Deja Vu
Deja Vu
5.5.2

4.8

Deja Vu free download for Mac

Deja Vu

5.5.2
03 April 2019

Effortless backup and cloning utility.

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 Deja Vu

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

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MU-JJ
12 September 2011

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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.
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Version 4.1
benam
26 October 2018
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.
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Version 5.1.5
Propaganda Productions
08 October 2018
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!
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Version 5.1.1
mrsidoric
31 August 2018
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.
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Version 5.0
Bob Jacobson
21 February 2016
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.
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Version 4.8.5
dwp-1
30 September 2015
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.
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Version 4.8.5
vangulickc
05 March 2013
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.
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Version 4.7
1 answer(s)
TCalhau
TCalhau
08 December 2014
This developer has shown no respect for their customers. That stupid move! It makes me not want to test your application. I will never buy an application that does not give discounts for new versions!
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Michigan-Jim
13 February 2013
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.
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Version 4.7
Jimmy-D
09 August 2012
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.
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Version 4.3
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Propaganda Productions
Propaganda Productions
09 August 2012
Deja Vu has been updated continuously for nearly ten years now. We have supported every major version of Mac OS X since Jaguar (10.2), normally within days of its release, if not immediately. To determine if Deja Vu is right for you, we offer a generous trial period with full functionality so you can put it through its paces. If you run into problems, send us an email and we will do our best to help you. If we are unable to help you, you should not consider this as an unfriendly gesture. Naturally, we would like Deja Vu to work perfectly for everyone all the time, but it can’t always be that way. I think it’s important to mention that I have personally relied exclusively on Deja Vu to back up my files for as long as it has existed. It has saved me countless times and has never once let me down. We will continue to work to make Deja Vu even better than it is today, and we invite everyone to give it a try.
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MU-JJ
MU-JJ
22 December 2012
Support by the developer is terrible. I bought deja vu. Within a year I had to re-purchase the product to be able to keep on using it on a higher version of OSX. Above that, the developer proved to be blunt and rude in his communications. Avoid this developer and product.
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Michael-Vilain
24 July 2012
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.
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Version 4.2
MorroSteve
16 July 2012
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!!
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Version 4.1.1