SyncBack Touch (SBT) is a cross-platform service that works with SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE to remotely access a device’s file system (that runs Windows, macOS or Android) in order to perform backup/restore and sync operations.
licensed copy of SyncBackPro (or SyncBackSE) comes with 2 free connections to 2
SyncBack Touch devices. If required, you can purchase additional SyncBack Touch
connection licenses to backup other Windows, macOS or Android devices.
Refer to this article for more details about SyncBack Touch:
SyncBack Management System
SyncBack Management system (SBM service and SBM console) can be used to manage and monitor remote installations of SyncBackPro. Note that SyncBackSE is not supported with SBMS.
With SBMS you can:
- Control what users can do with
SyncBackPro, e.g. stop users from creating their own profiles or updating the existing
- Ensure that the profiles are being
run on all the computers and track their results and run history
- Remotely manage SyncBackPro profiles,
e.g. pushing profile templates to connected clients
- Remotely control SyncBack Touch
Refer to this article for more details about SBMS:
Using SBMS as the License Manager for SyncBack Touch
You can use
SyncBack Touch with SBMS for licensing. Only SyncBackPro can connect to
SyncBack Touch devices that are using SBMS for licensing (SyncBackSE is not
When using SBMS as the license manager for SyncBack Touch, the 2 free connections are activated upon registration of a SBT license in SBMS (that means you have to purchase a Touch license and register it in SBMS to activate the 2 complimentary connections).
Refer to this KB article for more details about SyncBack Touch licensing:
Configuring SyncBack Touch to connect to SBMS
Assuming you have SBMS installed, this section details the configuration steps required to connect SyncBack Touch to SBMS so it can verify SBT licenses before performing backup, restore or synchronization.
Configure SBMS hostname or I.P. address in SBT
You have to specify the SBMS hostname or I.P. address that SyncBack Touch has to connect to verify the license information before performing the backup, restore or synchronization.
installing SyncBack Touch on a Windows PC, you have to run SBT installer with a
command line parameter /SBMS_Hostname="hostname" to set the SBMS
hostname or I.P. address to which SyncBack Touch has to connect to.
Open a command prompt window (cmd.exe), go to the folder containing the SyncBack Touch installer file and enter:
Replace the “hostname” with the hostname or I.P. address of the SyncBack Management Service. Note that hostname must be wrapped in double-quotes.
If you have installed SyncBack Touch on a Windows PC without using the “SBMS_Hostname” command line parameter then you can enter the SBMS hostname or I.P. address from SyncBackPro's profile (provided you are able to connect to SyncBack Touch from SyncBackPro), which you can configure under:
Expert -> SyncBack Touch -> click on 'Configure' button -> and enter
the SBMS hostname or I.P. address information.
2. When you install SyncBack Touch on Android or macOS, you have to enter the SBMS hostname or I.P. address in the appropriate field in the SyncBack Touch App's settings page.
Create a user account in SBMS
You have to create a new user account in SBMS to allow SyncBack Touch to login (or connect) to the SBM service
1. Run SBM Console and login to SBM service
2. Go to Services menu -> Users and create a new account to login from SBT
For more information on configuring Users, please refer to the Users section in the SBM Console Help file.
3. When creating a new profile in SyncBackPro via the profile creation wizard you have to enter these credentials (username and password) in the “SyncBack Touch Connection details” page to allow SBT to connect to SBMS and verify the license information.
For existing profiles, you can update these credentials under:
Modify -> Expert -> SyncBack Touch settings page
Note that only SBMS users with admin role can configure/change any settings in SyncBack Touch.
Register a SyncBack Touch license in SBMS
When using SBMS as the license manager for SyncBack Touch, the 2 free connections are activated upon registration of SBT license in SBMS (that means you have to purchase a Touch license and register it in SBMS to get the 2 complimentary connections).
SBT license can be registered from the SBM Console:
1. Run SBM Console and login to SBM Console
2. Go to Services menu -> Register Serial Number
information on registering SBT serial numbers, please refer to the Register
Serial Number section in the SBM Console Help file.
Businesses/commercial licensees are recommended to use SyncBack Touch with SBMS for security and licensing as it is easier to register and manage licenses on a centralized system. You can configure SBMS and SyncBack Touch as explained in this article to allow SBT to connect to SBM service and verify the SBT licenses before performing backup, restore or synchronization.