Immortal Files for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 28, 2013

Immortal Files for Mac secures your files by making an encrypted backup on an external hard drive connected to the machine or over the network to another computer. While it has the same features as Apple's Time Machine, it allows you to back up to a shared network folder on another computer as well as dedicated external hard drives. It's a robust app with nice features.

Featuring an intuitive interface, Immortal Files for Mac lets you quickly check the folders you want to back up. Much like Time Machine, it enables you to peek into your file history via a drop-down menu. When backing up for the first time, you will be asked to set up an encryption password, but after that the backing up process is straightforward. One feature of note is the ability to interrupt the backup operation without corrupting any stored data; you can even unplug the hard drive cable without ruining any files. The app comes with automatic backups turned on by default, which are set to every 30 minutes. While restoring from a created backup we were confronted with a permissions error, which was successfully resolved after installing a helper tool and following its instructions.

Since Immortal Files for Mac incorporates a lot of Time Machine's features, most users will not really need it. But if you have a second computer with a larger hard drive that's connected to the same network as your main computer, this free utility will allow you to back up wirelessly to the other machine -- a feature that Apple does not provide out of the box.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.104242

Add: Implement compression - add small files to zip archives
Add: Name backup by default as backup storage name
Fix: Full scan and backup should not use continue
Fix: Save settings based on uuid, backup renames do not break continue operations
Fix: Continue files name escaping - some backup names leads to errors
Fix: Log may be broken if backup name have special symbols
Fix: Expand states was not saved correctly if backup name have special symbols
Fix: Add backup storage remove button to the backup options
Fix: Immortal Files may quit if computer sync time and time move to the past
Fix: El Capitano not bootable disk protection attributes can be copied
Fix: Escape special files names, some file systems does not support special files
Fix: Crashes on 10.7 during backup to USB/Firewire
Fix: Ftp server whitch does not support espv command
Fix: Sometimes reconnect attemps may be to long even if it was obvious that reconnect will never happen
Fix: Upload/download big files in content-length mode


Release July 25, 2016
Date Added July 25, 2016
Version 2.5.104242

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.11, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Immortal Files doesn't just make a backup, it creates transactional copies of data. This means that your backup will always remain intact, regardless of losses of connection with the backup storage device. Say, for example, you create a backup on a sftp storage device, which you have at home, but because the volume of data is too large the backup doesn't finish copying. You close your laptop and leave for work. After you return home, the backup will resume from its stopping point. Or say the electricity goes out while you are making a backup.

Transactional backup ensures that your data will be intact. Transactional backup in Immortal Files is based on the fact that operations in a file system are sequential. If part of a command is not executed for some reason, after restarting Immortal Files will roll back your backup to its state before beginning the transaction. This allows you to never loose the structure of the backup. All backups, which Immortal Files creates are executed in the transactional method. There is also a log record, which allows you to see what happened, and when it happened. ftp, sftp, webdav, smb, afp protocol are supported.

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