Get Backup Pro
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Powerful backup, synchronization and cloning utility.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Get Backup Pro is a powerful backup and disk cloning utility with file/folder synchronization capability.

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  • Produce compressed, encrypted backup archives of your data.
  • Create bootable backups for instantaneous restore.
  • Keep files in sync on two computers in one network.
  • Automate backup, cloning, and sync processes.
Watch a quick video tour of Get Backup Pro.

Features:
  • Bootable Backups via Cloner When a hard disk crashes, one of the most frustrating
What's New
Version 2.5.3:
  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.9.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later



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Dialing_wand reviewed on 27 Jan 2014
This developer should be ashamed of themselves - the program spits out an error on launch under Mavericks (10.9).

They've had ample time to fix it, and yet have not.

That's no way to treat paying customers.
[Version 2.5.3]


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Mac_Update-udyn reviewed on 10 Oct 2012
Excellent program. It is easy, yet cromprehensive. I highly recommend.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Sockel reviewed on 04 Feb 2012
Incredibly slow and buggy. I tried to use this program to synchronize folders on two Macs (after getting the license in a bundle), and gave up in frustration. Even if you get it running (about once in every four tries), it takes forever to set up a sync, and then you can go to bed, sleep for eight hours, have breakfast, and it is still not done syncing 200 MB of data.

Useless.
[Version 2.5]


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dkbruin reviewed on 31 Jan 2012
I have found this program to be unstable -- either it crashes my computer or the program simply goes into a state of (Not Responding). Backup is simple and essential and not worth wasting time with a program that does not do it well.
[Version 2.5]


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Dialing_wand reviewed on 02 Jan 2012
A very simple, very good utility.

We use it for it's synchronize function only, which is essentially a front-end for "rsync." Nevertheless it allows us to synchronize projects across various edit suites without the need for a more complicated SAN.

It's also very accessible for novice "network" users.

We originally were introduced to it through a MacUpdate Promo bundle and while I was skeptical about it at first, it's one of the utilities we continue to use, year after year.

If you're looking for something quick to synchronize multiple directories or projects and only need file-comparison (not diff ability) this may be worth trying out.
[Version 2.4.7]


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Tim27 reviewed on 27 Jan 2011
This does not seem to be able to back up to my ftp server. It says it can back up to networked drives, but when I have my server mounted on the desktop, it sees it and I can specify the folder to backup to, but it gives an error when trying to backup. I guess backing up to a server is different than a networked drive, but still disappointing as it would be nice to have off-site backup of my files without using a service like Mozy.
[Version 2.4.2]

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Belight Software (developer) replied on 11 Feb 2011
Unfortunately backup to FTP is not supported yet. We may add such feature in the future, but I can not promise anything at this stage.
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Tim27 replied on 12 Feb 2011
Also wish there was a "Synchronize All" button, rather than having to do it individually for each project. I know you can set schedules, but I want to only sync manually when I have my laptop turned on.
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Shmk commented on 18 Sep 2010
The cloning feature seems a bit limited I can only seem to clone one drive to my back up disk at a time, for some reason it has to delete the entire back up drive before cloning what is up with that? With Super Duper you can clone more than one drive to the back up disk
[Version 2.4.2]

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Belight Team replied on 20 Sep 2010
Regarding deleting files from destination disk, it's true that Get Backup deletes everything when a clone is created. Imagine you do a second and third cloning into that disk, you will end up with lots of unnecessary files from previous clones, if no files are deleted from the destination disk. If you have files on destination disk that you want to preserve, I suggest you create a separate partition for cloning. This way your older files will be on another partition, and will not be deleted.

Regarding your concern about not being able to clone two or more drives. We haven't done this for two main reasons. Program performance may suffer if two cloning are done simultaneously. But what's more important is that user interface will make it hard for users to set clone properties, as well as control what files are included/excluded from cloning.
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Belight Team replied on 20 Sep 2010
By the way, you can clone several drives by setting up two or more projects in clone tab.
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Shmk replied on 20 Sep 2010
I guess I was hoping for the same sort of functionality as superduper where I would be able to clone sparse bundle images of my various drives to my backup drive but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Belight Team replied on 21 Sep 2010
You are right this is not available yet, but we are working on adding sparse bundle images. I hope this feature will be added in one of the following updates. But they will not be bootable backups.
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Vlahn commented on 09 Sep 2010
I bought this program as part of the MUPromo Bundle 2010. I had high hopes for it as I'd been looking for a backup solution for a while.

I'm running Snow Leopard and, to date, I have only been able to get it to launch correctly once. During this time it DID make a successful backup, however every other time I've tried to launch it, it becomes unresponsive before I even see the interface.
When I did run the program it did not appear to be a native Mac program - the titlebar looked mac-like, however it was coloured differently to a standard Mac app, and the interface seemed sluggish and unresponsive, not to mention the very odd UI elements. Despite this, for the price-point, if the application had continued to function without problems I would have been content.

A backup program needs to perform solidly, and this program does not seem to. It is not clear to me exactly what the problem is. I have downloaded the disk image a number of times from different sources and transferred the .app to the applications directory. With only the one successful launch.

I'm seriously disappointed with this product. I hope their is a bug fix or some type of solution to the problems I'm experiencing so I can at least have a working product. Otherwise for me, this is a waste of time and money.
[Version 2.4.1]

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Belight Team commented on 10 Sep 2010
I recommend you to contact our tech support to investigate what is happening. I'm sure they will be able to solve this problem.
support AT belightsoft DOT com
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appleHQ replied on 16 Sep 2010
Same problems here. Newest OSX, fully patched.
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Dr.-Girlfriend replied on 19 Sep 2010
Thanks for the review. Guess I'll stick with SuperDuper.
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Rufus the Dog had trouble on 17 Jun 2012
I have a NAS that I use to backup a handful or PCs and my MacBook. On the PCs I use a program called SecondCopy, and have done for years, so I decided to find a suitable equivalent for the MacBook. Hence buying Get Backup Pro which I use in Sync mode with the direction arrow always towards the NAS. That all works well for three separate projects, namely Download, Documents and 'Nikon' folders .

Now my problem..

I have another sync projects set to do the same back up of the Nikon Image directory but to a 32gig SanDisk USB stick. Regardless of how many I times I run the sync it will always spend time transferring some, but not all, files that are already on the USB stick (and not always the same files either). Running the Analysis prior to performing the sync shows a mix of both green and blue arrows. I should mention that I have not added a single image to this directory while performing these syncs.

Oh and lastly I also get the 'Never Done' comment for both this sync project AND the Download to NAS project which does work ok.


er... help please


R.
[Version 2.5]

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Rufus the Dog replied on 17 Jun 2012
You know what it is like. You ask a question then go and try and answer it yourself. Well... no success but I thought I would post further information in case it helps :-




I unticked all but one subfolder that analysis insisted two files need to be transferred. Running sync 3 times gets the same results

17/06/2012 14:06:34 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization started
17/06/2012 14:06:34 "Nikon to USB" -- Building file list...
17/06/2012 14:06:35 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronizing...
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files: 18
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files transferred: 2
17/06/2012 14:06:37 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization was successful.

17/06/2012 14:11:32 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization started
17/06/2012 14:11:32 "Nikon to USB" -- Building file list...
17/06/2012 14:11:33 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronizing...
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files: 18
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files transferred: 2
17/06/2012 14:11:34 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization was successful.

17/06/2012 14:11:50 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization started
17/06/2012 14:11:51 "Nikon to USB" -- Building file list...
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronizing...
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files: 18
"Nikon to USB" -- Number of files transferred: 2
17/06/2012 14:11:53 "Nikon to USB" -- Synchronization was successful.


Looking at the log file history The following is from the last of the three

17/06/2012 14:11:50 "Nikon to USB" Synchronization started
"Nikon to USB" command line: /Applications/Get Backup Pro.app/Contents/Resources/rsync3 -X -t -x -S -v -pgo -r --no-inc-recursive -u --progress --stats --safe-links -l -H --iconv=UTF-8 --exclude=.* --exclude=.DS_Store --exclude-from=/tmp/tmp.08gjrK /Users/michaeltotham/Pictures/Nikon Transfer 2/ /Volumes/NIKONBACKUP
17/06/2012 14:11:51 "Nikon to USB" Building file list...
18 files to consider
004/DSC_0030.psd
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" Synchronizing...
004/DSC_0031.xmp
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" Number of files: 18
17/06/2012 14:11:52 "Nikon to USB" Number of files transferred: 2
Total file size: 211686793 bytes
"Nikon to USB" Total transferred file size: 20398283 bytes
Literal data: 20398283 bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 799
"Nikon to USB" File list generation time: 0.008 seconds
"Nikon to USB" File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 20401711
Total bytes received: 98
"Nikon to USB" sent 20401711 bytes received 98 bytes 13601206.00 bytes/sec
"Nikon to USB" total size is 211686793 speedup is 10.38
17/06/2012 14:11:53 "Nikon to USB" Synchronization was successful.


BUT both files ARE on the USB Stick?


Is it anything to do with the USB stick coming formatted as FAT32?

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Carlosalbert0 rated on 11 Mar 2013

[Version 2.5.1]



Wilfried-Bernard rated on 09 Dec 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



Va3 rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



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Vincentchia rated on 05 Oct 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



Alessandro-D'Andrea rated on 30 Sep 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



Patko rated on 26 Sep 2012

[Version 2.5.1]



Poppo rated on 16 Sep 2012

[Version 2.5]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 2.5]



Overboard rated on 14 Aug 2012

[Version 2.5]



Eliogabalo rated on 14 Jul 2012

[Version 2.5]


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Get Backup Pro is a powerful backup and disk cloning utility with file/folder synchronization capability.

Watch the Get Backup Pro Screencasts

  • Produce compressed, encrypted backup archives of your data.
  • Create bootable backups for instantaneous restore.
  • Keep files in sync on two computers in one network.
  • Automate backup, cloning, and sync processes.
Watch a quick video tour of Get Backup Pro.

Features:
  • Bootable Backups via Cloner When a hard disk crashes, one of the most frustrating things is that in order to copy over backed up files you must wait for a replacement hard drive and then go through the tedious restore process. The Cloner in Get Backup takes an external hard disk and turns it into a bootable copy of the disk in your Mac. So no need to wait for the replacement. You can place the clone right into your Mac and even work using the external disk until your replacement arrives.
  • Automate Backup and Sync Processes The customizable schedule tool allows to fully automate the backup and synchronization processes, so that backups are built and sync takes place on a regular basis (daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly). Specify the backup and sync start time down to a minute. You can even create separate schedules for several backup and file sync projects.
  • Back Up to CD/DVD and Any Mounted Device/Drive The program allows you to save backups to any locally mounted device/drive, including FireWire, USB, ATA, SCSI, CD and DVD devices, or network volumes.
  • Integration Integration with Apple iPhoto, Mail, iTunes and Address Book makes it very easy to access and backup your music, photos, e-mail and address records. Also, you can easily backup any other file or folder stored on your computer.
  • Data Sync Synchronize files and folders on your laptop and desktop computers, or any mounted drive. Two-way synchronization (Pro only) ensures that you have the most recent version of files you worked with, no matter which computer you are using. Schedule sync processes for more convenience and flexibility.
  • EncryptionSecure your backups using one of four encryption standards (AES-128, AES-256, Blowfish or Triple DES) to prevent unauthorized archive restore. The ability to encrypt backups provides a high level of comfort and peace of mind when storing backup archives on external hard drives, third-party servers, and other locations where others might have access to your archives.
  • Diverse Backup Methods:
    • Full - all selected files are saved, and the resulting archive replaces the previously created one.
    • Versioned - all selected files are saved in a new backup archive, and the previous archives remain intact.
    • Incremental - each time a backup is built, only the files that were changed are saved in the new backup archive. (Pro only)
  • Get Backup vs. Apple Time Machine You may wonder why you need an additional backup software if you already have Apple Time Machine on your Mac. Get Backup has multiple advantages when you need to control what to backup. It offers advanced compression and encryption methods and much more. Compare Get Backup with Time Machine.
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