What's new in Cobian Backup?

 

New on version 11 Gravity

The 11th version of Cobian Backup is now out. (See also the whole release history)

  • Welcome to the new version: Cobian Backup 11, Gravity
  • AES encryption (128, 192 and 256 bits)
  • The directories Settings, Logs and DB can now be configured manually
  • A task has now the Priority field
  • A new scheduled type is added: On startup
  • A new scheduled type was added: On first Monday, On third Tuesday, etc...
  • Now you can limit the number of Differential backups as well
  • Now you can select a fixed day of the week to make an incremental or differential backup Full
  • The program can now automatically delete old files
  • Suspend and Hibernate are now Events
  • Sources and Destinations can now be sorted "As Explorer"
  • Delete empty directories is now a Task property
  • A LOT of new parameters can now be used (see the help file)
  • The task list can now be divided and organized in groups
  • Inclusions and Exclusions can now be arranged
  • The Deleter can now delete multiple sources
  • The Safe Mirror directory keeps now the original directory structure
  • You can now link tasks as an event
  • The installer is now improved
  • The application can now be closed from every possible desktop
  • Old encryption methods are now deprecated
  • The decryptor and decompressor accept now multiple sources
  • The decryptor and the decompressor accept command line arguments
  • The program checks the existence of the destination file even when using the attribute method
  • Counting files can now be paused or canceled
  • The body of the mail is now configurable
  • The Remote Manager is fully rewriten and can now show the progress of the remote client
  • The Remote Manager can now get the FULL log file of the client
  • Restart and Shutdown work now even with impersonation
  • Missed backups don't restart or shutdown the machine now if that event is present
  • And a LOT more


New on version 10 Boletus



The main news in this version are:
  • Support for Volume Shadow Copy even in 64bit systems
  • Absolute paths can now be created even with uncompressed backups
  • The user interface doesn't ask for privilege elevation anymore on Vista or 7
  • Simple masks can now be applied to FTP sources
  • The timer schedule can now be limited in time
  • The main application waits now for any mail to be send before closing
  • The log file can now be send per task
  • The log file level is now more granular
  • The log file can now be splitted, one file per day
  • The service and application control executes now depending on the UAC settings
  • Fixed a bug when executing batch files with parameters
  • The inclusion/exclusion masks way of work has been re-designed
  • The backup now can be aborted if some event fails
  • A post backup event can now be aborted if a pre-backup event failed
  • Mirror tasks can now be created for uncompressed backups
  • The type of the backup can now be included in the directory name
  • The tray icon signalizes now if there are errors in the last backup
  • Better mask support
  • The speed of the backup has been increased about 200%
    and much more....

New on version 9 Amanita

  • Support for Volume Shadow Copies.
  • You will be able to backup locked files
  • Support for 7zip compression
  • Now you can pause the backup in any place
  • The update function can now use SOCKS proxy
  • SMTP can now use SOCKS
  • SMTP can now use SSL
  • Autostart the interface can now be set for all users or the current user
  • Autostart options are now playing fair with administrator’s rights
  • Start a backup when autostart
  • The remote directories are now created from the top to the root, thus minimizing the risk for Permission problems
  • Downloading files shows now the percent
  • FTP operations can now use UTF transfers if the server supports it
  • FTP operations use now UNICODE for local operations Zip files can now store file names in UNICODE
  • Checking an archive could sometimes delete the archived files. Fixed.
  • Prettier about boxes
  • Icon in task properties for Manual AND ftp where swapped
  • IPC via MMF is now gone
  • The update server can now use MSSQL for logs or can use no logs at all
  • SQX is now gone.
  • Checking archives wrongly displayed Compressing using the verbose log
  • CobDeleter is now an integral part of the UI
  • Fixed the old “Error while connecting to :21:" error
  • A brand new, improved help file and tutorial
  • And MUCH more

New on version 8

  • The program uses now Unicode functions whenever it can.
  • Using compression and FTP will use ANSI functions, of course because of limitations on those formats or the FTP protocol.
  • If you don't use compression or FTP, the program will always handle your file names as Unicode.
  • The program uses now memory mapped files for inter-process communication.
  • All the TCP communication used in older versions has been eliminated.
  • A new method of encryption has been added: RSA-Rijndael, which uses a 256-bit Rijndael encryption with a random key that is itself encrypted used a 1024-bit RSA asymmetric key.
  • Sensitive settings as passwords are now stored in the ini file using strong encryption
  • The program is now a "green" application. All the files are stored in ini files. The only part that used the registry is the service, which, for obvious reasons must be installed using the registry. A green application, of course is not necessarily a good thing, but some people (often for "religious" reasons) seem to think that this is a good thing. Oh, well...
  • A feature allows you now you execute individual tasks under different user accounts. The task will then try to impersonate the user and execute the task under that account.
  • The 256 characters path limit is now GONE thanks to Unicode. The file and paths names can now be up to 32000 characters long.
  • Now you can close programs using also their class names.
  • Better SQX error handling.
  • Full service control from the Option dialog.
  • The mirroring effect that you got while compressing AND overwriting has been thankfully eliminated.
  • LOTS of bugs fixed
  • A better user interface.
  • FTP transfers of larger files (> 2 GB are now supported)

New on version 7

  • Designed and written from scratch
  • Zip64 for zip files larger than 2 GB
  • SQX compression
  • Backup FROM and TO a FTP server
  • Limit the speed of your FTP transfers
  • SSL servers supported
  • The program can now remind you if you have missed backups
  •  Strong encryption: Supported methods are Blowfish (128 bit), Rijndael (128 bit) and DES (64 bit)
  • An open plug-in architecture to allow the program's enhancement
  •  The interprocess communication is done using TCP/IP. This allows a better communication between the program parts AND the program can be administrated from another machine anywhere in the world.
  • Backup to multiple destinations
  • A backup history is displayed
  • Compressed files can now be split
  • A new user interface
  • Remote backup
  • Automatically remove old backups
  • The application can be used as a command line utility. No separate command line program is needed

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