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Backupbuddy Licence - I'm Confused.

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#1 Guest_David Hall_*

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hi - I'm interested in backup buddy but don't understand the way you licence.  What does 10 licences mean - 10 domains? - 10 servers?

How do you categorise sub-domains?

What happens if I'm transferring a website from development domain to a client domain - do both need to be licenced? If that's 2 licences - do I get one back when I delete the development copy of the website after transfer?

Is there a copy of the licence agreement somewhere on your website that would clarify this - I've looked for one & if there is its not obvious.

Finally - do you offer any kind of try before you buy - $150 is a lot for a plugin I can't try out.  I can't even view the support forum to get a feel for how many users are having problems

Thanks for any clarification you can offer

#2 Elise Alley

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

Hi David,

Essentially, it means sites.  When you install BackupBuddy on a site, you have the option to license it.  You can install it on any site (or subdomain) you'd like, but each requires an individual license.  Licensing does not affect functionality however, so if you are testing on a subdomain, you don't have to license it.  After you transfer your site, you can go into your license manager (available on any site you have BackupBuddy installed on) and delete the license key from the development site and that would give back one of your available licenses.  

Here are our Terms and Conditions:  http://ithemes.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/

We don't have a trail version of BackupBuddy available.  If you feel more comfortable purchasing the 2 licenses option to start (currently $75), you can upgrade to a higher package option for just the price difference.  This has to be done within your year of purchase, but you can contact sales@ithemes.com for more details.  

Let us know if you have any other questions.



#3 Guest_Pam_*

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

I need help and can't find where to get it here, except by adding to this thread. I updated Backup Buddy and now I am getting a fatal error when I try to do a full backup. I did a full backup last week, made no changes, except updating BackUp Buddy. I am also getting an error message when I try to get to the Back Up Buddy forum . It says I do not have access to this area.

any help would be appreciated.

#4 Guest_charleen_*

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hi Pam:

You signed in as a guest so I cannot look up your membership.  If you could email sales@ithemes.com with your username I would appreciate it.

Thanks and have a nice weekend.

#5 Guest_Thomas Kurz_*

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

You don't make it easy to post a support question. I have logged in and I see no way of staring a tech support topic.

I have a 2-site BackupBuddy license and I can't install it on my second site. The BackupBuddy installs for hours, and then cannot be activated. I get the following message:

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

Warning: require_once(/usr/www/users/wuef/test/wp-content/plugins/backupbuddy/lib/zipbuddy/zipbuddy.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/www/users/wuef/test/wp-content/plugins/backupbuddy/classes/admin.php on line 29

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/usr/www/users/wuef/test/wp-content/plugins/backupbuddy/lib/zipbuddy/zipbuddy.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /usr/www/users/wuef/test/wp-content/plugins/backupbuddy/classes/admin.php on line 29

Please reply to news@stadion.com

#6 Ronald


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

@Guest_Thomas Kurz,

you should sign in with the username and password you use to access the membership area (from where you downloaded the product(s) you purchased), and post your support request in the Backupbuddy support forum: http://ithemes.com/forum/forum/74-backupbuddy/


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