Online Backup


A good part of our user base employs Syncovery for online backup. The data is compressed and encrypted and then uploaded to servers in a data center. Online Backup has been popular since the 90′s – long before the term Cloud Computing was coined.

Syncovery just provides the software – the choice for a specific storage provider is made by the customer. You can pick almost any storage you want, because most types of online storage can be accessed via these standard Internet protocols:

  • FTP
  • SSH/SFTP
  • http/WebDAV

Some services are supported with specialized protocols directly:

You can upload to as well as download from these sites. Additional services will be supported in the future.

To set up a backup job over the Internet, have your access details for the online storage ready and follow these steps:

  • choose your local data folder on the left-hand side
  • click the Internet button on the right-hand side
  • choose the Protocol to use and specify the folder, user name and password
  • click OK to make some more settings in the profile
  • under “Zip/Encryption”, choose: “ZIP Each File Individually”
  • under “Encryption”, choose: “Encrypt Files Copied Left to Right”
  • specify a password phrase for the encryption
  • under “Versioning”, choose if you want to keep older versions of updated files
  • for some servers, it is also necessary to choose “Filename Encoding” in order to preserve the files’ modification dates.

You can now save your backup job, start it manually, or give it a schedule and/or choose real-time synchronization.