Backaroo free download for Mac

Backaroo for Mac0.1.8

06 October 2016

A backup system for Mac networks.

What is Backaroo for Mac

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 backups using only 1GB of space, for example.
  • Backaroo lets you schedule backups. For example, you could schedule backups to run:
    • every 30 seconds
    • every 2 hours
    • every day at 10:00
    • every Friday night at 21:00
    • on the 31st of each month at 23:00
    • on login, etc.
  • Backaroo can backup over the Internet.
  • Backaroo lets you specify bandwidth limits -- so backups don't saturate network links.
  • Backup processes get a low priority for CPU and disk access, so backups don't slow down your machine. You can have multiple backup stores and locate them wherever you want.
  • You can limit the size of each backup store.
  • Backaroo runs as an invisible service; you can quit the applications and backups will continue to run in the background. Multiple backups can run simultaneously.
  • A Sender can backup to multiple Receivers.

What's new in Backaroo

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’
  • Rsync service now resumes correctly on machine startup
  • Dynamic columns (e.g., status, outcome) are now updated properly even if the UUID column is hidden

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