MimMac for Mac

MimMac for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,590
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 31, 2003
  • Price:
    Purchase; $10.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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2 stars

"STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT"

April 13, 2008  |  By tarabella1

 |  Version: MimMac 1.8.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tried this product last year, bought a license, and thought it would meet me needs for a simple clone utility.

The bottom line is that MimMac totally destroyed by entire hard drive, rendering the data unrecoverable -- even after spending $500 with a data recovery service.

The software author was entirely unresponsive, and offered no counsel or assistance WHATSOEVER. He did not respond to email or attempts at telephone calls.

The software does make bootable clones. That's not in dispute. The problem is that the interface is so poorly designed that it is unclear whether one is restoring to or from a particular drive. There is virtually no error checking to prevent users from catastrophic data loss.

I do not make comments like this cavalierly or in an attempt to harm the developer. I have been an advanced Mac user since 1985, have worked for Apple as a systems engineer, and made a living as a software developer for years.

You'd be much better off with Super Duper.

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5 stars

"MimMac - superb, prompt support"

May 07, 2007  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: MimMac 1.8.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Besides MimMac being an excellent app, the support from Benjamin is superb. Via email, he worked me through a couple issues with promptness, patience, and clear instructions. I am certainly glad I stumbled on this sync utility. In my opinion, it's worth every bit of the $10 registration fee - and (don't tell Benjamin...<g>) even more.

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4 stars

"Cloning made (relatively) easy."

March 27, 2006  |  By ckrass

 |  Version: MimMac 1.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I used MimMac to clone the hard drive on my iMac G5, running OS X 10.4. The quick start guide was very helpful for first-time use, with the program alerting me to one or two glitches (with my back-up drive) at the beginning. Once fixed, the program ran quickly (1 1/2 hour to completely clone 42 gb) and was trouble free. For $10, its a great, relatively easy to use (for a 62 year old grandpa) program.

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5 stars

"MimMac for migration"

December 09, 2005  |  By corbis

 |  Version: MimMac 1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
You beauty! (as we say in Australia). I had difficulty finding something that would do migration to a new computer properly. MimMac did it extremely well. At $10.-, it is a steal! However, I must agree with some reviewers that it is at first a little perplexing. I think the user interface needs a rethink, as does the manual. You wouldn't want to limit your market to geeks only, would you Ben? Try it out on your granddad (I'm a happy granddad myself at 75).

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3 stars

"Works as advertised"

December 08, 2005  |  By sheyingshi

 |  Version: MimMac 1.7.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I downloaded the program this morning and after scanning the documation did a simple backup/clone. Bottom line at the top: It works as advertised and produced a bootable clone of my startup volume. The interface, while giving all the options one could hope for, could be a little more user frendly, but at least it works. I've been having trouble getting a CCC clone to boot, so it's a relief to find something.

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3 stars

"Initial Review Positive"

November 26, 2005  |  By Macsure

 |  Version: MimMac 1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
First let me say that, like others posting on MimMac 1.7, I have limited experience with backup applications. I've used previous versions of MimMac and used CarbonCopyCloner a couple of times to create a bootable external disk.

1. I agree (so far) that MimMac is not easy to learn to use. I blame myself mostly - I have not had time to do repeated experiments and this app is one which self-teachers should spend time on.
My main "complaint" so far is that choosing the options available for file incremental backups has resulted in duplication of ALL files, rather than just the ones which have "changed" since the last run. But this DID work in previous versions - I must be missing something! (Probably failed to write "note to myself." And need to study Instruction Manual some more.)

2. I chose MimMac originally because it was more usefull than CCC - it could perform file backups as well as clone my System. I have a large archive of pictures & graphics which needs at least weekly backups. As I say, previous versions proved quite capable and I'm sure I'll "get it" when I run MimMac again - with more attention.

3. One thing I always wanted to know about backing up systems to create a bootable drive was: Does this REALLY work in reverse, say after wiping the Startup Disk and "cloning back" from the bootable external disk. This is important and my "objection" to all the backup info I could find was that everyone seemed to assume this would work with the apps being discussed.
It's NOT obvious to those who've never tried it and it's a 'do or die' experiment which leaves a small chance of having to "start over" - reinstalling and updating from whatever software restore disk you may have.

I'm happy to report: Last week I used the erase-mirror feature of MimMac 1.7 on my Startup Disk and it worked very well. The benefit (added to the security) is that the "new" Startup Disk is now completely defragged, 42,000 (combined total) file and disk fragments are GONE.
Note: Repairing permissions b4 & after - using Disk Utility - seems to be needed whether or not MimMac is set to do it.

This resolves the 'arguments' about the safety and feasability of defragging journaled OS X drives. First, - journaling DOES NOT eliminate the problem of fragmentation. Second - by mirror / cloning to the Startup Disk, fragmentation is eliminated (or reduced by 99.99%). For this alone, I would keep using Mimac.

4. Support: When I first tried MimMac 1.7, it "duplicated" rather than incrementally updated all my Home Folder - this meant I had to delete all the older files, and some of those were locked, requiring "force empty" of the trash and making the whole process time-consuming. I then tried to revert to an older version and found that older versions don't work anymore.

That's when I sent in a bug report on 1.7. I am very positive on the support for this app. Benjamin Timm responded 3 hours later, he gave me a quick, accurate explanation of the problem and suggested a couple of "fixes" which were easy to follow. *[Note that "quality of support" is dependent on "quality of feedback" which users provide developers of any application.]

5. Cost - few people would argue that MimMac is costly. At $10 it's cheaper than SuperDuper (I can only judge by user comments that it's 'worth it') - and only a fraction the cost of "big name" backup applications which are even more difficult to understand and use. MimMac is worth $10 and potentially much more.

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4 stars

"good first try"

July 13, 2005  |  By chenedwa_1

 |  Version: MimMac 1.5.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've not used any of the competing products (CCC, etc.). I've used MimMac once to clone my MacOS X.4.1 drive, and it worked quite well. The only problem was how the permissions were set on the Documents folder, but this was easily fixed. Great product!

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5 stars

"Excellent Tech Support-Lots of Integrity"

June 03, 2005  |  By bigbang

 |  Version: MimMac 1.5.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I asked them about my specific application, and within 30 minutes their support person emailed me back with a thorough explanation of other solutions that would work better for me than than a sync/backup program. You can't ask for better than that!!!

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4 stars

"Top-notch developer! Can't go wrong with this one..."

June 02, 2005  |  By Circuitsky

 |  Version: MimMac 1.5.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
First off you can't beat the very reasonable price. And secondly, the outstanding support is the best you're going to get. It's obvious this guy likes what he does and he's not doing it to make a fortune either. This newest update for the Spotlight indexing problem was something I've been looking for since I don't need my backup drives indexed. I had one issue with MimMac crashing on my iMac, I e-mailed him and within a few hours he had a new working version for me. Works great now and he definitely got my 10 bucks! This guy has more exciting updates up his sleeve as well. Stay tuned!

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5 stars

"Best Backup Solution"

March 28, 2005  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: MimMac 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have tried many, many backup/synchronize programs. For my money MimMac is the best of the lot. It is easy to use, fast, and very reliable. I have done some fairly large backups with it and, so far, MimMac has performed perfectly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.6
  • Fixes a problem with version 1.0.5 that prevented cloning of, or to the startup drive in some situations. This is a mandatory update for all those who downloaded or are using version 1.0.5
General
Publisher Ascendant Softworks
Publisher web site http://www.ascendantsoft.com
Release Date December 31, 2003
Date Added December 31, 2003
Version 1.0.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements Mac OS 10.2 or higher (10.3 compatible)
Download Information
File Size 1.23MB
File Name MimMac.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,590
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $10

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