Toucan Released

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Submitted by Steve Lamerton on February 28, 2008 - 12:43pm

Toucan logoToucan has been released. Toucan is a tool for advanced users that allows you to sync, backup and secure files on your device. This new version fixes a bug that would cause secure (and possibly backup) to hang in rare instances. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


Toucan Screenshot Toucan is a small utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. Its features include:

  • Four synchronization modes, copy, update, mirror and equalize.
  • Four backup modes, complete, update, incremental and restore, in industry standard zip and 7-zip files
  • Encryption using ccrypt and the BURP updated blowfish algorithm.
  • Command line support, allows you to create a batch file for repeated jobs

New In This Release

This new release fixes a bug that would cause secure (and possibly backup) to get stuck in an infinite loop in specific circumstances. Installer / Format

Toucan is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Toucan is available for immediate download from the Toucan homepage. Get it today!

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I like how the toucan is going to eat backup. Smile


Could it be possible that, in case of incremental backup, if no changes have occurred in the folder, no backup file is created ?

I think eventually a msg should inform the user, which may not be that easy in case of command line processing.

Bst rgds from France,