FileBackupEX (file synching utility)

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FileBackupEX (file synching utility)

#1 Post by Midas » Tue May 20, 2014 4:56 am

FileBackupEX is yet another file backup and synching utility, which major asset is having been developed from the ground up with simplicity and portable storage in mind; it really takes a simplistic approach to file backup, yet it allows for scripts to be run before and after jobs are launched.

FileBackupEX status as freeware takes some guessing: the download page states it's "BETA forever", while the purchase page declares that "BETA versions are not for sale".

The ZIP file from the "Download" page contains an installer, but if you "run the installer with the 'Advanced Manual Install' option checked and it will extract the files"; the installer can also be (Uni)extracted. In any case, it yields a single executable, the PDF manual and a REG file pointing to registry settings locations.

FileBackupEX site says it's portable when in fact it's not: the backup files database is stored in '%APPDATA%\GOFF Concepts\FileBackupEX' and settings in 'HKCU\Software\GOFF Concepts\FileBackupEX' (and, eventually, also in 'HKLM\Software\GOFF Concepts\FileBackupEX' or 'HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\GOFF Concepts\FileBackupEX'), so use of a custom launcher is advised if you want to run this portably.
  • [url][/url] author wrote:FileBackupEX is a simple to use file backup and sync utility. It works well for staging files for later offsite replication. If you have a large photo, movie, or document folder then FileBackupEX can automatically keep files and folders in sync with a NAS appliance or removable drive.
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Download FileBackupEX current version (v1.0.0.4, released 2013-04-26) from ... nload.html (don't bother with the manual, it is included in the installer).

On a related note, the same is responsible for previous submitted FileSearchEX, which doesn't seem to be entirely free anymore ( ... hp?t=11564)...

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Re: FileBackupEX (file synching utility)

#2 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:23 pm

FileBackupEX is no longer beta and is no longer free- the personal license costs "$10 per physical residence".

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Re: FileBackupEX (file synching utility)

#3 Post by webfork » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:31 pm

smaragdus wrote:FileBackupEX is no longer beta and is no longer free- the personal license costs "$10 per physical residence".
Bummer -- pushing to payware thread.

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