Revision 3.0.74, Sep 27 2006: Improved NH Backup's management of system resources (some file handles were not closed properly). Fixed a code problem that could cause folders starting with a period to not be backed up properly (starting file and folder names with a period is in violation to Windows naming conventions).
Revision 3.0.71, Aug 9 2006: New installation package with a number of new additions:
- Solved a crash in the Agent when previous instance of the program was found.
- Created a new installation file because Setup Generator was canceled. Now using the Windows installer which is smaller and slimmer.
- Zero length files are no longer backed up if there already is a previously backed up version of the file in the destination folder.
- It is now possible to configure a backup set to be executed automatically when ANY removable drive connects. In earlier versions you had to define triggering drives individually:
- Added auto-answers to 'Full Disk' prompt and 'Source/Destination Folders Missing or Invalid' prompt:
- Fixed some typos in the splash screen (and hid the AnyTrigger context menu in the properties window).
- Fixed problems with individually configured files not being properly in some cases.
- Fixed problems with individually configured files' attribute not being restored if copy operation failed.
Revision 3.0.62, Feb 15 2006: A malfunction in the program executable file was removed. The malfunction could under specific circumstances cause files in the backup destination folder to be wrongly deleted. The problem occurred on some machines when copying files flagged for exclusive use by other applications. Read more.
Revision 3.0.51, May 4 2005: Adjusted
so that the uninstall program can't delete program settings. Also removed
the warning for illogical settings (in relations to the thin out options
effect on other backup operations in same backup set). Also added rudimentary
sorting in the backup operations list (Properties windows).
Version 3.0, April 25 2005:
- Faster backups: benchmarks puts
the improvements at more than 60 times faster than version 2.9!
- Web logs: Logs of backups can be
posted on a web page. Very useful for administrators, being able to
verify backup results without expecting each computer at site. One-click
- Email notification: Get notified
by email when your backups have ran.
- New look: A new nice user
interface. Especially the backup progress is displayed in a more useful
- Complete history: NH Backup now
keeps a complete record of all backup launches.
- Improved filters: better
possibilities to specify which files/folders to include/exclude from
- Better schedule: scheduling is now
easier to oversee and configure.
December 12 2004: Added password protection of backups and improved
zip support. Also addressed some requests from users and smoothened
the installation process.
October 29 2004: Corrected a bug in the smart drive recognition routines
that invalidated the backup source folder.
October 25 2004. All display errors fixed. Thanks to TJ & Chris
for patient bug-hunting!
October 24 2004. Addressed some text displaying issues experienced by
a few users. Most of the errors should be fixed now.
October 23 2004. Context sensitive help added. Thanks to Tucows for
pointing it out.
October 20 2004. Updated help file included.
Version 2.8, released
October 15 2004. AutoRun feature enables backup sets to start
automatically when flash drives, removable hard drives, MP3 players,
etc. connect to the computer. Smart drive recognition make NH
Backup recognize backup destination or source drive by their serial
number or volume label - and not by their drive letter (which might
be unstable for removable drives).
Version 2.7, released
August 31 2004. Support for more
than one language. Version 2.5 is still available for download.
Version 2.5.9, released
February 8 2004. A runtime 13 error
in the latest build fixed. Error appeared in backup result screen, after
backup was finished. Didn't affect backup results or behavior but caused
Version 2.5.8, released
January 23 2004. Added a minor function
making it possible to automatically dismiss the result screen that is
displayed after the backup is finished. This can be helpful if the computer
is running lots of backups unattended. Also cleared up the 'Properties'
Version 2.5.6, released December
10 2003. Now you can have NH
Backup create multiple backups. When a backup is run the target
folder (or zip file) can be named by the current date and time. Also,
the HTML log file is improved and the log file path bug is fixed.
Version 2.5.5, released November 16 2003. New
install package for NH Backup. Fixes the bug that, on some machines,
caused the zip compression option not to work. Then whole backup ran
through but no zip archive were actually created. This has now been
Version 2.5.4, released October 12 2003. Schedule
bug fixed, command line execution bug fixed (runtime error 91).
Version 2.5, released October 5 2003. The new
version includes zip support, multi-volume archives, a partially new
interface, rewritten source code, and a faster and more reliable backup
Version 2.0.21, released on 1 July 2002
(67 kb). Adds some features: 1) Program options are introduced,
four of them so far, 2) the running backup window has been given
a new look and more details, and can be shown in detailed or plain mode,
3) a how to-guide (on how to schedule) has been added and 4)
to assist new users a glossary is included.
Version 2.0.20, released on 29 June 2002 (62 kb). Adds some features:
1) Backup sets can be set to start minimized, 2) property
dialog of backup sets available to add easy overview, 3) startup
of backup sets from within NH Backup can be made as in the current instance,
or as a new one, 4) backup progress bars are more accurate and
5) main window position is remembered. This patch also involves
the most extensive code restructuring since the 2.0 final (but not much
of it is noticeable to the user).
Version 2.0.19, released on 19 June 2002 (55 kb). Fixes a long
lived bug that caused NH Backup to crash when a root (for example 'E:\')
is selected as backup destination. This error should have been corrected
long ago. Also a advice dialog added when trying to run the exe file
out of the application folder.
Version 2.0.18, released on 9 June 2002 (55 kb). Fixes a bug
that could raise an error when backing up files from a compressed volumes.
Also adds some more advanced error handling. My thanks to John Wagner
Version 2.0.17, released on 1 June 2002 (56 kb). Now you can
specify you destination and source paths without browsing to them. Can
be useful when backing up to network shares.