dotTech Exclusive: 30 free licenses of Backup4all Professional!

Backup4all should be a familiar name to dotTechies because I have written about Backup4all multiple times in the past. For those that don’t remember, or don’t know, what Backup4all is, let me recap.

Backup4all is an easy-to-use, commercial file backup software that comes in four flavors: Backup4all Lite, Backup4all Standard, Backup4all Professional, and Backup4all Portable. Here is a chart listing the features of Backup4all and comparing the feature differences between all four versions:

In the review of Backup4all Lite (v4.0) I wrote last February, I was impressed by Backup4all – specifically the extensive plugin support – yet felt the Lite edition was a bit too basic. So, flash forward to this February and dotTech is here to give away 30 licenses of Backup4all Professional (the fully-featured edition of Backup4all) to 30 lucky dotTechies for free! Whoever wins a license of Backup4all Professional “get the same rights as (regular) customers of Softland.” In other words, the winners of these licenses will be able to receive all “minor updates” for free. What exactly is a minor update? Well, currently Backup4all is v4.4. A minor update would be v4.4 -> v4.5; a major update (i.e. an update that won’t be free) would be v4.4 -> v5.0. However, don’t worry. Once you reach the point where you no longer receive updates for free, you can still use your version of Backup4all Professional indefinitely because it will still be supported.

That being said, here are the rules for this giveaway:

Version being given out for free: v4.4.189

Free updates: Minor updates only

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Win7

Download size: ~19 MB

  • To win a license of Backup4all Professional, you must post a comment below stating that you want to enter the drawing. If you do not state specifically that you want to enter the drawing, you will not be entered.
  • You may only enter once and you may only win one license. Anyone caught trying to enter more than once or trying to win more than one license will be disqualified.
  • 10 licenses are reserved for dotTech donors, authors, forum admins, and artists (if you fall in this category, please specifically state it in your comment; also if you are a donor, use the e-mail you donated with so I can verify). The other 20 can be won by anyone.
  • I reserve the right to award specific people licenses if I feel they have helped foster the dotTech family by being very active (the people who fall into this category is at my sole discretion).

When posting a comment, please make sure you enter an e-mail that is 100% valid and an e-mail you will check because the licenses will be distributed directly by my contact in Softland. If you win and don’t have a valid e-mail or an e-mail you don’t check, your license will go to waste. However, please don’t post your e-mail in your comment! You should never post your e-mail on a public form. Just enter the e-mail you want to be contacted at in the “E-mail” field when writing your comment – I will be able to get your e-mail from there. Or if you are a registered dotTechie, just post a comment normally and I will be able to find your e-mail.

By entering in this drawing, you give dotTech permission to give your e-mail to Softland – so they can contact you with your license information – if you win.

The winners of this giveaway will be determined using a random number generator when the giveaway ends (there will be a random number generation for the 10 reserved licenses, and there will be a random number generation for the other 20). The giveaway will end in 72 hours (on February 5, 2010).

Good luck to everyone!

Anyone that misses out on a free license can always purchase Backup4all from the homepage. The price ranges from $19.95 to $49.95 depending on what edition you want. You can get a 10% discount if you enter the coupon code CHRM09.

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  1. W Gilbert

    Hi Ashraf,

    I have been reading your reviews here and on GAOTD for a long time and admire the work you do.
    For too many years I have procrastinated to learn to back up and I am due for a crash.
    This is the reason why I want to enter the drawing for Backup4all Pro

    Thank you


  2. C Shelley

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity to win a a free license of Backup4all Professional! I would so appreciate being entered into the draw please. Many thanks for all the super work you do, excellent reviews included!

  3. gerrold peppinger

    Dear Ashraf:
    Please enter me in the drawing for Backup4all in both the general drawing as well as the dotTECHIES reserved drawing.

    I am much older than your typical demographic; in part because I am disabled from mini-strokes, heart problems, etc. Folks out there, in your careers, the old saying “take good care of your company and it will take care of you”is bull in today’s workplace. Once you become “damaged goods” it’s cheaper to ease you out of your job before you know the door has hit you in the arse on the way out.

    Biggest frigging, flaming RANT against WEBSITES is slovenly proofing AND ESPECIALLY lazy construction of fill-in data menus!! C’on web design wiz kids. I,m too old, in too much debilitating pain, and type too dam slow to have to Guess how you want your [e.g.]date format or your state format;or worst country format.Just frosts my ass something fierce. You kids are too young to have had to work on PUNCH CARDS.
    Praise the Lord that time has been passed to the archelogy and history departments of our Universitys’ and Colleges': NOT ON ANY OF TODAY’S WEBPAGES!!!

    Succinctly look at Ashraf’s fill-in above. Short, simple and, more important, preceeded by clear distinct request for certain information and why!
    Rated: 5-stars


  4. Seath Dvorkon

    Your site provides an invaluable service to those, like myself, who seek information and tips for all things “computer.” It is greatly appreciated.

    Please enter me in the drawing for a license of Backup4all Professional. Thank you.

  5. Giovanni

    Hi Ashraf,
    yes I would like to be entered in the Backup4All drawing but I would also get to know from you what’s the main difference between Backup4All Professional and Acronis True Image 2010.



  6. Dennis

    Hi, Ashraf! I definitely want to enter the drawing for the free license of Backup4all Professional. I really need software like this.
    On another note: I really appreciate what you do, Ashraf. Your insightful reviews on GOTD and here on dottech are great helps to a computer novice like me. I am sure you get tired (or bored) at times, but know that you are helping a lot of people. Some will take the time to say “thank you.” Thousands more will remain silently grateful.

  7. Ez Does It

    Hi Ashraf,

    please enter me in the drawing for Backup4all Professional.
    I am a steady daily visitor (except when you headed for the longest vacation ever, leaving so many people in the dark for such a long time, lol)

    Thank you!

    P.S. I already left a comment before, but it didn’t seem to go through, so if it will please apologize me.

  8. MK

    The Backup4all Professional software has got to be better than the standard Microsoft Backup–which I’ve used a few times, sporadically. I’m hoping that with this package, and all it’s features, that I’ll be backing up on a regular basis…
    Please enter me into the drawing for a free license.

    Good going Ashraf!

  9. Aang

    @Ashraf: you are right. I also wonder, where have these people. Many new names, not in here before or are listed on the voters in the Blogger’s Choice Awards.
    By the way, before I commented here, I had a to see about this Backup4all Professional on their website , CNet and Softpedia. Just to find, compare and see what their assessment of this Backup4all Professional (Sorry, not because I doubt your assessment of this utility).
    This brings me to one final conclusion, Backup4all Professional has enough value to grabs (like this giveaway). So here I am, signed up for my luck.
    PS: Good luck everyone. Hopefully the people who will get the prize here is the people who do need this Backup4all Professional.

  10. József

    Hey,I currently use its Lite version and yes I feel it is a bit too basic, but working well ! The PRO version of Backup4all is really quite fantastic
    and free license would be very handy…I would like myself to be included in the drawing.
    Thank you.

  11. Ban

    Softland’s Backup4all is a powerful and very reliable data backup solution.

    I have used Lite, and now Standard Edition.

    I’ve long wanted to be able to upgrade to the full-featured Professional Edition, but it costs a lot.

    I wish my time has come to win a free license to the latest (4.4) Pro.

    Thank you, Ashraf for this and all the help and insights generously supplied by your dotTech.

  12. Ron

    Goodness, Ashraf, you’re very popular today! I’ve used BU4All pro in the past; you’re quite right, it’s a fine backup program. I currently have licenses for Genie-Soft’s Backup Manager Pro, so I won’t participate in the drawing.

    You’re very kind to your readers; I’m sure your generosity will be rewarded.

  13. Pratik

    Hey Ashraf I currently use its Lite version from PC world giveaway.. and yes I too feel it is a bit too basic… The PRO version of Backup4All is really quite fantastic
    and free license would be very handy..

    Thanks for keeping up this Blog and don’t forget to count me in…

  14. Charles


    I wish to be entered for the Backup4all Professional program. I want to thank you and the dotTech team for providing such a valuable service. Being on a fixed income it has sure saved me lots of money and above all I have learned a lot.



  15. Jesus

    Few people with a high level of knowledge, as demonstrated by you, provide your valuable time to always provide good tricks, programs, and information of interest! Whether he could obtain a license from this Backup4all, truly thank you for your wonderful contribution to the regular readers of your Web site!

    Sorry for my regular English language proficiency.


  16. Jeffinprov

    For the first few years of owning a PC — I came late to the party — I was cavalier about backing up data… with the inevitable results when catastrophe fell. Ever since, I’ve been far more diligent, and have been using and trying several freeware options, but this product sounds very appealing. Thanks for the shot at getting a free license, Ashraf!

    BTW — I am a donor.

  17. Chris

    This is a wonderful offering, and incredibly valuable for me because I have a vast array of files that are changed and need to be backed up regularly. Winning this would be a treat and I’d love to enter the drawing. Thanks!

  18. Marco

    I’m already running an older version of this software 1.30 I think and I have a GAOTD version from few years back on another computer that my daughter is using right now. I really wouldn’t mind trying this one.

  19. József

    I’m using Backup4all Lite and like it very much. My problem only I can’t backup my files to CD/DVD, because this version dosnot support,
    but the Professional version does. It’s why would be great to win of Backup4all Professional.
    I want to enter the drawing to win a license of Backup4all Professional!
    Have a nice day!

  20. Ozzie

    Greetings all! Having had to reinstall my OS a couple of weekends ago thanks to a Comodo product that shall remain nameless, and losing the previous month’s files in the process, I could definitely use such a product. So please count me in, dear soul. And thanks for giving us the opportunity to take part.

  21. Oblomov

    I’m just searching for a good backup software, and this program seems to have interesting features, so I’d like to enter the drawing and to have the possibility to win a license of Backup4all Professional.
    Thank you.

  22. Nic

    I’ve tried many backup progs in the past, without finding one I really like. I’ve tried Backup4all lite, but also found it lite on features. I’d really like to try this professional version (if I’m lucky)so please enter me!