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Backaroo is comprised of two applications: the 'Sender' and the 'Receiver'. Install the onto the machine which will store your backups. Install the onto the machines that will send backups to your Receiver. The general idea is that you deploy one Receiver and lots of Senders, although you can stick both on one machine if you like (handy for testing). The Receiver application gives you a centralised view of the state of your backups.

  • Backaroo is thousands of times faster than Time Machine in many situations.
  • Backaroo is efficient when storing backups. It is common to see 3GB of

What's New

Version 0.1.8:
  • Option to encrypt network data
  • View -> pre-transfer log menu-item
  • Table view now warns if Account storage location is currently inaccessible
  • Privileged operations now request authorisation via a dialogue entitled ‘Backaroo’ rather than ‘osascript’


  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Current Version (0.x)


Downloads 863
Version Downloads 196
License Free
Date 06 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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