Bvckup 2 v68 (beta)

webfork on 19 May 2018
  • 589KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by Midas

Bvckup 2 is a backup/synchronization tool that uses "delta" copy methods, meaning it only transfers changes to a file or files rather than recopying the entire set. This is frequently faster, saves bandwidth for network backups and can help flash media live longer by reducing the overall number of disk writes. The program can do real-time, periodic or manual backups, and also functions as a file copier that can pause and resume both local and network transfers.

Note: this program is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial version of the program that includes support. A previous, freeware version with fewer features is available from bvckup.com.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup program according to your OS and install with defaults
  2. Copy bvckup2.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall program
  4. Create an empty text file in this folder with the following content:

    SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
    START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%


  5. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  6. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat
  7. Under Options - Preferences - Software updates, select "Don't check don't remind" as this program will always suggest downloading the latest version, which is not freeware.

Note: Over time that the contents of the "Config" can grow to substantial size. If it grows too large for your storage device, start a new profile and delete the old folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync

14 comments on Bvckup 2  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2019-06-04 06:28

If two ranked users click that trashcan icon, it will be deleted, too. I already did. :)

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Ding-A-Ling 2019-06-03 18:33

Link_www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7616&p=29747&hilit=comment+trash#p29747

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Ding-A-Ling 2019-06-03 18:27

@Midas

Yeah, sure I tested it.

Trashcan? Despite being logged in, I cannot see one.

From https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7616#p29747, I quote:
'Basically if you have a non-zero rank and you are logged in, you will find a "trash can" icon at the end of every comment.'

I infer that my rank is too lowly to even be allowed to take out the trash.

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Midas 2019-06-03 16:41

@Ding: have you noticed the trashcan icon at the far right of all comments? That's how you delete a comment...

Plus, you are right, you solution looks far more simple and efficient. Have you tested it?

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Ding-A-Ling 2019-06-03 14:28

I wish I could edit or delete my previous comment because, although often now attributed to da Vinci, it appears that this cannot be substantiated and that the quote is of a fairly recent origin.
(See: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/04/02/simple/)

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Ding-A-Ling 2019-06-03 13:53

SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%

These suggested lines for bvckup2-portable.bat could be simplified to one:
bvckup2.exe -c %~dp0Config%

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

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webfork 2018-05-19 11:39

@PAFuser thanks for that, updating entry

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PAFuser 2018-05-16 11:15

I let bvckup2 do an update, version 1.0+beta updated, but it started with a temporary 1 hour license. Back to 0.68 from backup I have.

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webfork 2017-11-09 00:44

@Vacherin: Thanks: I'll check those out and update the instructions if Billon doesn't beat me to it.

Thanks for following up on this. I hope that giving away the old unsupported beta has helped gather attention for your program. It's definitely helped me.

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vacherin 2017-11-08 14:07

@billon - both 32-bit and 64-bit bvckup2.exe (beta) binaries are now available from our site. You can link to them directly if you'd like. You may also want to mention in instructions to get a proper version for one's machine, because while a 32-bit version will indeed run on x64 Windows, the shadow copying won't work. One will need a 64-bit version for that.

https://bvckup2.com/files/beta/bvckup2-0.68.0.0-32.exe (589K)
https://bvckup2.com/files/beta/bvckup2-0.68.0.0-64.exe (651K)

That said, keep in mind that these are still builds from 2014.

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