HELIOS Software GmbH has released a Mac Intel-compatible version of its backup tool HELIOS Xtar. HELIOS Xtar for Mac (PPC/Intel) stores each HFS file as a double file in the standard “tar” format. Unicode file names as well as all meta data‹including creation and modification date‹are preserved. During the restore with Xtar to an HFS volume, the Finder and resource information are written into a valid HFS file. In doing so, all Mac OS X specific meta data are preserved so that volumes are bootable after the restore.