iMsafe
iMsafe 2.0
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Backup and sync OS X volumes.   Shareware ($39.00)
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iMsafe backs up data stored in your home folder to any mounted OS X volume. You can run backups from within iMsafe or schedule your backup to occur every day, on weekdays or on a specific day of the week. And you can create as many backup tasks as you like, so the possibilities are unlimited. Backups will run in the background. And when a backup occurs, it won't interfere with running applications. iMsafe can automatically connect to another Mac on the network before starting the backup. The coolest feature in iMsafe is its incremental backup option: you can choose to only backup files
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Major interface overhaul
  • Added support for file / folder exclusion
  • Backups are now automatically created in their own folder within the destination folder
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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ver. 2.x:
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MarkAlex commented on 12 Nov 2007
Appplication works easy and ok.
What i would like to have is the possibility to sort back-up-jobs alphabetically or group them anyway i want manually.
Now they're sorted in order of creation which makes my backup-job list kind of a mess.
Also i can't read the full names of some backup-jobs since it's not possible to enlarge the column which shows the names.
[Version 2.0]


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YourConsumerAdvocate tipped on 03 Sep 2007
After my initial review, i searched and located BackupList here in macupdate.

Worked great! CCC didnt work for me.

Best to All
[Version 2.0]


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ivanovitch commented on 02 Sep 2007
Useful, but now broken: Latest version (2.0) backs up to one level below where you expect, creating havoc if you used IMsafge prior to the non-beta period.
[Version 2.0]


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arcarnat commented on 02 Sep 2007
Very useful software. However, they have price dthemselves out of the market. $39 is way too high. $20 would be much more reasonable. I will look for an alternative.
[Version 2.0]

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Orbicule (developer) replied on 02 Sep 2007
Hi,

I understand your point about the price, but I would like to explain a bit our side of the story:

- We are located in Europe and over the past years, the value of the USD has been reduced from more than 1.2 Euro to only 73 Eurocent. This means that for every USD we earn, we only get about half as much as just a couple of years ago.

- The new licenses we sell on our webstore are licenses for life. No more upgrade fees.

We would love to offer iMsafe for $20. In that case, we would pay $3 to Kagi, leaving us with $17. After conversion to Euro (incl. transaction fees), we would only have 12 Euros, which is ridiculously low, as the purchasing power of the Euro in Europe is very comparable to the purchasing power of the dollar in the US (you can easily see this by comparing Mac prices between the US and Europe: the prices in Euro are about the same as the prices in USD).

It's not my intention to start a discussion about pricing or about the USD versus the Euro. I just wanted to share our philosophy when setting the price.

We are probably not the cheapest product in the market, but we just think that iMsafe offers a reliable, elegant solution that is very Mac like and easy-to-use. We offer fast and reliable support and the license is valid for infinity, so all in all I think it's a pretty good deal. Especially when you look at the household license which covers 5 Macs for only $49.
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YourConsumerAdvocate reviewed on 01 Sep 2007
A great piece of software if you don't mind paying the money for it.

Personally, I think they are a bit high on their price point and should have done some thorough price point testing before releasing this from its FREE BETA to this new paid version.

I would have paid up to 20, but not 40 and I think that will end up echoed here in these comments soon (beta program killed on 09-01-07)
[Version 2.0]


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gcoghill commented on 27 Aug 2007
Is there any particular reason why this software will only back up the Home folder, or items in the Home folder, and not others? I have a few essential work folders that live on another internal drive and need to back those up as well.
[Version 2.0]

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Orbicule (developer) replied on 27 Aug 2007
George, iMsafe will backup any file / folder you have permissions for, so it should be able to copy files and folders on your internal HD, as long as you are the owner.
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gcoghill replied on 28 Aug 2007
Excellent, thanks for the clarification!
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gcarcass reviewed on 16 May 2007
This a wonderful piece of software, it's intuitive and does exactly what it says.

My only concern is, I'm trying to backup something that it is not in the "documents" folder, then a warning says that iMsafe is supposed to backup only the files in that folder. I tried a different folder, it was backed up but then... Is the Warning just that, a warning and does not have any other implication in the backup process?
[Version 2.0b12]


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jonedwards reviewed on 10 Feb 2007
Finally! A simple back-up app that does what it says it does without issue. There have been a couple of quirks, but nothing at all major. I've tried nearly all of the free and low-cost back-up solutions and was so relieved to come across one that just worked. Why don't the others work? It's pretty simple, isn't it? Anyway, thanks iMsafe people for doing it right.
[Version 2.0b12]


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jst333 reviewed on 20 Nov 2006
I have been coming here to macupdate for years now. Lots of great freeware. This is my first review, This is a great piece of software. I want so say THANK YOU to the developer. Simple and flawless, keep up the GREAT work! This is just what I was looking for. Thanks again, this program will definately be a stable backbone in My little home mac network.
[Version 2.0b12]


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NonSoloMac reviewed on 08 Nov 2006
Awesome! Easy, Fast, Effective. Keep up the GREAT work :-)
[Version 2.0b12]


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Jaleel had trouble on 20 Oct 2003
I'm running OSX 10.2.8. For some reason, the application won't launch, no matter how many times I double-click it. I get a zoom zindow upon double-clicking, but nothing else.
[Version 1.8]


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Martin Levins had trouble on 14 May 2003
Has problems with long filenames:
From Log:
mkstemp Acrobat User Data/Legal/.License Agreement for Acrobat.BZfYkg failed: File name too long

If entourage is used and Home/Documents is backed up, this will fail
[Version 1.8]


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Downloads:16,370
Version Downloads:4,768
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:27 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.00
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iMsafe backs up data stored in your home folder to any mounted OS X volume. You can run backups from within iMsafe or schedule your backup to occur every day, on weekdays or on a specific day of the week. And you can create as many backup tasks as you like, so the possibilities are unlimited. Backups will run in the background. And when a backup occurs, it won't interfere with running applications. iMsafe can automatically connect to another Mac on the network before starting the backup. The coolest feature in iMsafe is its incremental backup option: you can choose to only backup files that have changed since the last backup, dramatically reducing backup time. iMsafe will compare both versions and will transfer only the updated part.


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