Release notes

Here's what we've been working on: new features, improvements and bug fixes.

4.1.0
September 24, 2021
Fixed
Fixed issues with incremental/differential backups failing.
Fixed
Fixed issues with creating backups for multiple source backup jobs.
4.0.8
August 28, 2021
Added
Added support for SFTP backup uploads.
Improved
Improved FTP/FTPS/FTPES backup upload support.
Fixed
FTPS backup uploads are now functional.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
4.0.6
August 20, 2021
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
4.0.4
August 11, 2021
Added
Support for creating VHDX disk image files.
Added
Create disk image backup when a storage device is connected event.
Improved
Taskbar icon shows backup progress for file/disk image backups.
Updated
Updated the recovery disk to support VHDX image restores.
Fixed
Fixed bug in destination size check for disk image backups.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
4.0.2
June 19, 2021
Updated
Updated Turkish language translation.
Fixed
Bug in the update dialog that showed the new version number incorrectly.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
4.0.0
March 23, 2021

This is milestone major version update.

Added
A new simplified user interface; more complex functionality is hidden and only the most frequently used options are shown by default.
Added
We've introduced support for disk image backup uploads to FTP and cloud storage.
Added
We've also introduced encryption for disk image backups.
Added
Improvements to Google Drive, Dropbox, and pCloud integrations: Linking accounts is easier than before. Previously, pCloud backup uploads would be uploaded to the root folder, this has been fixed.
Added
We tidied up the navigation menu to make it easier for you to get around, this includes fewer job manager columns.
Added
Improved new job wizard, it's now easier to quickly create jobs by providing only the basics.
Added
Improved schedules interface.
Added
Backup progress updates for disk image backups.
Updated
The three editions have been combined into the Pro edition.
Deprecated
The test manager and dashboard have been deprecated.
Fixed
Stability and performance improvements.
Fixed
Significant other bug fixes.
3.6.0
October 30, 2020
Improved
Support for long backup destination paths ( 260 characters and longer ).
Improved
Added popup menu option to give you the choice between creating a basic or versioned mirror backup.
Improved
Added prompts to warn if a previously created mirror backup is about to be overwritten.
Fixed
Fixed: Drive image backup failures when the job title contains spaces.
Fixed
Fixed: keyboard shortcuts starting incorrect actions.
Fixed
Fixed: random crash after saving jobs.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.5.0
September 10, 2020
Updated
Updated help manual.
Improved
The drive image restore dialog auto hides before a restore.
Fixed
Fix to Google Drive authentication process.
Fixed
Fixed issue where editing a job created a new job.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.4.0
August 24, 2020
Improved
Improved UI for backup notes.
Improved
Restore disk image tool is built into IvyBackup.
Fixed
Fixed issue: Error message about failure to save settings at trial start.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.3.0
August 13, 2020
Added
Disk imaging support with recovery environment.
Improved
Improvements to usability in add new job wizard and edit job dialogs.
Improved
Improvements to usability of the job history dialog, defaults to last 7 day history.
Fixed
Schedules dialog: selection changing inconsistencies.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.2.2
May 25, 2020
Improved
Improvements to the Turkish and Italian translations.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.2.0
February 29, 2020
Added
Three additional translations added: Polish, Turkish, and Traditional Chinese.
Improved
Improvements to usability.
Fixed
Fixed bug that made it difficult to change language selection.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.1.9
January 22, 2020
Improved
Improvements to usability.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.1.7
January 13, 2020
Improved
Improvements to history logs: date range selector.
Improved
Improvements to navigation: it's now easier to move between pages.
Improved
Improvements to navigation: clearer more concise selection of job types to display; warning and failed jobs were more or less non functional.
Improved
Improvements to cloud storage uploads; improved reliability.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.1.5
January 08, 2020
Added
Quick create job wizard. Old editor is now the advanced mode.
Improved
Improvements to PDF reports: added quick summary.
Improved
Deprecated text file reports. By default all reports are PDF.
Improved
Deprecated time stamps in reports.
Fixed
Fixed bug that allowed backups to continue if backup metadata was not saved with backup.
Fixed
Fixed bug where linking to new cloud storage accounts was not possible.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.1.3
December 15, 2019
Improved
Improvements to usability.
Fixed
Minor fixes to issues introduced in version 3.1.2 related to translations not loading.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.1.2
December 11, 2019
Improved
Improvements to usability.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.1.0
November 19, 2019
Added
New date range selector for filtering past backups, tests and reports.
Improved
Improvements to Google Drive integration, less prompts to re-sign in.
Improved
Encrypted backups: Filenames of backup files are now obfuscated for extra security.
Improved
Improvements to graphs and reports.
Fixed
Backup imports occasionally failed.
Fixed
Dashboard: No icon shown for mirror backups.
Fixed
Correctly attribute upload history to correct service.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.0.5
October 06, 2019
Added
Automatic translation updates.
Updated
Updated french translation with credit to M. Vigoroux.
Improved
Job Dialog : Added a label to indicate the number of files/folders selected.
Improved
Automatic updates now show release notes alongside a progress indicator while downloading the update.
Fixed
Automatic updates: a bug introduced in a previous release made it not possible to download the update.
Fixed
Backup actions window: some options disabled.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.0.4
September 13, 2019
Added
Upload history: Keep track of where individual backups are stored.
Improved
Minor performance improvements that make IvyBackup feel snappier.
Improved
The right side pane has been moved to a separate "Properties" window. This improves usability going forward as we add more properties to view.
Improved
The "info" text images have been replaced with plain text as this improves readability moving forward especially on high DPI displays. This also makes it easier to get the info text translated.
Fixed
Fixed an infinite loop that occurred ( between the end of one month and the start of another ) rarely for jobs that used a repeat interval schedule.
Fixed
Fixed missing/broken images from the previous release.
Fixed
Fixed issue where info text was sometimes overlaid onto reports.
Fixed
Fixes issue where the "Send email to" column on the email report settings window would not be visible on some displays.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.0.3
August 15, 2019
Fixed
Fixes to minor issues introduced in version 3.0.2.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.0.2
August 08, 2019
Improved
Usability improvements, less user interface clutter.
Updated
Updated online-only help documentation.
Improved
Tapping on an image selects the job type in the job dialog window.
Improved
Issues with adding multiple accounts when the connector is signed into an account already.
Improved
Better Google Drive sign in experience. Resolved issue with unverified warnings.
Fixed
Russian Translation: PDF Logs showed incorrect encoding and sometimes had fonts failing.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.0.1
May 10, 2019
Improved
Improved Russian translation.
Improved
Improved Italian translation.
Improved
Minor label improvements, text placement.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
3.0.0
April 10, 2019

This is milestone major version update.

Added
FTP / FTPS Backup upload support.
Added
New Event Backup - Create a backup when a device is connected ( USB Drives, External Hard Disks, Memory Cards etc ).
Added
Improved support for on-demand backups - You no longer need to set a backup destination ahead of time or as you create a job, you can select it on demand.
Improved
Better support for large backups ( 20GB and up ).
Improved
Performance Improvements: Faster full, differential and incremental backups.
Improved
Performance Improvements: Faster backup imports.
Improved
Cloud Storage - IvyBackup now signs into all linked cloud storage services when it starts rather than at the time a backup is about to be uploaded.
Improved
Improved labels and wording to indicate and distinguish between scheduled, manual and event based backups.
Improved
Reduced startup time, jobs load faster.
Fixed
Backup Job Compression - Fixed issues with changing backup job compression levels. Also added labels to show what the actual compression value is.
Fixed
Fixed: Timeout causing crashes when uploading backups to cloud storage on bad internet connections.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.10
December 18, 2018
Added
Microsoft OneDrive integration.
Added
Added two new tools to encrypt and decrypt backups on the fly.
Added
The backups and the tests list are paginated, this improves performance for large backup and test record collections.
Added
Two new quick start guides.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.9
November 20, 2018
Fixed
Fixed: Notifications about inaccessible files when backing up.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue where backup uploads fail when not signed into Dropbox, Google Drive or pCloud.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue with crashes occurring when trying to close IvyBackup while a PDF log is being saved.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.8
November 09, 2018
Added
Getting started dialog for first time users.
Added
Rename jobs and edit descriptions with one click.
Added
Email provider presets for gmail and yahoo mail.
Added
Email notifications for backup test results – success or failure.
Improved
Improved: Better scales and scaling for reports.
Improved
Improved: Minor usability improvements from high resolution displays.
Fixed
Fixed issue with import/exports window not showing items on high resolution displays.
Fixed
Fixed: automatic updates we’re broken from 2.9.7
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.7
October 26, 2018
Improved
Improved: Minor user interface improvements for better usability.
Fixed
Fixed issues with incorrect schedule intervals being saved.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.6
October 17, 2018
Fixed
Fixed: pCloud integration.
Fixed
Fixed: Better handling of email notification failures.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.5
October 10, 2018
Added
New Report: Storage Capacity and Utilization Report.
Added
New Report: Backup performance Report.
Added
Email Notifications.
Improved
Improved: Minor user interface improvements for better usability.
Fixed
Fixed: Minor inaccuracy in reports.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.2
August 16, 2018
Fixed
Fixed: Minor bug where multiple source backups fail if some sources are missing.
Fixed
Fixed: Minor bugs in cloud storage connection setup.
Fixed
Fixed: Minor bugs in snapshot file restores.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.1
July 31, 2018
Improved
Snapshot restores.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.9.0
July 02, 2018
Added
Event based backups.
Added
Theme support.
Improved
User interface support for high resolution devices.
Improved
Automatic updater.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.8.5
May 26, 2018
Added
Two new reports: backup coverage and backup test coverage.
Added
Tips for first time users.
Added
Dynamic post backup/restore actions.
Added
Search for backups by saved notes and search for backup tests by test type.
Improved
Backup imports.
Improved
Improved: Minor usability improvements from high resolution displays.
Improved
User interface support for high resolution devices.
Fixed
Fixed: Inaccurate job status displayed after importing disabled jobs.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.8.3
May 13, 2018
Fixed
Fixed: Issue with freezing interface elements.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.8.2
April 27, 2018
Improved
Minor interface improvements.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue with incorrect default settings.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.8.1
April 16, 2018
Improved
Minor interface improvements.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue with restoring encrypted snapshots.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.8.0
April 06, 2018
Added
Disk imaging support.
Improved
Minor interface improvements.
Fixed
Bug in minimized startup.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.7.5
March 09, 2018
Improved
Full Backup performance for hard drive backups.
Fixed
Fixed: Bug in folder filters.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.7.4
March 02, 2018
Fixed
Fixed: Bug causing job sources dialog fail to close.
Fixed
Fixed: Minor inconsistencies in figures from report overview.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.7.3
February 25, 2018
Added
Backup job templates.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.7.2
February 20, 2018
Added
Support for multiple backup sources.
Improved
Minor performance Improvements.
Improved
Reports.
Improved
Cloud storage connection setup.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.7.1
February 12, 2018
Added
Dashboard Overview.
Added
Reports Overview.
Added
Notifications export.
Improved
Minor performance Improvements.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.7.0
February 01, 2018
Added
256 Bit AES Encryption.
Improved
Backup imports/exports.
Improved
Include/Exclude filters.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.6.10 r5
January 26, 2018
Added
Cloud storage support for Google Drive.
Improved
Cloud upload performance.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.6.10 r1
January 26, 2018
Improved
Backup imports.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.6.10
January 22, 2018
Added
Additional keyboard shortcuts.
Added
Additional command line switches.
Added
Settings import/export.
Improved
Report format.
Fixed
Fixed: Job import/export bug.
Fixed
Fixed: Windows integration bug.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.6.9
January 15, 2018
Improved
Minor Interface improvements.
Improved
Help Documentation.
Fixed
Fixed: Shadow copy leak.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.7
January 07, 2018
Improved
Minor Interface improvements.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.5 r5
December 29, 2017
Added
Cloud storage support for pCloud.
Added
Silent mode.
Improved
Dropbox integration for large backup uploads.
Improved
Notifications
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.5
December 01, 2017
Added
Automatic Backups.
Added
Cloud Storage Support for Dropbox.
Added
On Demand and Scheduled Backup Testing.
Improved
User Interface Improvements: Easier Backup and Job Management.
Improved
Logging capabilities.
Improved
Pre/Post Backup Actions
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.4 r7
July 29, 2017
Improved
Significant backup engine performance improvements.
Improved
Backup manager auto-updates while backups occur.
Improved
User interface improvements.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.4 r6
December 29, 2016
Fixed
Fixed: Some schedule editing conflicts.
Fixed
Fixed: Some memory performance issues related to repeating/linked jobs.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.4 r5
December 22, 2016
Fixed
Fixed: Minor User Interface bug fixes, shortcut conflicts.
Fixed
Fixed: Job duplicate bug; Job manager displaying incorrect backup information for duplicate jobs.
Fixed
Fixed: Job manager bug; Source size checks occasionally failing.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.5.4
December 12, 2016
Added
Persistent backup schedules.
Added
Backup manager, backup notes.
Added
Additional file comparison methods
Added
Backup open/locked files.
Added
Log Lists.
Improved
Performance of backup and comparison engines.
Improved
More responsive Windows Explorer integration.
Improved
Backup Create/Restore Progress Interfaces.
Improved
Pre/Post Backup actions: shutdown, logoff, suspend, rush job options.
Improved
File Filters.
Improved
Application Status notifications.
Improved
Auto updates.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue when restoring snapshot of file belonging to more than one job i.e. duplicate jobs.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue where differential backups where being created with invalid source information.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue where backups were failing silently if the some backups were missing in the chain.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.2.2 r7
July 06, 2016
Fixed
Stability and other minor bug fixes.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
2.2.2
June 22, 2016

This is milestone major version update.

Added
Differential backup support.
Added
Improved user interface.
Added
Improvements to logging.
Fixed
Fixed: Issue with identifying files that have been modified subtly in between backups
Fixed
Fixed: Issue with backups not being found.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.18.2
April 26, 2016
Added
Help documentation.
Improved
Efficiency improvements to backup engine; creates and restores backups faster.
Improved
Minor interface improvements.
Fixed
Fixed: Parallel job creation is more stable.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.16.2
April 07, 2016
Added
Snapshots; ability to select and restore individual files.
Added
Folder/file excludes, pre/post backup actions.
Added
Interface improvements, keyboard shortcuts.
Improved
Backup engine more stable.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.12.1
March 24, 2016
Fixed
Fixed: Bug causing incremental jobs not to occur.
Fixed
Fixed: Bug that were causing backups to occur on unselected days.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.11.1
March 22, 2016
Added
Auto check for new updates.
Added
Import/Export of jobs.
Improved
Updates to user interface, column management options.
Fixed
Fixed: Some major engine improvements, backups run faster.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.4.7
March 10, 2016
Improved
Improved flexibility with backup parameters, full backups and incremental backups can be more finely tuned.
Improved
User interface changes.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.1.4 r5
February 27, 2016
Added
CRC and SHA1 hashes for file corruption checking during restore process.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.1.4
February 17, 2016
Added
Minimize on startup option.
Added
Task bar icon.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.0.3 r4
January 15, 2016
Fixed
Fixed: Issues with performing extremely large backups.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.0.3 r2
January 12, 2016
Fixed
Fixed: Issues with parallel jobs.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
1.0.3
January 05, 2016
Added
Incremental backup support.
Improved
User interface, cleaner and more responsive.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.
0.8.3
September 24, 2015
Added
Backup compression support.
Added
Many minor improvements.
Fixed
Minor bug fixes.