Are AppStore purchases one time downloads?

Hi

I'd like to buy Logic Pro X Apple music studio for my song recording.

It is $200
Does that mean I can only download it once after I pay for it in the app-store?
What if my hard drive dies and I need a re-install?
Would I have to repurchase it?
Thanks
beavoidAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
No, you can download it as many times as you want.  
The purchase is associated with your Apple ID so in effect if you have to re-install OSX or change computer you can login on the new computer and re-download and install it.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Wow, that is a surprise, so I just go to the Macbook Appstore, login, and it should be there in my list?
Thanks
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Well, my AppStore contains some re-downloadable apps :
So, I don't install the app, I just run it? Open it?
Thx

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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
If it says OPEN then it means it's already installed in your Applications folder.  You don't need to open the App Store application to start iMovie etc.
If it isn't on your Mac but you bought or previously downloaded it .. It will show as DOWNLOAD such as the 2 OSX installers you see on the list
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Thanks
Bottom Line..

There is no risk in buying on the AppStore?
It's just like buying at Best Buy? But online, not physical? You keep the purchase and can reuse it, when necessary?
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Eoin OSullivanConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
Correct.

Only issue would be if you FORGOT your Apple ID password and cannot login to download otherwise really works well.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Bought it.
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serialbandCommented:
The App Store will frequently have updates to the Apps you purchase.  If you have multiple OS versions you should probably still back up a copy offline for each of your versions.  It's quite difficult to get the older version when they've updated.  If the company that offers it ever removes their app, it's also gone.  It depends on how important the App is to you to keep.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
How do I back it up best?

Thanks
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serialbandCommented:
Use Time Machine to copy your Applications folder, or drag and copy the App to an external disk.
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