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Deja Vu
Deja Vu
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Deja Vu free download for Mac

Deja Vu

Version 5.5.2

Effortless backup and cloning utility.

3.7
Based on 26 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$29.00
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Deja Vu overview

Deja Vu offers an intuitive and reliable way to back up your data. It's a preference pane that shows up in your System Preferences, and it allows you to schedule unattended backups of important folders, or even your entire system.

With Deja Vu, you can:

  • Backup an unlimited number of folders.
  • Accurately clone your OS X system disk, producing a bootable copy.
  • Perform backups manually at the click of a button, or schedule them to run whenever it's convenient for you. Backups may be scheduled on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and may be performed even when you aren't logged in.
  • Save time by backing up only the files that have changed since the last backup.
  • Perform backups over a network. Deja Vu can even automatically connect to remote servers at backup time!
  • Mirror the contents of folders. Files which have been deleted from the source folder can optionally be deleted from the destination folder as well.
  • Keep your system in good health by automatically repairing your disk permissions before backing up.

Deja Vu has been localized for English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, and Finnish.

What’s new in version 5.5.2

Updated on Apr 03 2019

Version 5.5.2:
  • Handle new error message caused by latest macOS update

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.propagandaprod.com/

Downloads

68167

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Mredrup
Mredrup
Jan 27 2021
5.5.2
1.0
Jan 27 2021
1.0
Version: 5.5.2
I used to work but since upgrading to 5.2.2 it will no longer do a backup to an Apple Airport Disk ( I have tried more than one) it gives an HFS+ compression error. I have contacted Propaganda Productions support several times about the error and have never received even the courtesy of a reply - beware if you upgrade and have any issues support for it doesn't exist. This will be my last upgrade with this company.
benam
benam
Oct 26 2018
5.1.5
4.5
Oct 26 2018
4.5
Version: 5.1.5
For my needs, the best and simplest backup solution for macOS. I use Time Machine as well, but Deja Vu has served me well for much longer, and it does things that Time Machine cannot, like making a weekly bootable clone of my hard drive. I am happy to see the new version.
Propaganda_Productions
Propaganda_Productions
Oct 8 2018
5.1.1
0.0
Oct 8 2018
0.0
Version: 5.1.1
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has used and supported Deja Vu over the many years of its existence. Naturally, we have had our ups and downs along the way. We have made mistakes. On the other hand, we have successfully kept Deja Vu running on every system since Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar). We believe that a sensible person will recognize that this requires a certain level of commitment and reliability. Where we have fallen short, we will continually strive to be better. Deja Vu 5 represents the better part of a year's worth of development. We have changed a lot of code that had remained unchanged for a decade or more. We tried to reimagine how Deja Vu could be, and we tore down and rebuilt things which had been bothering us for a long time. Whether you have been with us since the beginning, or whether you are just discovering Deja Vu for the first time, we invite you to download Deja Vu 5 and give it a try. See what you think. And if, after consulting the resources on our Support page (https://propagandaprod.com/support.html), you still have any problems or questions, please do contact us, and we will do our best to try to help you. Thank you!
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Aug 31 2018
5.0
0.0
Aug 31 2018
0.0
Version: 5.0
Wish I could trust the developer on continued support and not gouging existing users with 'upgrades' to fix known issues. As a longtime user, I gave up when the developer lost interest. It would take much better license restrictions and pricing to bring me back. That's a shame because it was an good program – just poorly managed.
Bob Jacobson
Bob Jacobson
Feb 21 2016
4.8.5
4.5
Feb 21 2016
4.5
Version: 4.8.5
I like Deja Vu in its current version. It's effortless and effective. But one thing to remember: cull and curate your files saved by Deja Vu! I didn't and found 250 MB of duplicate videos, originally downloaded from YouTube onto my Desktop, stashed in a nondescript Movies folder in Documents. Needless to say, it was slowing my MBP down, badly. I culled the files, deletiing most, and disabled Deja Vu for that purpose. Now everything is hunky-dory. Don't know about the pricing. I don't remember paying $30.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Sep 30 2015
4.8.5
2.5
Sep 30 2015
2.5
Version: 4.8.5
First, I used this backup software for years and then it stopped working. This used to be a very reliable backup application but over the years the developer has shown little interest in continuing the development of Deja Vu. I for one moved on, it seems clear to me that the developer lost interest and this is just an update to bring some attention and to grab some quick sales off the tails of a new major System update. I also believe we won't see another update for a very long time. There are **too many** great backup utilities available to be wasting your time with an app that gets very little attention from the developer. I wish the developer put his heart back into Deja Vu, it was a great back utility in its day. I do not know the developer, these are just my assumptions from years of using and watching the growth of this application. MacUpdate currently shows the version downloads is sitting at 2. Don't think that will pay the bills.
vangulickc
vangulickc
Mar 5 2013
4.7
0.0
Mar 5 2013
0.0
Version: 4.7
This developer's website lists a single license at a price twice as high as the $14.95 shown on MacUpdate above. I wrote to the company, and they informed me in their usual terse manner that (1) $29.95 is the actual price and (2) there is no such thing as an upgrade price. You want the latest version? - buy it over again.
Michigan-Jim
Michigan-Jim
Feb 13 2013
4.7
4.5
Feb 13 2013
4.5
Version: 4.7
I've used Deja Vu for years and have found it to be extremely reliable. I highly recommend it BUT my copy recently stopped working with a Lion update. It's been some weeks and still no sign of anything from the developer.
Jimmy-D
Jimmy-D
Aug 9 2012
4.3
2.0
Aug 9 2012
2.0
Version: 4.3
I used Deja Vu for years and was happy years ago because of the simple design, so I bought multiple copies. Then I experienced bugs preventing data from backing up. The developer wouldn't solve the bugs, dismissed my reports, and like others have experienced stopped responding to email. The bugs and lack of support made me wisely switch to ChronoSync for backing up multiple Macs on a local network. It's nice that the author is updating Deja Vu now, and it may work now, but the previous multi-year update hiatus and unfriendly approach to his customers should be considered if you're considering this.
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Jul 24 2012
4.2
0.5
Jul 24 2012
0.5
Version: 4.2
backuplist+ works much better without the flakey developer behavior. Even though it's free, it works so well and flawlessly, that I gave the developer money because it's so well written. I stopped using DejaVu a while ago and haven't looked back.
MorroSteve
MorroSteve
Jul 16 2012
4.1.1
2.0
Jul 16 2012
2.0
Version: 4.1.1
I've been a long time user of DejaVu but can't recommend the Lion version. I've been unable to get the Lion version to work over the network. Unresponsive support requests. Avoid!!
Stassi
Stassi
Jun 16 2012
4.1.1
5.0
Jun 16 2012
5.0
Version: 4.1.1
I've been using DejaVu since I first got it with Toast, back before 2004. I've found it consistently reliable, with an easy-to-manage interface, and flexibility. Where many competitors have difficulty creating consistently bootable cloned backups, DejaVu has never failed. When I've needed technical support, I've received prompt and clear response from the developer. I've just (finally) upgraded to Lion, and I'm finding the Lion version to be just as I'd expect and hope. An excellent product.
MU-JJ
MU-JJ
Sep 12 2011
4.1
2.0
Sep 12 2011
2.0
Version: 4.1
Stronly recommend NOT to buy this product because continuation of development is far from sure. I bought deja vu 10 months ago at $29. Then it stopped working after I tested a beta at the developer's request. Now I have to pay again (registration stopped working) to get the same product working. No option to downgrade. Jeff Holland, the developer responded: "We work hard to make Déjà Vu an excellent backup utility and we think we deserve to be paid for it. If the day comes when enough people like you disagree, we will stop working on it. Are you paid only once per year for the work that you do?" So you buy a product, test beta software and give feedback, and than you are being asked to pay again like it is a subscription service. When asked how to download, Jeff Holland simply stops replying. Thanks and come again! When buying the product, keep in mind you might have to pay again in a year or so and that Jeff might stop developing the product.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Sep 5 2011
4.1
2.5
Sep 5 2011
2.5
Version: 4.1
For this type of backup utility SynkPro 7 puts Deja-Vu 4.1 to shame. Deja-Vu crashes consistently and synkPro rarely crashes and performs as promised. I am registered user of both utilities and many other backup utilities. I use Arq & SynkPro and Carbon Copy Cloner as my primary backup utilities. Yes, I am anal about backing up.
Moxiesozo
Moxiesozo
Sep 5 2011
4.1
0.0
Sep 5 2011
0.0
Version: 4.1
Version 4.x is Lion-only. No support for previous Mac operating systems.
antoniong
antoniong
Aug 1 2011
3.7.6
3.5
Aug 1 2011
3.5
Version: 3.7.6
No longer works with Lion.
antoniong
antoniong
May 2 2011
3.7.4
3.5
May 2 2011
3.5
Version: 3.7.4
Works like a charm. It was the only Backup that worked correcly from iMac to 2 different NAS systems.
nullmaster
nullmaster
Jul 7 2010
3.6
2.0
Jul 7 2010
2.0
Version: 3.6
I was running version 3.4.2 on OS X 10.5.8 on my G4 tower, just for reference. The app works relatively well, until you get to a file larger than 4GB, and then the "Safety Net" feature ALWAYS makes copies of the file, regardless of it's modified status. It steals hard drive space down faster than you could ever imagine if you're working with large files, which is mostly what I work with. I emailed the developer back in January asking for assistance before buying the software, as it is useless to me if it is going to needlessly duplicate large files. I never heard back from the developer and I never paid for the software. Still looking for a similar, functional solution if anyone has ideas.
Martyn-Ford
Martyn-Ford
Dec 17 2009
3.6
3.0
Dec 17 2009
3.0
Version: 3.6
Have been recommending and selling this software for some time now and the main strength of this software is it uses the unix command psync that has been backing up machines for over 20 years. But a major flaw in the Auto Mounting network drives to do with Leopard and Snow Leopards keychain permissions has rendered this side of the software useless with no reply from the Developer I will be looking elsewhere. If your backing up to an external drive attached to the machine then this software uses less time, processing power and space than Time Machine
Tapper
Tapper
Jul 20 2009
3.4.2
5.0
Jul 20 2009
5.0
Version: 3.4.2
I have been using this backup utility for over 5 years and love its simplicity and efficiency. It allows scheduling, items to exclude, and many other essential features. My backup application of choice.
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