PC-Mac-Net FileShare v6.0 Adds Powerful Data Backup And Enhanced Remote Folder Synchronization

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Lava Software is now shipping PC-Mac-Net FileShare v6.0, a fast and efficient file sharing, data backup and remote media playback controller which operates over LANs and the Internet. Versions are available for Windows, MacOS X, MacOS Classic and Linux.

Lava Software is now shipping PC-Mac-Net FileShare v6.0, a fast and efficient file sharing, data backup and remote media playback controller which operates over LANs and the Internet. Versions are available for Windows, MacOS X, MacOS Classic and Linux.

This new version offers incremental data backup with scheduling, improved remote folder synchronization, greater robustness in transferring large groups of files, better diagnostics for setting up Internet file transfers, significant fixes in the Linux and MacOS Classic versions, superfast launch times, reduced CPU utilization, an enhanced user interface, and increased compatibility with non-English Windows operating systems. It is a free upgrade for all users.

PC-Mac-Net FileShare v6.0 provides powerful data backup and recovery functions to help protect users from data loss. During a backup, it scans selected folders and adds recently modified files to the backup store. Older versions of each file are also retained. To recover a file, the user simply selects the date on which the desired file was current and a file explorer interface (which accepts search criteria) shows all files available at that date. Files and folders can then be selected and restored to their original locations, or saved to a new location. File data integrity is verified during storage and recovery using MD5 digital signatures. Backup logs and restore logs provide detailed information about all file transfers.

Backups can be scheduled to be performed monthly, weekly, daily or hourly. When a backup alarm occurs, the backup operation can be performed automatically, or optionally an alert displayed allowing the user to trigger the backup when ready. This ‘Alert Only’ mode is perfect for protecting users’ work whilst they are editing an important document (eg. a thesis), or series of documents (eg. software source code modules). Every hour, the backup alert will obediently pop up reminding the user to save their work and start the incremental backup process. At this time, the user can also enter a short note describing the backup eg. ‘Just completed thesis abstract’. In this way, with minimal effort, the user has a rolling series of versions of their valuable documents backed up. Later, if they need to, they can easily access any previous version of their files.

The free Lite Edition of PC-Mac-Net FileShare can be downloaded now from http://www.lavasoftware.com. The Lite Edition has 10mb download and 2mb upload file size limits, allows 3 users per workgroup, has data backup limits, and a 10 minute media playback time. The Professional Edition has unlimited data backup capabilities and can play music and full-length movies, and the Standard Edition can play music and short movies. The MacOS Classic version offers file transfer and remote folder sync only. Prices start at USD14.95 per computer, with discounts for larger pack sizes.

About the Company

Lava Software Pty. Ltd., a company incorporated in the State of South Australia in 1997, offers software products across a range of key application areas for all popular computer platforms. More information is available from http://www.lavasoftware.com.

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