There are 3 types of Duplicacy licenses:
The CLI version is free for personal use so there are no personal licenses for the CLI version. In addition, if the purpose is to restore or manage existing backups, the CLI version can be run by anyone on any computer without a valid license.
All licenses are subscription-based. Latest releases and upgrades are available at no extra charges during the subscription period.
One GUI license, Commercial or Personal, can be installed on one Windows or Mac computer. If you need to run the GUI version on multiple computers, one license is required for each computer.
The CLI licenses are per user. A CLI license grants the license holder the rights to install and run the CLI version of Duplicacy on any computers.
A computer with a valid GUI license can run the CLI version without a CLI license.
|Personal License||Commercial License||CLI License|
|Limitations||Can only be installed on one home computer to back up personal files||Can only be installed on one computer to back up any files||Allows the license holder to run the CLI version on any computer to back up any files|
|Support||Public issue tracker||Private tickets with email notifications||Private tickets with email notifications|
|Source Code Access||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cost||First year||$20 first computer
$10 each additional
|$5 first computer
$2 each additional
We don't renew your licenses automatically. Instead you pay a one-time fee based on the number and length of the licenses. You can always renew a license (at the rate for subsequent years) before or after it expires.
After placing the order, you will receive a number of License Activation Codes. You can then enter one license activation code in the activation dialog for each computer. Duplicacy will then download the license from our license server and save it to the registry on Windows or the user defaults on Mac.
Just enter the same license activation code in the activation dialog and Duplicacy will re-download the license from our license server.
Please note that the GUI license is bound to the host name. So if the host name ever changes, you will need to set the new host name on the customer page and then activate with the same activation code.
Go to the customer page and change the host name associated with the license activation code. Then enter the same license activation code in the activation dialog when Duplicacy runs.
If you don't change the host name first, Duplicacy won't activate the GUI license even if you enter the right license activation code.
Our license server simply passes your credit card information directly to our payment processor, Stripe.com. We do not save your credit card anywhere.
In addition, the connections between your web browser and duplicacy.com, between your web browser and our license server, between our license server and Stripe.com, are all securely encrypted.
The order page only accepts credit cards at this time. However, you can email us and we will create an order for you.
Absolutely. Just email us any time and we will issue a refund proportional to the unused portion of your subscription. When you do so, please let us know why you are not satisfied and what you think we can do to make Duplicacy better.
A personal GUI license is meant to be used at home not related to employment. So the answer is generally no.
However, we would like to make an exception for schools and universities. If you are a student, or a staff/faculty member at any school or university, feel free to use the personal GUI license even if it is related to your employment.