PsyncX
PsyncX
2.2.2

4.3

PsyncX free download for Mac

PsyncX2.2.2

07 July 2006

GUI for auto hard drive backups.

Overview

PsyncX is based on the command-line utility psync, is designed to allow novice computer users to backup either one part of their hard drive or the entire hard drive to another computer. In addition, it allows users to schedule backups. It is written in Cocoa for Mac OS X.

What's new in PsyncX

Version 2.2.2:
  • Updated so that preferences now save properly, fixing the infamous donation sheet bug

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15 Reviews of PsyncX

5
Anonymous
20 May 2003
Version: 1.1.1

Most helpful

Neat, simple, works. Use with CC cloner. Thanks!
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Theallseer
23 April 2007
Version: 2.2.1
Simple, backs up to networked, hard wired or hosted drives. Doesn't make backups bootable, but I wouldn't expect that from such a lightweight program. I primarily use it to backup to a hosted ftp, which SuperDuper! doesn't do. And I'm a paying customer of SD too. Perfect for my needs. I was shocked at how hard it was to find a solution to back up to ftp drives. My search is over.
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3
Jonedwards
07 February 2007
Version: 2.2.1
It is remarkable how difficult it is to find a good back-up program! This one is nice and simple, but every now and then it unexpectedly quits when I'm modifying or adding a back-up schedule, and when I reopen it has forgotten all of my schedules. A pain!
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M30318
27 August 2006
Version: 2.2.1
hey, get the "Data Backup", it does bootable baclups. also chekc out "Carbon Copy Clone".
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Martin-Marsian
12 July 2006
Version: 2.2.1
I'm searching for a decent backup utility, that can backup my main HD. Does psync make bootable backups?
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Analog-Kid
12 July 2006
Version: 2.2
Download is a .mpkg file with no readme explaining what it will install. You need to be daring and double-click the mysterious .mpkg file to get to the readme. The project site on Sourceforge has questions from users that have gone unanswered - including a question on how to uninstall PsyncX. Free software is good! Backup utilities are good! Free backup utilities with no instructions nor developer follow-up to questions is not good! PsyncX might be great, but I'm not brave enought to install it without instructions on what it does or how to uninstall it if I don't like it.
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5
Cortland
24 February 2006
Version: 2.1.1
PsyncX has saved my butt numerous times. I mirror my backup files on a daily basis, and Psync does all the work for me. It runs invisibly in the background every night around 3 AM, and I don't even have to know it's there: IT JUST WORKS. If you don't backup your files, you should, and this is the best way to do it. FIVE STARS!
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Anonymous
03 November 2005
Version: 2.1.1
..a dream come true...finally...this (free!!) with this wonderful program i can finally work on my powerbook and on my desktop as i want, and keeping the important folders perfectly synchronized...thanks, nice one!!!
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5
Anonymous
07 May 2005
Version: 2.1.1
Had to reinstall... but works fine with Tiger 10.4
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4.25
Anonymous
14 December 2004
Version: 2.1.1
Excellent GUI. Don't use international signs for your path settings (such as "Gérard" for backup target).
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4.75
Anonymous
22 September 2004
Version: 2.1.1
An amazing application! I've long been searching for an application that lets me easily back up to smb shares -- it does this -- and it works. Everytime. Its interface knocks DeJaVu out of the water, and is a great improvement over earlier versions. It would be nice if there was some way to leverage the more powerful psync features via the GUI, but we can't have everything. However, please don't get me wrong - this does in no way detract from the core purpose of this application. There is no better way(IMHO) to move large amounts of data around a multi OS network, or backup data to any type of share under MacOSX. So for those of us to lazy to learn the CLI way of being, this application/guiwrapper must surely be the answer.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 November 2003
Version: 2.1.1
This is basically psync with a GUI attached, and is a perfect application for straightforward backups onto hard disks or over networks. Compared to say, Retrospect's duplicate option, which I was using before, this is much better. Psync is at its best with command-line (terminal savvy, unix and linux) users, though the most common options, such as scheduling a time for backup, whether or not to delete files etc are available in the graphical interface. One of the nicest things for me was, compared to Retrospect, scheduled executions run fully in the background without anything appearing on the screen. Unfortunately, manual executions open up a terminal window, asking for an admin password, which might scare some users, but could be handy for those who want to learn about OSX's unix underpinnings and see the application doing its stuff. It could have more options, but if one needs more options, best to get something like Retrospect. Psync is designed for simplicity.
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3.75
NonAdmin
19 June 2003
Version: 2.0b2
Nice app. Biggest issue I found in my personal priority order: 1) Has problems with deleting directories 2) Only admins can use it because it requires sudo. 3) (just a wish) Configurability for different levels of verbosity. There's not enough telling what the app is currently doing.
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Anonymous
26 May 2003
Version: 2.0b1
I'm wondering if there is a backup solution that can do remote and secure (over ssh) backups in osx to an osx machine. something like rsync_hsf ? i like this app for local backups, but need something with push button ease for end users who want to back up to my machine.
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3.5
Anonymous
22 May 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Would it be possible to make this programme show the backups that have been arranged and also make it possible to cancel them?
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5
Anonymous
20 May 2003
Version: 1.1.1
Neat, simple, works. Use with CC cloner. Thanks!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32

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