Nov 29 2006
Martian Technology today released Martian LifeBoat, an application that makes keeping up-to-date backups as simple as plugging in a USB Flash Drive.
Martian LifeBoat allows users to define “LifeBoats”, sets of files and folders that get backed up each time a particular removable media device (USB Flash Drive or External Hard Disk) is connected to their computer. The instant the specified device is plugged into the Mac, Martian LifeBoat automatically begins the backup process. Users can then disconnect their updated LifeBoats and store them away for safekeeping. Keeping the backups up-to-date just requires plugging the device back into the Mac. Martian LifeBoat takes over from there, quickly updating the external device with a fresh copy of the users’ most important data.
LifeBoat is available as a freely downloadable demo that is limited to updating a single removable media device. Users can purchase a license for USD$13.99 to remove this restriction. LifeBoat requires Mac OS 10.4 and higher, and is available in a Universal binary, supporting the Intel-based Macs as well as PowerPC-based Macs.