To whom it may concern:
I have been using the free software for my personal machines and it compares favorably to some paid software such as Acronis True image 2015 home especially in the backup retention category.
I perfectly understand that certain features of the software rely on the B & R manager which is understandably not free, but many users and clients I have spoken to would be happy to pay $40 per copy for individual licenses if the features below were to be implemented.
1) SMTP notification. Yes, I am aware of the workarounds, I have tested them and they work, but a two-minute setup beats 20-30 minutes of setting up an SMTP server solution, enabling relaying for certain secure e-mail accounts and setting up a powershell script schedule to send a backup log that it pulls from parsing the the server logs. Relying on two many other software for accomplishing a task can impact long term reliability and consistency of operations.
2) More scheduling options (weekly, etc.)
3) Backup to multiple external devices in one job. For example, If I have two external hard drives, Y and Z I would like to select them in a pool. Backup checks if one is available and backs up to it allowing off-site rotation.
4) Universal recovery media, restore to dissimilar hardware.
Is there a plan to offer a paid version that has those and more features?