app4mac announced the immediate availability of a public beta version of its new Twin online data backup system. The Twin application supports backing up data to local drives as well as online locations via several file transfer protocols.
Twin is built on the code base for Persistence and supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and MobileMe, along with AES-256 encryption and bz2 compression. It preserves Finder information, ACLs, privileges and resource forks, and lets users schedule backup times, set which files to include, and more.
Twin 1.0 will be priced at €29 (about US$38.38) when the final version is available on May 14. Persistence owners will receive a free Twin. The beta application is available for download at the app4mac Web site.