The first stable version of Underscore Backup with support for the companion service is now available. The service itself is also now generally available and out of beta.
Even with the new service, the main focus of the application is privacy, resiliency, and efficiency. The new service does significantly simplify setting up cloud backups and sharing though compared to use
The main new feature in version 2.0 is the introduction of a companion service that will help with many aspects of running Underscore Backup such as.
- Keep all your sources organized in one place to easily restore from any of your backups to any other backup.
- Help facilitate sharing of backup data with other users.
- Optionally allow private key password recovery.
- Easily access application UI even if running in a context where a desktop is unavailable, such as root on Linux.
- Use as a backup destination. Storing backup data is the only feature that requires a paying subscription, giving you 512GB of backup storage for $5 per month.
- Support multiple regions of data storage supporting North America (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt), and Southeast Asia (Singapore) regions to satisfy latency and data governance requirements.
On top of the companion service changes, the following features and improvements have also been implemented.
- Added support for continuous backups by monitoring the filesystem for changes.
- Introduced a password strength meter which requires a score of at least “ok” when setting up.
- Switched from pbkdf2 to Argon2 for private key hashing function.
On top of the companion service changes, the following features and improvements have also been implemented. Get started by downloading the client now.