PricingSingle user: £40 inc.
Site licence: £100 inc.
Version 1 now only £25inc.
Bundles with external drives, network
attached storage, or pen drives available.
System RequirementsSafeStore requires the following setup to run:
SafeStore is a thoroughly modern backup program, designed for those of
us who never seem to get round to backing up. You can set SafeStore
up, and it will then automatically backup your data without getting
in your way - it can work whilst your computer is idle, and backup
as frequently (or infrequently!) as you wish.
The software can back up to all manner of devices - other folders on
your main hard drive, external backup drives, USB pen drives, network
shares (ie. backup to other machines, or peripherals connected to
other machines), or even via FTP to the internet! SafeStore can
automatically log you on to your network connection, and disconnect
when done, if you wish.
The software integrates into your RISC OS computer, either as a
stand-alone program or as a plugin for the standard Configure screen
(the one you see when you double click !Boot). The idea is to make
backup just another system task that you set up, and then let the
computer get on with it. By being hassle-free, you never know, it
might actually get done!
The software has many advanced features, such as the ability to
ignore certain files/folders, and set different schedules for
each and every job. We'd anticipate most users will set up a number
of backup jobs - different work folders will need more/less
The system also introduces a sophisticated "smoothness" slider,
which allows you to dynamically increase/decrease system
responsiveness as needed, allowing you to get on with work while
the backup proceeds in the background.
Of course, if you find all this talk of automatic backup off-putting,
you can set up and trigger backup jobs manually, for "full control".
However, despite being something of a control-freak when it comes
to his computer, R-Comp's Andrew Rawnsley had this to say - "It's
amazing how reassuring it is to know that SafeStore is quietly
storing away my key files and email, and whilst I don't normally
like automated solutions, I certainly wouldn't want to go back to
the insecurity I had before."
You can even use SafeStore to back up documents stored on other
computers (the source folder can be a network location, too)
which means that SafeStore can co-ordinate all your backups,
copying your files from place to place, ensuring all your systems
are safe. And, with the FTP backup system, you could even
automate your website uploading!
Several people have asked about incremental/differential backup with
regard to SafeStore. We can confirm that SafeStore only copies
changed files, but checks the destination files during copy to
correctly detect which files need to be backed up. The reason for this is
that many non-ADFS filing systems get the date/time stamps wrong,
which can result in everything being copied. SafeStore isn't fooled
by such things, and checks files to see what needs to be done. In
version 1.02 or later, you can speed things up further by assuming
that the destination is unchanged, so that only the source folders
are checked for changes. This can result in extremely swift backups.
User CommentsWe're pleased to say that user feedback has been very positive - in an industry that is quick to report problems, but rare to send praise, here are some example emails...
"Safestore has already done what I needed. And I have managed to configure it to my specific needs. Once again, my thanks for the excellent software."
"Safestore is even better than I expected. Its versatility is so useful. Over the past few days, I have found several files which need a regular backup. Adding additional files was so easy."
PricingSafeStore is available now for £35 inclusive of VAT and delivery. However, we'd imagine that most people will want to purchase it with some form of backup device, so we're offering some excellent bundles. For example, you can buy SafeStore with a 2Gb pen drive for just £50, or with a 320Gb USB2 hard drive for £79! 500Gb drives with firewire/eSATA are also available, as well as large network attached drives - bundles with SafeStore will give you plenty of change from £200 - so come and see us at shows or phone us for more information.
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