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BackupSF Pro

Back Up Critical Website Files and Databases

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Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 - both 32 and 64 bit operating systems
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Sure, you're quite diligent about backing up your critical data at home, but what about your website? Do you just naturally presume that your hosting provider has a reliable backup strategy, one that can successfully restore your site's files in mere moments? Do you have a backup-backup plan in case your provider isn't up to the task, or even worse, just gives up completely and goes dark? The best way to ensure that your operations won't be blown out of the water by a server or database failure is to back it up to your own computer and/or your own cloud-based storage account. First step -- get a copy of today's discount software promotion, BackupSF Pro!

BackupSF Pro lets you back up critical website files and databases to non-host locations, enabling quick recovery in the event of the host's server failure, infection, or corruption. Hosting providers have been known to lose entire hard drives, taking not only their hosted sites, but also all recent backups, down to never-never land. Worst of all, your site can suffer malware infection that turns it into a spambot server - and unless the host server's backup is clean, all is lost! With BackupSF Pro, your website is safely backed up on a local drive, or, even better, a cloud-based folder such as Dropbox. Just upload the files and database back to your host's server, and you're back in business!

BackupSF Pro uses FTP to backup files and PHP scripts to backup MySql to ensure that everything about your site is safe and secure, which also makes restoring your site quick and easy using any FTP client and database import tools. Think about the degree of permanent damage to your reputation and revenue stream you would suffer if your site were down for an extended time, then think of how happy and joyous you'll be when you remember your BackupSF Pro backup! It's a no-brainer and a must-buy!

Review Written by Derek Lee
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ron r This is the light version?

"...You can backup 2 websites via ftp and
2 MySql databases with BackupSF Light version..."
Nov 10 2012 at 4:02am Copy Link
David Eaton Don't you hate when companies list it as the full product only to find out it's a trial or light version?
Nov 11 2012 at 4:09am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko This is PRO version ( $39) for free. Enjoy!
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 12:12am Copy Link
Chris @ Dmitry

If it is the PRO version ($39), then why does it say RETAIL $25.50 up above?
Nov 12 2012 at 12:48am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko It's a small mistake, Bitsdujour will change this soon.
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 12:51am Copy Link
Michael Johnsson So now you have found your way here instead? This program has previously been featured on GOTD a few times. All these times it did not work. Could be fun to see if it works in this round.
Nov 12 2012 at 12:59am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko What exactly wrong in your case? It is working normally for most of the users.
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 1:02am Copy Link
Michael Johnsson Backup file on the site is a zip of 26 kb. WordPress installation package is a zip file on xxMB.
Nov 12 2012 at 1:29am Copy Link
Donald Baker Hi
My antivirus program Comodo Internet Security found a suspicious file @#2r6mwish7ngeg while trying to install the program. It of course immediately quarantined the file. Please advise what the problem is.
Nov 12 2012 at 4:58am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko It's a wrong detection. Check Virustotal -
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 5:04am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson What a cool concept! As someone who's lost way too many sites, I'm very excited about putting BackupSF through the paces.

Backing up to my own PC sounds like a marvelous idea.

*fingers crossed

Thanks for the offer!!!
Nov 12 2012 at 5:40am Copy Link
Greg Zavado From help:

"You need to upload the backup script once many databases under one hosting-provider account. Back to Step 4 to add more database."

What kind of script is it?
Nov 12 2012 at 6:08am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko This script required for DB backup.

You can find and review it code at \Program FIles\BackupSF\Scripts\export.php (If you install the software to the default folder.)
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 6:17am Copy Link
VLM Dmitry Goncharenko - Question for you ... Suppose I:

1. Back up my ftp site to my local machine.
2. Edit the backup copy on my local machine. For example, move things around, rename things.

Can I then use BackupSF to simply replace the "old" site (the one still on the server) with the "new" site (the one I've edited locally)? (And of course I realize that I would have to change links in some manner.)

Nov 12 2012 at 6:32am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko This is cold - "restore website" and we are working on it to be present at next version (in max 2 month).

It will be used to restore backup, not for uploading of the copy after editing.

Common practice is using of the FileZilla or Total Commander to upload website after editing.
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 6:38am Copy Link
VLM Ahm Jussst aksin!

So what I describe would be considered a full reload of the site. Makes sense. :)

Next minor version update or next major version upgrade?
Nov 12 2012 at 6:54am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko This will be 100% rewritten software - major version upgrade. For Win and Mac.
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 7:00am Copy Link
Amit Whats up with the malware warning - has anyone else experienced anything similar ?
Nov 12 2012 at 7:01am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko This is wrong detection. Sometimes its happens because of too diligent antiviruses. Check our software at
Easysector - Nov 12 2012 at 7:08am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Michael

I've removed your post as requested. However, please take your question to the Easysector support area rather than here. These comment threads are not the appropriate place for technical support issues.


BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 12 2012 at 8:44am Copy Link
David Kocur Hi Dmitry,

My web host doesn't allow plain FTP connections. They must be FTPS. Do you know when your product will support FTPS?

Nov 12 2012 at 9:50pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler The price shown is NOT for the Pro version as mentioned above and I see it was never "corrected". When you press the "Buy Now" button the Pro version is at a higher price. This is a very questionable practice. I downloaded the software and ran it. It stopped on a file saying it could not be found yet it WAS there. The backup would never complete. After 12 hours of sending an e-mail to the vendor I sent another and still await their reply. Seems this company has several issues to address. No timeline was given for the "completely rewritten" version. I hope when they rewrite it they write it so it works this time.
Nov 29 2012 at 8:25pm Copy Link
Michael Johnsson Yeah I know, I was told by Roger T. To NOT use comment section, but mail the developers. Thats today 8 days ago. Still no reply, and still no working software. In a way it feels like BitsDuJour silenced it all for better ads. BitsDuJour can say what ever they like about that, but it sorta cast a shadow over them.
Nov 29 2012 at 8:51pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Meanwhile, whilst I await a reply by the vendor to my two emails and comment here, does anyone know of a reasonably priced website backup program. I know I can use a copy program or FTP but I want something that can be scheduled without too many problems.
Nov 29 2012 at 9:29pm Copy Link
ron r @Ralph
you might want to take a look at

(Backup Box)
Nov 30 2012 at 12:12am Copy Link
Michael Johnsson @Ralph

Well it has not been easy to find those with time but, you got two options that I know. If scheduled is importent try Its a paid service, but, it is not all that costy. If scheduled is not so importent, then I just recently came across It is a free service. Quite Good to, it is like myrepono without the fees and without scheduled options.
Nov 30 2012 at 12:35am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko To: Ralph Bressler
Unfortunately we can't provide support for free users downloaded BackupSF during Bitsdujour 100% free promotion.

Regarding price - it is a mistake. Bitsdujour need to improve this.

Regarding new version: we are working on it right now, but not ready to inform you about exact release date. In the next version we want to avoid any problem with ftp like in Ralph's case, and need some time for this.
Easysector - Nov 30 2012 at 3:19am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler To: Dimitry

As I sated in my e-mail, the first problem was that I never GOT the code to install the program properly. You did not address this issue.

So you are saying that you do not feel it is your responsibility to provide a working program when you give it away free! If I buy the program and can't get it to work, would you them feel obligated to help me? How can I have any confidence in your company with this attitude? I am glad you made it clear that you do not care about customer support BEFORE I spent time trying to solve your problems with the program and get it to work. It is a shame since I think the program has potential. By the way SiteVault is working just fine and I think I will be giving them my business.
Nov 30 2012 at 3:40am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko Why you did not report about problem with key to Bitsdujour immediately during the day of promotions?

BackupSF working properly in the most of the cases. Sometimes software do not work, this can happens with this kind of software because it communicated with many different type of web servers. If it's not working in your case - just use another software, we can't help you. There is one week of trial period to check.
Easysector - Nov 30 2012 at 3:57am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko To: Ralph Bressler

We know this problem and it will be solved in the next version, that takes time. If you need to backup you website right now - use another solution.
Easysector - Nov 30 2012 at 4:00am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I was busy at the time of the download and the key, as I recall, did appear on the screen so I just assumed I would get an e-mail. This is my fault and is not so much the issue right now. The issue is that your program will not work. I am prepared to pay money to buy it but you don't seem to want me as a paying customer. Encouraging me to buy a working program seems very "honest" of you but is a bad business practice. Helping potential customers to solve presales problems seems like a better way to attract loyal users!

I set a new profile without the offending folder and it seems to be running flawlessly. I like your program as it produces simple zip files while others use a proprietary format.

You mentioned a new version to correct the second problem I mentioned. Have you set a goal for the date of this release? Not being able to choose files AND subfolders is a real annoyance.
Nov 30 2012 at 4:14am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko As I already told - this problem will be solved in the next version, this the most honest (without the quotes) approach. We can't solve this problem right now because we are not improving old version, we are working on 100% re-writing of the new.

Approximate date of the release - Jan 2012

Anyway - thank you for noting about selection of files, we must add this.
Please check your mailbox.
Easysector - Nov 30 2012 at 5:36am Copy Link
Michael Johnsson I take it they work a bit hard with the software right now.
"Approximate date of the release - Jan 2012"

I think it might be safer to say 1Q 2013, we got x-mas around the corner and new years and other hollidays.

This new rewrite sounds intressting, need beta testers?
Nov 30 2012 at 7:54am Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko Yes, beta testers are welcome - please contact us: backupsf (at)

Of course - we provide final version for free to all our beta-testers.
Easysector - Dec 3 2012 at 5:08am Copy Link
Michael Johnsson Hi Dmitry

Just checking to see if my apply for Beta made its way to you.
It was titled

"Fwd: New BitsDuJour Comment reply - BackupSF Pro (Beta Tester)"

Dec 3 2012 at 9:50pm Copy Link
Dmitry Goncharenko Yes, we got it and will contact you when it will be ready for beta-test.
Easysector - Dec 5 2012 at 7:25am Copy Link
Lupke Brother I use version 2.7.5. and I am considering the upgrade to version 3. Where can I find release notes? Not on your website. Please let me know what are the differences between v2 and v3. What will I buy without comparison?
Jun 21 2013 at 7:07am Copy Link
Bernie User the help button does not work in the software. it goes to a "buy this domain" page.

i went to your website and neither of your two contact links work.
Feb 22 2015 at 1:34am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson I've purchased the BackupSF Unlimited version. It quit working months ago. I have contacted the company four times. They do not reply.

My advice: Stay far far away from this unsupported software.
Mar 18 2015 at 5:45am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Dennis Johnson, I've just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 18 2015 at 6:05am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Dennis Johnson, I am sorry for the issue. The URLs are now updated.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 18 2015 at 6:06am Copy Link
Dennis Johnson Thanks, Constantin. It doesn't explain why doesn't respond.

In my experience, when a vendor doesn't respond, they have no plans to maintain their product.

I'm a Bitster for life though! You can't possibly see into the future. But if you can, I have a few questions. :)
Mar 19 2015 at 6:23am Copy Link

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