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The Jungle Disk 2.5 Release Is Here!

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UPDATE:  There will be a delay in getting the licenses out to the winners.  That’s the bad news – the good news is that to make up for it, all 25 comments win!  You should all be getting emails sometime next week. Comments on this post are now closed.  Thanks!

This new release brings a ton of new features – and for existing Jungle Disk customers it is a free update:

Jungle Disk 2.5 is a major upgrade for Jungle Disk, bringing a number of highly requested features. Highlights of the new version include:

  • Installs and runs as a background service. Will keep running even if Jungle Disk Monitor is closed or logged out.
  • Automatic backups are performed even when not logged in to the computer
  • Native file system support on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003 and 2008
  • EU support for Jungle Disk Plus
  • Native 64-bit versions for Windows and Linux
  • New download resume ability for large file downloads and restores
  • Wake from sleep for backups now available on Mac in addition to Windows
  • Backup in-use files feature works on Vista without UAC constraints
  • Easy backup of data for multiple user accounts on the same computer
  • “Time-machine” style restore interface, allowing to you restore files from a point-in-time view of your backup
  • Automatic updates on Windows (built-in) and Mac (using Sparkle)

The upgrade is free for all current users. Beat the rush and get Jungle Disk 2.5 now!

And for those of you who have read this far – we have another 20 free copies of Jungle Disk Desktop to give away!  On Friday morning we will “randomly” select 20 comments to this post and you will receive a license code for Jungle Disk 2.5.  All you have to do is leave a comment that is interesting and relevant to either Jungle Disk or to Mosso in general :).  So this isn’t a speed commenting contest!  You need not be first to win.

Winners will be notified via email ONLY – so make sure you use a valid email address.  Winners will be notified on or before 23 January.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Rob La Gesse.


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26 Comments

That’s great, I’m looking forward to switching from Amazon S3 to Mosso.

avatar rockettman on January 14, 2009 |

We have been using Mosso CloudFiles for a few months now as our CDN. Even though they have technically been in BETA, there service is nothing less than I would expect from a RackSpace company (Fanatical).

Keep up the great work. Can’t wait to try Jungle Disk in connection with Mosso.

avatar johncongdon on January 14, 2009 |

Sweet, I would love a free copy of JungleDisk. I am using both Mosso and Amazon S3 to host my website, JungleDisk could make that easier, and might encourage me to switch to CloudFiles

avatar spaetzel on January 14, 2009 |

This is cool. I look forward to trying it out.

avatar ElmoFromOK on January 14, 2009 |

Any plans to update the Windows Home Server version as well?

avatar skobalczyk on January 14, 2009 |

Great work Jungle Disk and Mosso. Looking forward to the 2.5 release and seeing what we can do with it. Combine CDN, with personal back up space, and server backups from slicehost, completely taking away headaches of the past.

avatar thirdpartycode on January 14, 2009 |

I – I’ve been watching U
I think I wanna download ya (download ya)
Said my, backups a little dangerous
Girl, I’d love 2 download ya (download ya)

My Jungle Disk, yeah (Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh)
I think I wanna install ya (install ya)
Jungle Disk (Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh)
Girl, I’d love 2 install ya (install ya)

U – U’ve got a pretty UI
I think I wanna try it (try it)
I ain’t playin’, said my backups a little dangerous
Take U 2 my MacBook, rip U off … huh! (Jungle Disk)

Look out, oh! (Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh)
I think I wanna install ya (install ya)
Oh, jungle Disk, yeah (Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh)
Girl, I’d love 2 install ya (install ya)

Come on baby, where’s your license key?
U wanna back up or what?

Hey Mosso!
N..now Slicehost, yes!
Check it out!

Jungle Disk, yeah (Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh)
I think I wanna install ya (install ya)
Oh, Jungle Disk, yes (Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh)
Mmm, girl, I’d love 2 install ya (install ya)

Ha ha!
Aah, that’s it, that’s it
Hold on
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Sh! Ha ha!

avatar minter on January 14, 2009 |

I’ve tested the new Cloud Files out a bit and it’s great to see a competitor to Amazon! (Especially from Rackspace!)

Jungle Disk is going to really help me seal the deal in getting our developers to switch once Cloud Files support is added. Thanks!

Be sure to Google around and see Cloud File benchmarks.

avatar drewjoh on January 14, 2009 |

This looks really nice. Looking forward to trying it out with Cloud Files. Great work Mosso.

avatar jeffdavis on January 14, 2009 |

This looks fantastic, I’ve been poking around – keep up the great work!

avatar awyeah on January 14, 2009 |

I haven’t tried this yet, but looking forward to including the Cloud in my backup strategy.

avatar cgranier on January 14, 2009 |

Ah, this may be just the excuse I need to look into this “cloud” that everyone’s been talking about.

avatar tboot on January 14, 2009 |

I’ve been meaning to look at this for awhile now, looks like a good time to do it.

avatar jnaz on January 14, 2009 |

Fantastic news. I’ve been wanting to dive in and sign up for the service, so it looks like I might be trying it soon! Nice blog here too. I’ve added it to my Google Reader. :)

avatar rob on January 14, 2009 |

YESSS!!! I’ve been using Cloud Flies as soon as I joined Mosso 3 weeks ago! Now I’m going to implement the services I offer to my customers (I’ve some gov and edu) to let them access and share huge files over your CDN!

The things I love about Mosso and make it great are 3:
1) the customer support is REAL… I mean, there are expert people on the chat that solves your problems and they don’t say “it’s up to you, you’re the only responsable of this service…” as happened to me after an hardware failure at GoDa…. :)
2) there are new things every week… I don’t like people who sit and wait for the credit balance to increase… Mosso is dynamic!
3) cdn + sites = great flexability

cheers!
Valerio
http://www.imagenow.it

avatar imagenow on January 15, 2009 |

i’ve been reading up on Cloud Files all day and I’m pretty exited by it all. I’m gonna give Jungle Disk a trial but I’m not convinced on the S3 service yet, so the Cloud Files support is gonna be a winner.

as a Rackspace end user the tech support is fantastic, and with Mosso and Slicehost now a part of that, i’ll be moving all of my existing projects on to the cloud very soon.

avatar johnblackmore on January 15, 2009 |

It’s great to see the native 64-bit support! Keep the updates coming!

avatar Manganeez on January 15, 2009 |

Did you know Mosso’s alter ego lives at mosso.net? They breed dogs and hunt and I bet they don’t use Cloud Files/Jungle Disk.

CF FTW!

avatar richleland on January 15, 2009 |

This is great! Being able to resume large file transfers is a great feature for those on slower internet connections.

Hopefully the next release will add CloudFiles support!

avatar bhanson on January 16, 2009 |

Regular backups is one of my New Year’s resolutions. I’ve been evaluating solutions. So, Cloud Files support in Jungle Disk is very promising. I am downloading to test it now.

avatar lladnar on January 16, 2009 |

Automatic backups when no users are logged in to the computer, native 64-bit version and “Time-machine” style restore interface… Whoo! Amazing new features from Jungle Disk development team. Thank you Mosso for keeping me aware of that.

avatar Julien on January 16, 2009 |

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I’ve been on a big set it and forget it kick lately. The real difference maker in technology will be seamless integration which I’m glad to see Jungle Disk addition will do. Running as a background service is great and automatic backups performed even when not logged in? Wow sounds like a Sugarsync and MobileMe killer!

avatar vortek on January 19, 2009 |

Looking forward to trying the new Jungle Disk

avatar mtgrasse on January 21, 2009 |

These latest features look awesome! I’ve been playing around with Jungle Disk from the early days and it keeps going from strength to strength. Glad you guys continue to invest in it’s development. Outstanding work!!

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