Frequently Asked Questions about Idem file synchronization software
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How to purchase Idem File Synchronization software
Our file backup/synchronizing solution is licensed for servers and workstations or laptops as single or site licenses. Order now online here your single licenses (84.45€ ~ 120 $US each) or special 5 licenses promotion set 450 $, 10 licenses Pack for 820 $ or Site licenses (4100$US).
You will get your key by email, just after we receive your purchase notification in the next hours .
For Corporate licenses
please email us your
French customers can also send us a bank check via snail mail with number of licenses and the email address.
If you prefer to order through wire transfer, then please submit us your request
How do I install Idem? It is very
Download the software, Unzip Idem.zip and just run IdemSetup.exe: this will guide your through installation
The setup program will install Idem in your windows \ Program Files directory but you can choose a different one.
After installation, configure Idem according to your needs; To reach the help, press menu ? + help.
To apply your registration key, please use menu ? + Register Idem to key in your license information received by email
I like the program but I need some other features, can
customize it for me ?
Yes, we also provide customization. Send your request for a quotation by emailing us to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we analyzed your needs, we will get back to you with a proposal or add the new function to standard version for free depending on the situation.
|Which Operating Systems are
Idem runs as an application on Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT4/ 2000/ 2003/Windows XP and also as a Windows service on these platforms.
|Can I mirror folders that
are in another server domain?
Yes, Idem can mirror across other server domains if it runs using an account that have the permissions to access them.
|Can Idem work over any type
of connection between two computers to clone
Yes, if from the machine where Idem is installed you can reach the folder on the other machine with your Windows Explorer and manually copy/move/suppress files between the two computers, then you should have no problems synchronizing the folders trees with Idem.
Can Idem replicate ACLs (Access Control Lists - NTFS
Yes . Idem can also replicate files and folders security information and attributes. You can choose to sync permissions or not.
|Does Idem synchronize
Macintosh files on Windows NTFS volumes?
Yes . Idem synchronizes Mac files on Windows volumes and can even optionnaly replace with a dash the Windows forbidden characters in Mac filenames when moving Mac files
|Is it possible to
synchronize files with special Unicode characters in filenames?
Yes . Idem does the synchronization of files named with special Unicode characters like Chinese and Korean names, - supports Double Byte Character Sets i.e. Japanese.
Can I do a
with a Linux PC?
Is it possible to stop/start Idem from a batch file?
|How to run Idem as a Windows NT or Windows 2000 or Windows XP service ?|
|Can Idem be set up for scheduling starting at a certain time using an external scheduler ?|
Yes, of course you just need to set up the
before the scheduler runs Idem.exe.
In this case you must configure it with the " automatic start up" option in the configuration menu : when the scheduler launch it, idem will start the mirroring of the folders.
You can also define if it runs one time, checking option "stop program after the first mirroring operation". If you need a permanent mirroring leave this options unchecked.
What's new in Idem v2.2?
release is v2.2i :
- You can now display locked files that were not copied during the last mirroring cycle using menu Configuration / Display locked files (F3).
- When 'Record files and folders names in Log files' is set in menu 'Logs/Archive mirroring operations in Log files' menu, locked files are recorded in Log.
|How to apply the new release ?|
and unzip the last version of Idem.
You can install EXE file only or the full package.
It is recommended to save your signatures file and your registration key before. After installation of EXE file or the full package replace the shipped signature file by your own signature file saved before. Signature file is "signatures.txt" located in installation directory. If you uninstall previous version and install the new one, please reapply your registration key.
|Does Idem compare &
synchronize sub folders?
Yes, Idem lets you decide if you compare and synchronize subfolders or just replicate/move selected folders.
Can Idem remove empty orphan subfolders on target
when synchronizing 2 folders?
Yes, Idem can delete an empty target subfolder with option "remove old files on target folder";
just be carefull when adding symmetric bi-directional replication (source folder A to target B followed by B to A ) don't use it for this couple of source target A-->B-->A.
|Can Idem replicate opened files ?|
can use Idem + Open
to replicate opened files. You must:
- run Idem and OFH on the same machine
- define the local drive(s) monitored by OFH: C:, D:, etc
note: OFH cannot manage attached/network drives
- define source folder in Idem using local drives letters (C:, D:, etc.).
when running Idem with OFH, you cannot use UNC convention such \\Server\Share\folder because OFH monitors only local drives.
|Does Idem lock files or directories when it is mirroring?|
|No, Idem does not lock any file or directory.|
|Is it possible to know the
list of files and folders synchronized by Idem?
Yes, of course you can set up Idem log active to create daily reports with filenames delete/moved/replicated.
How many interface languages are available for Idem ?
The interface is available in English, French and Portuguese language.
How to keep informed about the last updates of Idem ?
All registered users are in our mailing list and automatically informed about updates. If you have other contacts in your company that you would like to add to the list, just send us the corresponding email addresses
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