updated 04:45 pm EDT, Fri April 6, 2007
Helios disk utility update
Helios Software has released its mkisofs cross-platform disk image utility that enables flexible disk image creation for file archives as well as backups of critical files. The utility supports system snapshots, cross-platform archives, legal preservation, platform independent file transfer, and simple backups. The company has extended the open-source utility by removing size and format limitations, making it a more flexible tool for creating data archives as well as custom universal disk format (UDF) images. Mkisofs is scriptable for automated tasks, including scheduled backups, and is usable interactively via 'hot folders.' Helios' mkisofs backup utility is available for free (system requirements were unavailable).
"Today's growing disk capacities and inexpensive external disk systems allow storing read-only archives quickly on disk instead of burning media or using proprietary tape formats," said Helios president and founder Helmut Tschemernjak. "We turned 'mkisofs' into a general purpose solution which allows archiving Mac, Windows, and UNIX specific files with their attributes into UDF disk images which can easily be mounted by Mac and Windows users."