MimMac
MimMac 1.10
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File backup and complete system cloner.   Shareware ($10.00)
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MimMac clones, backups, and data synchronization made easy.

MimMac is a fast, easy-to-use, and comprehensive backup and cloning utility, designed to make backing up, synchronizing, merging, and cloning your data as painless as possible. With MimMac, there's no need to set up complex scripts, or navigate a bloated interface just to do simple tasks such as running multiple simultaneous operations, or excluding items from your backup operation(s) -- everything is ready at hand in MimMac's straight-forward and compact interface.

Gain control of your data.
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What's New
Version 1.10:
  • Added full support for OS X 10.6 - this is a required update, older versions of MimMac will not work properly in 10.6.
  • Support for 10.3.9 has been dropped. A special version of MimMac 1.8.9 will be released in the future for Panther users.
  • MimMac now automatically updates the dyld shared cache of a clone in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
  • Fixed an issue that caused MimMac to incorrectly report that an external drive was ignoring ownership of files in Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Many internal backup engine updates and optimizations.
  • MimMac no longer forces serial number activation.
  • MimMac now only blesses a clone if the source was the boot drive.
  • Optimized MimMac's ability to modify attributes of symbolic links in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
  • Updated the registration engine.
Version 1.10:
  • Added full support for OS X 10.6 - this is a required update, older versions of MimMac will not work properly in 10.6.
  • Support for 10.3.9 has been dropped. A special version of MimMac 1.8.9 will be released in the future for Panther users.
  • MimMac now automatically updates the dyld shared cache of a clone in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
  • Fixed an issue that caused more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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+1

1macnut reviewed on 29 Jul 2011
After many disasters with EMC Retrospect Express' latest version (after they bought out Dantz), I found MimMac for incremental backups. I have been very pleased with the simplicity of this backup application. I've also had the occasion to request technical assistance and was pleased with both the responsiveness and the solution.
[Version 1.10]


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+3

Noibs reviewed on 14 Feb 2010
I recently purchased a Dell Mini 10v to use as a hackintosh. I already had a Mini 9 and wanted a larger keyboard. Anyway, when I set up a new Mac, one of the first things I do is purchase a copy of MimMac.

I've been using it for over 2 years. Every morning, when I leave for work, I back up my complete home folder to a portable firewire drive that goes with me. When I arrive at work, I immediately back up several folders containing my working files to my work Mac. I use MimMac for these backups. Prior to MimMac I used Dantz Retrospect and then Synchronize Pro X. I would NEVER, EVER go back to those as long as MimMac is around.

It has incredible flexibility and can also do bootable backups as well.

In terms of value received in exchange for the price charged, it is superb. My family and I have purchased 6 licenses so far. There will be more in the future.
[Version 1.10]


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Gridlok commented on 11 Oct 2009
Having used this reliable and comprehensively featured back-up program for years, I immediately purchased the latest upgrade. What a steal!! I mean really … US$10! … and I can vouch for the friendly and prompt support I received the one time I did strike a glitch.
[Version 1.9.2]


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+59

uncoy reviewed on 06 Jul 2009
After another interaction with Benjamin, I can tell you he really cares about his users. I bought a new computer and again ran into licensing trouble but Benjamin had me sorted out within 12 hours.

MimMac also handles packages well (iPhoto, Aperture generate packages into the hundreds of Gigabytes), treating them as folders so you only have to update the files which have changed not the whole database (minutes instead of days of copying).

MimMac is the only affordable high quality sync tool available on OS X. SuperDuper! is the way to go for volume backup but SuperDuper! doesn't handle folders or partial drives well and won't do two way syncing at all.

MimMac and SuperDuper! are a killer combination though.

I've since bought another license to support the developer's efforts with MimMac, despite our rocky start.

What's even better is the licensing scheme will be changed so that your license will continue to work even if Ascendent Softworks disappears (hopefully not!).

All that's left on my wishlist for MimMac is dry run preview of two-way syncing.
[Version 1.9.2]


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+59

uncoy reviewed on 14 Jan 2009
While the MimMac registration system is extremely dangerous (if Benjamin stops his software business you'll have no way to install MimMac on your new computer), otherwise the software is sound. And little else in this sector is. Drive Utilities are difficult to program and seem to attract a peculiar breed of developer (very expensive, locked down in non-user friendly ways, buggy).

MimMac scores very well on two out of three. And that is a lot better than the competition.

For full bootable backup, I recommend SuperDuper! but for sync, MimMac.

I am reviewing MimMac again as there is no way to edit my recent rating.

If MimMac were did not require developer intervention to move to a new computer, it would be a 5.
[Version 1.9.2]


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+59

uncoy reviewed on 12 Jan 2009
You cannot reformat your hard drive or sell your old computer and move on and keep using MimMac. You have to personally contact the developer and hope that he will get around to allowing you to reactivate your software.

If I had to this much babysitting for all the shareware I buy, I would be out of a job as I would be spending all my time just sending out authorisation emails (for what it's worth, I switch one of three Macs at least every six months and when I do a reinstall I've moved to doing clean installs and putting everything I need back on).

Stop worrying about the pirates - they get whatever application they want anyway - and start worrying about the legitmate users.

Take a page out of Dave Nanian of SuperDuper fame from shirtpocket software.

1. The basics are free.
2. Pirating is easy, but you'd be a few dot versions behind.

Anyone who pirates mission critical applications like backup isn't going to be a customer in any case. When the pirates grow up, they'll buy SuperDuper. In the meantime, Dave doesn't have to deal with them. This model scales. Microsoft and Adobe used a similar strategy for years, although Adobe seems to be moving towards making their applications unpiratable. The consequences - huge hassles for legitimate customers with licensing. Those who do pirate the application actually have less hassle in the end.

What is happening is that the Adobe crackdowns and their absurdly high prices ($2000+/suite/workstation) are making the shareware - reasonably priced photo and graphics space attractive again.

Anyway the point is you won't defeat the pirates, you'll just annoy legitimate users with the heavy handed authorization scheme you are using.

KISS is the golden rule. You follow it almost everywhere else. I ask again, Benjamin, what are you thinking about with this heavy-handed and unscaleable authorisation scheme?
[Version 1.9.2]

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uncoy replied on 12 Jan 2009
In fairness to Benjamin, he did exchange the serial number quickly this time.

Moreover, out of all the sync apps out there for Mac, MimMac seems to be the only one which works quickly and reliably and/or is not crippled with parasitic copy protection background applications.

I wish Benjamin would find a simpler system for protecting MimMac which does not put the burden on the end (paying) user.
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eyeless commented on 07 Aug 2008
A very good backup utility, that is the only backup software I have not had one problem with (and I have tried a dozen of them). This is also the only software that has actually saved data for me in connection with a hard disc failure. -This was the only program that could even could be started - CCC, SuperDuper and others crashed (and I could not reboot the disc one more time). Scheduling would be a helpful addition (and then it would be better than nearly every other program out there), but it is low priced and works. (This was perhaps the only backup program that did not need any big upgrade to handle Leopard backups.)
[Version 1.9.1]


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fonsr reviewed on 07 May 2007
Besides MimMac being an excellent app, the support from Benjamin is superb. Via email, he worked me through a couple issues with promptness, patience, and clear instructions. I am certainly glad I stumbled on this sync utility. In my opinion, it's worth every bit of the $10 registration fee - and (don't tell Benjamin...) even more.

Appreciate MacMim's trial to be a timed trial, not a crippled version trial.

Documentation is straitforward and clear. Not wordy and obscure like so many.
[Version 1.8.7]


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+1
Steve Silansky commented on 16 Apr 2007
I've looked for backup software for quite some time now - MimMac really fits the bill and of the shareware programs, it is also the cheapest. It has heaps of options and when I did have a query, the developer went to amazing lengths to make sure my question was answered.
Highly recommended both on terms of product functionality as well as support.
[Version 1.8.4]


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+2

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slow_river commented on 17 Mar 2007
Outstanding support!


I bought MimMac on 10 March and had problems activating the app, which refused its (legit) Key number. I emailed support@ascendantsoft.com and got a prompt reply from Benjamin Timm. He suggested a fix. Did't work.

We exchanged 19 emails, over a period of 6 days. Benjamin remained patient, courteous even, at all times, and kept coming up with something new to try. He eventually found something that worked for me.

I expect--and get--support like this from the likes of Adobe, when I bought Photoshop, which is painfully expensive.

Benjamin gave me the same quality of support for a little app for which I had paid $10.
You gotta like the guy!

The app now works as advertised. Yes, it does backups, quite nicely, too.

slow_river
[Version 1.8.4]


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-17
Xenos had trouble on 25 Nov 2009
the trouble is that nowhere i find clearly stated whether or not scheduled backups are possible with this otherwise highly flexible tool.
[Version 1.10]


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Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:20 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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MimMac clones, backups, and data synchronization made easy.

MimMac is a fast, easy-to-use, and comprehensive backup and cloning utility, designed to make backing up, synchronizing, merging, and cloning your data as painless as possible. With MimMac, there's no need to set up complex scripts, or navigate a bloated interface just to do simple tasks such as running multiple simultaneous operations, or excluding items from your backup operation(s) -- everything is ready at hand in MimMac's straight-forward and compact interface.

Gain control of your data.
With MimMac's myriad of options, filters, exclusions, and mirroring capabilities, you have complete control over exactly what gets backed up, and what doesn't. MimMac also performs incremental backups automatically, thus making your repetitive backups quick and painless. And when coupled with it's ability to check and enable ownership on destination volumes, as well as repair permissions on source volumes, you can be assured that your system clones will not only be bootable, but faithful to the original.

Built from the ground up.
MimMac is not a front-end for any pre-existing command line backup utilities; its backup engine was built from the ground up using Cocoa. As such, MimMac does not depend upon any third-parties in order to do its job.

Powerful, yet affordable.
Suffering the effects of lost data can be a costly venture, but backing up your data shouldn't be. That is why MimMac includes a free 20-day trial, and a full single-machine license is only $10


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