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Plan/B is a network-aware file backup system specifically designed to make the backup of files from multiple machines to a variety of devices simple. The system provides features such as comprehensive reporting, the ability to use CDROM drives across the network, and centralized management. Plan/B can be deployed on Windows and Linux systems.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  17 Dec 2005 04:58

    Release Notes: This release added an option to specify that the destination location should be deleted prior to the backup occuring. It also added an option to copy full folders and specify whether or not to create an absolute or relative backup. Completion was sped up by detaching the email sending from the job completion process. Warnings are now used to log more in the reports for situations that are not necessarily fatal. When adding a source or destination, the file browser is now automatically opened for you. It is now possible to have multiple email recipients for a backup report.

    •  08 Dec 2005 08:48

      Release Notes: A couple of bugs were fixed and a 'delete files before copy starts' option was added to the job.

      •  30 Nov 2005 22:44

        Release Notes: A bug in the UI has been fixed where selection of a rule may have caused the selection bar to jump to the top of the list. The scripts to start and stop the various applications of Plan/B have been replaced. These work in a greater variety of situations. The UI now informs the user why a connection to a server may not be possible, and tooltips have been added to most UI elements where they did not exist before.

        •  26 Nov 2005 02:39

          Release Notes: Changes the way rules are represented and evaluated (it is more sensible now). Modifies the UI, which is easier to use and a little less cluttered. Adds support for Unix symlinks. A complete revision of the documentation.

          •  12 Aug 2005 09:58

            Release Notes: The major change is the implementation of CIFS support. Various changes were made to the UI, including a save button to the Job editor, an additional detail view in the server log viewer, and more.


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