April 29, 2008 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] St. Paul, MN - Qdea today released Synchronize! Pro X 6.0, a major upgrade of its OS X system backup and file synchronization utility, with three new features:
"Fast scan", which uses FSEvents technology in Leopard to dramatically speed up the time it takes to update a backup. The folder scan time for a typical update to a "Bootable System Backup" of Leopard is under a minute, compared to over 10 minutes without "Fast scan".
Folder watching, so that changes to the contents of a folder will trigger a backup. Two different folders on directly-mounted disks (remote disks don't allow this) can be monitored, and a backup or synchronization can be started when changes occur to the contents of the folders.
Backup monitoring, which provides a web-based interface to monitor backups. Email can be sent when a backup happens, doesn't happen, has errors, or is missed. The status of backups made over the last 30 days can be examined using any web browser, including the log information for each backup.
Synchronize! Pro X is specifically engineered for OS X, making bootable backups of an OS X system to another internal or external hard disk. Files are copied at the maximum speed possible, old files can be saved in an archive instead of being deleted, and backups can be automated so that they occur without user intervention, even over a network. For more information and a free demo of the software, visit their website.
Qdea was the first company to publish a file synchronization product for the Macintosh. We introduced the first Macintosh file synchronization product in August 1992, before the term "file synchronization" had been coined. Our Synchronize! Pro X product is recognized as an industrial-strength backup utility for enterprise deployment.