[Limited Offer] Free-For-Life P2P Backup For Your Computer (because we like you)


After years of secretly watching the annual ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ special, I finally get to have my own Oprah moment.  Today µTorrent is giving away free licenses for Digital Lifeboat.

Yup.  Free.  Digital Lifeboat is a file backup service that securely stores (and restores) your digital content.  That includes your photos, music, important documents, home videos and more.

Did we mention free?  We mean it. No purchase necessary, no credit card and no upsells.  Scouts honor.  All we are asking for is your feedback in the comment section below.

This is a limited offer.  We only have 1000 free licenses available so act fast.

UPDATE: All the free lifetime licenses we had are now gone, but you can still get 10 GB free with the following installer:

For more information about the product, please visit:

For any support issues:

Dan is the Digital Creative Manager for BitTorrent Inc. He can usually be found writing blog posts, updating BitTorrent Labs, or browsing Reddit when he thinks no one is looking. He likes working at BitTorrent because they let him keep his Star Trek bobble heads on his desk.

150 Comments on "[Limited Offer] Free-For-Life P2P Backup For Your Computer (because we like you)"

  1. Rui Andrade says:

    The interface looks straightforward to work with and it appears to be a safe way of inexpensively outsource your data, and thus be prepared for an unexpected disaster. Great product!

  2. Sebtastik says:

    Thanks, i needed some good cluod backup service

  3. Manishimwe Aime Jayd says:

    its kool

  4. Shogan says:

    Got to love more backup options for those rare files

  5. kav says:

    Looking good :D

  6. Robert Burrell says:

    I love utorrent! it does what it is supposed to and doesnt eat up a ton of memory in my computer

  7. Systicerco says:

    is a mac version?

  8. weemundo says:

    Very cool, thanks!

  9. Øksemanden says:

    This thing seems great. Commenting just to get the free license :P

  10. vali says:

    Very interesting. Thank you for offering me this facility. It’s sth that a netbook user really needs!

  11. James says:

    Thank you so much for this! uTorrent is amazing!

  12. James says:

    Hey, this looks pretty nice – I like the UI, it’s very clean and intuitive, and it’s very easy to get started. Thanks for showing this to us!

  13. Tom E. Fritz says:

    I’ll tell you what I think once I use it. I’m just posting to let you know that I am Downloading

  14. Colin Bennett says:

    I’m always looking for a good cloud backup service, uTorrent has been great as client so I’m more than happy to give Digital Lifeboat a try.
    If it works half as good as uTorrent I will be very happy.

  15. Ryan says:

    Haven’t looked much into it, but it looks like a great programs and if I could get one of the licenses it would awesome!

  16. Rok says:

    been using utorrent for years and have never had a issue with it

  17. Tassos says:

    Great move!

  18. Andre Uppman says:


    This is just awesome, just the other day filled up my external drives, perfect timing!

    And Utorrent is definitely the best BitTorrent client on the market, and for free(except premium)!
    Been using it for years now, and it´s so easy to use in comparison to other clients (:

  19. Travis says:

    Really cool offer. I’ve been using uTorrent since before the BitTorrent acquisition, and it’s great to see a company doing this.

  20. Srdjan says:

    Wow, this is awesome! Keep up the good work, guys, this is the light tower of free speech and freedom on the internet. Such an awesome idea :)

  21. TechHouse says:

    Hello I signed up and it says i have the free for lifetime…. does this include all the benefits of a premium membership? or is it a limited premium?

  22. Koustabh Sahoo says:

    its really awesome how could i get free license?

  23. Sibgatullah says:

    Just downloaded… Seems good!!

  24. J0H4WK says:

    Backing up files now, I’ve heard good things about you guys! Thanks uTorrent!

  25. david lutchen says:

    Once again you guys are great, keep it 7p and thank you.

  26. Beau Kraus says:

    Wow, thanks for this! I’ve been looking for an easy, no brainer backup solution for my pc for sometime now and this definitely fits the bill!

  27. Michael says:

    Excellent giveaway! Now to see if I’m one of the lucky 1000!!

  28. pranav says:

    the utorrent is cool

  29. kel1 says:

    Amazing :))

  30. Jonathan says:

    This is awesome, i’ve been wanting a good backup program. Thank you very much! :)

  31. austin says:

    You guys are awesome for doing this. Its great! ive been paying for different backup service but free would be amazing!!!

  32. Tom E. Fritz says:

    Is that it? I downloaded it and installed it. I’ll try adding some things to it.

  33. daniel says:

    pretty effin sweet , tghis may be very handy

  34. Jared Logg says:

    So just install and thats that? Is the free license is in the installer?

  35. Billy says:

    Looks great so far thanks, for letting me know about it.

  36. Aaron C. says:

    THANKS GUYS! I downloaded the installer from the link posted and it worked like a charm! Quick, fast installation, and I automatically became a Member for Life. I have unlimited memory now :D

  37. Josh Redd says:

    This is Great! thank you so much! Now I can free up a little space from less important files that i dont constantly need! THANKS!!!!!

  38. Ryan says:

    Defintely love using utorrent. Yup.

  39. Colin Bennett says:

    After now installing the software it is very easy to use and default install just runs in the background.
    but for more advance use it’s easy to choose which files to backup

  40. Lindeberg says:

    very good

  41. Adam says:

    Thank you very much, always looking for extra storage

  42. squalicorax says:

    Thanks. Will test it out. Is there a way to limit the upload?

  43. hussein says:


  44. saruzaru says:

    the premium package is free, or what is? i don;t get it.

  45. Matt says:

    I’m in. It’s free. There’s no downside. But is it just the 10gb offer or unlimited?

  46. SDalton says:

    Thanks guys! This is just what I needed! Already backing up!

  47. john Ellis says:

    thanks guys much apreciated

  48. Theric says:

    I dont belive it , nothing good is ever free

  49. Corn Flake says:

    I love the new features of uTorrent such as the automatic transcoding for consoles, but the ads cheapen the experience. I have always used uTorrent but the ads put you in the same boat as clients such as Vuze.

    Always loved what you guys have done. Keep up the good work.

  50. Emerson says:

    Great service with unlimited storage, no limitations, and it works fine!

    Downloaded, registered and now my account says “Status: Free for life” :D

  51. Brandon says:

    Thanks for the offer! You guys have always been my favorite!

  52. LarryT says:

    This programme has helped me launch myself in my digital career in a country with small data caps. People can download my content at controlled rates and get it all without having to do it over and over again. Makes it so much easier to get more clients

  53. Waleed says:

    This free give away is awesome !

  54. Radie says:

    So I installed it, and registered through the program, now what? How do I know if I got the unlimited lifetime licence?

    • Radie says:

      I was able to check it through the website, this is very cool. :)
      Is there an approximate date set for a mac release? Or was that never in the picture?

  55. Colin says:


  56. Theric says:

    How long does it take to complete the scan I downloaded the app and says its scanning but nothing has been backed up

  57. Nathan says:


  58. Jason Wallwork says:

    Amazingly easy install. I use Mozy Home right now but only get 2 GB with it for free and they don’t have an unlimited option. This is the cheapest unlimited I’ve ever seen. But I can’t figure out how to refer friends for that extra 1 GB for each friend. I could be wrong but the beta looks like it’s prepared to backup all 233 GB of my files. At my upload speed that will probably take several weeks.

    Anyway, appreciate the chance to try it out.

  59. Mark Newsom says:

    I really would love this program

  60. imigu says:

    hmm, not mac version available.. :(

  61. Alex says:

    I feel obliged to give feedback.
    Couldn’t register with an alias email (like anonymous+digitallifeboat@email.com). I’ve selected a (large) folder to back-up but nothing has been transferred yet (it’s scanning GBs). It lacks a minimize-to-tray option. The default menu is separate from the files menu (of what to back-up). The selection GUI is straight-forward, showing an expandable directories trees and a checkbox next to them. The installation was quick. The default menu tab does the same job as the tabs themselves, providing buttons to the other menus. It sounds easy to use as the tutorial (automatic) instructs, operating as a shell extension ( via the context menu of documents (right-click)). The back-up tab menu has three delay options (pause backup for…) that I don’t know if I’ll ever use, but actually seems likely since I do a similar thing with Dropbox but deactivate it altogether. The FAQ informs me back-up files are stored invisibly on other members’ computers and it can only be hoped that this is handled smoothly and even with utilitarianism such that natural limits will grow as the user-base grows. I haven’t hit a file-size limit.
    These are my first impressions.

  62. r3tro i would love your job man, working for best site on the planet FACT, hope im posting comment in right place for giveaway,

  63. Kripster says:

    I don’t have any feedback because I just downloaded it but so far, so good!

  64. Danny Hollingsworth says:

    Awesome product just as good if not better than the competition! Would recommend to frends!

  65. oliver mia says:

    P2P back up? so the back up is located in a lot of other people’s computer?

  66. Jorge Palma says:


  67. Zacc Bowen says:

    would not let me install it. said the following: we’re sorry. we’ve encountered a problem we cannot resolve. please contact support at “insert email address”.

  68. Gspawn says:

    Go uTorrent team. I really want to get in the beta team. Thx.

  69. Pratik says:

    awesome offer guyzzz…. way to go :)

  70. Ritesh says:

    Thanks for the lifetime offer!!

  71. Piero says:

    Thanks for giving this link, we all appreciate being able to save files online.

  72. Danz207 says:

    So we just install that and we get unlimited storage?

  73. Aashish says:

    Got my piece of cake :)
    Thank you so much :) :) :)

  74. Sharath says:

    I would definitely like to get that. Love utorrent

  75. Matt B says:

    It’s a good idea to keep some sort of backup and Digital Lifeboat is a good choice. Easy to use

  76. Saurabh says:

    Does it not support proxy with authentication?

  77. salman says:

    the program looks okay .but there should be a way to automatically compress the files to save time uploading it? still free is free .i would love to have it for free :P

  78. Shane says:

    Hey torrent kings,
    First of all, thanks heaps, cool offer. Appreciate it muchly. Cloud backup is where it’s at.

    Now. I downloaded this software, but I am wondering since you say it’s a limited offer and all, where will i find a serial key/license file for this software so they know I downloaded this through you?

    I’m currently away from my PC but i downloaded the .EXE to my mac, to transfer it over when I’m at my pc. Perhaps an e-mail answer would be better since I may not come back to this page. Although I’m sure the public would love to see the reply too since I’m guessing this may be a question on others’ minds.

    Thank you so much!
    Kind Regards,
    -Shane of Australia

  79. j3v5k1 says:


  80. Chris Wilkinson says:

    seems too good to be true but i’m uploading now and will review the service once i’ve got to know how good it is

  81. Joni Finne says:

    Took the bait and trying to get my files “back-up’d”
    Seems quite slow at the moment : /
    Not sure if it will work.

  82. Aaron says:

    Gonna try it out. Looks like a decent service.

  83. dbg says:

    OK, I installed the software from the above link and setup a DLB account, but how can I verify that I have the free licence and what exactly does that mean anyhow?

  84. dbg says:

    I asked a question, which has not been published, never mind answered – is there any good reason for this?

  85. adnan says:

    great service but why no mac app

  86. JD says:

    i love the service u guys are offering shows how much u really care about your users and the community thank you very much

  87. Giblet says:

    Wow, awesome!
    Thumbs up for your Optrah moment ;)

  88. suraj says:

    utorrent has been my best friend since 2006! its the fastest P2P software I’ve used and trust me I’ve tried out almost every single one available!!! torrent is by far the best! keep it up guys :)

  89. d123456 says:

    digitallifeboat rulez! Thanks R3tr0

  90. James Chong says:

    This will actually get me into exploring online backup solution! Thanks µTorrent for bringing this offer :)

  91. hsabian says:

    vir gratis?kostenlos? Is there anything in this world that is free? There must be a trick here somewhere;);)! Thanks in advance anyways!

  92. David Mather says:

    Great way to keep an updated backup!

  93. Shane Cote says:

    Absolutely awesome! I’ve been looking for this type of service for the longest time; who knew uTorrent would? Well, thank you so much people at uTorrent, you’ve made me a happy camper lol.

  94. Amit Dahan says:

    Daily uTorrent user, would love to see this Lifeboat in action.

  95. dan says:

    Wow…10GB free for life? Not a bad way to go!!

  96. dan says:

    wow…10GB free for life? nice!!

  97. Love uTorrent and now this makes me love you guys even more!

  98. DJ Schmidt says:

    easiest way to keep your files from being lost. saved all my pics and music when i had to rebuild my laptop. so thankful to have Lifeboat

  99. Justine Neil Afable says:

    Free-For-Life backup! That is awesome!

  100. Lua says:

    well, thanks for it
    and i will try out :/

  101. Corsaro says:

    Great service! Thanks!

  102. parm says:

    Hey thanks ! Looks like a great service!
    You guys made my day :)

  103. Hyperj says:

    This is pretty cool :) definitely outranks carbonite by a long shot hope to get the license key!

  104. Nigel Yong says:

    I like the idea that my stuff is automagically backed up. I’ve been using a few services recently but many of them can’t offer me more than a token of 2GBof space. Looks like Digital Lifeboat has the space I so sorely need!

  105. Steve says:

    Cool offer. Thanks.

  106. Andrew says:

    Seems to take quite a while in scanning the files I selected, it makes me wonder what exactly it is looking for. For it too take so long in scanning the files I have selected. Thx for the free gift though…
    Nice 1.

  107. You guys just don’t stop blowing our mind. The installer is very small and doesn’t seem to add any load on the system. I just had to select a few folders and that was it. Now the files will always be backed up :D
    Well lets get to the bugs. Firstly I am on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 operating system. As soon as I installed the software I started the control center. It had scanned and detected my files. Just to try out the file selector I just decided to add a random folder. The software successfully scanned it too but for some reason has been stuck on 0% upload. I have waited for like 30 mins and its still on 0%. I have an upload speed of 60kbps so it may take sometime. If the files start uploading or not, I will let you know.
    In these times of hard drive shortage its really more economical to buy the premium (Unlimited) version of Digital Lifeboat then pay hundreds for a backup drive.

  108. Hi again, I hope you have read my previous comment. I just wanted to inform that the upload is still stuck at 0% and its been more then an hour :(

  109. Nice product. Low memory footprint which is good for my old pc. However, it doesnt have file sharing features like that of sugarsync and dropbox. But it does it’s job anyway, so it’s still good. :D

  110. LossAngeles says:

    I’m not too crazy about how this Windows service won’t stop on command. There is no reason why I shouldn’t be able to stop a service.

  111. LossAngeles says:

    This is a dog. A clunky interface with no stop or start for the Windows service… a service that does not stop properly and finally a frozen interfaced requiring a manual process kill. While I liked the idea of a distributed P2P cloud technology, this is not ready for prime time.

  112. LossAngeles says:

    One other concern I have is of their TOS. It looks like it was written by a lawyer who has never read the Company’s mission statement.

    Example, while your data is encrypted and ‘safe from prying eyes’ there is a content disclaimer and all kinds of rubbish about copyrights etc etc etc. The also say they reserve the right to remove such content … but how would anyone but myself , know of such a violation unless OTHERS including themselves are some how mining the data for information??? Huh?

    Another item which tells me I can’t rely on this service is a disclaimer for taking down the service. So I’m supposed to rely on a backup solution through a service provider that clearly states they can shutdown any day of the week and I’m SOL? Nice but not for me =)

  113. Ashok Bhatia says:

    introducing Bit Torrent Torque

  114. Ashok Bhatia says:

    Ashok on introducing Bit Torrent torque

  115. Chris Wilkinson says:

    Installed DL on friday afternoon, it scanned my laptop easy enough, but when it came to backing up my 515Gb of data it got to 42Mb on saturday morning and has been stuck at that level since then. I am now trying only backing up one folder at a time, but having no joy with that as it just re scanned the folder i chose but as yet has uploaded precisely zilch

    • Hi Chris I had a similar issue. If you are also on windows 7 just end the process from task manager and then restart the Control center with “Run as Administrator”. Let me know if this solves the issue.

      • Brian says:

        I had the same problem once it got to 42.5 MB it just stopped, however it is doing the arrows indicating it is backing up, but it still stays at 42.5 MB. I tried ending the process and restarting it as an administrator but have had no luck. :(

  116. MTC says:

    Not bad, but better to have a progress bar, some clear info of how many data you could upload and maybe a click to view list of things that are chosen to upload

  117. Vijayant says:

    really cools service is being provided free by the coolest p2p software “uTorrent” wow thanks !!!

  118. ben says:

    Love the program, just downloaded and installed. Seems safe and legit. Looks simple, quick and easy. Thanks for the share Utorrent, love it! Can’t wait to see where it goes when it is out of beta :D Thanks for informing me of this awesome, simple way to backup my files online safely :D

  119. Lady says:

    great product saves alot of worry

  120. didn’t receive my license? :-(

    • Brian says:

      I would try using a different Email and trying again because I just got mine last night. Let me know if it works! :)

    • Brian says:

      I would try using a different Email and trying again because I just got mine last night. Let me know if it works!

  121. Bianca says:

    OMG! This is amazing! Just what I need. Thank you.

  122. Virgil says:

    Very interesting product

  123. Gabriel K says:

    I used to use Windows, and uTorrent was hands-down my favorite torrenting program. I have a couple of things to submit though:

    You should make uTorrent support multiple connections like Vuze does; it’s really a boon when you have a slow wired connection and the neighbor’s slow wireless and you combine it into 500kb/s.

    Also, pay attention to some of us Linux people! It wouldn’t be too much to make a .deb for uTorrent end-user, instead of the .tar of the server! You could even add it to the repositories for easier access by people trying linux for the first time who don’t like Transmission. Otherwise, we’re all stuck with Deluge…

  124. Marshall Musyimi says:

    Wow looks like a great idea. About to try it. Where do I get the license???

  125. Vlad says:

    Thank you so much for this offer! uTorrent is great app!

  126. Simon says:

    Seems to do the job. Not a fan though of the fact that the software cant be stopped/started on demand, or the fact that it continues to scan a folder, even after excluding it from the backups.

  127. lsc400i says:

    Coo, will check out the backup service.

  128. Frank says:

    Huh, this seems promising. Bless your hearts. You are all gentlemen and scholars.

  129. Slayer! says:

    This thing is spoke amazing! Gonna be using it daily

  130. dan says:

    just downloaded and its pretty simple and easy to use. i like it…

  131. Rey Castro says:

    This is very nice of you. Thank you.

  132. Rey Castro says:

    This is very generous of you. Thank you.

  133. Chris says:

    This is such a great offer! I’m quite flattered, thank you. :D

  134. Steven Rowe says:

    Are you kidding me?!?!?!? WTF UNLIMITED DATA FOR 39.95/YR??? I have 7TB to get out…. is that a problem??? :D

  135. It’s wonderful, intuitive design, easy to use. What else more do I need!!

  136. Adam says:

    I like it, it gives 10 gb of free storage and an easy windows explorer menu for management.

  137. Frozzy says:

    Heya, this looks pretty neat. Have been needing to find a decent backup service that’s free. Just curious if this uses the bittorrent protocol to transfer files or how it works. I know that you get a free account but it doesn’t seem to be working for me, not sure if you have to send me something for it to work or what but according to the site it’s supposed to be free anyway so not sure what’s up.

  138. Frozzy says:

    Bah, thought I responded already but I guess NoScript blocked it the first time around. Just checking in. I grabbed the app, seems like it’s alright. File selection area is kinda buggy and by buggy I mean slow and messes up if you check things quickly in succession or click then unclick and click again (same stuff or clicking a parent folder of a sub folder). I’m down to test the crap out of it if I can get it to work. The free version isn’t even backing up anything so not real sure if it’s just down right now or what’s going on. I know it’s in a test version so error logs etc. probably aren’t available but it’d be nice if there was a way to view that kinda stuff even if it was just a text file. At any rate, do I need to do something to get access to the version mentioned here or is this just the “free” version already offered?

  139. Dawda says:

    Hmm.. My comment post dont show.
    Maybe this one will?
    The app seems good.

  140. Aditya says:

    Hi, I had installed the software and had been using it for a while, then due to an hard drive error I had to reinstall Windows 7 operating system. As soon as my pc was up and running I installed digital lifeboat but my account recognized this pc as a dfifferent one and I don’t have unlimited storage in this one. Can I replace or change my pc’s, if yes then how???

  141. Dean says:

    Great to share and download large files that otherwise take just too long to download from the internet.

  142. Bella La Femme says:

    utorrent is the SH*T ive tried MANY MANY others, and Utorrent is the most reliable, and it never changes! what a great offer..OOHH I HOPE I GET A FREE DLB LICENSE!!!