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Thread: ANN: AJC Active Backup 50% discount for one week



Permlink Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2016 7:21 AM Last Post By: Van Swofford
Andrew Cutforth

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ANN: AJC Active Backup 50% discount for one week
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  Posted: Dec 6, 2016 2:36 PM
50% discount for AJC Active Backup for one week only

This week we are offering a seasonal discount for AJC Active Backup.

Please use the following link to get the discount:

http://sites.fastspring.com/ajcsoftware/product/ajcactivebackup?coupon=ACTBKD50

Have you ever experienced that horrible sinking feeling when you realize you have lost some work ? Maybe you deleted a file, over wrote it with another file or it has been corrupted etc. This can be very costly in terms of time and money and in the worst cases can land you in deep trouble.

Now you can make this problem a thing of the past with AJC Active Backup!

AJC Active Backup offers you continuous data protection by monitoring the files you change on your PC and then automatically and silently backing them up into a compact archive. You decide which folders and file types are backed up.

The archive stores multiple revisions of each file you edit. Think of it as a revision control system for your hard disk. This means you can get back any version of a file giving you unlimited undo capabilities and also you have a complete record of what you have been doing. It also has the built in capability to show you a comparison of your files so you can see what has changed.

There is very little extra load on your PC due to the way it operates in the background. You just see a subtle indicator in the Windows taskbar status area. The backup archives are generally very small because they are compressed and only the changes to each file are stored each time a new revision is added. There is an automatic purge facility to save you disk space by stopping the archives from growing too large.

Even if you have a centralized revision control system and do regular backups AJC Active Backup is of great value because it backs up every time you save a file without you having to think about it. Your archive is always up to date whereas your other backups may be hours or days out of date.

AJC Active Backup is a must for any serious PC user who values their work. To name but a few, programmers, web designers, documenters would benefit from this. I can honestly say it has saved me from trouble on several occasions!

How much is a days work worth to you ? $300 ? $400 ? Even a small mistake could cost you money, more than the $35 purchase price for AJC Active Backup.

Read more here:

http://www.ajcsoft.com/active-backup.htm
Jeff Williams

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Re: ANN: AJC Active Backup 50% discount for one week
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  Posted: Dec 6, 2016 5:02 PM   in response to: Andrew Cutforth in response to: Andrew Cutforth
Andrew Cutforth wrote:
50% discount for AJC Active Backup for one week only

This week we are offering a seasonal discount for AJC Active Backup.

Please use the following link to get the discount:

http://sites.fastspring.com/ajcsoftware/product/ajcactivebackup?coupon=ACTBKD50

I was tempted until I got to the part where I have to pay for a copy for each machine. No thanks, I'll stick with SyncBack.
Matthew Jones

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  Posted: Dec 7, 2016 2:58 AM   in response to: Jeff Williams in response to: Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams wrote:

I was tempted until I got to the part where I have to pay for a copy for each machine. No thanks, I'll stick with SyncBack.

You pay per machine with Syncback too. But they serve different purposes IMO. Syncback is great for the daily archive and offsite copies etc. AJC Active Backup is good for your source directories during the day, saving much more frequently, without getting in the way. Saved me a few times when I do something stupid like creating a file, making it great, renaming, then deleting both versions. 8-)
Andrew Cutforth

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  Posted: Dec 7, 2016 6:59 AM   in response to: Matthew Jones in response to: Matthew Jones
Yes that's right you can still use your normal backup tool Many people combine it with AJC Sync to do regular backups (which can also share the backup revision system).

Where it really comes into its own is protecting you while you work. So if you make a code change since you checkout from your version control system then remove it and then later in the day, you want that bit of code back, you can get it. You will save a lot of time like that.

Also knowing what has changed. e.g. you ran a script and it changed some files, but what? Or you made a change to form by mistake and it changed the .dfm and you didn't notice and you want it back to the state it was in a few edits ago. Saved me no end of times there.
Jeff Williams

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  Posted: Dec 7, 2016 9:47 AM   in response to: Matthew Jones in response to: Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones wrote:
Jeff Williams wrote:

I was tempted until I got to the part where I have to pay for a copy for each machine. No thanks, I'll stick with SyncBack.

You pay per machine with Syncback too.

Untrue. For the SE version anyway, you pay one fee for up to five machines, although it's not enforced. You could install as many times as you like, it doesn't call home to check.
Matthew Jones

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  Posted: Dec 8, 2016 1:22 AM   in response to: Jeff Williams in response to: Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams wrote:

Untrue. For the SE version anyway, you pay one fee for up to five machines, although it's not enforced. You could install as many times as you like, it doesn't call home to check.

Okay, if you are going to correct facts, let's make it complete:

"One registered copy of the software may be used by a single person who uses the software personally on up to 5 computers to process personal data (home use). When used to process non-personal data (e.g. the workplace, but including processing non-personal data on a personal computer), a separate license must be purchased for each installation of the program (including one per virtual machine). Installing the program on a server, or on a single workstation used non-simultaneously by multiple people, counts as one installation. "

So, for "personal" use, you are right, 5 computers. For "workplace, or non-personal data", which I suspect most development use will fit in, I am right. One computer.

Nonetheless, you have to pay for it, just as with AJC. Unless you steal it of course, but then no point mentioning the licence terms in that case.

Either way, both AJC and Syncback are very good tools for what they do, and are essential parts of my armoury.
Glenn Crouch

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  Posted: Dec 7, 2016 7:41 PM   in response to: Andrew Cutforth in response to: Andrew Cutforth
I've been using this as an "extra" backup for my development source, documents, website development, etc for many years now and I am very happy with it!

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Van Swofford

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  Posted: Dec 8, 2016 7:21 AM   in response to: Glenn Crouch in response to: Glenn Crouch
Glenn Crouch wrote:

I've been using this as an "extra" backup for my development source,
documents, website development, etc for many years now and I am very
happy with it!

Same here!

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