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Alex Pankratov :

Nov 25, 2013

A quick list of threads for specific features and feature requests


Portable use - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/43
External pre/post backup commands - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/98

File versioning - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/158
Email alerts - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/195

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If you got a feature request, create a new topic and drop a link here in "<feature> - <link-to-the-topic>" format.

Alex Pankratov :

Nov 25, 2013

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Exporting/importing backup jobs - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/188
Configuration self-backup - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/139 (3rd post from the top)

Deipotent :

Nov 27, 2013

Make Go & Stop apply to all jobs if none are selected - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/201

mas :

Dec 12, 2013

Please Create a Command Line Interface - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/217

Alex Pankratov :

Dec 18, 2013

Copying open files - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/222

Jodes :

Jan 13, 2014

Bandwidth Throttling

sylvainA :

Jan 21, 2014

Nice to have: Option to only display errors in logs.

Duckeenie :

Jan 22, 2014

Support selecting Library as source would save having to edit jobs after moving files.

I would also like to second the request importing/exporting jobs

Alex Pankratov :

Jan 22, 2014

Ok, all noted, thanks.

Alex Pankratov :

Jan 22, 2014

Mapped drives unavailable when running as Administrator - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/168

Alex Pankratov :

Jan 27, 2014

Exclusive vs. shared backup locations - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/120

Deipotent :

Jan 27, 2014

Allow tray icon click to minimize window - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/239

Deipotent :

Jan 28, 2014

Multiple destinations for each job - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/121

TexasTech :

Feb 04, 2014

Multiple source folder selection. - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/255

Alex Pankratov :

Feb 05, 2014

The Joy of Shadow Copying - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/59

SirClutch :

Feb 18, 2014

Folder Sync - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/273

rod_b :

Apr 26, 2014

background backup on booting is delayed; could you also implement on Resume for those who hibernate it?   it does delay resumption ... thx

kbva :

Apr 26, 2014

Encrypted backup - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/342

Alex Pankratov :

Apr 27, 2014

@rod_b - it should be delaying on Resume as well (if the post-reboot delay option is checked in preferences). Can you check if it does or doesn't do that in your case?

PS. Can you start a separate thread for this or just email me, so to keep this thread on subject?

tommyla :

Apr 30, 2014

pushover support
https://pushover.net/
and run command on success/failure would have been nice too

Alex Pankratov :

Apr 30, 2014

OK for Pushover. I really like it. I also liked Notifo too though, but then it died :-/
Re: command on success/failure - it's already supported. Take a look at post-backup command - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/98

Alex Pankratov :

May 01, 2014

Customizing log rotation - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/349

MikeC :

May 02, 2014

I would like to exclude the contents (which are variable) of a specified folder, but still create the (empty) folder itself as part of the backup.  The current file exclusion implementation doesn't allow this.   Can it be added?

Alex Pankratov :

May 02, 2014

Mike, it's already possible to do with manual filters. You basically don't touch the folder in the middle control (the point and click one), but instead add an exclude filter for "files and folders" in a form of C:\Path\To\Your\Folder\* - this will exclude everything in the folder, but not the folder itself.

Alex Pankratov :

May 20, 2014

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"Contents of the log cannot be displayed" -
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/361

nh :

May 21, 2014

I'm running beta 65.
I have a  BETA-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx type licence (seen when clicking the Public Beta)
How do I purchase using the code?
When I click on check for updates, I get the message "Regrettably, the update check has failed"
Thank

nh :

May 21, 2014

I've given the app outbound access through the firewall.
Is it using a direct connection or is it trying to fire up a URL in a browser?
Thanks

Alex Pankratov :

May 21, 2014

@nh

Re: purchasing - first you need to upgrade to the release version, e.g. by downloading it from http://bvckup2.com. Then you can either click on the Purchase link from within the app (it's obvious where it is) or you can go to https://bvckup2.com/purchase and enter your BETA-XXX code in a Purchase Code field.

Re: firewall access - the purchase URL is opened in the browser, the license activation first tries to access bvckup2.com/license/activate?... and if it fails, then it will give you an option of going to that URL in your browser (or emailing support). Also, the app pulls on http://update.bvckup2.com/check when it checks for updates.

nh :

May 22, 2014

Great - thanks for clearing up that it is the non-beta release version that has that capability.

Elliot :

May 23, 2014

Hi. I had been (public) beta testing over the last several months. I just saw a notification to in-app update and I did so. Now at v68, which I guess is no longer beta, and is showing an evaluation license.

Am I still eligible for the discount for Beta testers, and if so, how would I obtain that? Thank you.

Alex Pankratov :

May 23, 2014

Elliot, please look two comments up. It assumes that you got yourself a beta license during the beta period.

xiaoning :

Jun 13, 2014

Hi! Do you offer discount for students? Thank you!

Alex Pankratov :

Jun 16, 2014

Not at the moment, sorry. I do release discount codes every now and then - these get announced via https://twitter.com/bvckup and the mailing list (see "Maillist" at the footer of this page).

Deipotent :

Jul 06, 2014

Add support for Ctrl+A to select all to editboxes (eg. Device tracking source/dest ))

https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/390

TheGuyNL :

Jul 22, 2014

I'd love to see a right-click option to clear the archive. I have no way to force clearing the archive for my backup jobs and would like this feature.

PaulK :

Jul 31, 2014

I'd like a simple notes field for each job so I can be a little more verbose than the Description field.

Alex Pankratov :

Jul 31, 2014

All noted, all doable and I agree these can be useful.
Let me see what I can do.

ghosttie :

Jul 31, 2014

backup to zip - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/401

cybernard :

Aug 06, 2014

Does your product do parity data in case the target media gets bad sectors over time?  If so, is the amount of parity data adjustable?

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 07, 2014

No and no. It does however keep a per-block hashes of backup files if you are using delta copying.

cybernard :

Aug 07, 2014

Is there any chance you will add parity data as a feature?  A hash only tells you your file is bad it can not fix it.  A couple percent of parity data would allow recovery even with bad sectors.

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 08, 2014

This is a very sensible feature request and I looked at adding FEC coding before. However I didn't find a way to easily reconcile it with delta copying, meaning that if I need to update a block in the middle of a backup copy, then I couldn't find a way to recompute parity information efficiently. I will take another look at this as time permits though as it's a good feature to have.

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 08, 2014

Matching files by size - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/385

cybernard :

Aug 09, 2014

You could computer parity data on the sum total of the changes for each file.
A separate thread could be used so the main thread could continue.  As the sum of all the changes for each file would be counted as a version of that file.

Also a feature where I can mark a folder for no changes and an alter would tell me if there were changes.  For example vacation photos, once edited they should never change, and I got 25,000 of them.  Then choose to allow the changes if say I change the EXIF data.

cybernard :

Aug 09, 2014

the only other viable method is to have parity data for each tiny delta change block within each file,which seems inefficient.

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 15, 2014

Logon credentials for network shares -
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/413

Command-line control of the backups -
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/411

Forcing backups of unmodified files -
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/415

sguergachi :

Aug 22, 2014

Drag & Drop folders to Backup location textbox fields -https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/422

Alex Pankratov :

Aug 29, 2014

@cybernard, @squergachi - All noted. Thank you, gentlemen.

nod5 :

Sep 02, 2014

Forum request: Add "Bvckup 2" to the page title so that bookmarks to forum posts by default are searchable using that string.

Alex Pankratov :

Sep 03, 2014

Done.
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