MacDaddy releases ‘Mac Backup Guru’ for OS X!
MacDaddy has announced that Mac Backup Guru for OS X, an innovative utility designed to back up files and disks reliably and simply. Traditionally, backing up a disk required either cloning, trustworthy but time consuming, or syncing, fast but not foolproof. Mac Backup Guru offers the best of both methods, easily and quickly producing a backup the user can rely upon. With a single Start button, the user can perfectly sync the contents of any Source with its backup Destination. Disk backup via cloning requires that the entire contents of the Source overwrite the entire contents of the Destination drive. Disk backup via sync requires that only the changes since that last backup overwrite the appropriate part of the Destination drive. Backup via sync requires that the initial backup be cloned, but all subsequent backups can be synced. Syncing ignores the vast majority of files that are identical on the Source and Destination, and it concentrates on only those files that have been updated or added since the last sync. This intelligent backup method is comparable to MPEG video compression, where only the difference between successive frames is recorded (until a new I-frame). Mac Backup Guru employs advanced algorithms to ensure that the synced backup maintains a level of data integrity equal to that following the initial clone. This reliability is borne of the simple logic inherent in the process. In order to achieve reliable sync, 3 basic rules are followed: If the size of the file on the Source is different from that on the Destination, the file has changed. If the modification time on the Source is different from than on the Destination, the file has changed. If the file has changed, replace the one on the Destination with the file from the Source. Even under the harshest conditions, this method produces perfectly synced Destination disks, which will always boot up and perform like the original. And using Mac Backup Guru is as simple as the logic upon which it is based. The large empty icon window on the left is labeled Select Source, followed by a right-pointing arrow and another icon window labeled Select Destination. Having selected the Source and Destination, the user just clicks the Backup button and the rest is automatic. A. Newer files from the Source will replace older files on the Destination. This is how synchronization is provided. B. The first time you back up it will be slow, but after that only updated files will be copied so that it will usually only take a few minutes to back up an entire drive. C. If you select disk volumes in HFS format rather than folders to back up to and from, the backup will be bootable. Mac Backup Guru is $39.00 and is available to download by clicking here.