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Last post Author Topic: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !  (Read 52469 times)

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #75 on: May 22, 2014, 03:46 PM »
Thanks, Joe. This was the most productive beta I've ever run, period. I'm extremely happy how it went and the amount of help and support I got from it.

Re: doing a separate announcement thread - I think everyone who wanted has already learned about the release :)
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2014, 02:54 PM »
If you are using betas and planning to moving to the production release, make sure to grab a beta license in the next few days. This will be your 50% off coupon for the license.

I think I got my beta license last year sometime, I just upgraded to the latest version and tried clicking the menu item to license, which got me the purchase page with a purchase code starting with "BETA-" filled in.

The price still says $20 for a personal and $40 for a business license though?

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2014, 02:59 PM »
Click "Review Order" and you will see the adjusted total.
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2014, 03:14 PM »
Click "Review Order" and you will see the adjusted total.

It won't let me press that button without entering my credit card details. Would be nice if you could see the price without doing that.

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2014, 03:57 PM »
Indeed, it doesn't. For BETA-xx codes it's 50% off. Or you can try the PayPal form, there's no CC info there.
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2014, 04:15 PM »
Hmm ok, thanks for the clarification.

As a matter of principle, I am against blindly entering my cc info and pressing a big button without being able to see the correct price ;).
« Last Edit: June 05, 2014, 04:24 PM by Jibz »

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2014, 01:13 AM »
Fair point, OK.

PS. There's always a magic CC# 4242 4242 4242 4242 which a test Visa card number :)
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2014, 03:59 AM »
Is there any difference between the last beta and the current release version with respect to current features or bugs?

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #83 on: July 12, 2014, 05:37 AM »
Is there any difference between the last beta and the current release version with respect to current features or bugs?

It would've been really strange if there weren't any, wouldn't it? :)

As of Release 69 the differences are as follows:

New features

⦁   Added support for backup run simulation (dry runs)
⦁   Extended shadow copying to recognize optional modules
⦁   Added an option for overriding default backup settings

Issues resolved

⦁   Fixed an issue with log viewer stealing input focus
⦁   Fixed a rare on-exit issue
⦁   Fixed two UI issues with editing periodic backup settings
⦁   Added an isolation layer for the Select Folder widget
⦁   Fixed several smaller UI issues
⦁   Fixed an issue of not logging context of certain failures

Other changes

⦁   File filters can now match by a file size range
⦁   File browser in filter configuration is now symlink-aware
⦁   Periodic 6-hour backup is a new default (was: real-time)

You can get the list by checking for updates from the last beta. It always shows the diff against latest production release.
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #84 on: July 12, 2014, 07:40 AM »
Thank you apankrat - was just wondering what I might be missing if I trial the beta first

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #85 on: July 14, 2014, 07:34 PM »
Bought it a while ago; I'm more than satisfied. No problems what - so - ever. It just runs in the background, doing its job silently, quickly, efficiently and without fault. It's very well done.

(PS I still use the real-time sync option, which works well for syncing my multimedia collection over a network.)

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #86 on: July 16, 2014, 05:44 AM »
Great to hear :)

By the way (or rather, completely unrelated) - I did a Show HN post on Hacker News and it generated over 20K uniques in 24 hours. Highly recommended if you've got a good project to show.
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #87 on: July 16, 2014, 01:19 PM »
Thanks for the link. Some interesting questions/answers there!

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #88 on: October 29, 2014, 10:08 AM »
Can I bump this thread? Just killed few weeks on adding SMTP client into a backup app and I just need to share :)
https://www.bvckup2....port/forum/topic/474 - release notes
https://www.bvckup2.com/wip - screenshots and notes on the process (these strangely help with motivation, so I just keep doing them)
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #89 on: December 14, 2016, 04:52 AM »
It doesn't do versioning, but here are my thoughts on this.

I firmly believe that versioning needs to be done in a way that doesn't lock file history to specific software. This means that the version archive format needs to be open and documented. This in turn means that I should either invent and document such format (but then someone else will need to code alternative tools to work with it) -or- I can adopt an existing format.

Can you guess where this is going? ... 3,2,1 ... That's right - it should use Git :-)

So the plan as it stands is to get the V2 on the road first and then to tackle file versioning.

wondering if you still considering this idea?
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2016, 06:03 AM »
wondering if you still considering this idea?

Yes, it's still on the plans. It's just gets too damn long sometimes to get from an idea to having time to properly execute it. I'm thinking we need another 6 months to get v2 feature complete, which includes adding SMART diagnostics, backup verification and several UI features. After that, we'll see what to do next.
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #91 on: May 06, 2018, 08:48 AM »
Bump. New release is out, R79. Notable changes:

1. Brand new copying module called the ultra copier:

  • Faster bulk copying - details
  • Faster delta copying - details
  • Resumable copying and fast error recovery - details

2. Automatic retrying for transient, network-related failures (details).

3. New look for the progress bar. Obviously, a very important change.

r79-progress-bar-final.png

While at it, here's 5 years worth of all prior re-styling takes - https://bvckup2.com/wip/18042018

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Complete change log is over at changes/release-79

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #92 on: May 06, 2018, 04:51 PM »
Bump. New release is out, R79. Notable changes:


hi apankrat,    having trouble installing bvckup 2       getting error message     

" The procedure entry point VssfreeSnapsotproperties Internal could not be located in the dynamac link library VSSAPI. dll"

Running  WinXP3

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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #93 on: May 07, 2018, 05:53 AM »
Looking into it, stand by...
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #94 on: May 07, 2018, 09:43 AM »
Should be resolved now. Updated version is available from https://bvckup2.com/get
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Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta !
« Reply #95 on: May 08, 2018, 03:56 AM »
Should be resolved now. Updated version is available from https://bvckup2.com/get
Thanks apankrat   program is installing Ok . 
regards nogojoe
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