Remote Backup Systems Changes License Model

Remote Backup Systems, developer of RBackup Online Backup software, is announcing a change to our licensing model effective today. Our new licensing module will provide licenses for endpoints at one license per endpoint, and twice as many licenses as before for servers.

The previous model assigned different numbers of licenses to different versions of endpoints. The Personal Edition used one license, the Desktop Edition used two, and the Server Edition used four. We found this model too difficult to explain, and too difficult for customers to understand and track.

From now on, new purchases of software will support one license per endpoint regardless the endpoint version. The software will still support the three endpoint versions – personal, desktop, and server, but from now on each one will require only one license.

New purchasers can still use the three endpoint versions to limit features available under specific plans, but they will no longer count against your license pool at the rate of 4,2,1. From now on all endpoints use one license.

We will also be effectively doubling the number of servers you can service. Here’s an example.

Under the previous license model a 100-license software package could back up 25 servers, 50 workstations, or 100 personal computers, or some combination of that. Going forward, new 100-license servers will be able to back up 100 servers, 100 workstations, 100 personal computers, or some combination of that.

This is a much simpler model that we’re sure everyone will like.

Please let us know if you have any questions. This change effects only new customers, purchasing today or in the future. Existing customers will keep their existing license models.


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Steve Roberts is VP of Engineering at Remote Backup Systems (, developers of the RBackup Online Backup software platform, providing software powering more than 9,500 Service Providers in 65 countries since 1987.