PsyncX
PsyncX
2.2.2
4.2
0.0
PsyncX free download for Mac

PsyncX for Mac2.2.2

07 July 2006

GUI for auto hard drive backups.

What is PsyncX for Mac

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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Theallseer
Theallseer
Apr 23 2007
2.2.1
0.0
Apr 23 2007
0.0
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.
Jonedwards
Jonedwards
Feb 7 2007
2.2.1
3.0
Feb 7 2007
3.0
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!
M30318
M30318
Aug 27 2006
2.2.1
0.0
Aug 27 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
hey, get the "Data Backup", it does bootable baclups. also chekc out "Carbon Copy Clone".
Martin-Marsian
Martin-Marsian
Jul 12 2006
2.2.1
0.0
Jul 12 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
I'm searching for a decent backup utility, that can backup my main HD. Does psync make bootable backups?
Analog-Kid
Analog-Kid
Jul 12 2006
2.2
0.0
Jul 12 2006
0.0
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.
Cortland
Cortland
Feb 24 2006
2.1.1
5.0
Feb 24 2006
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Nov 3 2005
2.1.1
5.0
Nov 3 2005
5.0
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!!!
Guest
Guest
May 7 2005
2.1.1
5.0
May 7 2005
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
Had to reinstall... but works fine with Tiger 10.4
Guest
Guest
Dec 14 2004
2.1.1
5.0
Dec 14 2004
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
Excellent GUI. Don't use international signs for your path settings (such as "Gérard" for backup target).
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2004
2.1.1
5.0
Sep 22 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2003
2.1.1
5.0
Nov 8 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jun 19 2003
2.0b2
0.0
Jun 19 2003
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
May 26 2003
2.0b1
5.0
May 26 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
May 22 2003
1.1.1
5.0
May 22 2003
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
May 20 2003
1.1.1
5.0
May 20 2003
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Neat, simple, works. Use with CC cloner. Thanks!
Free
4.2
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
Application is not under development & not supported.

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