Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#46 Post by vacherin » Sun May 06, 2018 6:01 am

In terms of portability - nothing is saved anywhere. It always starts at the same spot on the desktop and defaults to C:\. In fact, if there's no C:\ it will complain and exit.

> Wishlist

Got no time for any of these, sorry.This was meant more as a demo for how to visualize spiky data rather than an actual supported tool.

> Other nice things

> * Ability to observe multiple sources at once

You can do that by launching multiple copies of the program.

> * Customize visual refresh speed

The latest version supports this, see https://twitter.com/bvckup/status/992355150663704576 for a screenscap

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#47 Post by vacherin » Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 am

PS. A new release of Bvckup 2 is out, includes some changes that I think are quite interesting... though it's probably of not much relevance here since it's not a freeware.

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Re: Bvckup

#48 Post by smaragdus » Sun May 06, 2018 10:26 am

@vacherin
If the developer has provided an easy and simple way to run Bvckup in portable mode I might have purchased it.

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#49 Post by vacherin » Sun May 06, 2018 11:16 am

@smaragdus - I am the developer. The program is portable in a sense that the whole config is kept in a single folder, which can be easily specified. However the license is bound to a machine. It can be rebound to another machine and the binding tolerates OS reinstalls and incremental changes to the machine itself, but it is not designed to be routinely moved between the computers. I suspect you already know that, so this is just to clarify the state of affairs for everyone else.

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Re: Bvckup

#50 Post by smaragdus » Sun May 06, 2018 11:50 am

@vacherin
I never ask questions if I know the answers. Thanks for clarifying that Bvckup is licensed per machine, not per user. Is an external drive regarded as machine? I have portable commercial programs which save the license within the data folder so one can have such programs on external drives. I have an old version of Bvckup (1.0.1.401) which writes to Windows registry only uninstall information. Does version 2 retain the same behaviour? I have two machines but I use only one of them yet I don't like when licenses are bound to machine because this restricts my freedom. Anyway, thanks for the information about the new version.

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#51 Post by vacherin » Sun May 06, 2018 12:02 pm

> Is an external drive regarded as machine?

No, the license is bound to the computer, not a drive. In fact, it is *not* bound to any drives.

> Does version 2 retain the same behaviour?

Yes, it does. There's a free version of Bvckup 2 - the last release from the beta cycle (which is the one this site's entry is about).

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#52 Post by webfork » Sun May 06, 2018 1:02 pm

vacherin wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 6:01 am
WishlistGot no time for any of these, sorry.This was meant more as a demo for how to visualize spiky data rather than an actual supported tool.
Few freeware programs here on the site are actively supported in anything but a casual way. Just throwing that out some suggestions for a cool program idea.

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#53 Post by vacherin » Sun May 06, 2018 11:07 pm

webfork wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Just throwing that out some suggestions for a cool program idea.
I typically do the same if someone shows me anything :-)
I'm just saying how things are on my end so not to give any false hopes.

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Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

#54 Post by Midas » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:11 am

Mod note: posts about Diskovery were given their own topic at viewtopic.php?t=25503.


FYI, Bvckup2 commercial is currently v1.0.81 (release changelog at https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1313, all changelogs at https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/584); no changes for the last free Beta.

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