Exiland Backup Free (portable)

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Re: Exiland Backup Standard - Giveaway

#16 Post by smaragdus » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:21 pm

The standard version of Exiland Backup (Exiland Backup Feature Comparison Chart) is offered for free at SharewareOnSale- the offer will be available for about 34 more hours. The giveaway is for the installer version so I won't take advantage of it. I have tested Exiland Backup Free several times and I like it- the program is very light, well-designed, robust and reliable. The free version is good enough for my needs. It seems it lacks support for volume shadow copy.

Exiland Backup Free can easily be made stealth- just change temp folder location, disable auto-start and disable update check, screen:

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I did some basic editing of the database entry, I think it needs some more redacting to meet the criteria of this site. I upvoted the program but it is still private. I think it deserves to become public since Exiland Backup Free is portable and stealth, easy to use (the GUI is clean and well-organized), feature-rich, light and clean (no ads, no nags beside the initial Upgrade screen on first run- I will test it more thoroughly and if and if there are other nags I will notify the community).

I have some ideas for tiny enhancements and I may contact the developer.

However I noticed that the developer had released two versions of Exiland Backup Free with the same version number- 4.7 (file version - 4.7.0.0):

Exiland Backup Free version 4.7 from 2018-03-02:

Portable
Name: backup-free-portable.zip
File Size: 5050039 Byte(s) (4.82 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-03-02 12:49
MD5: 293c207cc70c3579d0a5b3e1df542ddb
SHA1: 73409b39402f1c842df57c7b01bd728ba0e560b9
SHA256: 7f8f9c770e6869f8bec901b57c86708a3a36de3eb5ce3ff6d2ddb3cb5f92e73a
SHA512: 3621d6c7dc8bb3c9368a99cac029b203d1e61b54fba540e7c4e6b1c81bc2883990b6e69f124c641b3b1dd7fae6084d28bdf6dc9552821a21d9819ded812d4436

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Name: backup-free.zip
File Size: 5254512 Byte(s) (5.01 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-03-02 12:47
MD5: ac24c8a6c67401fccd3f2755870dafd9
SHA1: da8e7062d40fc810dd78f22a1c483c997c0bcece
SHA256: ff4a2f05e539a4ba89b69e519c1eae9473d06d2a87f5d07bfc13785bbd739b33
SHA512: 199167fcb0afe20838fc882999aea264ab4eea7ea479697c357fd19ac102a0da0ea36de1525835c146f71a9eadac504eb6d7d4bef710b60acd0f0268fb4e5ca5

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Exiland Backup Free version 4.7 from 2018-04-15:

Portable
Name: backup-free-portable.zip
File Size: 5063022 Byte(s) (4.83 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-04-15 12:44
MD5: 19b6fd8c1767de97096e8ef0b66fd21e
SHA1: 7e34d718379ed884f6a975552e15d428fc63cc94
SHA256: 6c73a31656a727fb13bceccc3f0f3e4a0c47d0d89c0aca7ee15ed7d8064f76e0
SHA512: f6129ce5ba9c601bf7dfb7ff049483711dc7877354d91e80bced96f937e1181f7a9e4aa7cdb51b558e1513787235645dce7a0d2f61ee4cec22a1278071d8206b

Installer
Name: backup-free.zip
File Size: 5269659 Byte(s) (5.03 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-04-15 12:44
MD5: 2298947070b065ad2a046b907ac46a0c
SHA1: d518c64bc9164f646e4ed611d31f7b7e15c83642
SHA256: b161a7c0bee2bb54c4c8af05eba4f2cc25f7d10b7598d54e404edab97bcbf3e7
SHA512: 7cf4a07750336c6d3ae46b474c1d93094cef89744a6048cfd948ac235aceb08660b34deebfc9c8fbd2fb7b2bf2b9c8227835f4d0f59edab2f051bffe46e1240c

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I have no idea what has been changed in the second 4.7 version.

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#17 Post by exiland » Wed May 16, 2018 8:29 am

Dear users,

We are delighted to announce the release of the updated Exiland Backup version.
https://exiland-backup.com/backup-download.html

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 4.8
  • User interface was improved
  • The program interface was translated into Polish
  • Information about the size of each file being copied was added
  • The bug of reading directories over SFTP protocol in UTF-8 encoding is fixed
  • The bug of reading directories by mask is fixed
  • Other bugs and defects are fixed
If you are a registered user:
  • The speed of scanning files over FTP, SFTP (SSH) was increased by 5-10 times in Standard / Professional editions.
Any questions - write feel free not hesitating.

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#18 Post by Slavius » Wed May 16, 2018 6:38 pm

exiland,

I wish to try Exiland Backup Professional for 2 weeks. Could you sent me temporary license key and link to download Exiland Backup Professional?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Exiland Backup Free

#19 Post by smaragdus » Wed May 16, 2018 7:08 pm

Unfortunately Exiland Backup Free has switched from freeware (version 4.7) to registerware (version 4.8), screen:

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I immediately downgraded to version 4.7. After a while I will check again where there will be other nice surprises like time-bombs or nags.

Confirmation on exit cannot be disabled from "Settings" which is quite annoying, screen:

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My initial enthusiasm about this program subsided so I will keep using the really free (no nags, no registration prompts) backup and synchronization tools I have.

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#20 Post by exiland » Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 am

smaragdus,

This registration is absolutely free of any charge.
If the user is interested in Exiland Backup Free and uses it for a long time, he himself should be interested in receiving notifications of new versions and promotions.
Confirmation on exit cannot be disabled from "Settings" which is quite annoying, screen:
This is bug which we were already fixed. Thank you, Smaragdus!

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#21 Post by exiland » Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 am

Slavius,

Please send us a request using the feedback form on program's website. Yes, we can provide you with the temporary license key.
Feedback form here: https://exiland-backup.com/backup-support.html

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#22 Post by webfork » Sun May 20, 2018 2:04 pm

exiland wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 am
If the user is interested in Exiland Backup Free and uses it for a long time, he himself should be interested in receiving notifications of new versions and promotions.
exiland,

Sorry I didn't welcome you to the site earlier.

This site tends to prefer programs that don't require registration. There are a few reasons for this including some concerns about what happens to registerware should the dev disappear. This has happened a lot over the years so it's a concern at least for me. There is however no policy against adding registerware to the database.

A note has been added to the entry.

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#23 Post by webfork » Sun May 20, 2018 2:09 pm

I didn't see a nag prompt when I first launched the program. Does that show up in a day or a week? Or after a few launches?

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  • Filename: backup-free-portable.zip
    MD5: 803B540DFE11338B6262ACA433EE62F0
    SHA1: 84135F15741C0263D6DFF898C82C51A8FB37F98C
    SHA256: A72A25DCE41FACC3A50F26417C37C9FEDBC36433A14EA526E38F3CB48F6BBA56
    VirusTotal Rating: 01/61
    VirusTotal URL: https://www.virustotal.com/file/a72a25d ... /analysis/
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Re: Exiland Backup Free

#24 Post by smaragdus » Sun May 20, 2018 2:50 pm

@exiland
exiland wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 am
smaragdus,

This registration is absolutely free of any charge.
If the user is interested in Exiland Backup Free and uses it for a long time, he himself should be interested in receiving notifications of new versions and promotions.
Confirmation on exit cannot be disabled from "Settings" which is quite annoying, screen:
This is bug which we were already fixed. Thank you, Smaragdus!
I am not going to discuss what users might be interested in. I am not interested in using registerware programs. Of course I might have used temporary mail services but I have no time to waste. After my preliminary tests of Exiland Backup Free I was impressed but after the release of registerware version 4.8 I do not plan to play with this program any more. The generous 18% discount didn't tempt me either. Since I do not promote registerware programs I will downvote the database entry.

You said exit prompt was fixed but I didn't find an option to disable it:

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Good luck

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#25 Post by exiland » Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Hi threre!

- Problem with exit prompt is solved.
- Also, you can Ignore the registration by pressing "CTRL + I" on the registration form.

Today I have placed the new compilation of Exiland Backup Free on program's website.
Please download it, unpack and replace the program files.
https://exiland-backup.com/prod/backup- ... rtable.zip

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#26 Post by xor » Mon May 21, 2018 7:08 am

CTRL + I puts a smile on my face as no more nag registration screens afterwards, I was really distressed to feel like I wouldn't be using this backup gem anymore after it quickly became my favorite over similar ones due to shorter time to finish tasks. :D

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#27 Post by exiland » Tue May 22, 2018 2:32 am

ATTENTION!

Only Today! May 22, 2018
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http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/exil ... deals-home
Don't miss this deal!

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#28 Post by webfork » Tue May 22, 2018 8:37 pm

exiland wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Also, you can Ignore the registration by pressing "CTRL + I" on the registration form.
Help me out here: when does the registration screen appear and when do you pres CTRL+I to bypass it? I'd like to include that in the entry.
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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#29 Post by exiland » Wed May 23, 2018 2:55 am

Yes, when the registration screen appears, press CTRL+I
Please include that in the entry.

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Re: Exiland Backup Free (portable)

#30 Post by webfork » Sun May 27, 2018 5:40 pm

webfork wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:04 pm
There are a few reasons for this including some concerns about what happens to registerware should the dev disappear. This has happened a lot over the years so it's a concern at least for me.
One example of disappearing registerware is WinTabber, a great program which went trialware after being freeware and now the website is dead and there's no way to register: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1329 / http://www.wintabber.com/

I'm not saying registerware or trialware is a bad business model and should never be used, I'm just saying it's frustrating for those of us trying to promote freeware.
exiland wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:55 am
Yes, when the registration screen appears, press CTRL+I
Please include that in the entry.
Question 2 has been answered, thanks got that. Question 1 is still "when does the registration screen appear?" After a week? After launching 10x?"
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