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CloudPull 2.2

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Golden Hill Software has updated its CloudPull Google-data backup application to version 2.2 with several improvements. First off, its snapshot feature switches from using OS X’s Versions to storing both current and previous backup snapshots within the CloudPull database file, which should reduce the amount of disk space that CloudPull uses. Because this adjustment requires a change in database format, CloudPull needs to migrate your data into the new format when you first open version 2.2, which could take from one to several hours depending on how often you set snapshots to be saved and how many you elected to keep.

The Mac App Store version of CloudPull has now been sandboxed, which requires a change of location for your backup files, modifies the behavior of starting CloudPull at login, and removes the CloudPull Monitor (these changes are detailed in full in a Golden Hill blog post). Additionally, CloudPull has been split into two apps in the Mac App Store: CloudPull Premium and CloudPull Free (the latter of which has been available since mid-January 2013). CloudPull Free enables you to back up a single Google account for an unlimited amount of time, and it provides an in-app purchase option to upgrade to CloudPull Premium for $9.99 (which supports up to 10 Google accounts and has the capability to run in the background). The direct download trial version from the Golden Hill Web site now has the same terms as the Mac App Store CloudPull Free version (unlimited backup of a single Google account). CloudPull 2.2 now requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion or 10.8.0 Mountain Lion or later (with support for 10.7.0 through 10.7.4 removed). ($9.99 new, free update, 11.9 MB, release notes)

 

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