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Fastback Plus

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Fastback_Plus_v3.0.1_Disk_1.hqx (719.93 KB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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Fastback_Plus_v3.0.1_Disk_2.hqx (42.87 KB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Fastback Plus was powerful backup software in its day and is intended for backing up data to and from external media.

One of the most useful features of Fastback Plus was its ability to save large archives as segments across multiple units of media (such as floppy disks or magnetic tape). The segments could then be easily recombined using the Restore function. Fastback Plus also offered the ability to record macros for automated backups.

When first launched, the program creates a new folder called "Fastback Data Folder" in its parent directory. This folder is used by the program to store backup history files.

Command-clicking a menu option will open a help window with a description of the selection's function.

Fastback was eventually bought by Symantec, who included it in their Norton Utilities package for the Mac. It was redesigned and renamed "Norton Fastback" and carried a a new look and feel, as well as a new icon, jettisoning the famous big cat. The last major release of Norton Utilities to include Fastback was version 3.x. Following its purchase of Fastback by Symantec, packaging for Fastback Plus could be found adorned with a red sticker, proudly exclaiming its new owners.

Top DL: Disk 1, containing the application and a Read Me file.
2nd DL: Disk 2, containing the Fastback Plus Autostart control panel, a folder of sample macros, and ShowSCSI 1.0.1, a utility for displaying what devices are connected to the host computer via SCSI.


System Requirements
• Macintosh Plus and newer
• 1 MB RAM, 128K ROM
• System 6.0.5 or higher, including SSW 7

See Also
Fastback 1.x ("Fastback For The Macintosh")
Fastback II

Architecture: 68k

The "Fastback Plus Autostart" control panel is not compatible with SSW 7 or later.


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by lilliputian - 2018, July 24 - 11:14pm

Recently acquired a new, never opened copy, so I've replaced my rescued copy (identical version number and creation date) with disk images obtained from the original media.

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by lilliputian - 2011, August 30 - 6:10am

I rescued this from my old PowerBook 540c. I was afraid it was lost forever, but then remembered it was on there. Had to get a USB floppy drive to get it off, but I think that it's an important little piece of history.