SyncBackSE is a handy backup and folder synchronization utility.
However, it does suffer from some conceptual misdirection (e.g.,
calling backup jobs profiles) and an interface that seems to be
trying to please everyone (there are three separate ways to invoke
many main screen commands). Odd as the GUI may seem at times, it's
still easy to define jobs and I loved the right/left metaphor for
the source and destination locations. Great pains are taken to
distinguish between backup and synching--nice safeguard since the
latter can destroy data if not used correctly. The program backs up
via FTP as well as to hard drives, does plain file copying or
compresses to zip with encryption, and can be run as a U3 or
portable thumb drive application.
Alas, the price seems a bit steep for a program that won't back up
to optical media and has an often awkward interface. Unless you're
an IT type who appreciates such features as compressed email logs
and the ability to move as well as copy files, you'll probably be
better served by 2BrightSpark's free SyncBack 3, which offers most
of the same consumer-level functionality.