Bvckup 2

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by angstrom, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. mood

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    I have seen it on Majorgeeks ;)
     
  2. Mister X

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    Yeah, they seem haven't updated on Twitter... Thanks.
     
  3. Hadron

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    This superb application NEVER fails me. ;)
     
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  4. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v78.17 Released (January 8, 2018)
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  5. mood

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    Edit: new version
    Bvckup 2 v78.18.1 Released (January 18, 2018)
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    Some fixes in this version, excerpt:
     
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  6. Ya5h Kh4n

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    What do you mean by "It is a lifetime license"?
    Is it lifetime with free updates to version 2?
    Is it lifetime with free upgrades to future versions?
     
  7. TheRollbackFrog

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    To my knowledge, it's a 1-time license fee... forever. (Angstrom will correct if we're wrong :D)
     
  8. Ya5h Kh4n

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    The website mention "maintenance updates free". If I go by the words "maintenance updates", it seems "lifetime with free updates for version 2" i.e when Bvckup was released and Dev explained the license details, he used the same words "maintenance updates" will be free and major version upgrade will be paid.
    Don't know if anything changed regards license?
     
  9. mood

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    I'm only the messenger :D
    (after some more searching in the bvckup2 forum):
    But yes, it seems to be "lifetime with free updates for version 2" and an upgrade from v2 to v3 will be not free:
     
  10. angstrom

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    Happy to oblige.

    At the moment, licenses are perpetual (require no renewals) and maintenance updates are both perpetual and free. "Maintenance updates" are all the updates released under the "Bvckup 2" name. Here's a full list to date.

    "Bvckup 3", if and when it comes around, is a separate product, so - no, there's going to be no free upgrade, but there'll be an upgrade pricing. That said, I would strongly suggest not to fixate on the "v3" part, because I am now leaning towards adding cloud support first, which will move git-based archiving support (the defining v3 feature) to the back burner. From what I've seen so far, existing versioning works really well for the vast majority of people who need it. The difference between it and the "v3" versioning is in the handling of very large files. If you don't routinely edit huge files, then you should have a look at the current versioning support.

    Now, that all said, we are going to be changing several things.

    Licenses - we will be moving away from the use-based model to more conventional feature-based model. See this post for details.

    The licenses will remain perpetual and require no renewal. We will be supporting 5 licenses types (2 existing and 3 new ones), but we'll be selling only new types.

    Updates - we are going to be reworking things here as well. Quite a bit, in fact.

    Keep in mind that this applies to the new license types only. A gist of it is as follows:

    Maintenance updates will get sorted into two types - feature updates and bugfix updates.
    Feature updates are the major releases (79, 80, 81, etc), these will be adding new functionality.
    Bugfix updates are the minor releases (79.1, 79.2, etc.), these will be, unsurprisingly, fixing bugs.

    Bugfix updates will be free, no strings attached. When a bug is fixed, it will go into all applicable major releases and produce respective bugfix updates.

    Feature updates will be free for the first year. After one year we'll have a paid-for option for extending the access for another year. Perhaps we'll have other options as well, e.g. unlimited access to all updates (at a steep discount), but that's TBD.

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    I think this approach has a reasonable degree of fairness to it, but I also expect that it won't make everyone happy. If anyone is up to sharing their opinion, either con and pro, I'm all ears.
     
  11. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v78.19 Released (January 25, 2018)
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    Bvckup 2 v78.20 Released (February 2, 2018)
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