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Lifeboat is a reliable, easy-to-use backup utility. Pick where, what, and when and Lifeboat will handle all the dirty work of backing up your files. With incremental backups and compression, your backups will take up as little time and space as possible.

Backups can be saved locally on your computer, a CD or DVD, an external hard drive, or sent over a network to a .Mac account, a shared folder on another Mac, or a shared folder on a windows computer. Wherever you choose to backup, Lifeboat will copy your files, compress them, and write out a digest of what it did for restoring later.

Lifeboat is designed to make more...

What's New

Version 1.3.2:
  • [chg] Updated some of the help files.
  • [chg] Dates and times now consider system preferences when displayed.
  • [fix] Fixed a bug where resizing the restore sheet would not resize the browser in it.
  • [fix] Fixed a bug where attempting to backup certain system files would cause the helper to crash.
Version 1.3:
  • [new] Added "Advanced" tab in edit task more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4.1 or later

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Drbones666 Member IconReview+3
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This piece of crap has been dropped by the author. I was cheated out of my money.

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Version 1.3.2
Shenzhou Member IconReview+7
Shenzhou
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This shareware seems to have been abandoned.

A visit to the author's website only shows a window to retrieve your lost serial and not any support or developments in progress.

Looks like I have to write off what I paid since no update for Leopard is forthcoming.

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Version 1.3.2
Drbones666 Member IconReview+3
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VAPORWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't buy this. He's been promissing the ability to save to disks for over a year now. This is just a trap to get your $30.

There is plenty for free that does that same job.

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Version 1.3.2
Drbones666 Member IconReview+3
Drbones666
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I registered this software because the author was promising removable media. This was well over a year ago. There is no support and for what I can tell, this program is dead and abandoned.

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Version 1.3.2
raddle Member IconComment+247
raddle
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Great feature set, and looks wonderful. But a few failed backups - without much in the way of explanation - and the way it slows the machine to a crawl (especially while writing the interminable log) means I'm relectantly going back to TriBackup for the time being. TriBackup looks like a dog and lacks a lot of Lifeboat's features, but (a) has never failed me, (b) runs happily in the background, (c) has an easy way to get deleted files removed from backups and (d) has never crashed while I wasn't even using it - or during a backup, which has happened twice with Lifeboat.

I have high hopes for Lifeboat though - and this is a comment rather than a review because it's *possible* that some of the above is my problem rather than the software's - is there going to be an update soon?

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Version 1.3.1
raddle
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Updating this in 2008: app never worked properly, was never adequately supported, and has now been abandoned.

tfindlay Member IconReview+110
tfindlay
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Worked fine for small backups but when I tried to backup my Library folder a bunch of stuff was not copied to the backup location.

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Version 1.3.1
Mojave Shade Software (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Mojave Shade Software (Developer)
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There is a crash bug with a particular component Lifeboat uses that was introduced with the 10.4.7 update. I've created a fix for this and will update the listing tomorrow morning.

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Version 1.3
gcoghill Member IconReview+218
gcoghill
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I was hesitant to try this app after the negative reviews for the earlier versions. I am glad I took the chance with Lifeboat. I was a semi-happily registered user of Deja Vu (it did it's job fine), but there were feature DV was lacking that prompted me to look elsewhere.

Lifeboat not only had everything I was looking for in a backup app, but also has a very responsive developer, willing to take suggestions and fix any glitches. I had a few probs when demoing the app, but I think they were on my end (hard drive going bad and mucking up my system). The dev was super helpful throughout the troubleshooting, and when 1.2 came along I found almost all my requested features implemented.

I registered before the demo expired and have been a happy user ever since.

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Version 1.2
benr Member IconReview+47
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Version 1.0 and I'm afraid it shows.

No obvious support for automounting LAN AFP shares (surely one of the most likely destinations). Buttons failed to respond/GUI hung while creating a new task. Also, shows (XCode default?) "NewApplication" in main menu instead of "Lifeboat".

Backup software needs to inspire 100% confidence. I'm sticking with Deja Vu, sorry.

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Version 1.0
Exilio
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I agree with you.

And DejaVu is nice, but give SuperDuper a look too - it's fantastic...I even paid for it. =D

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Details

Downloads 4,351
Version Downloads 2,511
Type Utilities / Backup
License Shareware
Date 07 Aug 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $30.00