ChronoAgent is a silent background utility that allows a Mac to accept secure connections from ChronoSync< InterConneX for file transfers, folder synchronization, or backups. You can access a ChronoAgent-enabled Mac over your local network or even across the country via the Internet. Connections are fast, secure, and optionally encrypted so you can get the most out of ChronoSync and InterConneX. With ChronoSync, you can use your ChronoAgent-enabled Mac for Remote Backups and Folder Synchronization. With InterConneX, you can browse folders on your ChronoAgent-enabled Mac, display files from the remote Mac, and even pull files to your iDevice, if needed.
June 12, 2011
Version: ChronoAgent 1.2
Set ChronoAgent up on you network backup Mac, and every time a laptop is connected to the network it backs up without user intervention. Great in an office. Just set ChronoSync on the laptops to "backup when an agent becomes available".
Manual and possible variations intimidating at first, but after experimenting for a an hour or so with ChromoAgent and ChronoSync, you realise that it is a really powerful combination which makes reliable backups easy.
Set up email reporting and details of any missed syncs, errors or rollback are emailed to you.
I use ChronoSync to mirror the Desktop Macs HDDS every 15-30 minutes whilst keeping the last 10 copies of documents in an archive. Accidentally delete something in a document - no problem. HDD failure - loose a maximum of 15-30 minutes.
At the end of the working day, the backup Mac copies all the new/changed files to one of a pair of large HDDs to be taken off site overnight in rotation.
Been using ChronoAgent and ChronoSync combination system for years, and it has been a life saver on many occasions. Technical support is good too.