Previously popular File Synchronization and Backup Software.
Thanks OP! I've been very happy with V10 and looking fwd to an upgrade
EDIT: V11 seems to be subscription based. Rolling back to my V10 with perpetual license
Yeah. I was given free upgrades to 11 last year and then realised it's subscription based and only free for a year. Back to 10 for me
I believe V11 is subscription based? so free for 1 year
Found this on the right under small print.
Terms and Conditions
This is a 5-devices 1-year license, for noncommercial use only
You get free updates for the same major version for one year
You get free tech support for one year
You must redeem the license before this offer has ended but you can reinstall later before the one year is up
May not be resold
So you can still use it after a year, you just don't get updates. For anyone not aware of this type of subscription model.
Edit: ooh maybe not, I haven't read it fully. But that's usually the way it goes.
FreeFileSync IMO is a better option. Open Source;
Came here to say the same thing.
Yes. FreeFileSync has been excellent for differential folder syncs.
Use it to periodically sync my nas to a spare HDD I plug in.
Does FreefileSync do Block Level (or Delta Copy) Sync i.e. I have many files that are 15GB+ that change daily and don't want to have to copy the whole file across again with each change………and not looking for incremental?
Do not believe so.
I find SyncBackFree better and more powerful
Likewise, I use the Free version for quick stuff but not for daily use as the Free version doesn't support Delta Copy. In turn one has to copy the whole file across rather than only the changes. I do have the SE Version for that.
resilio is free and I use it.
Syncdocs is pretty good if you're syncing to Google Drive and wanting built-in encryption.
Is this better than Google's in built backup and sync for Google Drive?
What are people using for say syncing and android photos data (photos) to your nas?
I am using smbsync2 but keen to know what others uses.
Looking for a scheduled sync once a week type of thing
Synology nas has ds photo which will do the job (if you use synology).
Syncthing. There's an Android app and Linux and Windows packages. Pretty bulletproof once you get it going.
Edit: More: it's mature, open source, based on public key cryptography, and can be set up to be decentralised (not relying on anyone else's infrastructure) though that's more effort to run other stuff of your own.
Using this as well to sync my camera photos to a google pixel 1 for unlimited cloud backup
More: Syncthing is continuous syncing, as long as the apps at both ends are running. I leave it running on the PC all the time in the background, and start the app on Android when I want to sync. There's no scheduling such as weekly.
I have my Android one running continuously - it has a setting to only allow it to sync when on WiFi
I use syncthing on all my devices. On Android I use syncthing-fork, which has a slightly better functionality, and on Windows I use SyncTrayzor - see https://docs.syncthing.net/users/contrib.html for various versions for different platforms. I love how easy it is to add devices and folders, set conditions to run (I set it to run on AC power and my home WiFi), sync settings etc. Don't think it does rsync style block level/delta backups for large files but otherwise terrific, free and open source!
Will give this a look at as might be handy for somethings.
Block level data exchange is how Syncthing synchronises, according to docs :
@sceptical: Even better so. I'll test with a large file when I install.
i used to be an avid goodsync user but since finding beyond compare i haven't looked back. nice to see some freeware options pop up in here though! might give one of those a go
Subscription model is not a good move for such a software. Used to v10 and once saw v11 upgraded not reading the details and only here found out that it's for 1 year only. Will have to go back to v10 or Try FreeFileSync as recommended above.
I've tried a bunch of different ones, CrashPlan Home, FreeFileSync, and GoodSync v10 was where I ended up. Has a server package that I run on my Synology.
FreeFileSync is good, have used it extensively but does full compares which, if you have many small files, and are copying across a network, makes for very slow performance. For a local copy to an external drive it works well. Correctly configured, GoodSync can generate a set of files to backup without having to fetch it all from the destination machine.
Nothing, as far as I can tell, beats CrashPlan's peer-to-peer backup model for simplicity of offsites to a remote instance. BitTorrentSync, maybe, but it's a sync tool, not a backup.
As others have noted, GoodSync's move to a subscription model sucked. Was happy to buy a licence per machine / device, but no-one wants to pay ongoing fees, if your aim is to create backups that avoid paying for a cloud service.
I've been using Puresync (https://www.puresync.net/) to sync my Document to my portable HDD, & certain folders to shared Server drives. Can set as Sync 2 ways, or just backup 1 way. I'm sure it does incremental changes sync also.