What is the status of Cobian Backup?

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What is the status of Cobian Backup?

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Will it ever be another version?
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Well, the program was sold back in 2012 to an american company, but I retain the rights to distribute the freeware version (Version 11 Gravity and older ones).

It is quite posible that in a near future I could begin working on some other similar backup product under some other name (For example Cobian Reflector or something alike).
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It would be really nice and useful to have a development of the excellent Cobian Backup, because, truly unique in the scenario of backup programs, with this software you have been able to grasp the essential and most important elements, as well as many interesting and practical additional functions, to perform security copies.

Thank you very very much for your work! :)
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Thanks
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It would be the best thing ever if you released a cobian backup successor. I tried as many competitor products as I could find once you sold it off in fear of what ended up happening. But nothing compares, even paying for big named products, I ended up coming back to Cobian, it's just so good and powerful.
The main issue I have with cobian is related to the logs and email options, which never works for me, and i'm confident it's because the attachment size is too big, and if i dont use attachment and keep it in the body it wont send either (test mail works fine). So I never know if backups work, and when I had to do an emergency restore a couple of months ago it took me an entire day to find a working backup.

I can't imagine what would happen if cobian ceased to work at all one day, maybe because of a windows 10 update. It's clear the current owner isn't going to do anything to help us
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i would very much like to see a new version of cobian! and if it had to be paid I would buy it immediately!
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There may be something on its way. Perhaps.
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Looking at this page: Announcement - Cobian Reflector (2021-02-12)

In short:
As you all may know, Cobian Backup was sold back in 2013 and I no longer own the source code. I have been working for some time now on a successor to Cobian Backup, named at this time Cobian Reflector.
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If you are interested in helping the development of Cobian Reflector, you can do it so by sending a little donation to my PayPal account https://www.cobiansoft.com/donations.html. No donation is too little: 1 dollar, 2 or 10 would help immensely.
... well, waiting for Cobian Reflector, I was really happy today that I was able to make my small donation! :)
Cheers from Italy!
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