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SyncBackPro or easeUS Todo Backup

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I want to install some backup software on a  Windows SBS 2003 server (although I could use a windows PC if really necessary). It needs to backup data from a network drive (a NAS drive) to an external hard drive connected to the SBS 2003 server.  I was thinking of buying SyncBackPro. It seems good. But I have recently come across easeUS Todo Backup software which also seems good. Unfortunately I would have to pay for the more expensive server version. Which of the two would you say is best? Do you have any other recommendations?

I need it to be able to backup data from a network drive.
I need incremental and differential backups
I need to keep different versions of the files.
I like the fact that it is compatible with Amazon S3. That could come in handy in the future.

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Wayne88, what is realtime versioning?

John Hurst, why does the size if the backup (400GB in this case) affect which software to use? Also, how have you found their tech support? Have you ever needed it?
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what is realtime versioning?
Realtime versioning is enabling file to be restored to every saved version, instead of every backup version
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1. Sync Back Pro will take longer as size increases. I have not tried 400 GB.  We use tape backup for this.

2. Yes, I have used their support several times and it is excellent.
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Thank you Shaun and John.

John, I don't understand your answer. Your comment that it will take longer as the size increases - yes, of course but why does that mean that I ought to use different software?
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I just have not tried Sync Back on very large volumes so I am not sure if there are any issues.
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OK. Thanks.  I think your recommendation for SyncBack Pro is persuasive.
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Sync Back Pro is an excellent tool. Try it out.
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Just be careful when using sync tools. They can easily overwrite your "backup" with corrupt/encrypted data as the case when the computer is encrypted with ransomware and sync occurs before you realise it.

I can, for example, restore any version in the past year for any file stored in DropBox so even if I delete/overwrite all my data I can restore to a previous version.
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Why only two those tools?
Thy and other tools like Cloudberry backup as well.
Possibly you will find it more useful than select ones.
Unfortunately, I have never come across Todo backup. Besides, you are saying that you are to pay a lot. Right now in my office we use Cloudberry backup. It has been mentioned in the previous posts. Have a try. It may work for you.
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SyncBack Pro seems to be working well so far.

Thank you for all your help
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Thanks for the update
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You're welcome — and thanks to you for letting us know that SyncBackPro is working well for you. It's nice to get feedback from members when we recommend products — always good to know what does or doesn't work for folks. Regards, Joe
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