Duplicacy licensing questions


#1

Hello Duplicacy, i have question regarding buying a license. I have no problems purchasing a license as the software is better then alternatives i have tried. However: What happens if after a year for some reason this project is abandoned or the site is down etc?

then my backup can suddenly not continue? Is there a solution/contingency for this in place?


#2

The source code of the CLI version is publicly available at https://github.com/gilbertchen/duplicacy. So at least you’ll still have access to the the source code if anything happens to Duplicacy.


#3

Can’t i simply pay for say 4 years now instead of just a single year?


#4

Of course, on the purchase page there are options for 1 to 5 years.


#5

And are those licenses saved locally or do they check a server? If a server for verification, what if it cannot contact that server?


#6

Furthermore, if i purchase, do i just purchase one, for one computer, and then can immediatly click on “renew existing licenses”? The limit is 5 years?


#7

The license will be downloaded from our license server when it is being activated. If the machine does not have an internet connection you can set up a proxy server for it to connect to our license server.

And yes, after the purchase of a new license you can immediately renew it to extend the license period by 1 to 5 years, and you can renew it multiple times if you want.


#8

Thank you. And when it is activated and validated, does it then no longer need connection to the license server?


#9

Can you convert a personal license to commercial license?


#10

@borgqueenx Duplicacy needs to contact the license server occasionally so it is recommended to have the proxy server running all the time.

@broots82 yes, just email me at duplicacy-support@acrosync.com and I’ll do the conversion manually.


#11

And what happens if that server goes down for whatever reason? Can the service then no longer be used?


#12

There is a grace period of 7 days, so Duplicacy will stop running only if our license server has been down for more than 7 days, which is highly unlikely – the server is hosted by Google App Engine and we haven’t noticed any down time since it went online more than a year ago.


#13

The point of backups is to make them secure and reliable. I think you could then use some work on the licensing part, to make it not require re-activation from a server.