CMS Peripherals announced today that the company is accepting applications from interested Mac users to beta test a new automatic backup system. The new backup software is Mac OS X native — CMS noted a limited number of applicants would be accepted for the beta test, so if you’re interested you should
contact them early.
A Macworld Best of Show winner at the San Francisco Expo last January, the current ABS system offers archiving, recovery and bootability for the Classic Mac enviroment (OS 8.6 and higher), or complete archiving and full recovery for the user area of the directory tree on Mac OS X. Among other features, the new version of ABS will offer bootability from a Mac OS X backup.
“The ability to boot straight from an ABSplus or ABSplus for Desktops unit on Mac OS X is the holy grail in our quest to make the most complete, easiest backup system possible,” said Ken Burke, president of CMS Peripherals. “Whether grabbing an ABSplus to present a demo, or immediately recovering from a system disaster, bootability straight into X means you can always be instantly productive, no matter what. We’re looking for a few strong beta testers from the community to help us bring this capability to Mac users worldwide.”
Both ABSplus and ABSplus for Desktops are available with USB 2.0 and FireWire.