Toucan - synchronise, backup and encrypt data

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Toucan - synchronise, backup and encrypt data

#1 Post by Ennovy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:50 am

On the website http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/toucan
you can find more information about toucan and download your copy.
Toucan is a small utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 5 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want. This version features:

Four synchronisation modes, copy, update, mirror and equalise.
Backup and restore in industry standard zip and 7-zip files
Encryption using the BURP updated blowfish algorithm
Command line support, allows you to create a batch file for repeated jobs
Portable variables, point to places on you USB drive no matter what its drive letter is
Screenshot: http://portableapps.com/files/images/sc ... toucan.png
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Now at version 1.2

#2 Post by Arithmomaniac » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:23 am

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Re: Toucan - synchronise, backup and encrypt data

#3 Post by webfork » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:52 pm

Old thread update: Just went back and updated the Toucan entry and realized it has some pretty amazing functions. However, I had some difficulty getting an idea of what the different sync methods do (copy, mirror, and move I get but equalize and clean?). The help file points to the website and there's not much detail there.

A clear breakdown on the difference between an update and differential backup would also be good.
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Re: Toucan - synchronise, backup and encrypt data

#4 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:45 am

I have a faint remembrance of Toucan requiring DotNET -- there's no mention of it in the database entry (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=984), so I'm probably confused...

Do you happen to know where the native version saves files and/or settings?

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Re: Toucan 3.1.5

#5 Post by smaragdus » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:44 am

@JohnTHaller

Toucan version 3.1.5 (Toucan_3.1.5.paf.exe) downloaded from SourceForge is different than the same file downloaded from GitHub, why?

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Toucan 3.1.5 - SourceForge

Name: Toucan_3.1.5.paf.exe
File Size: 4742752 Byte(s) (4.52 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-07-04 19:05
Version: 3.1.5.2
MD5: bbb85db8121b2c43df4d6e8b2de50860
SHA1: 71d336553cce8367f33a129b380aeda88b758cd6
SHA256: 1dd05e9b782866ba56df3e8a73b1b7e87d7e21f4c59b15d8faea851e67bb6cfc
SHA512: 6ace04f172ddbb30c03abb1909ca55966dc1851c6549de34553a66ce800ed5635c61b71a7d5e42633eb8a707b14ad0c346d830ff5ba378a4cb120ad4c95a851c

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Toucan 3.1.5 - GitHub

Name: Toucan_3.1.5.paf.exe
File Size: 4729855 Byte(s) (4.51 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-07-01 17:02
Version: 3.1.5.2
MD5: ff58c0cc1c4f60905e796da90bf13ccc
SHA1: 4c9b8c30400af7a7d721282aa130d4c6664fd03d
SHA256: 7aed94de2ebd3d2eb22e557b1fedacf37542dfcaf532d0f48da811eca62c3f7f
SHA512: 652cf4422c67027e5da446d68ee3b68991803ff4111cb6af21985fac0a1da50251cc74f04146c6eb4fefd5e83cdc286c688f1ff23805f3b3b98076b0746907e2

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Re: Toucan - synchronise, backup and encrypt data

#6 Post by JohnTHaller » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:58 am

The official release linked on PortableApps.com is on SourceForge. The Toucan.exe launcher is rebuilt with the latest PA.c Launcher and digitally signed then packaged in a PA.c Installer and digitally signed. The release on Github is using an older toucan.exe launcher and is not digitally signed. It's likely in the future that we'll be digitally signing first and then pushing to both Github and SourceForge, but this was the first official release of Toucan with a new developer building it and we didn't want to up the version number just to do the digital signing.

Releases are only "official" when announced on the PortableApps.com site and linked to via the app directory. Anything else is considered an unofficial package. If you download from the PortableApps.com site or from the PortableApps.com Platform you'll always get the correct version.
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Re: Toucan

#7 Post by smaragdus » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:15 pm

@JohnTHaller
First- thanks for the detailed explanation.
Second- I am glad you found a developer for Toucan (I supposed it might be abandoned).
Third- in my opinion the change log file should be accessible from the main page, now it is buried quite deep.

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