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ChronoSync 4.9.6 and ChronoAgent 1.9.4

Econ Technologies has released ChronoSync 4.9.6 and ChronoAgent 1.9.4 with tweaks and bug fixes related to macOS 10.15 Catalina. ChronoSync adds the capability to convert existing HFS+ backup volumes to the new APFS Volume Group required for bootable backups in Catalina, fixes bugs affecting file-folder pairs (i.e., folder on one side, file on the other, both with the same name), resolves an ownership-related issue with the APFS Volume Group Converter utility, and fixes a bug in the Backblaze B2 support that caused files larger than 5 GB to fail. Both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent improve shell task reliability to handle errors and exceptions better and to fix a long-standing bug that caused the results of running external commands and tasks to be misinterpreted when mounting disk images or blessing bootable backup targets. ($49.99 new for ChronoSync with a 20% discount for TidBITS members, free update, 67 MB, release notes, macOS 10.11+; $14.99 new for ChronoAgent, 26.6 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Comments About ChronoSync 4.9.6 and ChronoAgent 1.9.4

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  1. I updated ChronoSync today, and it crashed spectacularly upon hitting the sync button. I had to reboot, uninstall, reboot, reinstall an older version I had stored away, reboot - and it finally work. I’ll double check the new version again soon.

    Running Sierra

  2. Did you contact Econ Technologies support to see what might have been happening?

  3. No, because this article popped up first, and I wanted to do some more testing. I know they are very responsive. It seems to have something to do with the scheduler.


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