STORAGE MANAGEMENT VENDOR Acronis has launched what it claims is the "only full system image backup" software product offering "dual protection" for Apple Mac computers.
Dubbed 'True Image for Mac', the software is supposedly the first to offer Macbook users dual protection when they travel away from their locally attached storage.
According to Acronis, which is primarily known for its disk imaging software, dual protection is "a must" these days because users need to backup and store their data both locally and in the cloud, so the backup software also stores user data onto the Acronis Cloud, providing extra protection against potential data loss.
"Unlike other solutions, Acronis True Image for Mac provides a complete copy of the entire system, applications, user data and settings which are backed up locally and online, ensuring efficient and reliable recovery in case of a system issue, malfunction or hard drive failure," the firm added.
Acronis said the True Image for Mac software product also means users can backup and restore a Parallels Desktop virtual machine in its active state, so users can recover their whole systems exactly as they were with all Windows applications, documents and settings restored.
Other features include the ability to recover a complete Mac OS X image or just specific files or folders, backup scheduling including automatic backups and personal key encryption for improved data privacy.
Acronis' dual protection software can be customised for each individual user's needs, including allowing the user to decide where their data is stored, locally and/or to the Acronis Cloud. It also detects Time Capsule as an optional storage destination and combines the benefits of both backup approaches.
True Image for Mac is available now for £39.95. Acronis said users with multiple Macs can buy a three Mac license for £59.95. Acronis Cloud storage options are also available starting at $2.99 per month for 50GB. µ