Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.7
Processor type(s) & speed: 64 bit
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More Info: https://www.arqbackup.com/
- Way Faster
Arq 5 is faster in several ways:
It uses LZ4 for compression for a 6x speed improvement.
It uses multiple threads to back up, to restore, and to lots of other housekeeping tasks.
It uses filesystem events to detect which folders have changed to minimize file scanning where possible.
It uses a lot less local disk space for caching information.
- More Network Control
With Arq 5 you can restrict not only which Wifi networks Arq uses, but also which network interfaces it uses. No more backing up while tethered to your phone!
Type a filename into the search box to find all versions of files matching the name. Select the file version you want and drag and drop to restore.
- Session Logs
Arq 5 keeps a log of each backup session detailing start and end time, how much was scanned, how much was uploaded, and any errors that occurred.
Arq 5 can email you a report with a lot of detail, including statistics like amount scanned, amount uploaded, and even the list of files uploaded if you wish.
- Run Script
Arq 5 can run a script before and/or after the backup, in case you need to mount a network share before backup or kick off a task when backup is complete.
- Open Data Format
As always, Arq has an open, published data format. The details of how Arq encrypts and stores your backups are clearly documented. It’s your data after all, so you should know how it’s stored.
- Windows Network Volume Support
On Windows, Arq can now back up to and from network shares.
- Windows Open Files Support
On Windows, Arq can now back up open/locked files, like your Outlook pst file.
- S3 “Infrequent Access” Storage Class Support
Check the checkbox in the destination preferences and Arq will store objects using the Infrequent Access storage class.
- Other Features
There are lots more improvements tucked into the nooks and crannies of Arq. Basically we tried to fix everything that was annoying!
1. Open dmg and drag Arq.app to /Applications/Arq.app
2. Launch Haystack Software KF+P, click Patch and select Arq.app
3. In Patcher select name for license, and click Save License
4. Save arq5.license to your ~/Desktop
5. Launch Arq.app, from the Menu, select:
6. Arq > Apply License File… and select arq5.license
Arq is super-easy online backup for the Mac. Back up to your own Google Drive storage (15GB free storage), your own Amazon Glacier ($.01/GB per month storage) or S3, or any SFTP server. Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.
Arq works like Time Machine, except you don't have to remember to plug in your external hard drive. Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.
Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.
Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives.
Arq compresses and "de-duplicates" your backups, never storing the same file twice in the cloud. Arq encrypts all your backups with a password that never leaves your computer, so no one can read your cloud backups.
You can back up to multiple "targets". Back up some files to Glacier, some to S3, some to an SFTP server, etc. You can also back up to Amazon, GreenQloud, DreamObjects, Google Cloud Storage, or any other S3-compatible service.
Take control of your Mac's backups with Arq!