Monday, April 30, 2007

Beta 2 Available

Beta 2 has just been released. This release features several enhancements and fixes, including:
  • Much faster sign up
  • A new overclock mode for when you when to quickly backup or restore files
  • Backup Nexus now tells you when and how many files it is backing up
  • A problem on computer with IPv6 network interface has been resolved
If you are running beta 1 right now, beta 2 should be an automatic update for you. In fact, by the time you read this announcement, your installation has most likely already been updated. If you haven't yet installed beta 1, you can download beta 2 here.

We are hard at work on beta 3. It should be out by the end of May. In the meantime, we are here to help. Send us an email at support [at] if you need anything.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Beta 1 Available

The beta 1 release of Backup Nexus is now available. You can download it here.

This release has undergone a good amount of testing and is fairly stable. Like any other beta software, there are a few small issues:
  • Automatic tuning not yet available. Backup Nexus still runs quietly in the background, but if you take your laptop mobile, it may drain your battery.
  • Occasionally, registration will come back with a connection error. The solution is to retry it again. In the worst case, you may need to wait 10 minutes before retrying.
Automatic update is enabled in this release, so as future beta and releases are rolled out, you should have them without needing to reinstall again.

As we continue to improve Backup Nexus, we want to hear about your experience with the beta. Please let us know by sending an email to feedback [at]

Monday, April 9, 2007

Backup Nexus Has Launched

Backup Nexus has launched.

The premise of Backup Nexus is an obvious one. Not enough of us back up our data, even as the data that we put on our hard drive become increasingly important. It takes just one hard drive crash to make a very bad week for any one of us.

Our mission is simple. We want to make backup universal.

To make backup universal, we want to eliminate all the obstacles. We do that by making backup software that is easy to use and completely free. Toward simplicity, we spend a lot of time working on making the backup process straightforward. We also plan to make backup free by allowing everyone to trade their unused hard drive space, of which we all have plenty, with backup space on each other's computers. By building software that is easy to use and a network that helps people turn unused disk space into useful backup space, we can make backup universal.

Our site is now up. An initial beta download will be released in the next few days.

Stay tuned.