February 26, 20132.20Major Update
This update introduces a new feature to speed up the first backup process in the Enterprise edition using the Windows Shadow Copy service. The product has also been translated into German, French and Spanish languages. It also includes other small functional updates and bug fixes.
- Increase the first backup speed by using Windows Shadow Copy. To increase the speed of the first backup of large PST files, an additional option can be enabled to copy the file using the Windows Shadow Copy service whenever possible (Enterprise edition only).
- Support of German, French and Spanish languages has been added.
- Ability to edit the backup schedule settings remotely has been added to Administration Module (Enterprise edition with Administration Tool only).
- Tested on Windows 8 and Outlook 2013.
- The hidden Outlook folder used by application to identify the correct file for backup was visible in the folder selection dialog for Exchange type accounts (OST files).
- In some cases, an exception would appear on the screen when trying to import the computer list from Active Directory in Admin Tool.
- Admin Tool didn’t allow entering the SMTP server address with domain extension having less than 3 symbols.
This update includes new features – keeping the backup history – several full backup copies, backup retention options. Also, some improvements are made related to the product stability and performance.
- History backup. Now you can set up an additional schedule when a new full backup copy is to be created, allowing you to create several full backup restore points.
- Backup retention. You can set up how many previous backup copies to keep and how much disk space all backup files should use.
- Suspend backup option. Backup according to schedule can now be suspended from the right-click menu of the icon in the system notification area, in case you are on a slow network connection, or you just dont need the application to perform a backup for some time.
- Improved support of the remote configuration file. When the remote configuration file is not available, the application now uses a cached configuration file.
- Improvements for activation scenarios are added. Additional methods have been implemented to support offline activation scenarios.
- In some scenarios, after restoring the password protected PST file from backup each time the backup was performed, a new PST file was created in the backup location.
- In some scenarios, the list of Outlook folders was not shown in the Outlook Data Backup Settings dialog.
- The installation would not offer to install .NET Framework 3.5 required for the application to run, or offered .NET 2.0 instead.
- Backup would not start according to scheduled time after several days of use in some cases when daily, weekly or monthly schedule is set.
- At some moments next scheduled backup was shown for January 1st 2050, if duplicate time entries were set in the daily or weekly schedule settings.
- Schedule settings could not be saved in some use scenarios when duplicate time entries were set previously in the daily or weekly settings.
This is a major update of the product with support of the new Administration and Monitoring Module, new scheduling options and performance improvements.
- Monitor and manage the backup process on multiple workstations from one place. Administration and Monitoring Module is now created additionally to manage and monitor the backup process for a group of workstations.
- New scheduling options have been added. Now more advanced scheduling options are added to support daily, weekly and monthly scheduling.
- Some improvements in logic when dealing with failed files or items in Outlook folder have been added.
- Support of Outlook 2000 has been added. Now the full file copy method works with systems where Outlook 2000 is installed.
- The ability to always create a new full file copy as backup has been added. An option to always create a new copy of the file during backup is added, if the file copy method is used.
- Backup status was not shown as failed if at least one PST file was backed up successfully.
- OST files would be skipped and not backed up in some scenarios when the SOURCEPATH parameter was used for scanning folders for PST and OST files.
- The copy method during the first backup would not be applied to PST files that are located in the sub-folders.
- In some scenarios when restoring a PST file from the backup location, further backup attempts into the same location would fail for that file until the backup file is removed manually from the backup location.
- Some issues fixed for scenarios when computer came back from sleep or hibernation mode.
- Some issues with configuration file parameters not being read correctly due to a different file structure are fixed.
- If the PST file was copied as a full file during the first backup, an incorrect item number was reported in the log file statistics.
- Backup files are now excluded from the Windows Search indexing service in order to avoid performance issues during the backup.
- In some scenarios the unexpected network error message was logged into the log file when there was actually no error and the backup was performed normally.
- When using command line to start the backup, it would not start in some scenarios.
- Command line dialog warnings were appearing during the installation.
- In some scenarios when backup is in progress and there was an attempt to close the application, it would not exit and the process would remain in Windows processes for a long time.
The new version of Safe PST Backup has been released.
This release includes:
Ability to list the files to back up by file names without full path has been added.
Support to filter PST files by part of the file name.
Some other fixes and improvements to increase program's performance and stability.