iBackup for Mac

iBackup for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    8,669
  • Date Added:
    May 15, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    16.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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Results 1–10 of 21

1 stars

"Not even close to what time machine can do!"

December 19, 2010  |  By ilgaar

 |  Version: iBackup 7.1

Pros

It says what it does, but that's all nothing to brag about compared to time machine.

Cons

don't bother, time machine does a much better job.

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4 stars

"Best in its kind, it for more than 3 years."

September 15, 2010  |  By Cattus Thraex

 |  Version: iBackup 6.7.3.4

Pros

Simple to use, simple to customize, limpid clear what you can do with it without reading any manual.

Cons

A false error message is displayed when modifying files, and then they are considered as mismatched. In fact, they are OK.

Summary

Even if 5 stars is perhaps too high, as there is no perfect human product on earth, I find iBackup best of its kind. I have tried Apple?s Backup and TM, Martin Jahn?s iBackup remains the best. Its creator has always been responsive to any suggestion and criticism.

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1 stars

"LINK IS DEAD!!"

May 01, 2009  |  By shoup_erick

 |  Version: iBackup 6.6.2

Pros

NO pros to speak of

Cons

Link doesn't work, vendor website is apparently down too. Looks like domain isn't even FOR software!

Summary

Um... in a word, NO

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5 stars

"Recommended"

March 19, 2009  |  By dsphelps

 |  Version: iBackup 6.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I find this to be a very stable, reliable and easy-to-use backup program, with good documentation. While it doesn't do clones (duplicates of your hard drive) it is very useful for User folders and/or system and application preferences, Mail, etc, and is therefore an excellent value for someone who is looking for a basic backup. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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4 stars

"Excellent Product w/ Unlimited Customization"

January 12, 2008  |  By Gary_Dailey_560

 |  Version: iBackup 6.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
iBackup is the first of the simple backup apps to actually work well with Microsoft servers. It live log feature is welcome. The use of normal Unix calls is comfortable.

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1 stars

"Too confusing."

December 02, 2007  |  By iGreg

 |  Version: iBackup 6.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Setting up backups too confusing. It's faster for me just to copy over the files I want saved to an external drive. Also, I ended up somehow with two Documents folders on the left column.

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5 stars

"Does a good job"

October 03, 2007  |  By dsphelps

 |  Version: iBackup 6.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I use this program as an adjunct to my regular backup program because it has an easy format for saving specific system and application preferences. That way I don't have to root around in my old user Library for the preferences I need when it comes time to do a restore. It takes a while for the program to start up for some reason, but maybe it's just collecting information, I don't know. Seems quite reliable and everything is logged and plain to see.

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5 stars

"best of its kind"

February 25, 2007  |  By Cattus Thraex

 |  Version: iBackup 5.2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Best of its kind. Users of Panther should NOT use these newer versions though, they are designed for ppc / intel compatibility of the current Tiger, and forthcoming Leopard. Older versions, even if somewhat limited, will do the same in Panther, there is no reason for panic.
Perhaps the author should post a clearer warning on this.

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5 stars

"5.1.7 works w/Tiger"

February 25, 2007  |  By MacTavish

 |  Version: iBackup 5.1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
if you know what you're doing and can decide exactly what files folders you want to back up, this is a hard to beat app.
It's fast and hasn't messed me yet. I've been using it for a year or so.

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5 stars

"iBackup is my preferred backup solution, but..."

February 01, 2007  |  By djzentar

 |  Version: iBackup 5.1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Hi,

i just started using iBackup, and i must say I'm quite impressed. The look and the feel is very professional, it just blends in with other professional OSX apps. It's easy to use without any complicated settings to worry about, the only downside is that I'm missing two features/options.


*I think an option to make your Mac automatically shutdown after iBackup has finished would be a big plus for me. When I'm finished working i want to start iBackup and go home, knowing my Mac will be shut down after the process is completed, it really irritates if I have to wait for that.

*Automatically startup iBackup when is scheduled backup is due. I used to automatically let my Mac startup at night and run another scheduled backup program (Déja Vu), now with iBackup this is only possible if i check the option to start back upping every time i log into OSX, this is a little bit irritating when you do a quick reboot during the day.
(sorry don't know any other good word for irritating)

Nonetheless i really have much respect for this handy little program and it's programmer, I'm considering donating to you're â??causeâ?? :).


PS. I think i saw a comment about that iBackup is processor intensive, this shouldn't be a problem because it's wise to leave you're system alone when you're back upping... in my humble opinion.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.2
  • works with Panther (10.3) and Tiger (10.4) now
  • hide iBackup at startup if set in scheduler, did not work because of a bug in Tiger
  • bug fixed: shows size of folder with insufficient privileges
  • bug fixed: changed sort order of items
  • bug fixed: shows "Scheduler" in main menu instead of "localizable"
  • bug fixed: shows translated menu items
  • improvement: iBackup checks the connection to a exernal HD or Server before it starts a backup
  • improvement: iBackup does backup/restore data only if it has been changed
  • improvement: incremental backup (replace folder content)
  • improvement: iBackup does restores from backup folder of other users
  • improvement: new backup folder settings
  • improvement: possibility to run user script before and after a backup
  • improvement: allows multiple selection of items (use space bar to select/deselect them)
  • improvement: log scrolls dynamically down
  • improvement: restore activity is shown in log.txt
  • improvement: iBackup shows the right item icons
  • improvement: Help menu
  • improvement: translation to portuguese
General
Publisher www.grapefruit.ch
Publisher web site http://www.grapefruit.ch/grapefruit/iBackup/
Release Date May 15, 2005
Date Added May 15, 2005
Version 4.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Tiger compatible
Download Information
File Size 16.85MB
File Name iBackup 7.6.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,669
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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