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Get Backup Pro is a powerful backup and disk cloning utility with file/folder synchronization capability.

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  • Produce compressed, encrypted backup archives of your data.
  • Create bootable backups for instantaneous restore.
  • Keep files in sync on two computers in one network.
  • Automate backup, cloning, and sync processes.
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What's New

Version 2.5.5:
  • Fixed the problem with adding backup projects in non-English localizations.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Dialing_wand Member IconReview+13
Dialing_wand
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This developer should be ashamed of themselves - the program spits out an error on launch under Mavericks (10.9).

They've had ample time to fix it, and yet have not.

That's no way to treat paying customers.

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Version 2.5.3
Molamola
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I have zero issues on 10.9 / Mavericks. Maybe an isolated problem of your installation? Have you contacted the developer about your issue?

Mac_Update-udyn Member IconReview+3
Mac_Update-udyn
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Excellent program. It is easy, yet cromprehensive. I highly recommend.

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Version 2.5.1
Rufus the Dog Member IconComment+0
Rufus the Dog
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I have a NAS that I use to backup a handful or PCs and my MacBook. On the PCs I use a program called SecondCopy, and have done for years, so I decided to find a suitable equivalent for the MacBook. Hence buying Get Backup Pro which I use in Sync mode with the direction arrow always towards the NAS. That all works well for three separate projects, namely Download, Documents and 'Nikon' folders .

Now my problem..

I have another sync projects set to do the same back up of the Nikon Image directory but to a 32gig SanDisk USB stick. Regardless of how many I times I run the sync it will always spend time transferring some, but not all, files that are already on the USB stick (and not always the same files either). Running the Analysis prior to performing the sync shows a mix of both green and blue arrows. I should mention that I have not added a single image to this directory while performing these syncs.

Oh and lastly I also get the 'Never Done' comment for both this sync project AND the Download to NAS project which does work ok.


er... help please


R.

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Version 2.5
Rufus the Dog
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You know what it is like. You ask a question then go and try and answer it yourself. Well... no success but I thought I would post further information in case it helps :-




I unticked all but one subfolder that analysis insisted two files need to be transferred. Running sync 3 times gets the same results

17/06/2012 14:06:34 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization started
17/06/2012 14:06:34 "Nikon to USB" -- Building file list...
17/06/2012 14:06:35 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronizing...
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files: 18
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files transferred: 2
17/06/2012 14:06:37 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization was successful.

17/06/2012 14:11:32 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization started
17/06/2012 14:11:32 "Nikon to USB" -- Building file list...
17/06/2012 14:11:33 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronizing...
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files: 18
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files transferred: 2
17/06/2012 14:11:34 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization was successful.

17/06/2012 14:11:50 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization started
17/06/2012 14:11:51 "Nikon to USB" -- Building file list...
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronizing...
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files: 18
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files transferred: 2
17/06/2012 14:11:53 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization was successful.


Looking at the log file history The following is from the last of the three

17/06/2012 14:11:50 "Nikon to USB" Synchronization started
"Nikon to USB" command line: /Applications/Get Backup Pro.app/Contents/Resources/rsync3 -X -t -x -S -v -pgo -r --no-inc-recursive -u --progress --stats --safe-links -l -H --iconv=UTF-8 --exclude=.* --exclude=.DS_Store --exclude-from=/tmp/tmp.08gjrK /Users/michaeltotham/Pictures/Nikon Transfer 2/ /Volumes/NIKONBACKUP
17/06/2012 14:11:51 "Nikon to USB" Building file list...
18 files to consider
004/DSC_0030.psd
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" Synchronizing...
004/DSC_0031.xmp
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" Number of files: 18
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" Number of files transferred: 2
Total file size: 211686793 bytes
"Nikon to USB" Total transferred file size: 20398283 bytes
Literal data: 20398283 bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 799
"Nikon to USB" File list generation time: 0.008 seconds
"Nikon to USB" File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 20401711
Total bytes received: 98
"Nikon to USB" sent 20401711 bytes received 98 bytes 13601206.00 bytes/sec
"Nikon to USB" total size is 211686793 speedup is 10.38
17/06/2012 14:11:53 "Nikon to USB" Synchronization was successful.


BUT both files ARE on the USB Stick?


Is it anything to do with the USB stick coming formatted as FAT32?

Sockel Member IconReview+4
Sockel
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Incredibly slow and buggy. I tried to use this program to synchronize folders on two Macs (after getting the license in a bundle), and gave up in frustration. Even if you get it running (about once in every four tries), it takes forever to set up a sync, and then you can go to bed, sleep for eight hours, have breakfast, and it is still not done syncing 200 MB of data.

Useless.

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Version 2.5
dkbruin Member IconReview+1
dkbruin
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I have found this program to be unstable -- either it crashes my computer or the program simply goes into a state of (Not Responding). Backup is simple and essential and not worth wasting time with a program that does not do it well.

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Version 2.5
Dialing_wand Member IconReview+13
Dialing_wand
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A very simple, very good utility.

We use it for it's synchronize function only, which is essentially a front-end for "rsync." Nevertheless it allows us to synchronize projects across various edit suites without the need for a more complicated SAN.

It's also very accessible for novice "network" users.

We originally were introduced to it through a MacUpdate Promo bundle and while I was skeptical about it at first, it's one of the utilities we continue to use, year after year.

If you're looking for something quick to synchronize multiple directories or projects and only need file-comparison (not diff ability) this may be worth trying out.

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Version 2.4.7
Tim27 Member IconReview+554
Tim27
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This does not seem to be able to back up to my ftp server. It says it can back up to networked drives, but when I have my server mounted on the desktop, it sees it and I can specify the folder to backup to, but it gives an error when trying to backup. I guess backing up to a server is different than a networked drive, but still disappointing as it would be nice to have off-site backup of my files without using a service like Mozy.

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Version 2.4.2
Belight Software (Developer)
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Unfortunately backup to FTP is not supported yet. We may add such feature in the future, but I can not promise anything at this stage.

Tim27
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Also wish there was a "Synchronize All" button, rather than having to do it individually for each project. I know you can set schedules, but I want to only sync manually when I have my laptop turned on.

Shmk Member IconComment+236
Shmk
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The cloning feature seems a bit limited I can only seem to clone one drive to my back up disk at a time, for some reason it has to delete the entire back up drive before cloning what is up with that? With Super Duper you can clone more than one drive to the back up disk

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Version 2.4.2
Belight Team
+0

Regarding deleting files from destination disk, it's true that Get Backup deletes everything when a clone is created. Imagine you do a second and third cloning into that disk, you will end up with lots of unnecessary files from previous clones, if no files are deleted from the destination disk. If you have files on destination disk that you want to preserve, I suggest you create a separate partition for cloning. This way your older files will be on another partition, and will not be deleted.

Regarding your concern about not being able to clone two or more drives. We haven't done this for two main reasons. Program performance may suffer if two cloning are done simultaneously. But what's more important is that user interface will make it hard for users to set clone properties, as well as control what files are included/excluded from cloning.

Belight Team
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By the way, you can clone several drives by setting up two or more projects in clone tab.

Shmk
+0

I guess I was hoping for the same sort of functionality as superduper where I would be able to clone sparse bundle images of my various drives to my backup drive but it doesn't seem to be the case.

Belight Team
+0

You are right this is not available yet, but we are working on adding sparse bundle images. I hope this feature will be added in one of the following updates. But they will not be bootable backups.

Vlahn Member IconComment+2
Vlahn
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I bought this program as part of the MUPromo Bundle 2010. I had high hopes for it as I'd been looking for a backup solution for a while.

I'm running Snow Leopard and, to date, I have only been able to get it to launch correctly once. During this time it DID make a successful backup, however every other time I've tried to launch it, it becomes unresponsive before I even see the interface.
When I did run the program it did not appear to be a native Mac program - the titlebar looked mac-like, however it was coloured differently to a standard Mac app, and the interface seemed sluggish and unresponsive, not to mention the very odd UI elements. Despite this, for the price-point, if the application had continued to function without problems I would have been content.

A backup program needs to perform solidly, and this program does not seem to. It is not clear to me exactly what the problem is. I have downloaded the disk image a number of times from different sources and transferred the .app to the applications directory. With only the one successful launch.

I'm seriously disappointed with this product. I hope their is a bug fix or some type of solution to the problems I'm experiencing so I can at least have a working product. Otherwise for me, this is a waste of time and money.

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Version 2.4.1
Belight Team
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I recommend you to contact our tech support to investigate what is happening. I'm sure they will be able to solve this problem.
support AT belightsoft DOT com

appleHQ
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Same problems here. Newest OSX, fully patched.

Dr.-Girlfriend
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Thanks for the review. Guess I'll stick with SuperDuper.

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Version 2.5.5
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Krocasta
Version 2.5.4
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Bitchy
Version 2.5.4
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Blueprintdigital
Version 2.5.3
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Carlosalbert0
Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Va3
Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5
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Downloads 12,394
Version Downloads 173
Type Utilities / Backup
License Shareware
Date 18 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.95
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