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BETA Testers Needed - Oops! Backup Product


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#1 vellad

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:46 AM

Hey All :thumbsup:

We are a new software company (Altaro Software) and we are developing a backup / version control product called Oops! Backup. Oops! Backup is a hybrid between a traditional software backup product and a lightweight version control system. Oops! Backup automatically tracks changes to documents, photos and other files and allows you to backtrack to any point in time. To a certain extent it is a Time Machine for Windows - we did get influenced by it.

We will be going into BETA in about 3 weeks time and are looking for BETA testers - anyone willing to give it a try fill in the form here. We will obviously give a free license for the BETA testers that download and test the product. The license obviously will never expire :flowers:

Oops! Backup has a great graphical interface to go back in time and restore files You can see the backup product screenshots here.

The backup software product features here.

Your opinions and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated (would love to hear the bad stuff ... more than the good stuff).

Please note that anyone testing the BETA version will be testing a BETA product. This means that the product is at a stage were we think that it has no bugs however we are still not 100% convinced - i.e. there is a possibility that it WILL have some bugs - but probably small ones in the user interface. Once the BETA period finishes we will then release the product in full - and the BETA testers that download and install will get their free license key.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:49 AM

I have given permission for this topic to be created. The product looks interesting and anyone interesting in a new backup software may want to take a look at it.

David, I assume any questions or issues that arise from using this product can be posted here?

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:03 PM

I have given permission for this topic to be created. The product looks interesting and anyone interesting in a new backup software may want to take a look at it.

David, I assume any questions or issues that arise from using this product can be posted here?


Hi Lawrence - Thanks for this.

Yes I will be following this thread to answer any queries - whatever the queries :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:03 PM

Thanks David I sent the submission.
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:43 AM

Thanks David I sent the submission.


Thank you :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:46 AM

Hi David,

How much time is there for betatesting Oops! Backup?

Is there more you expect from betatesters = users, than 'play' with the software and report bugs/findings?

Edited by Falu, 10 September 2009 - 04:47 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:04 AM

Hi David,

How much time is there for betatesting Oops! Backup?

Is there more you expect from betatesters = users, than 'play' with the software and report bugs/findings?


Hi Falu,

Probably 3 weeks of using the software would be enough. All we would need the BETA testers to do is to effectively 'play' with the software - actually use it.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:12 AM

It does, sound like an interesting program.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:55 AM

It does, sound like an interesting program.
Just signed up.


Excellent - look forward to your feedback:)
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:24 AM

David, any idea when the beta will start?

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:19 AM

David, any idea when the beta will start?


Hi Grinler ... we expect the BETA in the first week of October.
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:34 AM

Hi vellad,

Did sign up to betatest Oops!! but haven't heard from you since. First week of October will be ..... later?

Thanks.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:20 AM

Checked their website and it advises they had all the testers they need.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:27 AM

Hi,


I am sorry - unfortunately we had a little setback and wanted to fix some issues we discovered. We are very close and we are on plan for first week November.

I am really sorry for this - please be patient with us !

As rigel said - we had an Oops! moment ourselves - but all for the better :thumbsup:

Thanks!

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