Syncovery
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Syncovery is used to back-up your data and synchronize Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.

You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and AES file encryption, as well as SSH and ZIP compression. There are powerful synchronization modes, including Standard Copying, Exact Mirror, and SmartTracking.

Numerous improvements to make an extremely versatile synchronizing and back-up tool. The wealth of features fulfills all requirements
What's New
Version 6.58:
  • Before trying to mount a network volume, Syncovery will now ping the computer in order to avoid pop-up dialogs if the computer cannot be reached.
  • Syncovery for Mac is now digitally signed with a digital certificate from Apple.
  • Includes improvements from recent Windows updates but no new cloud storages yet.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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Syncovery User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote
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Mukesh_singh reviewed on 19 Jul 2013
Overall a great app, the best on the Mac Platform by far but dear greatbeinginthesky that UI needs some major, major love.
[Version 6.32]


burypromote

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Sanchai reviewed on 01 Oct 2012
Syncovery show itself in Macupdate Desktop as version 1.0, whereas the latest version is 6.12. However, the About and Syncovery.app show itself as 6.12.

What go wrong?

Also Syncovery nag averytime asking me to migate database from the prior version. I have done so, but the nag never stop when I start Syncovery.

This become annoying and please fix it
[Version 6.12]

1 Reply

burypromote
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 29 Oct 2012
Thanks for pointing this out, and I apologize for it not being fixed sooner. MacUpdate Desktop should now properly identify the correct version of Syncovery.
burypromote
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TomLoredo reviewed on 09 Aug 2012
I have been using Syncovery for a few years now (originally in its former incarnation as Super Flexible File Synchronizer) to syncronize folders between three Macs (home, office, laptop). I previously used some command-line rsync aliases for this. Syncovery not only simplified my synchronization tasks by providing a GUI where I could keep a collection of recurring sync jobs; it also provides capabilities beyond what I could handle with rsync, such as interactive editing of the synced file list (including reversing sync direction for selected files), the ability to delete files on each side of the sync (again, interactively), and good automatic discovery of renames and folder moves.

Syncovery is a cross-platform app, and as such doesn't have the snazziest, most Mac-friendly interface. But it's become one of my most-used and most-appreciated tools. Every few months, when I come across a peculiar sync task, I end up discovering Syncovery has it covered (though not always in an obvious way).

Several times I've had to email the developer to figure out how to do something or how to speed up a sync. I've always gotten a quick and helpful response, even when a solution involved having to inspect long file logs. Better documentation would have probably saved some of those emails, but the developer does provide solid support.

Highly recommended if you need to do a lot of targeted syncing.
[Version 6.04]


burypromote
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Basementjack reviewed on 09 Aug 2012
I've been using this since it was Superflexible version 4 several years ago - I tried out 4 or 5 different programs to do the same thing and this was by far the best.

Here are some things that syncovery does really well:

If you need to log on to a windows server and provide credentials, Syncovery does that - the drive does not need to be mounted first, Syncovery will do it all

Syncovery also has a nice zip/encrypt option where it can backup each file to an individual zipped and encrypted file - I use this feature to copy important files on my drive to my drop box folder - this way the copy thats stored on dropbox is encrypted and password protected. This was recently proven valuable as dropbox was recently compromised.

Overall I'm very happy with Syncovery, the program is still under active development and has received regular updates. It was a great purchase for me several years ago and is a great purchase today.
[Version 6.04]


burypromote
-5

+37

Sanchai reviewed on 08 Aug 2012
Why Syncovery keep nagging when start, whether config from Super Fleible Zfil Synchronizer wold. Imported. When I clock No, t ext time n Zi tart Syncovery, it keep nagging every time. This is annoying. ZIt should ask only once, or there must be a selection so that th aging stop.

Also Syncovery ho itself in Macupdate Deskop as Vernon 1 ether than 6.04, why

Fix pleseeeeee
[Version 6.04]

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Sanchai replied on 08 Aug 2012
It keep nagging every time Syncovery start, whether config from Super Flexible File Synchronizer would be imported or not. When I click No, the next time Syncovery start, it nagging gin. This is very annoying.

There should be a selector so that nagging on start will stop permanently.

Also Syncrovery how itself in Macupdte Desktop as version 1, not 6.04" Why?

Fix immediately please.
burypromote
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+4

piaster reviewed on 20 Jan 2012
This software is very well maintained, totally reliable, and, well, super flexible. It is not cheap but well worth the money. Mac users might have to get over the somewhat complex interface that is devoid of eye candy but will be rewarded with a rock-solid tool for many situations. I am a Mac user and have been happily creating backups for my home media systems with SFFS for about three years now. I would be hard-pressed to think of a task that this piece of software cannot handle. I have compared and used other solutions but would like to recommend SFFS whole-heartedly.
[Version 5.63]


burypromote
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Bigboysdad reviewed on 26 Dec 2011
I've had my eye on this for some time and have now had a proper tryout. Its available on both windows and Mac and has a multitude of backup/ sync options. It's apparent that the GUI is windows-like. Not the end of the world for me; with backup apps, its the power and capability of the software that's more important than the GUI and for me, the key feature of SFFS compared to other backup software is how it backs up part of a changed file instead of the whole file that's been changed - that really does cut down backup time and is a key feature. Just as important, the file metadata copying is first class as well. It seems like a superior Jungledisk alternative. Arq is the best online backup app for you own HD, but SFFS can easily be configured to be used for other backup/sync tasks to Amazon S3.

Despite these plus points however, there are a number of things which aren't quite there yet. For example, after preparing the app for a bootable backup to one partition of an external drive with archiving to the other partition of the same external drive, the following was apparent:

*High CPU/ RAM usage.

*The long length of time it took to complete the backup, almost 3 times the length of time of other apps (5 hours for just 110GB of data on my drive). I was surprised at this and was hoping that SFFS's ability to dynamically detect changed files would quicken up the process. Not so.

*The fact that it didn't properly compete a bootable backup.

*The log file for this backup was nearly 1GB in size. I imagine subsequent incremental backup logs will be smaller, but that still seems unreasonably large.

The software continues to be actively developed, so it could well be that these issues will be addressed in the forthcoming version 6. For the time being then, whilst it is clearly proficient at certain tasks, I'd suggest a wait and see policy before splashing out and using this as a primary backup tool.
[Version 5.61]


burypromote
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Mrchips reviewed on 10 Oct 2011
I've been looking for an app to do scheduled, encrypted backups to my remote FTP server. I wanted something reasonably fast and the ability to do versioning would be nice.

I was about to give up and settle for something that was fast and could encrypt backups (but no versioning) when I finally decided to try SuperFlexible. I confess to having been put off by its appearance - not very "Mac-like." Well, SuperFlexible is VERY flexible and rather impressive in its long list of customizable features. But it wasn't as fast, seemingly, as the app I was starting to settle on. So I wrote the developer and asked about SuperFlexible's ability to copy multiple files in parallel. That was last night. This morning I got a reply (on a weekend, no less) that told me exactly what I needed to do ("specify the number of files to copy in parallel on the Files tab sheet in the profile"). It worked like a charm! Now SuperFast copied my test folder in LESS time than the other app!

It's so fast that I copied a huge folder of folders of files (2.2 GB worth) in less than 2 hours. Much faster than I was expecting. And I don't think I've gotten all the optimizations set yet, either...

I should mention that SuperFlexible is pretty intuitive in its operation. There's even a "wizard" mode which I didn't use since it's pretty easy to use (in "advanced" mode) anyway.

SuperFlexible encrypts using zip files. You specify the password and SuperFlexible does the rest. I tested by using YummyFTP (another great program) to copy back, from the remote, one backed-up file that was zipped. I used Springy to unzip the file. Springy asked for the password, which I gave, and voilà! I had my original, unencrypted file back. Of course SuperFlexible will automatically decrypt files when you fetch them back, but I wanted to do the test without that in case I'm ever stuck without it.

What else? SuperFlexible communicates with remote servers via FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Docs, and Azure (not sure what that is... ;-) There's a LOT more settings for scheduling, masking/filtering of transfers - way more than I can describe here.

Bottom line: I like it!
[Version 5.56]


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JBX commented on 22 Sep 2011
can't sync files... only folders?

I need an app that dose files.
[Version 5.54]

1 Reply

burypromote
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Mikaelf replied on 30 Oct 2011
Of course it does files. Point me to a file that does not sit inside a folder;-) If you want only certain files in a folder to sync, filter them out.
burypromote
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Superflexible commented on 23 Jul 2011
Note that you need at least version 5.49b for Mac OS Lion, see also the Lion info page on www.superflexible.com/lion.htm. The synchronizer should be updated before upgrading your OS.
[Version 5.49c]


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Superflexible had trouble on 23 Jul 2011
Note that you need at least version 5.49b for Mac OS Lion, see also the Lion info page on www.superflexible.com/lion.htm. The synchronizer should be updated before upgrading your OS.
[Version 5.49c]



Pajaro2244 rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 6.32a]



gmarcy rated on 05 Jan 2013

[Version 6.19]



+143

Rob.h rated on 01 Oct 2012

[Version 6.12]



+4

Roger Kelley rated on 12 Sep 2012

[Version 6.05]



colinE92 rated on 04 Sep 2012

[Version 6.05]



+2

spedison rated on 30 Aug 2012

[Version 6.05]



gmarcy rated on 11 Aug 2012

[Version 6.04]



+837

Espiridion rated on 09 Aug 2012

[Version 6.04]



Kkurgan rated on 09 Aug 2012

[Version 6.04]



+1

Janus Madsen rated on 26 Dec 2011

[Version 5.61]


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Syncovery is used to back-up your data and synchronize Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.

You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and AES file encryption, as well as SSH and ZIP compression. There are powerful synchronization modes, including Standard Copying, Exact Mirror, and SmartTracking.

Numerous improvements to make an extremely versatile synchronizing and back-up tool. The wealth of features fulfills all requirements that users typically have, while still being easy to use.


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