Impression, a backup utility for Mac OS X from The Babel Co., has been updated to version 1.5, adding direct-to-disk archiving and file copy support. Performance has gotten a boost, and the user interface has been tweaked.
Impression now supports direct-to-drive backups by writing secure disk images to any mounted media. Disk image compression and checksum options are available. “File copy” mode is available, also.
The code for the backup engine has been reviewed and consolidated, resulting in an average 10 percent speed boost over Impression 1.4. And the restore code is now faster when “run as root.”
Impression costs US$20; updates are free to registered owners. The application’s price will go up to $25 on July 15.