to make multiple backup copies of my file server and PC drives. It is rock solid. I have transferred many gigabytes with never an error.

Among the options I like are the ability to create mirrors, to make certain that files are never deleted from the backup, to adjust folders in the backup when they change at the source and to use cloud and ftp for backup as well as hard disks.

Cons

No major problems

Summary

This is my go to program for backup security. It does everything I need, automatically. It notifies me by email so I am sure the backups worked. It does what it is supposed to do and does it very well.

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3 stars

"Nice Product"

April 26, 2012  |  By fitnesstrainingpoint

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.71

Pros

1) Works across platforms
2) Easy to configure and use
3) Automatically backs up and syncs to FTP

Cons

Issue, This is trial. we want full version :p

Summary

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5 stars

"WORKS AS PROMISED"

April 21, 2012  |  By rlsouth

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.70

Pros

A straight forward interface that is not confusing. Lots of options. Best of all it works correct which is most important when protecting data.

Cons

The help section says there is data encryption but I'm still looking for it.

Summary

Great stuff! The software works as promised. I have yet to find a missed file. I have several internal and external hard drives and Super Flexible... has saved me many, many hours...even just over the trial period. I first tried Genie Timeline...it is pretty on the outside but it's a disaster on the inside. I have followed reviews on CNET for years and found this product because of CNET. It was after this great experience that prompted me to post my first review.
-Rich, (Virginia Beach)

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5 stars

"Still the best!!!"

January 17, 2012  |  By calimnet

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.63

Pros

It's incredibly flexible. It's unlikely that you will not find a setting to customise your backup to exactly what you need. Support is first class and super quick. Most of my questions turn out to be setting related (oversights on my part) and the responses are always quick and helpful. Works very well with Amazon S3.

Cons

It is so flexible and customiseable that sometimes I get a bit confused, but that's only me. Overall I love the flexibility.
It's a little quirky with Google storage, but I understand that this is more a problem with Google but I do wish SFFS could come up with some work-arounds.

Summary

This SW is incredible value for money, I have been using it for years and I highly recommend it. Updates are regular and support is incredible. It is "super flexible"!!

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5 stars

"Super Reliable and Well-Behaved"

January 07, 2012  |  By baysidemk

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.62

Pros

This program lives up to its name, with options to do so many different things. What led me to choose this program after trying many others is reliability.

I back up to multiple locations, including network drives. This is the only program I found that consistently completed large backups to network drive without getting hung up when there were intermittent network problems or individual file lock or permission issues.

There are settings to limit which processors the program will use on multiple-CPU PCs and a priority setting to control how aggressive the program is ion competing for resources so that you can let backups run while you are using the PC without having it grind to a halt.

Cons

Some of the options tabs can be a bit complex.

Summary

The best option out ther for reliable unintrusive backup.

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1 stars

"Useless for Amazon EC2"

June 13, 2011  |  By beadsland

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.48a

Pros

I wasn't impressed, honestly.

Cons

no option for passwordless SSH; no apparent option for selective subfolder upload/exclusion

Summary

Doesn't allow SSH without a password, even if a certificate is provided. Default config of EC2 linux AMI is passwordless, with cert and inbound IP detection.

Also, couldn't find where one would specify selective upload or exclusion of specific folders.

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5 stars

"As it's name implies; it's Super flexible"

February 15, 2011  |  By marcwilliams

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.32b

Pros

Love the flexibility but especially every conceivable means of backing up whether some files go to a removable drives, others to a network drive and still others to any given ftp site.

Cons

I haven't looked for it as I haven't needed it but it could use beginner, Intermediate and Super User UI's therefore this feature may exist and I just haven't had the need for it.

Summary

Best of Breed

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5 stars

"Absolutely the best file sync &#38; backup in it's class"

January 24, 2011  |  By jshavitz

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.30d

Pros

amazingly flexible (as the name!), local, network, FTP, versioning.. you name it. read the reviews on Cnet, elsewhere-all spot on! I have tried many other products, especially for our industry, and have been disappointed. 10 Stars out of Five!

Cons

none so far..

Summary

for personal, desktop, SOHO backup, I cannot recommend any other product. you could spend $500 - $2000 for some of the enterprise packages for replication and backup and still not get this type of performance. excellent work.

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5 stars

"The linchpin app in my backup scheme. (I'm a Mac user.)"

January 04, 2011  |  By j-mobile

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.21b

Pros

Fast. Smart. The ability to mirror drives, and to choose direction of left-to-right, right-to-left, or two-way, is insanely useful. Format-independent. Sync drives. Sync folders.

Cons

With the few updates that have been issued since I first bought it, I seriously do not have any issues with this app.

Summary

Here's my backup scheme (which I admit isn't the most sophisticated, but it works for me...knock on wood): Every time I buy a drive, I buy a matching drive (in terms of size) as its backup, *if* I don't already have a drive that has enough defragged free space that I can repartition (using Drive Genius). That is, if I buy a 500GB drive, I will repartition a drive to make a backup for the drive I just bought--and if I don't have enough free space anywhere, I buy another 500GB drive. If the production drive is named "Blue 500GB," I create the backup partition/drive with the name "BACKUP Blue 500GB." I then use SFFS (Super Flexible File Synchronizer) to keep the drives mirrored, and I run sync sessions for all my drives using SFFS on a regular basis, and every time I make substantial changes to a drive. Again, it's not sophisticated, and has its potential shortfalls, but it works for me. I had a RAID6 unit bail completely, due to a controller card gone bad. I've read of Drobo disasters. I'll take the simplicity of mirrored drives.

As I type this, SFFS (Super Flexible File Synchronizer) is performing a drive mirroring. In this instance, I first used Finder to simply copy the contents of one drive to another. Most of this initial copy via Finder completed, until late in the process when it bailed (due to a permission error of some sort). Rather than try to manually figure out what copied successfully and what didn't, I used SFFS to mirror the drives. It *very* quickly figured out which of the nearly 400GB of data made it over, and which didn't, and is now completing the copy/mirror for me.

For a Mac user who has migrated from Windows, SFFS is awesome. Unlike some other popular drive dupers, SFFS works with NTFS (read-only), FAT, and Mac Journaled. One of my music drives is FAT (so that I can read-write with both Windows and Mac machines). The backup drive for that one is Mac Journaled--SFFS doesn't care. The aforesaid 400GB drive that's syncing now is a 400GB NTFS volume (that is long ago nearly filled, and so is mostly just for archive status now), and that's syncing to a Mac Journaled 400GB partition.

There are other features of SFFS that I haven't even used yet, but I'll explore them to see if there's still more in it that'll make my life even easier than it already does.

Super Flexible File Synchronizer is simply outstanding! I consider it one of a handful of absolutely critical apps in my arsenal.

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5 stars

"Once set up, ti backs up on the fly in background"

December 02, 2010  |  By jstnbrg

 |  Version: Super Flexible File Synchronizer 5.21

Pros

Backs up on the fly, keeps multiple versions, runs in background, pretty easy to set up, reasonable price for 5 computer family pack

Cons

It's not free once you're past the 30 day trial period.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Super Flexible Software
Publisher web site http://www.superflexible.com
Release Date May 29, 2013
Date Added May 29, 2013
Version 6.32a
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.31MB
File Name SyncoverySetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,515
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.9

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