Backup Server Control is electronically distributed software which is offered following a “First try, then buy” principle. You can download the application free of charge and test whether it fits your needs. During the test phase, only the following limitations apply:
If you like to use the software permanently, you’ll have to place an order for the required number of usage licenses. For each license you will receive a so-called registration file containing a registration code which will allow you to switch the application from demo mode to normal operation.
Distributing or leasing the application or its license to third parties is prohibited without prior written permission. In particular, you have no permission to transfer the registration to somebody else. The exact contractual obligations for licensing the software are shown and can be printed after you have opened the downloaded software package.
Placing an order for registration codes of Backup Server Control is possible via our distribution partner. The order can be placed via Internet, postal mail, telefax or phone. After our sales partner has acknowledged your payment, you will receive the requested number of registration codes as a single file. For an online order, you can download this file immediately after your order was processed, from the same web page where you placed the order, so no actual “delivery” will be necessary. You will receive an additional copy of the registration file together with your invoice by email. Payments are accepted in more than 40 different international currencies, with all common payment options supported.
To learn more about placing orders, please use the following Internet page of Backup Server Control:
For first written information, you can alternatively select the menu item Help > Purchase Registration Key… in the application.
The registration info needed to fully unlock the application can have been delivered to you in two different forms, either as a file with a ticket icon, or as readable text with two entries named Registration Name and Registration Key. Delivery by file is the preferred method used for all recent orders, because the unlock procedure only requires a simple double-click.
The necessary unlock procedure differs, depending on what type of registration you have received. The two following sections describe both unlock procedures in detail. Only one procedure will apply to you.
The two following sections describe both unlock procedures in detail. Only one procedure will apply to you.
This section describes how to use a registration file you have received from the software reseller. If you have received a pair of Registration Name and Registration Key directly from Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme via email, please skip this section and look for more information at “Unlocking the Software with a registration mail” below.
Unlocking the software by registration file requires that your computer is connected to the Internet. (If you don’t have an Internet connection, an alternative solution might be possible, but only in specific cases. Contact us for more information.) You should have received your registration file from the software reseller by download, after your order had been processed successfully. Note that this file represents a value, so it should be archived at a safe place, e.g. by copying it onto a USB memory stick reserved for that purpose.
If you had ordered multiple licenses for the same application, each registration will be represented by a separate registration file. The reseller has packed them into a single “zip” file for the download. You can unpack this zip file by double-clicking it in the Finder.
A registration file is presented with the icon of an “MBS key card” and has a name ending with the marker “mbsreg”. We assume that you had tested the application before placing the order for a permanent license, so both the program and the registration file should now be onto your computer. To unlock the application, perform the following steps:
If your operating system is affected by technical problems, so it cannot locate the downloaded application for some reason, you can also load the registration file manually in the program:
If your Internet connection is not working correctly, or in the rare case that all licensing servers have technical problems, you will receive a related error message. In that case, please follow the instructions given in that message.
The registration becomes valid for all user accounts of that computer.
This section describes how to use a registration message containing a pair of Registration Name and Registration Key you have received via email directly from Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme. If you have received a registration file from the software reseller instead, please see the preceding section “Unlocking the Software with a registration file”.
Please note that the registration code you have received by email represents a value and should be archived at a safe place for future reference, e.g. by printing it on paper. The code consists of two parts, the Registration Name and the Registration Key.
Perform the following steps to unlock the application for unrestricted usage. These steps will always work, no matter how you received or stored the registration data, and they will allow you to unlock the application for all user accounts of a single computer if you like to do so:
If both parts of the code have been entered correctly, the window Software Product Registration and Activation will show your Certificate of Registration, with details about your license. You can close the window. If some part of the code has been entered incorrectly, an error message will be displayed. In this case, please check both parts of the code for exact match with the e-mail message which had been sent to you.
You can deactivate the registration any time. Please perform the following steps:
You usually don’t need to care about your registration if you replace your copy of the application by a free update. Just drag the icon of the new version into the same folder where you have stored the previous version. The Finder will ask you if the old copy should be replaced. After the new version has been copied, you can simply launch it, and your registration will still be intact.
When migrating to a new computer, the situation could be different: If the application was unlocked by use of a registration file (no visible Registration Name), you will need to activate your registration once again, using the instructions given previously in this chapter.