QRecall
QRecall 1.2.3
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Backup and document archiving software.   Demo ($40.00)
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QRecall is like Time Machine on steroids. Wickedly efficient and super flexible, it takes backup technology to a whole new level. See a complete list of features.
What's New
Version 1.2.3:

New Features:

  • Bless Restored Volume: Following a restore that includes OS X's blessed system folder (typically /System/Library/CoreServices), the bless tool is used to bless the system on the volume. The volume will then be recognized as a bootable system volume by the firmware disk picker, the Startup Disk preferences pane, and elsewhere.
Bug Fixes:
  • Capture / Lost Connection: A race condition could cause the capture action to terminate abnormally following a crash of the metadata isolation process.
  • In OS X 10.9, a handful of user preferences and advanced settings would be ignored if the capture or recall action was running as root.
Other Changes:
  • Memory: The amount of memory QRecall will use for index and hash tables has increased from 6GB to 8GB of RAM for 64-bit systems that have more than 10GB of physical memory. The amount of memory used for the quanta de-duplication lookup tables was increased for large archives (greater than 3TB).

Version 1.2.3:

New Features:

  • Bless Restored Volume: Following a restore that includes OS X's blessed system folder (typically /System/Library/CoreServices), the bless tool is used to bless the system on the volume. The volume will then be recognized as a bootable system volume by the firmware disk picker, the Startup Disk preferences pane, and elsewhere.
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Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • A second hard disk is recommended



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QRecall User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+15

Stevie24 reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
I run QR for over two years now. Only had a problem once that was solved very quickly by the developer. It's the fastest and most advanced backup software I ever used, especially if you backup to remote volumes with small bandwidth.
Automation or recovery is a piece of cake.
[Version 1.2.2]


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+2

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Mikett reviewed on 15 Dec 2012
Finally found an alternative to TimeMachine (which only gives me troubles since Lion/MountainLion). Thanks!
It's very fast and does not produce the thousands and thousands of hardlinks like TM, which to my experience isn't such a good idea on a filesystem like HFS+ (caveat: I'm no expert).

Verify/Compact functions: very good.

The restore GUI is good but takes more time to learn compared to TimeMachine, and it's less polished. Also: no restore directly from programs (lik Mail), but since this didn't always work reliably on my machines with TM it's no big deal for me.

I relied on Retrospect for a long time and always wanted to have two different backup systems. Now it's TimeMachine and QRecall (plus SpiderOak for the few extremely important pieces), Retrospect is too complicated for me (single user).
[Version 1.2.2]


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+7

+9

Adrian-Chapman reviewed on 28 Aug 2010
My network comprises a Mac Pro, my wife's Macbook and a Mac Mini which I use as a small server for e-mail etc. all networked through an Airport Extreme base station. I also have an external Firewire drive attached to the mini for backing up all three machines.

I have tried many of the reasonably priced backup solutions on offer and have found cause for dissatisfaction with many of them. A week or so ago I came across QRecall, downloaded and installed the latest release version and within 24 hours I had bought a license.

I had a few questions which, if the answer was not to be found in the support forums, were quickly, patiently and comprehensively answered by the developer. At James' suggestion I updated to the latest beta and the performance difference was incredible.

QRecall has to be the most versatile backup solution for the home/soho user at a bargain price.

I run automatic periodic backups on all three machines then periodically overnight when the Macbook and Mac Pro are unlikely to be in use, the Mac Mini runs merge, compact and verify actions on all three backups. The choices available on when and how to backup are phenomenal and QRecall can be fine tuned to your precise requirements.

I still use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to make a weekly bootable backup but everything else is now handled by QRecall.

I am one very satisfied customer.
[Version 1.2.0.8]


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+7

+28

Hamdi reviewed on 05 Dec 2008
Top-Class Software,

I've been using QRecall for two months and am extremely glad with it. It does everything I asked and scheduled it to do in a wonderfully efficient way -besides, a rarity among backup/sync applications, in a highly stylised way. I am backing up and archiving my writing work on an hourly basis and returning back to see what I've done all along. (Though I haven't tried large-scale things like system backup etc -SuperDuper seems to be reigning there). Once I had to contact the developer for a small clarification and received a quick, detailed and kind response with encouragement for more. All these things seldom come together nowadays. Well, one of the finest of all Mac applications, I believe -in league with such greats as Quicksilver, Pathfinder, Default Folder X, Ulysses and such. Highly recommended.
[Version 1.1]


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+2
The Mac Therapist commented on 28 Oct 2007
It's a little soon to offer a complete review and rating, but so far, it's pretty terrific. I'm backing up a boot drive with 83GB and another 10 GB of miscellaneous data from a couple of external drives.

It was very intuitive to set up and configure, much more so than Retrospect, despite my long experience using that software. So far, it also appears much easier than Retrospect to modify and to retrieve items from. I haven't yet attempted to retrieve an entire bootable drive, but I'll be surprised if that isn't just as easy.

One nitpick: I'd like to see a better, more comprehensive Help file - for example, a search on "add a folder," meaning I wanted to know how to add a folder to the current backup scheme, yielded no clearly useful step by step answers. It's fine for a program to have its own terminology, but backup software, because it's usually configured when people may not be paying the most intense concentration, and restoration - when they may be panicked and not thinking clearly - all need to have clear translations in the glossary/index so that one can look them up (and the procedures associated with them) using BOTH the developer's lingo AND the likely common words inexperienced and upset users might employ from ordinary language and/or from similarly-functioning products.

Nonetheless, this is a great beginning and I'm hoping it will make backing up so easy to set up, monitor, and utilize to restore files that far more people will do so. Even the $40 price the developers anticipate once it's out of Beta is very attractive, given that it may save an enormous amount of grief whether for restoration of one critical file, or a whole drive's contents.
[Version 1.0b47]


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+67

Nicksloan rated on 02 Oct 2011

[Version 1.2.0.47]



+6

Aka rated on 11 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2.0.33]


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Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Demo
Date:09 Feb 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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