BackupList+
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BackupList+ is a simple, accurate, and fast backup utility for OS X. It is a wrapper application for rsync 3.0.8, a powerful file transfer application that preserves all OSX metadata perfectly. It can make perfect full system clones as well as snapshot-style incremental backups. You can create lists of your important folders and files that you want to save to an external hard drive or other destination. Restoring iTunes, iPhoto, Mail and other apps, or transferring them to another computer, is easy with backuplist+. There are many other options for the beginner or expert and you can
What's New
Version 8.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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BackupList+ User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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Zeitkind reviewed on 28 Mar 2014
Nice one to do a simple one-time backup. But unreliable if running as a cron job. Crashed many time on 10.9.2 filling up the backupdrive with several incomplete backups. Need to control itself better in case of a crash and complete backups or delete incomplete backup.
[Version 8.4]


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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 23 Feb 2014
I like this apps potential, and still us it, but I also use ChronoSync because of the problems with BackupList+, which it seems there are no updates or ways around yet.
I really hope that there will be an update soon to fix the two biggest flaws in this otherwise great app.
Be aware of these critical issues;
1) It cannot replace bundles correctly. For example, if you try to update/copy your applications folder to a backup drive, instead of replacing the application, it will combine the contents of the bundles, and totally trash the backup file.
2) It cannot identify volume names correctly. For example, if you plug in a hard drive, or network volume with the same name as another volume, there's no way for it to know the difference. It cannot ID by volume serial number as other applications like ChronoSync can. I can't even use it if I plug another Mac into the firewire port in Target Mode, because it's not smart enough to tell the difference in the two volumes named "Macintosh HD", and this issues exists when connecting to another "Macintosh HD" over the network too.
If these two really bad faults are corrected, this application would be 1000x better.

I hope this helps other users be aware of these faults so they can avoid potential problems before they happen.
Do NOT backup bundles of any kind and expect that you have a good backup, and watch your volume names!
I am sure the bundle problem would be an issue for more than just applications as many applications are using them these days. (iTunes, iPhoto, etc.)
[Version 8.4]


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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 11 Oct 2013
I love this app, but hate that it will not stay hidden no matter what I try.
The window will not stay minimized, and the application will not stay hidden.
It constantly pops up.
[Version 8.4]


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Tsehov reviewed on 03 Apr 2013
Excellent backup software. It does everything you need to backup your system and files.

Definitely worth of donating.
[Version 8.2.1]

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ammma replied on 01 Jun 2013
Can it backup bootable disk image?
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Fishscale replied on 05 Oct 2013
BackupList+ can do it all, consult the Help pdf and you will find answers to your search query but since I have no idea how your making your bootable image, or if the image already exists and you need to make it bootable etc... you can probably find a quick fix with "File -> Make Cloned Volume Bootable" menu-item.
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Stonetownmike reviewed on 10 Jun 2012
I've been doing my weekly backup with BackupList+ for years. The developer is lightning fast with support. It's a great app -- well worth a donation.
[Version 8.1]


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Moocan commented on 18 Feb 2012
I have this error message on 10.6.7:
"You can't open the application backuplist+.app because it may be damaged or incomplete"

I have downloaded twice time and same thing each time.
[Version 8.0.9]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 26 Apr 2012
This was fixed. It seems to affect only a few people and I only heard about this recently. You should contact me if there is still a problem
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Moocan replied on 03 Jul 2012
I apologize for my late answer.
Many thanks Rob for fixing it. BackupList+ is launching well now.
Kind Regards
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Thomas1977 reviewed on 06 Jan 2012
Works but I would like to see a more modern GUI. Now it is ugly as hell.
[Version 8.0.9]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2012
My time is limited so I prefer to focus on the great functionality rsync provides and less on cosmetics. I have been working on a more intuitive GUI with the help of some good advisers who offer helpful comments. If you have something helpful to say then I gratefully will consider it.

Yours, Rob DuToit
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sjk commented on 06 Jan 2012
Why is 8.0.9 available here while the download link on the developer's site is still for 8.0.7?
[Version 8.0.9]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2012
Sorry about that - I had uploaded the wrong version and fixed it promptly once I found the error.
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sjk replied on 06 Jan 2012
Thanks for the quick feedback and fix, Rob. MU has announced versions newer than what's on your site for awhile, which is why I was questioning it.
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marbell reviewed on 04 Nov 2011
Probably one of the best free backup solutions on Mac.
[Version 7.2.8]


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+10

Stonetownmike reviewed on 01 Oct 2011
I'm using version 8.0.5, which is recommended for Snow Leopard. It's a great little program that I use every week to back up my essential files. When I had a problem, the developer replied to my email within hours -- on a Saturday evening, no less. (I guess neither of us has a real life.)
[Version 7.2.7]


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rtheone had trouble on 15 Feb 2014
Folder explosion!

I have the setting "Dated folder" turned on, and "Incremental backups" set to 3, but for some reason backupList+ generates backup folders ending in a large 6 digit number — not 1,2,3 as claimed in the app documentation.

Ex: "backup(2014_02_15_111215)"

Also, it doesn't clean up older backup folders but just keeps generating an ever increasing list of them.
[Version 8.4]

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rtheone replied on 15 Feb 2014
Nor does it reuse previous folder names.
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swefred had trouble on 03 Mar 2013
How do I copy files and folders inside a folder?
I want to copy everything inside /Users/user/folder1 to /Volumes/share/backup/

Right now folder1 is copied to backup. It works if I mark everything inside folder 1 but this is not a solution sins the content will change.

Do I have to rename folder1 to backup to get it to work? and set the bakup folder to /Volumes/share ?
[Version 8.1]


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swefred had trouble on 03 Mar 2013
Can I bacup directy to a nfs share, I.E: 192.168.1.2:/share instead of a mounted share: /Volumes/share ?

The share might not always be mounted but if it exist a direct path will work.
[Version 8.1]


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Diogo Cocharro had trouble on 07 Nov 2011
Hello!
Imagine that i have a folder containing folders and files since 2009, but i want to exclude all files and folders with creation date before 2011, can I do that?
[Version 7.2.8]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2012
Hi,
That's not possible at present but you could add a before script that scans for those dates and writes the excludes to the exclude file. But that would be rather tedious. Sorry.

Rob
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Christian Bauer had trouble on 07 Jul 2011
Since Upgrading to 8.0.2 there is no progress bar displayed properly. However it copies the files fast and reliably.
[Version 8.0.2]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 21 Aug 2011
You may have the option to copy in background enabled in preferences. If not this should been fixed in 8.0.4. Be sure to email me about any issues so I can fix them!

Rob DuToit
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Brian30 had trouble on 18 Oct 2010
I don't know if anyone else has had this issue or not but here it is. I am running MacOS 10.5.8 on a MacBook (Non Pro). My MacBook's hard drive is 160 gigabytes. I downloaded the program. I opened it and did everything right for setting up my backup I wanted to do. Backing up my entire computer's hard drive. I had set it so that it would make my external USB 2.0 hard drive (1 terabyte in size) bootable. After copying my hard drive to the Source File list, I clicked on "Backup". After about 6 1/2 hours later, the backup finished. Not sure why it took that long but that's another problem. After my backup was complete, I ejected my external hard drive and restarted my computer. My external drive mounted but was NOT visible on the desktop. It was nowhere to be found. The only way I knew it mounted was by opening Disk Utility. I could see the drive in there but NOT on my desktop. After looking around online, I found a program that makes invisible files, visible. I was then able to see my external drive along with everything else that was invisible. I then launched that program a second time and my external drive became invisible again. I then decided to re-format my external drive. After doing so, my external drive became visible, permanently. Does anyone have any clue as to what would cause this?? Please help!!
[Version 7.2.3]

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Markus Winter commented on 18 Nov 2010
You can set the finder preferences to show or not show harddisks and/or external harddisks. My guess is that on the external harddisk that was set to not show it - so when you bootet from the external it was not shown on the desktop. But it was there - otherwise you wouldn't have been able to boot.
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Aikwaar had trouble on 26 Dec 2009
Does this 'Exclude list' work like it should? I have 'Documents' folder in my Source files and '/Documents/Microsoft User Data' in my 'Exclude list', but still the 'Microsoft User Data' folder will be included into created backup .zip file
[Version 7.0.1]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 05 Jan 2010
The exclude list does not work with the zip option, because the zip option does not use rsync to copy files. Sorry...

The Developer, Rob DuToit
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GTEIL had trouble on 11 Apr 2009
I have just downloaded the upgrade for backuplist+ on my poxerbookG4 panther OS10.3.9 but the software, which was remarkably working until now, dragged it into the application folder, but it doesn't open anymore.
Is it any thing I should have done before trying to launch it?

Thanks for your help,
G.
[Version 6.2]

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Rob Dutoit Frames (developer) replied on 12 Jun 2009
Backuplist+ no longer runs on Panther (OS 10.3.9) but there is a special version that still does on my website.

Pdandyk rated on 26 Oct 2013

[Version 8.4]



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Runty rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 8.4]



Lxndr rated on 19 Aug 2013

[Version 8.3]



+41

Khadrelt rated on 25 Mar 2013

[Version 8.2.1]



+3

Joecap5 rated on 20 Dec 2012

[Version 8.1]



+42

Runty rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 8.1]



+10

Mikoi rated on 26 Oct 2012

[Version 8.1]



Ralek rated on 14 Sep 2012

[Version 8.1]



+54

Pedrotaquelim rated on 04 Apr 2012

[Version 8.0.9]



+4

Christian Bauer rated on 07 Jul 2011

[Version 8.0.2]


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License:Free
Date:05 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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BackupList+ is a simple, accurate, and fast backup utility for OS X. It is a wrapper application for rsync 3.0.8, a powerful file transfer application that preserves all OSX metadata perfectly. It can make perfect full system clones as well as snapshot-style incremental backups. You can create lists of your important folders and files that you want to save to an external hard drive or other destination. Restoring iTunes, iPhoto, Mail and other apps, or transferring them to another computer, is easy with backuplist+. There are many other options for the beginner or expert and you can schedule backups hourly, daily or weekly. The elegant and intuitive interface makes it easy and fun to use. An excellent new version 8.0, is available for users of OS 10.6 at the Author's website.

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