SBMS Guidance and Installation
The SyncBack Management System and Console ship with a useful help file. We have also developed a detailed linear approach for those installing the SBMS which is presented in our PDF guide:
What is the SBMS?
The purpose of the SyncBack Management System is designed to manage and monitor multiple remote installations of SyncBackPro. The SBMS allows you to:
- Limit what users can do with SyncBackPro, e.g. stop users from creating their own profiles.
- Track which profiles are being run, their results and their run history.
- Remotely manage SyncBackPro profiles.
SBMS Installation Overview
The SyncBack Management Service is installed as a Windows Service, runs in the background, and provides services to remote clients.
The SBM Console is for administrators to configure the SBM Service, e.g. adding users, checking the profiles results, etc.
Communication with the SBM Service is via HTTP, TCP/IP, so it can be used over the Internet or via a Local Area Network. All communication is encrypted and access is restricted by using usernames and passwords.
There are two client applications: the SyncBack Management Console (installed on one machine used by the manager) and SyncBackPro (installed on many machines).
Working together, the SBM Service (installed on the server), SBM Console, and SyncBackPro complete the SyncBack Management System.
You will find detailed information about installation in the PDF guide.
An alternative to using SBMS is to use SyncBack Touch instead. SyncBack Touch is cross-platform and has less management and administrative overhead. You simply install SyncBack Touch on all the devices (Windows, macOS, Linux or Android) you want to backup and then install SyncBackPro on a server. SyncBackPro can then be used to backup all the devices SyncBack Touch is installed on. You can use SBMS, along with SyncBack Touch, for security and license management.