Version history for Syncrify

Enhanced branding - client side

Several enhancements were made in v3.3 related to client-side branding. Now you can:
  • Specify a folder and program group name where Syncrify client will get installed on the machine.
  • Ability to automatically rebuild a custom client when server is upgraded to a new version
  • Decide if you want to provide Syncrify client (service-based), Integrated client, or both to your end-users.
  • Remembers the values you specified previously saving you some time

Symbolic links and Junction Points

Starting v3.3, Syncrify can intelligently detect junction points on Windows and symbolic links on Linux/Unix/Mac and skips them during backup. These files can create an infinite loop when creating a folder tree structure.

Forcefully terminating a backup job

  • Log in admin to Syncrify server web interface
  • Click the binocular icon for the desired job
  • Click the link to Terminate a job

This page lists all public releases of Syncrify. It does not list every nightly build and therefore, you will see gaps in the build numbers.

Version 4.2

Build 943: July 13, 2017
Build 942: July 05, 2017
  • A completely redesigned Syncrify Client GUI. Click here for details.
  • Default Folders - ability to specify a default set of folders when Syncrify Client is installed for the first time on a machine.
  • Modify email subject from the server's end
  • Email Aliases - ability to forward backup reports to a different address specified from the server's end

Version 4.1

Build 929: February 23, 2017
  • File-Diff report can be run from the server's side. Generated reports are sent via email to the admin's email address
  • Embedded HTTP server has been upgraded
  • Bug Fix: Missed backup job report does not show every record

Version 4.0

Build 919: November 21, 2016
  • Bug Fix: SQL Server plugin does not backup if the database contains a '$' sign.
  • Bug Fix: SyncriBox creates *.decrypted files if encryption password does not match
  • Bug Fix: Upload notifications are not sent in SyncriBox when no email was sent when creating public link.
Build 915: September 14, 2016
  • Public links for SyncriBox
  • Service-side restore
  • Enhanced Reports - Daily report now includes missing backup jobs
  • Enhanced error reporting when a backup fails
  • Ability to dump thread information to a file, which help in troubleshooting problems.

Version 3.9

Build 893 - June 10, 2016
  • SyncriBox profile gets automatically updated when encryption is used.
  • Bug Fix: Prevents Syncrify from running backup for same profile and user even if more than one client connects from the same IP address
  • Bug Fix: Occasionally, you could see files with extension .encrypted or .decrypted
Build 889 - May 12, 2016
  • Delete retention is improved. Prior to this improvement, Syncrify Server would occasionally spend CPU cycles cleaning up files marked for delete retention.
  • Access log for SyncriBox is separated from other backups. This improve reports for normal backups
  • When downloading multiple files from the web interface ignores files with _synver extensions.
  • Synchronize Timezone option is removed from Syncrify Client. This option is no longer required.
  • Bug fix: Excluding files with similar names does not work in Syncrify Client GUI.
Build 885 - February 20, 2016
  • Bug fix: SyncriBox client does not honor the installation folder name when branding is used.
Build 884 - February 18, 2016


Version 3.8

Build 864 - November 05, 2015
  • Bug fix: French version of Syncrify Client generates incorrect email report
  • Bug fix: Occasionally, Syncrify server generates incorrect email alerts related to space left on the disk.


Build 861 - September 29, 2015
  • Master password - Ability to specify a master password when branding Syncrify Client, preventing users from opening Syncrify Client without a password. This is useful if administrators do not want their users to modify configuration on the client's end. (v3.8)
  • Preferred URL - Ability to specify a preferred URL. When specified, clients will use that URL to backup. This is useful when you switch from HTTP to HTTPS and want clients to connect to the new URL.

Version 3.7

Build 856 - March 19, 2015
  • VSS is automatically disabled when using BareMetal Plugin
  • Security Fix: CSRF attacks are prevented. More info...
  • Bug Fix: On some Linux servers, files larger than 2.4 GB are not renamed if the TEMP folder and the Repository folder are on different volumes
Build 850 - February 18, 2015
  • Security Fix: A vulnerability related to XSS (Cross-site scripting) attacks if fixed.
  • Bug Fix: Emails are sent continuously when a user runs out of his/her allocated backup quota
Build 844 - February 04, 2015
  • Bare Metal Backup (Windows Only)
  • Enhanced Pre/Post plugins that display live status
  • Bug fix: The last backup time gets updated even if backup fails completely
  • Bug fix: Pre/Post plugin is not invoked when backup direction is Server-to-client.

Version 3.6

Build 834 - October 22, 2014
  • Build 833 disabled SSLv3, which resulted in SSL Handshake errors in some older clients. Most of the affected clients are either running on Windows XP or older versions of Linux. This build adds support for SSLv2Hello, which is used by some older clients during SSL communication. Note that SSLv3 is still disabled. Click here if you need to enable SSLv3 for any reason.


Build 833 - October 21, 2014
  • Security fix: Disables SSLv3, which mitigates POODLE attacks. This is only applicable if you are using HTTPS
  • Bug fix: Syncrify client ignores a folder during backup when all of the following conditions are met:
    1. A root drive is being backed up
    2. VSS is used, AND
    3. A selection filter is specified
  • Enhancement: Report by Date and Remote Clients screen use user's full name when login is not a valid email address.
  • Clients are forced to use a single thread when server is under heavy load, improving the over all scalability of the server.
Build 828 - September 09, 2014
  • Syncrify Client can report permission problems through its GUI. More Info
  • Disk test is added in Syncrify server to check if the I/O to the disk is fast enough. More Info
  • Fix: Email address can now contain a + sign
  • When login ID is not an email, full name is displayed in the User Management screen.
Build 823 - July 18, 2014
  • Security Fix: A security vulnerability is discovered allowing existing users in Syncrify to access and modify unauthorized files on server. We sincerely thank Michael Molho of Certilience for letting us know about this and working with us to solve the issue.
  • Syncrify Client is now available for Simplified Chinese - China
  • Syncrify Client is now available for Traditional Chinese - Taiwan
Build 814 - July 02, 2014
  • Bug fix: Incorrect alerts are generated when two consecutive dots are found in a file name
Build 813 - June 26, 2014
  • Bug fix: Emails containing backup reports are not being sent in certain cases
Build 812 - June. 19, 2014
  • Syncrify client is now available in Norwegian
  • Italian version of Syncrify client has been updated
  • Ability to specify an email for reports when login ID is not an email address. Click here to see the priority rules for email recipients.
  • Bug fix: In certain cases a tricky path sent from a client is not caught
Build 809 - May. 06, 2014
  • Profile is not locked when running backup on one particular folder
  • Ability to increase timeout for directory listing. This is useful when you have thousands of small files in a folder
  • Bug fix: Error is not reported when server takes a long time to examine a folder and the client times out
Build 800 - Mar. 12, 2014
  • UPnP Support
  • Plugin for MS-Exchange 2010 and above
  • New report - upcoming and missing records
  • Troubleshooting wizard - help figure out connection problems
  • Event logs are created to Windows Event Viewer when backup starts and finishes (Windows only)
  • Ability to Explore folder on client machine by selecting a folder and selecting Explore from pop-up menu
  • Client cache can be stored in a folder other than Data Folder on client machine
  • Next run time for a job is added to access.log file
  • Bug fix: A deleted folder occasionally reappears when using Two-way sync
  • Bug fix: Server-side file size is incorrectly displayed in file tips

Version 3.5

Build 785 - Jan. 02, 2014
  • Bug Fix: Unwanted files are excluded when a similar path exists in the excluded list
  • Bug Fix: Files are not restored properly when days to go back is set to 0
  • Ability to extend stale time for a job. The default behavior is to consider a job stale after 23 hours.
Build 781 - Oct. 21, 2013
  • Bug Fix: The restore button is disabled even when direction is Client-to-Server
  • Small translation fixes for languages other than English
  • A new field is added in synusers table that holds disk usage for a user. This only applies if you use an RDBMS for user managment.
  • File deletion is enhanced when two-way sync is used. Click here for details.
Build 778 - Oct. 10, 2013
  • Status viewer
  • Server-side cache
  • File tips
  • Service-based client for Mac OS X
  • Cache is ignored when backup is run on a selected folder
  • The Backup button reads Synchronize when direction is either Two-way sync or Server-to-client.
  • The Restore button is disabled when direction is either Two-way sync or Server-to-client. Restore options from the pop-up menu are still accessible.
  • File ownership during restore is inherited from the owner of the profile.

Version 3.4

Build 749 - July. 25, 2013
  • Significant performance enhancement during block-matching when large number of non-matching blocks are encountered.
  • Ability to forcefully terminate backup jobs after a specified timeout period. Click here for details.
Build 741 - July. 10, 2013
  • BUG Fix: Empty folders are created on the server when backup direction is Server-to-client and a new folder is created on the client machine.
  • Profiles can be made read-only on the server. Click here for details.
  • Files are automatically decrypted when a user downloads an encrypted file through the web interface.
Build 735 - Apr. 10, 2013
  • BUG Fix: An error appears in the log when a file content match on both server and client but last modified file is different.
Build 725 - Feb. 10, 2013
  • Disaster recovery has been added to provide high availability
  • Older versions of every file can be restored for a desired folders by providing the number of days to go back.
  • Deleting files on the client machine once backup is successfully completed.
  • Plugins for SQL Server and MySQL have been enhanced to restore older versions of the database.

Version 3.3

Build 704 - Nov. 15, 2012
  • An email is sent to the administrator when a new version is available.
  • Bug fix: Daily reports via emails are not sent when Syncrify is running on Linux
Build 700 - Nov. 06, 2012
  • Bug fix: Folder cache on the client gets corrupted if a disk I/O error occurs on the server.
Build 696 - Oct. 28, 2012
  • Bug fix: File on the server is removed when direction is server to client and delete files is checked
  • New version is checked automatically and administrators are notified under the Quick Links section
  • Pre-post scripts plugin is modified to run Windows Power Shell, allowing MS Exchange backups to run.
Build 693 - Oct. 17, 2012
  • Restoring files is enhanced
  • Bug fix: Under certain conditions, files are not deleted when two-way sync is enabled
  • Bug fix: Global selection filter does not work
Build 688 - Sept 26, 2012
Build 682 - Sept 13, 2012
  • Service based client
  • Ability to submit client logs from server
  • Ability to delete files when direction is Two-way sync
  • Auto update for clients
  • Auto backup for config folder on clients and server
  • Ability to run backups from Syncrify server
  • Enhanced threading model
  • Mobile access - supports iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry
  • Enhanced client-side branding
  • Junction points and symbolic links are detected

Version 3.2

Build 649 - July 26, 2012
  • Changes made to handle temporary files better.
Build 638 - July 16, 2012
  • Folder cache is used even when encryption is enabled.
  • Bug fix: Backup files get corrupted on Windows when following three conditions are met:
    • Encryption is used, AND
    • VSS is not enabled, AND
    • A file is partially locked by another process (One example is a .PST file)
  • Bug Fix: Restore for MySQL fails when auto-restore is enabled.
Build 633 - July 07, 2012
  • Bug fix: Client back log was not being sent to the server after restoring files
Build 630 - May 29, 2012
  • A minor bug related to Syncrify Personal edition is fixed. This does not affect Syncrify Professional or ISP
Build 629 - May 25, 2012
  • Plugins
  • Ability to specify TEMP folder in Syncrify client
  • Ability to generate backup log via email when running backups manually
  • Summarized backup reports
  • Ability to disable Server-to-Client direction to prevent inadvertent restores

Version 3.1

Build 614 - March 23, 2012
  • Backup history report via email
  • Inactivity report - display users who did not run a backup

Version 3.0

Build 596 - Feb 23, 2012
  • Disk quota is displayed in status bar of Syncrify client
  • Users can specify more than one URL for server. More info...
  • Administrators can force clients to use selection filters. More info...
  • Multiple client can restore simultanesouly when backup direction is set to Server to Client
Build 591 - Feb 01, 2012
  • When creating new profile, users can select existing profiles from the server if they want to restore data
  • Default profile can now be deleted
  • Default chunking size is changed from 8GB to 1TB
  • Bug Fix: File diff report does not use selection filter
Build 580 - Nov 18, 2011
  • Backup directions - client to server, server to client and two-way sync
  • Single folder backup - increases scalability and performance of backup task when millions of files are in a job.
  • Backup reports display client IP and build number
  • Multiple threads can handle files with a folder when running backup
  • Report by date
  • Additional admin accounts
  • Ability to activate/deactivate users without deleting
  • Ability to save backup log to server in CSV format
  • Local folder cache
  • Repository Exceptions are enhanced
  • Ability to upgrade clients, rather than reinstalling the entire client binary again.
  • Ability to generate email only upon error.
  • Ability to monitor a backup from a remote machine



Version 2.6

Build 522 - Aug 01, 2011
  • Bug fix: Some screens do not display correctly in French and Italian versions of Syncrify client.
  • Ability to import an existing SSL certificate from IIS server
Build 517 - July 11, 2011
  • Bug fix: In rare occasions Syncrify client hang when backing up large files.
Build 510 - July 07, 2011

Version 2.5

Build 473- May. 19, 2011
  • Multi-lingual version for Syncrify client, which is now available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Version 2.4

Build 463- Mar. 16, 2011
  • Bug fix: Two-way sync does not work if a 0 length file is encountered on the server.
  • Bug fix: Absolute file name is not displayed in the report when restoring a file.
  • Logs on the client machine are rolled back after they reach 5 MB
Build 459- Feb. 12, 2011
  • File-diff report
  • New licensing model introduced
  • Branding for client and server

Version 2.3

Build 444 - Jan. 10, 2011
  • Scheduler for Mac OS X is added
Build 443- Dec. 14, 2010
  • Bandwidth throttling has been added.
  • Ability to restore files to a different folder
  • Ability to specify an HTTP proxy server
  • Temporary files are created in the %TEMP% folder rather than the original location of the source file.

Version 2.2

Build 432- Oct. 22, 2010
  • Bug fix - Two-way sync is unable to pull profile on when restoring.
  • Enhanced status messages are displayed in Syncrify client when running a backup with many files.
Build 429- Oct. 15, 2010
  • Two-way sync added.

Version 2.1

Build 422- Sept. 28, 2010
  • Bug fix: Syncrify client is unable to copy files when a Mac OS machine saves files to a Windows NTFS partition and that file name contains a trailing space character.
Build 420- Sept. 17, 2010
  • Color coded file names in Syncrify client
  • Bug fix: Several security related bugs were fixed.

Version 2.0

Build 415- Sept. 10, 2010
  • Ability to change data folder in SyncrifyClient
Build 413- August 31, 2010
  • Versioning
  • Disk quotas
  • Additional reporting
  • Initialize seeding

Version 1.4

Build 393 - August 02, 2010
  • Invalid file names are handled correctly
Build 379 - July 14, 2010
  • File encryption is now supported
  • Selection filter for files and folder is added

Version 1.3

Build 375 - June 29, 2010
  • Server sends appropriate error messages if it runs out of disk space
Build 372- June 28, 2010
  • Bug Fix: The Abort button does not abort a backup job.
Build 369- June 12, 2010
  • Syncrify use an embedded RDBMS to speed up processing on the server
  • Several data structures are removed from in-memory objects to temporary files on both client and server to save memory usage.
Build 352- May 30, 2010
  • Bug Fix: File names with foreign characters are getting corrupted.

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