Yes, I also always keep a copy of the full installers, update installers (from each version), receipt, serial numbers/keyfiles/autorization codes, and so on (ISO files from installation CDs and DVDs also). I keep all of this on 2 different backups!
I try to but I’d lie if I said I’m that organized But now I know who I can beg from in case I can’t find something I need. I have 9tb of back up hard drives that I keep in safety deposit box though
So, Steinberg feels that it is our responsibility as customers too save installers? Is there official stand on this?
Because if Steinberg goes down some day, all software will be useless anyway, because you cannor reinstall without license. So why keep copies of install files, if you will not be able to install and authorize them anyway? And if Steinberg remains, this means installs will also be available. So why should we keep install files?
Just to be clear, I am not implying that this is Steinberg’s position. I have not seen any official word from them about this topic. This is just my own curiosity due to seeing so many users asking for re-downloads. As far as I can tell, Steinberg has always provided users with downloads when requested.
I guess this is because I chimed in the discussion.
By the way, this doesn’t mean that it is the official stance of the Company - that is just how I, as a customer, back-up my archives / installers.
As Jaslan correctly pointed out, Steinberg provides download links to the users that ask to re-download their software.
I backup everything. Religiously. On dedicated backup drives (I have 3x 3tb external USB 3.0 drives just for that purpose) and even on the cloud (as expensive as multiple terabyte cloud storage is…), in case my entire studio goes up in flames… My livelihood depends on this stuff. Of course everything is setup to work automatically, so no maintenance needed, except for the occasional checkup.