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[Changelog] Backup4all 5

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:42 am
by Softland
Below is the changelog for the public builds of Backup4all 5.0 - Backup4all 5.5. This is an old version that was developed between December 2013 and October 2015. If you are looking for the latest version of Backup4all, you can download it here:
http://download.backup4all.com/download/setup/b4asetup-full.exe

Changes in Backup4all 5.5.835 (07-October-2015)
  • New: User interface is now available in Danish
  • New: Added Japanese language for the user interface
  • New: Added Korean language for the user interface
  • New: Added Portuguese Brazil language for the user interface
  • New: Added Serbian language for the user interface
  • New: Added Vietnamese language for the user interface
  • Update: Updated translations for Chinese Simplified, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Romanian and Slovenian
  • Update: Fully compatible with Windows 10

Changes in Backup4all 5.4.813 (04-August-2015)
  • Fix: Scheduled jobs were not displayed in Windows 10
  • Fix: Other fixes for Windows 10

Changes in Backup4all 5.4.810 (29-July-2015)
  • Interface now available in Czech
  • French translation updated
  • Russian translation updated
  • Tray popup menu captions fixes
  • Fixed some localization issues

Changes in Backup4all 5.4.784 (13-May-2015)
  • Smart file scanning mode (improves backup speed)
  • Added executed backup type in email notifications
  • Updated plugin creator to work with the new version
  • Best match tab in ribbon is selected when starting the application
  • Added cancel/stop/pause/resume job actions in scheduler
  • Allow special XML characters in paths and names
  • More information is added to Installer Log
  • Integrated help for the activation section
  • List excluded files in log
  • Fixes for Windows Explorer context menu
  • Check for updates didn't install the new version in some situations
  • Some keys were not removed from registry on uninstall
  • Fixed NTFS journal logging and statistics
  • Default language chosen in installer was not used when starting the app
  • Smart type wrongfully triggered a full backup in some situations
  • Problem while merging the backup

Changes in Backup4all 5.3.723 (3-March-2015)
  • Update: Notification pop-up window will show if there are important messages
  • Update: Drastically reduced drive fragmentation for backups
  • Update: Burn engine updates
  • Fix: "More details" button for notifications did not appear correctly
  • Fix: Run backup at Shutdown showed a pop-up confirmation even after task was deleted
  • Fix: History was not updated after execution
  • Fix: List index out of bounds error received at limit file numbers
  • Fix: Update available window now displays program title
  • Fix: Add drive to new job created an invalid .ini file

Changes in Backup4all 5.3.704 (10-February-2015)
  • New: Email notifications can now be sent in HTML format not only plain text
  • New: Added templates for HTML email notifications
  • New: Added Catalan language for user interface
  • New: The installer will check for updates and offer to install the latest version
  • New: Added backup type on statistics page
  • New: Folder name case is now updated in destination
  • New: Added more information to logs and updated messages
  • Fix: Service timeout when starting the computer due to antivirus scan delay
  • Fix: Fixed ErrorCode in installer for email subject
  • Fix: Restore was not working correctly in certain situations
  • Fix: Close after run did not work in certain situations
  • Fix: Backup list was not refreshed when using All Users
  • Fix: Backup could not be cleaned in certain situations

Changes in Backup4all 5.2.685 (21-January-2015)
  • Fix: Updated message that shows when an error occurs during installation
  • Fix: Added antivirus information in logs for troubleshooting purposes
  • Fix: Scheduled tasks were not copied with the job

Changes in Backup4all 5.2.663 (16-December-2014)
  • Fix: Files were not deleted from ZIP archives when using "Limit number of file versions" for jobs with Outlook custom sources
  • Fix: When installation fails users can send log files to support
  • Fix: Several other bug fixes

Changes in Backup4all 5.2.643 (24-November-2014)
  • Interface is now available in German
  • New updates can now be installed automatically
  • Added "Jobs with warnings" filter in the Navigation pane
  • Scheduled jobs now show an extra-icon in the main job layout view
  • "Last Run Result" column added on the Scheduler view
  • Added new tag for "Scheduled jobs"
  • Jobs and tags are sorted alphabetically by default
  • In Card and List view mode you can do multiple selections using the keyboard
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for Jobs/History/Scheduler buttons in the Navigation pane
  • Notifications window completely redesigned (new actions, redesigned icons)
  • Total Backup time is now included in the log
  • "Alternate zipping mode" is enabled by default for network backups
  • Layout actions were renamed
  • Renamed customize filter caption
  • All notification messages can be configured to display collapsed or expanded
  • Disconnected mapped network drives will be re-connected during backup/restore
  • Modified displayed text for smart backup type
  • Show number of jobs in status bar
  • Modified text for customizing ribbon and password options
  • "List index out of bounds" when dragging filter checkboxes
  • "Remove excluded and deleted files" error when disconnecting mapped network drives
  • FROM field for emails will only show the name
  • Type of source is included in the log file
  • Minor display fixes for radio buttons and tray icon
  • Installer text corrections
  • "Try Again" after cancelling an installation didn't work

Changes in Backup4all 5.1.558 (18-August-2014)
  • Fixed errors during update on systems where Italian/French was default language
  • Updated language files
  • "Launch and visit site" button corrections
  • Fixes when changing the location of the temporary folder

Changes in Backup4all 5.1.555 (13-August-2014)
  • Fixed errors during update on systems where French was default language
  • Fixes for installation in Chinese traditional
  • Unnecessary warning for splitting zip files in temp folder
  • Information about operating system, user rights, processor and locale is always added in log file
  • Fix empty backup when backing up folders with no files using a plugin
  • Added more USN journal info to log
  • Changes to the behaviour of the "Use extended passive mode" option

Changes in Backup4all 5.1.549 (07-August-2014)
  • Added Italian language for the interface
  • Added Zip Local Directory and Central Directory information to Smart estimations
  • Independent test removes tested zip files from temp folder when completed
  • Calculated compression ratio is now more precise
  • Show support email when there's an installation error
  • Unicode registration names were incorrectly displayed
  • Merge backups had errors in certain situations
  • Fixed AV when Backup4all.hst is missing
  • Fixed AV when clicking on the update notification from tray

Changes in Backup4all 5.1.541 (30-July-2014)
  • Added French language for user interface
  • Added Malay language for user interface
  • Added Indonesian language for user interface
  • Added Portuguese language for user interface
  • Added Spanish language for user interface
  • Added Swedish language for user interface
  • Added Chinese Traditional language for user interface
  • Improved backup speed for backup jobs with lots of files
  • Optimized load explore view and backup view for jobs with sources from offline net share
  • Show file icons from system using file extension in sources and restore previews
  • Added "Last backup size" and "Total size of backup" for statistics view
  • Added SettingsAvailableForCurrUser (default true) and AutoStart (default false) command line parameters for EXE setups
  • Optimized painting of file/folder icons for offline network shares in Backup view
  • GUI was freezing when selecting a job with sources from LAN
  • Disabled context menu option re-appeared on updating
  • Fixed uploading files with size 0 to Azure problem
  • Two radio buttons could be selected in the same time in Compression
  • Layout was not preserved when reopening application
  • Using the F11 shortcut for scheduler did not work
  • Fix when expanding a folder for which GUI did not have the right to access it
  • Fixed mirror backup on empty folders with override filters

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.468 (04-June-2014)
  • Fixed GUI inconsistencies for 125% DPI and 1024x756 resolution
  • Fixed "Catalog file does not have a valid signature" error when using local catalogs
  • Some info notes will be always visible in log files
  • Updated Event Viewer activation messages
  • Incorrect text was displayed in card view for backup jobs with email after backup
  • Smart backup type problem when adding subsequent backup sources

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.463 (29-May-2014)
  • Multiple design fixes for the interface when using custom DPI settings
  • If VSS could not be started, the backup stopped with "no files to backup"
  • The name of the copied filter was generated incorrectly
  • Access violation when no sources were set (caused by import from previous versions)

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.460 (27-May-2014)
  • Added new languages for the interface, Romanian and Malaysian
  • Disable journal by default
  • Handle catalogs with invalid signatures
  • Fix for moving plugins folder (when there is a job using the DLL plugin)
  • Change message when plugins are obsolete
  • Two scheduler options could not be used in Windows XP
  • Runtime error after installation in certain situations
  • The folder "Default" was still skipped during backups

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.450 (21-May-2014)
  • NTFS Journal backup improvements
  • New updates to EULA
  • Added "Following drive(s) could not be found" message to log when a source drive is not available
  • Installation failed in some situations with an exception error
  • Tray notifications showed messages even when none were unread
  • Backup catalog error: "The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file."
  • Fix for Blu-ray backups
  • Shutdown after action not executed (force parameter must be set is some cases)

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.414 (02-Apr-2014)
  • Backup job for configurations plug-in had errors when backing up the tag
  • "Next scheduled backup" information more accurate in log
  • Security permissions were not backed up
  • "Default" users folder was not backed up when using filters
  • Files and folders are now case sensitive in backups
  • Improved French translation
  • Fix test for split files in backups using plugins
  • Fixed outlook backup problems
  • Empty warnings in log in certain situations
  • Refresh job status in GUI and tray after app restart
  • "Invalid floating point operation" and "List index out of bounds (-1)" exception errors

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.396 (12-Mar-2014)
  • Update: Added French translation for GUI
  • Fix:Large backups to Blu-ray discs failed in some situations
  • Fix:Skip files instead of aborting backup for unreadable files in block backups
  • Fix:List header font size and row height fixes when using larger DPI
  • Fix:Cannot create file "autorun.inf" error in certain specific cases
  • Fix:Put the line with "search for warning and error" in info log
Changes in Backup4all 5.0.389 (04-Mar-2014)
  • Fix: Small improvements for the cleanup dialog
  • Fix: A focus rectangle will be shown in scheduler list/grid
  • Fix: Ribbon context menus were shown for history and scheduler even if unrelated
  • Fix: Custom filters were not saved in all cases
  • Fix: Added more logging when executing tag actions
  • Fix: No errors were shown when the statuses for scheduled tasks were enabled or disabled
  • Fix: The destination link will not be loaded if not needed
  • Fix: History database was locked when deleting old history entries
  • Fix: Access violation at address 008563AB in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 00000008.

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.372 (21-Feb-2014)
  • Fix: Shutdown after backup didn't work in Windows XP/2003/2008 R2 (x64)
  • Fix: Custom icons for backup jobs were not correctly loaded
  • Fix: Runtime error when cancelling a Test operation
  • Fix: Language didn't stay selected when switching from English
  • Fix: Auto-dismiss "insert disk" notification when a disk is inserted during spanned backups
  • Fix: Notification sounds after backup didn't play entire audio
  • Fix: Modified text on notification message for spanned backups
  • Fix: Test after backup didn't verify last disk for spanned backups in certain situations
  • Fix: Shutdown after backup didn't work in certain situations for test, cleanup and restore operations

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.360 (20-Feb-2014)
  • Fix: Improved the speed of mirror backups
  • Fix: Added additional information in error messages
  • Fix: "Invalid floating point operation" error in certain situations

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.358 (12-Feb-2014)
  • Fix: Explore View ribbon menu was not shown in certain situations
  • Fix: In certain situations the tray notification app was consuming too much CPU, slowing down the system
  • Fix: Abort with "User press cancel" was not shown in log
  • Fix: Excluded files not removed even if option was checked for mirror backups
  • Fix: The system cannot find the file specified error when browsing for folder in New Backup Wizard

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.357 (11-Feb-2014)
  • Fix: Tray menu improvements
  • Fix: Show full setup download link on hash mismatch in web installer
  • Fix: Limit by file version was not loaded correctly from .ini
  • Fix: "Show warning and error messages when scheduled" wasn't showing up in logs
  • Fix: "Too many copies" error during activation in some situations
  • Fix: Runtime error when the app doesn't have enough rights to open an sqlite file
  • Fix: Several other minor fixes

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.355 (7-Feb-2014)
  • Fix: Application was freezing when opening a bkc from VPN sources
  • Fix: Username in scheduled backups was modified automatically in certain situations
  • Fix: Errors with limit by file number and standard zip
  • Fix: Error when using a password for the application interface
  • Fix: Error "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window"
  • Fix: Fixes for tray message notifications (now in perfect sync with main interface)
  • Fix: Backups created with 0 files occurring when using specific options from the Compression tab
  • Fix: Sometimes the folder/files rights are not set after moving Backup4all application folder and settings
  • Fix: bTray.exe is duplicated when switching from all users to current user
  • Fix: bService log size is now limited to 50MB
  • Fix: Access violation at address 05B4CF91 in module 'bResourceStrings.bpl'. Read of address 13CB800C.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 05B46473 in module 'bResourceStrings.bpl'. Read of address DC458910.
  • Fix: Several other minor fixes

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.346 (31-Jan-2014)
  • Fix: Settings folder path was reset without user interaction
  • Fix: Removable and external drive letters were not detected if Backup4all was running as a standard user (without admin rights)
  • Fix: Increased the limit for the port number field in email notifications
  • Fix: Improved GUI look for getting started and ribbon backstage on Windows XP and 2003
  • Fix: Miscellaneous errors when backing up open files
  • Fix: Error when comparing file versions
  • Fix: Microsoft Outlook backup problems
  • Fix: Opening a .bkc from a very slow network raised a time-out exception
  • Fix: "Access violation at address 04C064DD in module bResourceStrings.bpl. Write of address 00000000" when trying to use a particular backup plugin

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.336 (24-Jan-2014)
  • Update: Proxy settings are now recognized when backing up to Amazon S3/Azure
  • Fix: The password set in "Lock program interface with a password" wasn't saved in certain situations
  • Fix: "Restore Default Layout" was showing buttons from "Jobs" on other sections that shouldn't have those
  • Fix: Added debug log for loading file/folder dictionary and folder tree from catalog
  • Fix: Hash mismatch error while trying to install via the web installer in certain situations
  • Fix: Errors when trying to backup to Samba shares were not correctly reported
  • Fix: Access violation at address 04B48053 in module 'bResourceStrings.bpl'. Read of address 02650014.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 008FECF4 in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 00000010.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 008FECF4 in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 00000010.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 0416CF91 in module 'bResourceStrings.bpl'. Read of address 0008C00C.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 01645153 in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 00000018.

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.325 (15-Jan-2014)
  • Update: Import from previous versions will offer to copy application specific settings too
  • Update: Display updates in List mode for running backups
  • Fix: Cleanup runs correctly but reports error for Smart backups
  • Fix: Access violation at address 00486D8C in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 00002D11.
  • Fix: Messages count is wrong in Backup4all
  • Fix: Error when managing custom filters
  • Fix: Inconsistencies for messages displayed in tray
  • Fix: Error "This operation is not valid because the current image contains no valid header"
  • Fix: Error when backing up on specific hosts using "Explicit SSL"

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.314 (06-Jan-2014)
  • Fix: Disabling or changing settings for scheduled jobs didn't work correctly
  • Fix: Error when creating scheduled jobs in Windows XP with "Run whether the user is logged on or not" option on
  • Fix: Empty notification window when opening from tray
  • Fix: "Cannot create a file when that file already exists" error for paths longer than 255 characters
  • Fix: Create schedule task fixes
  • Fix: Main update link from check for updates window was invalid
  • Fix: Access violation at address 00A81D28 in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 710A12BE.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 009AEA06 in module 'Backup4all.exe'. Read of address 00000000.
  • Fix: Access violation at address 7C84CD12 in module 'ntdll.dll'. Write of address 00000014.
  • Fix: Fixed password import for FTP and SFTP
  • Fix: FTP connection error in certain situations

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.309 (20-Dec-2013)
  • Fix: Test operation showed full backup as mirror in some situations
  • Fix: Modified confirmation message shown when importing from previous versions
  • Fix: Out of memory error when importing from version 3
  • Fix: Several fixes when importing backups from other versions

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.307 (18-Dec-2013)
  • Fix: Fixed SQL access violation error (TSQLException error)
  • Fix: Cannot run scheduled tag (Invalid command line parameter or no imtStart messager received error)
  • Fix: Runtime error at app startup
  • Fix: Removed notification message for statistic calculations

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.305 (17-Dec-2013)
  • Fix: Backup for Outlook 2013 failed when using the built-in plugin
  • Fix: Errors in particular situations when backing up jobs on non-English systems

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.304 (16-Dec-2013)
  • Fix: Errors when running an imported mirror backup job (destination errors)
  • Fix: Several other important fixes
  • Fix: Backup4all was not starting on Windows XP
  • Fix: Problems at startup on Windows 2003 Server

Changes in Backup4all 5.0.300 (11-Dec-2013):
  • New: Online backup to Microsoft Azure
  • New: Online backup to Amazon S3
  • New: True incrementals (bit-level/block level backups)
  • New: Smart backup type
  • New: Added Repair as a new backup action
  • New: Obfuscate file/folders names in zip
  • New: Windows Explorer contextual pop-up menu
  • New: Group backup configurations using tags
  • New: Password storage management
  • New: Notification messages
  • New: Suspend/resume the entire application
  • New: Compress the catalog on destination
  • New: Use NTFS change journal to scan for modified files
  • New: Allow processes to use up to 4GB of memory
  • New: View Statistics log
  • New: Copy scheduled tasks
  • New: Save scheduler files in bkc
  • New: Run missed schedules
  • New: Scheduler view
  • New: Schedule a restore/repair operation
  • New: Use command line as default when scheduling
  • New: Restore using command line
  • New: Access Backup4all according to system privileges
  • New: Test & repair jobs and tags
  • New: Display progress for the current backup job
  • New: Navigation pane
  • New: Quick access toolbar
  • New: History view
  • New: Show job details in card/list mode (with filters and groups)
  • New: Change the backup groups order
  • Update: Redesigned interface (ribbon style)
  • Update: Redesigned Plugin Manager (with automatic plugin load and customization)
  • Update: Windows 8.1 full compatibility


You can check changes for older versions of Backup4all here:
Backup4all 7.x (current version)
Backup4all 6.x (old version)
Backup4all 4.x (old version)