Install SyncBack/SE/Pro without any prompting or messages on the screen (silent install)
This article provides information about installing SyncBack without any prompts or messages on the screen.
To install SyncBack without any prompts or messages on the screen use the /verysilent command line parameter with the installation executable, e.g.:
It is important that it is the first command line parameter.
When using a silent installation, no prompting can be done. Therefore,
if the installer cannot replace a file because it is being used, then it
will replace it on reboot. If it needs to reboot to replace the file
then it will immediately reboot, without prompting, once the
installation is complete.
You should also bear in mind that if you disable prompting, it is assumed you tacitly agree to those prompts that would normally be displayed (for example, our terms & conditions) and/or that you are aware of the issues that would normally be mentioned. If in doubt, you should manually install a test instance first and satisfy yourself there are no contentious issues.
You can also specify which language the program should use when run (/language), the serial number to use (/SN), the number of days between automatic update checks (/UpdCheckDays - set to 0 to disable update checks, default is 15), and the run counter (/Counter - set to 1 to not be prompted about visiting introduction web page). Starting with V188.8.131.52 you can also switch off the prompting about the backup folder when upgrading from V5 to V6 (/NoBackupPrompt). For example, to use French, pass a serial number, switch off update checks, not be prompted about a backup folder for old V5 profiles, and not be prompted about visiting the introduction page when the program is run:
The /UpdCheckDays parameter is only used for new installations. So if SyncBack is already installed then this value is ignored and it will continue to use the existing setting.
SyncBackSE_Setup.exe /verysilent /language="FR" /SN="XXXXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" /UpdCheckDays="0" /NoBackupPrompt="Y" /Counter="1"
With SyncBackPro, if you have upgraded from SyncBackSE to SyncBackPro, you will have two serial numbers: the SyncBackSE serial number and the SyncBackPro upgrade serial number. Pass the SyncBackSE serial number with the /SN parameter, and the SyncBackPro upgrade serial number with /SN2, for example:
SyncBackPro_Setup.exe /verysilent /SN="XXXXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" /SN2="XXXXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
SBM Service and SyncBackPro V6 and newer
For the SyncBackPro V6 and newer installation there are a number of optional installation command line parameters related to the SBM Service (if used):
/SBMS_Hostname="hostname" : This is the hostname, IP address, or URL of the SyncBack Management Service (SBM Service). If you are using a HTTP connection type then this is the complete URL include the port number. For example: /SBMS_Hostname="http://myserver.com:8099/BIN/". If you are using a TCP or Named Pipe connection type then this is the hostname or IP address. For example: /SBMS_Hostname="192.168.0.1".
/SBMS_Port="port number" : This is the port number of the SBM Service. It is only used when the connection type is TCP, and the default port number is 8095. For example: /SBMS_Port="8095"
/SBMS_Username="username" : This is the login username for the SBM Service. Typically each user has their own login username for the SBM Service.
/SBMS_Password="password" : This is the login password for the SBM Service.