TimePreserver Enters Mac App Store With New Versions and Features

May 6, 2011 in Utility (E)

[prMac.com] Ely, United Kingdom - Dalamser today is pleased to announce that TimePreserver 1.2 is now available from the Mac App Store. In response to user requests TimePreserver now also supports network attached storage and non-HFS disks for archive storage. This is an advanced option and is provided to support more diverse scenarios.

Using external Mac-formatted (HFS) disks remains the default choice for archive storage, as this best supports "off site" archive storage, where the archive disks are disconnected and relocated between operations. Internal improvements have also been made, and TimePreserver is now even more robust.

* TimePreserver Lite Introduced:
The Mac App Store does not support evaluation versions of software. To address this Dalamser is pleased to announce the free TimePreserver Lite 1.2.

TimePreserver Lite is modelled after the Time Capsule's own archive function and produces non-incremental archives; every item on the Time Capsule is copied on each run instead of just the changed items as with TimePreserver.

Furthermore, as with the Time Capsule's own archive function, Time Machine is prevented from backing up any Mac to the Time Capsule for the duration of the archive operation; unlike TimePreserver which only locks out individual Macs while their Time Machine backup is being archive.

TimePreserver Lite improves on the Time Capsule's own archive function by archiving to a Mac-attached disk, and also supports network attached storage and non-HFS disks as introduced by TimePreserver 1.2. The Time Capsule also remains available for general file storage during the archive.

TimePreserver Lite, being non-incremental, is substantially slower than TimePreserver - and can take days rather than hours to perform an archive.

* TimePreserver Direct Enhanced:
The direct download version of TimePreserver has been upgraded to version 1.1.5 and supports the same functional enhancements in Mac App Store version 1.2. TimePreserver 1.1.5 continues to support Mac OS X 10.5 and the PowerPC G5. The Mac App Store does not support upgrading from directly downloaded versions of software to Mac App Store versions.

* TimePreserver: The Next Step in Backup For The Small User:
Time Machine in conjunction with Time Capsule provide an excellent first backup solution for home, student flat and SOHO users. With minimal setup one or more Macs can be protected by Time Machine and a single Time Capsule. The acclaimed TimePreserver enhances such a setup with a second level; multiple, off site, backups of the Time Capsule itself. Your files are precious, protect them!

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 0.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TimePreserver 1.2 is $34.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. It is a free update to existing TimePreserver 1.0 users. TimePreserver Lite 1.2 is available immediately from the Mac App Store for free.

Dalamser is a small company providing innovative software solutions for Apple OS X and iOS. Copyright (C) 2011 Dalamser. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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