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03 Oct 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • 2BrightSparks


syncback backup sync synchronize files

SyncBack | Updated: 03 Oct 2016



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Software Author(s):

  • 2BrightSparks


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To install SyncBack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade SyncBack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall SyncBack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade syncback -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade syncback -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure syncback installed
    name: syncback
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'syncback' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: syncback,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller syncback
   Name     = 'syncback'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'syncback':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install syncback version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 10 Oct 2016.


Freeware program that helps you easily backup and synchronize your files to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc); an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive.
Note: SyncBackFree cannot be used on server versions of Windows. Upgrade to SyncBackSE or SyncBackPro if you are using a server version of Windows.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

if ((Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem).ProductType -ne 1) {
  throw "SyncBackFree cannot be used on server versions of Windows. Upgrade to SyncBackSE or SyncBackPro if you are using a server version of Windows."

$packageName = 'syncback'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''

$installerPackage = Join-Path $toolsDir "SyncBack_Setup.exe";

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileFullPath  = $installerPackage
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  checksum      = '6dc92a7e134f4a16337becf30eaf44d5eb54b7ed7e4e8e275aa81ebbee32d792'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = '6dc92a7e134f4a16337becf30eaf44d5eb54b7ed7e4e8e275aa81ebbee32d792'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

$installerAuto = Join-Path $toolsDir 'SyncBack.au3';
$installArgs = "/c autoit3 `"$installerAuto`" `"$installerPackage`""
Write-Host "Installing `'$installerPackage`' with AutoIt3 using `'$installerAuto`'"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "$installArgs" "cmd.exe"
;Path and filename of the installer executable
$InstallPackage="""" & $CmdLine[1] & """"

; Run installer
Run($InstallPackage, "", @SW_HIDE)
If @error <> 0  Then 
    MsgBox(0, "Run failed", "The ""Run"" command failed with error " & Hex(@error, 8) & " for " & $InstallPackage & " - exiting")

$title="Setup - SyncBackFree"
WinWaitActive($title, "License Agreement")
WinWaitActive($title, "Please read the following important information before continuing")
WinWaitActive($title, "Select Destination Location")
WinWaitActive($title, "Completing the")

;Installation complete

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SyncBack 6 Monday, October 5, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
SyncBack 10 Monday, September 21, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
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