Backup Simplicity for Mac

Backup Simplicity for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.5
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
December 20, 2003
Price:
Update; $14.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
Total Downloads:
15
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.2.3 or higher
  • Second IDE or FireWire disk
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    • 4 stars

      "Highly recommended"

      March 26, 2007   |   By Ken Lanxner

      Version: Backup Simplicity 3.0.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I have been using Backup Simplicity for over 2 years. It works flawlessly day after day. I have been saved more than once when my primary hard drive crashed but I had an exact clone on my backup drive thanks to this software. I have complete confidence in it.

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    • 5 stars

      "Not reliable"

      October 23, 2006   |   By BernMac

      Version: Backup Simplicity 3.0.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I have used version 2.x for about a year and recently 3.02. BSIMP has stopped working on my system. The background process simply quits after about 2 hours into the backup. I have had to return to good ole Carbon Copy Cloner.

      I cannot believe it is this difficult to make a reliable and fail-safe backup solution...

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    • 5 stars

      "Works as advertised..."

      June 27, 2005   |   By NO!!!!!

      Version: Backup Simplicity 2.0.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      As a cloning piece of software I think this is a little on the pricey side - But then how much is piece of mind worth? - What you want with a backup solution is piece of mind first of all that it is going to work and work with out intervention or limited input from you. - Apps like retrospect are fully functional but to me overly so - I run several Retrospect servers and they all require massive monitoring and reconfiguration as your network changes - Backup Simplicity is just what its name states - Backup with simplicity - Simplicity being the refreshing surprise with this one - This is not just a clone app - It clones with itâ??s hands tied and rather fast and without fuss - The surprise it itâ??s other features - The backup facility is the simplicity of this app. It not only backs up your drive to a bootable state, it keeps it that way with daily updates without any intervention from you. You only have to have the computer turned on not even logged in and it will back up - The surprise feature of this app is the restore feature - You can restore a drive with one click - It keeps a history of every backup so you will only be your last backup away from a restored state - And for me the number one feature that has sold me on this cloning software that the others either lack or do badly except CCC is the ability to clone to a drive without erasing it first - This is a must for me as I often donâ??t want to erase the drive I am cloning to as it has data on it I want to keep - CCC dose this better than BS in my opinion but at least BS dose it - Al you have to do is move your files you wish to keep into a safe "excluded from backup" folder - Backup Simplicity is the very simply set and forget kind of backup solution I have been looking for for many years - It gets my financial contribution as this kind of peace of mind is worth the asking price for the simplicity of the backup - Might have been a different story though if the licensing model hadn't changed - I like most people like to own the software I pay for and not lease it - 2 years support and upgrades is reasonable but the president of the company could do himself a favor and send himself off to a customer relations course and learn about how the customer is always right. Itâ??s time to update that 1980s customer service model Mr President.

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    • 4 stars

      "Goodbye Backup Simplicity"

      January 02, 2005   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

      Version: Backup Simplicity 1.1.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      My copy of Backup Simplicity stopped working because the license expired, as intended by the vendor and as I agreed to by paying for the license. I originally decided to give the vendor's licensing agreement a try because I liked the product. Now that I have experience, I am convinced that this is an inappropriate model for consumer software product licensing: even if you never want updates or support, the original software will stop running.

      Please note that the vendor's choice of licensing policy is my primary source of dissatisfaction with this vendor and this software. Since the most effective message is voting with the pocketbook, I've decided not to pay for an additional license but will instead move to a different vendor's product that is as effective but with a reasonable license and use policy (probably SuperDuper!).

      Over time the marketplace will sort out these issues and I give credit to the vendor for trying an alternative model. But I hope that they abandon it in favor of more consumer-friendly policies.

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    • 2 stars

      "Installs SpyWare?"

      February 20, 2004   |   By DallasJasper

      Version: Backup Simplicity 1.1.1

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      The information provided with the product does not disclose what gets installed where, what kinds of network traffic it engages in, nor what processes will be kept running and what they do. It appears that this product keeps at least two processes running in the background when you're not using it (and don't even have any backups "scheduled"). At least one of those appears to put active traffic on the network. If you're the least bit concerned about products that install undocumented "helper programs" and that create background processes which send information over the net, you might want to query the vendor for more disclosure before installing this (even as a trial).

      On a related note: Has anyone done a comparison with the similarly priced SuperDuper? [VersionTracker: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22126] It seems to have a normal software license (rather than QDEA's concept of the product no longer running after a year), doesn't appear to install spyware, and has a few additional features and customizations.

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    • 4 stars

      "Not a dead horse yetâ?¦"

      February 06, 2004   |   By MrSviess

      Version: Backup Simplicity 1.1.1

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Works as advertised butâ?¦ Your licensing scam, uh, scheme, it just that. With the exponentially flattening obsolecence curve in desktop computers a diminishing portion of the market needs every update of both system and application. Once Windows is forced to become more stable/secure as the burgeoning market pressure mounts, even they will need to upgrade less. I know many people who make good use of technology but their lives don't revolve around it like most of yours. They may be using a 5 to 7 year old machine and the system and applications that came with it. How lame would it be if all their applications "ran out". Youll get away with it in this fringe market but the Gates already proposed a subscription model like this and it tanked. If your software is too buggy to "sell" outright because you "need" the upgrades then say it, or you should sell a stand alone item that will run on today's systems stably for years, you can get 49.95 if its worth anything. Subscriptions might be palatable for hard driving tech jockeys or techno-lemmings but they are inherently unfair in the commercial marketplace.

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    • 3 stars

      "Almost Great Tool. Screwed-up Anti-Piracy Scheme."

      January 29, 2004   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

      Version: Backup Simplicity 1.1

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      The backups are great and this could be very convenient, as long as I don't ever restart my OS. Unfortunately, the mechanism used to register the software is so poor that I have to re-enter the serial number after each and every system restart. This also means that the backups don't automatically run if the system's been restarted. I've stuck a label with the registration number on my computer so it's there when I need to re-enter it. A tribute to the value of the program is that I continue to use it even with this "piracy paranoia mechanism" interfering with its ease of use.

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    • 5 stars

      "Perfect Backup Solution"

      December 16, 2003   |   By scottyboy

      Version: Backup Simplicity 1.0.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I love it. It is so simple and does exactly what I want it to do. No more, no less. I went from backing up infrequently (once-a-month or less), to daily backups.

      The only problem is that every time I startup my computer, it asks me to backup. I wish there was a preference to "auto-quit" after startup. The other alternative would be for me to leave my computer turned-on all the time, but I don't want to do that.

      Other than that, it's great. I bought a three-year license.

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    • 5 stars

      "How important is your data"

      December 02, 2003   |   By Deggy

      Version: Backup Simplicity 1.0.1

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      All you guys who are whining about paying for backup software that actually works obviously don't do anything on your machines which has any value to it. The recent failure of my Powerbook hard drive left me unable to work for 3 days, and given that the manual backup I had done was a week old, I did loose some work.

      So in short $14.95 (or in my case $40 as I went for 3 years) is peanuts, I calculate that my lost drive cost me well over $2000 in lost tome and work.

      This app works seamlessly and at least will allow me to work from my Firewire drive, couldn't get Carbon Copy to work, as tie psync won't install on 10.3.2.

      I for one recommend this utility.

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