ChronoSync and ChronoAgent for Mac will run natively on both Power PC and Intel-based Macintosh(R) computers running Panther, Tiger or Leopard. Download and try the demos, or purchase ChronoSync for $40 (USD) and ChronoAgent for Mac for $10 (USD). As always, all existing ChronoSync users update for free by obtaining a new ChronoSync 4 license from their website.
ChronoSync now offers bootable backups. Create a complete copy of your hard drive and boot directly into the backup. Additionally ChronoSync 4 gives you full access to the entire hard drive so any files can be copied. Nothing is off limits. ChronoSync also features a modified "Sync Engine" logic to use less memory and scan files faster, resulting in speedier synchronizations in most cases.
ChronoAgent for Mac is a brand new utility that runs on a destination Mac and communicates directly with ChronoSync. Normally, when you synchronize or back up to another Mac you mount it using file sharing. However, you only have the same access to that Mac as the user you mount as. Thus other user accounts and system files are off limits. ChronoAgent bypasses file sharing, giving you full access to the destination Mac and eliminating the need to mount via AFP, SMB or other protocols.
ChronoAgent can even match Users and Groups of files between two different Macs giving you full preservation of file ownership and permissions. ChronoAgent runs in the background as an invisible application and is controlled in the System Preferences of your Mac. ChronoAgent only communicates with ChronoSync, meaning you need to have ChronoSync 4 in order to communicate with ChronoAgent. ChronoAgent for Mac is a separate purchase and sells for $10. For all the details please visit the ChronoAgent for Mac overview page.
"ChronoAgent is not needed by everyone. Most users can simply activate file sharing on another Mac, mount, and then sync. But if you are having permission problems with your destination Mac or server then ChronoAgent can solve that. If you need to match Users and Groups between two different Macs then ChronoAgent can solve that. You can even create remote bootable backups," said Joe Japes, Marketing Director of Econ Technologies.
Additionally ChronoSync 4 now offers numerous other enhancements. Templates provide the ability to create Synchronizer and Container documents with customized settings. The Options panel as been redesigned with new features and a new layout. The Setup panel contains a Readiness status which displays any issues between the two Targets being synchronized. The Archive feature now supports file compression saving you disk space. For a complete list of features and fixes read the release notes available online at the econtechnologies website.
ChronoSync is the easy way to synchronize or backup files and folders. Synchronize between folders on your Mac, other Macs, PCs, external drives or anything you can mount on your Mac. Set up a Synchronizer document to schedule and automatically mount volumes so your syncs and backups are never missed. Archive your data and go back in time to restore and view older files. With ChronoSync, you can do a lot more than just copy data, you can manage data, too. Exclude files and folders, check the current sync status of files, even run trial synchronizations to see what will happen before it happens. ChronoSync will run natively on both Power PC (G3, G4, G5) and Intel Macintosh computers running Panther, Tiger or Leopard.