Tri-BACKUP for Mac

Tri-BACKUP for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
3.00
File Size:
15.1MB
Date Added:
September 24, 2001
Price:
Update; $49.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac/OS Classic
Total Downloads:
2,023
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
  • System 7 or higher
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    • 4 stars

      "Fabulous Backup Program - Will do virtually anything"

      December 18, 2009   |   By mochamouse

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 5.2.3

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      First of all, this is an amazing program. I've been using it for years and the customer service is exemplary. I backup over 2 terabytes daily of data using Tri-Backup, and it performs superbly. Here are some of the things I have it do automatically: - Full backups of my entire hard drive including bootable clones of my startup partition. - Backups of all my system and user preferences at various times. - Backups of all my Address Book, iCal, Safari Bookmarks etc, every few hours. - Copy all my incoming emails to my server as a backup - Upload anything put on my FTP site to my Hard Drive and notify me by email. - Upload my MySQL files to my Hard Drive. - Duplicate my WordPress Folder from the server to my Hard Drive - Backup my entire Web Site Account. - Backup my Entire iDisk account. - Run scripts, launch programs at specified times etc. - Send me emails regarding various actions taken. and lots more. Tri-Backup not only does all sorts of backup formats and copying, but it will run any program or script or open any file at whatever time you want. I even have it run some diagnostic and repair utilities automatically. It will mount and unmount volumes automatically. It does a great job of automating all sorts of actions. Yes the interface is not beautiful, but the program is updated often, and the support is excellent and complete. It is one of the best things running on OS X.

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    • 3 stars

      "Extremely reliable backup software with amazing..."

      January 05, 2009   |   By funkymothers

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 5.1.2

      Summary

      ...features
      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I have been using various backup software over the years and had some unexplainable behaviour and disasters with a couple of programs. This was not down to operator error but flakey applications. I work in music production and have to look after backups on a daily basis. That includes big project folders over various drives and huge amounts of data - hundreds of GB on a normal album session.

      The only software that has not let me down ever is Tri-Backup. It is not a widespread program and the developer is small. However, I have converted many people over the years and never heard of any horror stories. One of the users on this website commented about a lack of communication from the developer. I have had a support request once which was followed up the next day and fixed my problem.

      Some people complain about Tri-Backup being too complicated. This is not true. Whilst it is not as straightforward as SuperDuper or Silverkeeper it is a lot more advanced than those applications and has features that are quite remarkable considering the price. Also, there are a lot of hints built into the main interface so getting started should not be a problem. However, when you work on big projects with lots of backups going on several times per day over several sets of hard drives etc you will come to appreciate Tri-Backups reliability and customization.

      I have used SuperDuper and it seems very reliable and has a great user interface. I would say that SuperDuper will be the program for you if you are a home user in need of bootable safety copies etc. Since it is half the price of the regular version of Tr-Backup it makes sense to go for SuperDuper. However, if you need the functionality and customization that Tri-Backup offers you will be hard pushed to find a better piece of software for the price.

      All of this is true for the standard version. There is a pro version for $35 more which offers some advanced functionality which you may never need. This is a nice touch by the developer as it reduces the price for many users without being a restricted cut-down type software.

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    • 1 stars

      "don't use."

      April 15, 2008   |   By Lornejay

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 5.0.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Have used version 4 on non Intel Mac. Just bought Intel Mac with Leopard. I am a very experienced user. Tri-Backup wiped out over 800GB of my data (I did have backups).

      I tried to simply ask the company for assistance and they have not responded. I wouldn't use the software. Why deal with a company that won't answer an email asking for tech help.

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    • 1 stars

      "Skip it or you will be sorry!"

      February 27, 2008   |   By Fred_4

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 5.0.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      First they take absolutely forever for an update and people who need to backup pay for another product, then when they finally have an update, they slap all of their customers in the face by charging $70.00 for buggy software that is still barely beta. The way it crashed, alpha is more like it.
      Use ChronoSync, Carbon Copy Cloner, or Time Machine.
      You won't be sorry.
      This company will not be around much longer with the way they absolutely rape their customers!

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    • 4 stars

      "Tri-Backup 4.04 crashes"

      November 16, 2007   |   By AuctionGuru

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 4.0.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

      hello Thierrye etc. @ Tri-Edde,

      thanks so much for making the best Mac backup app for years!
      BUT
      even using QuickTime 7.3 with OS 10.51 on MacPro (Intel) doesn't solve the problem that you at Tri-Edre have NOT updated your software since january 2006! PLEASE save your app, make it the best again!

      1) add functionality
      2) make your UI more state-of-the-art, it's so passé already
      3) take advantage of Leopard technologies i.e. augment TimeMachine's utility

      merci, bonne chance, hope you comment,
      rolf

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    • 1 stars

      "Dead product"

      May 20, 2007   |   By Fred_4

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 4.0.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      No updates in a long time.
      It's pretty much useless since Tiger and the Intel Macs.
      No news on their website, it doesn't look like they will be updating it.

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    • 5 stars

      "it works"

      May 05, 2006   |   By xander1--2008

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 4.0.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      simply in use, very fast and very good.

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    • 4 stars

      "It provides what I need - but the documentation..."

      January 24, 2006   |   By pvonk46

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 4.0.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I've used Retrospect for a few years, but have finally quite fighting it. I've decided I don't like the "backup to one large file"-and-catelog concept for a number of reasons and have tried a number of backup apps that backup/clone/mirror or what have you. Some will clone a bootable disk, but can't do individual folders. Some can't backup to a subfolder on the destination drive without creating one large mountable file.

      When I first tried Tri-Backup, I was conpletely lost - the "Immediate Actions" window allows me to choose between 1) "Copy/Backup a Disk or a Folder" or 2) "Copy a disk or Folder's contents", along with other choices like restore and synchronize. From the menu I can choose to create an action and then choose among several modes like "Mirror Backup", and "Direct copy of a disk/folder's contents", along with incremental and evolutive mirror backups. I ended up trying each to see what happens. The organization and documentation are anything but intuitive.

      Once I figured it all out, then I warmed up to Tri-Backup. I can create a bootable clone (on firewire drive), make a mirror of a volume or folder to a subfolder on the destination drive, or make incremental or evolutive backups (evolutive basically make a copy of the drive/folder but keeps older, replaced files in a special folder - you can configure how many copies to keep and for how long.

      When running in the background, Tri-Backup runs slower, so my Powerbook can actually be used to do other things. In the forground, Tri-Backup runs faster. It can schedule the "actions" and you can add filters and triggers (like execute something before and/or after a backup occurs.

      Tri-Backup gives me just what I need. If you want to try it out, you must first be patient and try things out. That's the one and only hurdle I've found. I've tested the backups and they are complete. I've booted an external cloned drive successfully. I've run the app unattended at night (I use CronniX to invoke Tri-Backup, in case it's closed, and the system wake-up capability) and during the day for backups of my user folder. Never had a problem.

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    • 4 stars

      "It provides what I need - but the documentation..."

      January 24, 2006   |   By pvonk46

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 4.0.4

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I've used Retrospect for a few years, but have finally quite fighting it. I've decided I don't like the "backup to one large file"-and-catelog concept for a number of reasons and have tried a number of backup apps that backup/clone/mirror or what have you. Some will clone a bootable disk, but can't do individual folders. Some can't backup to a subfolder on the destination drive without creating one large mountable file.

      When I first tried Tri-Backup, I was conpletely lost - the "Immediate Actions" window allows me to choose between 1) "Copy/Backup a Disk or a Folder" or 2) "Copy a disk or Folder's contents", along with other choices like restore and synchronize. From the menu I can choose to create an action and then choose among several modes like "Mirror Backup", and "Direct copy of a disk/folder's contents", along with incremental and evolutive mirror backups. I ended up trying each to see what happens. The organization and documentation are anything but intuitive.

      Once I figured it all out, then I warmed up to Tri-Backup. I can create a bootable clone (on firewire drive), make a mirror of a volume or folder to a subfolder on the destination drive, or make incremental or evolutive backups (evolutive basically make a copy of the drive/folder but keeps older, replaced files in a special folder - you can configure how many copies to keep and for how long.

      When running in the background, Tri-Backup runs slower, so my Powerbook can actually be used to do other things. In the forground, Tri-Backup runs faster. It can schedule the "actions" and you can add filters and triggers (like execute something before and/or after a backup occurs.

      Tri-Backup gives me just what I need. If you want to try it out, you must first be patient and try things out. That's the one and only hurdle I've found. I've tested the backups and they are complete. I've booted an external cloned drive successfully. I've run the app unattended at night (I use CronniX to invoke Tri-Backup, in case it's closed, and the system wake-up capability) and during the day for backups of my user folder. Never had a problem.

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    • 5 stars

      "The Finest Most Reliable Backup Program"

      December 15, 2005   |   By mochamouse

      Version: Tri-BACKUP 3.2.2

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I have been using Tri-Backup for years. Have tried virtually every other program and find Tri-Backup to make perfect backups everytime; Bootable Partitions, Complete Backups, Incremental Backups, Automatic Backups etc. Lots of ways to configure. Works flawlessly, and the programmer have been great with customer support. NZ

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