Limitations of APBackup Trial Version

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Limitations of APBackup Trial Version

Post by Mikeymac » 01 Aug 2005, 16:44

Hi!
I am currently evaluating APBackup. In the trial version, the Compression option appears to be disabled (its greyed out.) Is this by design? If I purchase the full version, will I be able to select a compression option?

Also, when selecting a Depth setting for an FTP Upload backup, I have been selecting a depth of 3. However, the depth setting on the main display still shows as 0, and the backups certainly aren't keeping 3 versions of the backed up files. Again, is this a limitation of the trial version of APBackup?

Also, a previous poster mentioned that this product writes FTP backups to the local drive first, and then uploads them to the FTP server. Where are these local copies of the backups stored? I can't see any increase in local disk usage when running an FTP backup with your product.

I look forward to your responses!

Looks like a nice product, overall!

- Mikeymac :)

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Re: Limitations of APBackup Trial Version

Post by support » 01 Aug 2005, 19:17

30-day trial version has only one limitation - 2 active (scheduled) tasks only.
Mikeymac wrote:In the trial version, the Compression option appears to be disabled (its greyed out.) Is this by design? If I purchase the full version, will I be able to select a compression option?

Compression option is disabled because obviously you select "FTP copy" mode on "MAIN OPTIONS" panel.
There is 3 backup mode in APBackup (You can select one of them on "MAIN OPTIONS" panel):
1. Archive files. When you use this mode all source files is packed into one archive files (APBackup can use built-in Zip64 archiver or any external archiver program) when archive is done APBackup can send it to FTP server. In this case you get local archive and archive at FTP server.
2. Copy Files. In this case APBackup just copy all files from sources to destination folder without compression. Copy to FTP is also available.
3. Upload to FTP in this case APBackup copies files from sources to FTP server without compressing and local copyes.

Mikeymac wrote:Also, when selecting a Depth setting for an FTP Upload backup, I have been selecting a depth of 3. However, the depth setting on the main display still shows as 0, and the backups certainly aren't keeping 3 versions of the backed up files. Again, is this a limitation of the trial version of APBackup?


In APBackup you can select different depth for main archive folder and 3 additional folders and FTP archive. In the main window you can see only main archive depth.

Mikeymac wrote:Also, a previous poster mentioned that this product writes FTP backups to the local drive first, and then uploads them to the FTP server. Where are these local copies of the backups stored? I can't see any increase in local disk usage when running an FTP backup with your product.


Obviously you use "Upload to FTP" mode see above.

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