Thursday, December 27, 2007

Beta 11 - Major Update

We are very happy to announce that beta 11 of Backup Nexus is now available for download!

This is a major update for bun; virtually every aspect of the program has been revamped and polished. This new version is faster, more reliable, gives you more feedback about the backup progress, while still retaining the priority of keeping backup easy to do.

We have also added storage sharing with this new version. Currently, bun may use up to 2 GB of your disk space to back up files for other people on the network. (Note that the ratio and amount may change in a later version).

Because this is a major update, you will have to uninstall the previous version of Backup Nexus (beta 10, released back in October) before installing beta 11. To ensure that you uninstall the previous version cleanly, first quit Backup Nexus. If you are on Windows, you can then execute the uninstaller, which will fully uninstall the program. If you are on Linux or Mac, open up your command prompt and type in "rm -rf ~/.backupnexus" to delete the old configurations.

Beta 11 was originally scheduled to be released in early 2008. We could not have released it early, without the help of our early beta testers (you know who you are). Thanks.