November 1, 2010 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Wellington, New Zealand - Freeridecoding today is pleased to announce SmartBackup 3.1, a new version of its alternative backup application. SmartBackup creates fast and efficient backups of your data, or full bootable copies of your whole system. It supports backing up to anything that is mountable on the Mac Desktop, like external harddisks, flashdrives, iPods or any kind of network shares.
Using its own powerful sync engine SmartBackup updates only files that have changed since the last backup which makes it one of the fastest ways to create and maintain a bootable clone of your Mac OS X installation. SmartBackup backes up all files in their original format which makes the backup usable even without the application.
SmartBackup is very easy to set up. Backup presets for several frequently used backup items like files for Mail, iCal, Safari, Dashboard Widgets etc. can be used to simplify the configuration. SmartBackup supports the use of Spotlights "Saved Search" folders as backup items. Saved Search folders can be backed up or used to define what should be excluded from a backup. This is a very powerful way of creating dynamic configurations like backups based on a filetype, the time documents have been modified, or exclusion based on size or label colour.
SmartBackup can archive multiple versions of backed up files and offers an intuitive interface to search the backup for all available versions of a file, select the required item, and restore it with one click. For simple automation requirements SmartBackup integrates with iCal and Automator. SmartBackup can also be called from the commandline which makes it usable in shell-scripts, remotely via ssh or in LaunchDaemon items and a flexible tool in a Mac OS X Server deployment.
New in 3.1:
* Up to 30% faster analysing due to optimisation of the sync engine
* New option to accelerate analysing by only comparing the modification date (about 25% additional speed improvement)
* Improved support for WebDAV
* Improved handling of locked files during archiving and purging
* Several other improvements and bugfixes
The upgrade is free for all users that have purchased a license since 01.01.2009 or an upgrade to v2.5. For all other users upgrade licenses are available for USD 14.
* Very easy to use
* Fast sync engine
* Simple and fast creation of bootable clones
* Easy configuration of file exclusion
* Creation of Spotlight based backups
* Easy configuration of Spotlight based exclusion
* Archiving of multiple versions of files
* Archive searchable by version of file
* Folder sync mode
* Automation via iCal or Automator
* Commandline mode
* 64 Bit (Intel only)
* Backup presets
* Automatic restore
* File based backup, no proprietary format involved
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 or 10.6
* Intel or PPC Mac (Universal Binary)
* US English and German
Pricing and Availability:
A home single license is priced at $27 (USD). A FamilyPack option (5 installations) is available for $58 (USD). Business licenses start from $40 (USD). Site licenses and educational discounts are available. SmartBackup can be downloaded for free, a full-featured demo period is available.
Located in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand, Freeridecoding is a privately held company founded in 2005 by Thomas Bauer. With a focus on the Mac platform, Thomas founded Freeridecoding with the intention of developing unique and user-friendly applications. Copyright 2005-2010 Freeridecoding. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.