Bvckup 2

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by angstrom, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v80.1.1 Released (June 24, 2019)
    Website / Download: https://bvckup2.com/update
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  2. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v80.2 Released (August 8, 2019)
    Website / Download: https://bvckup2.com/update
    Release Notes
    ⦁ Run-on-device-arrival scheduling now applies to local devices only -
    as opposed to being also triggered by a network share becoming
    accessible.

    ⦁ Exporting configuration now also picks up email alert templates.

    ⦁ Configuration self-backup now covers additional config files.

    ⦁ Resolved an issue with reporting reparse points that are folders -
    that is, when running into a reparse paint _of an unknown type_
    the program will now correctly report the event both if it is a file
    reparse point and if it's of a directory kind.

    ⦁ Resolved a cosmetic issue with the Welcome window - some text was
    clipped, and now it's not.

    ⦁ Resolved an issue with logging email alerting failures - an exotic issue
    triggered when the dispatch of a "missed a backup run" alert ends
    _precisely_ when the job is being launched. This literally required a
    microsecond precision in timing, but apparently some installation
    managed to achieve that.

    ⦁ Reworked email alerts module to double-check message formatting -
    this has to do with a report of qmail refusing an email alert because it
    (allegedly) contained a lone LF character as a line terminator [1] instead
    of CRLF. Looking at the code on our side there's no way this could've
    had happened, it always sends CRLF. But just in case the alerting
    module now explicitly re-checks that all lines are CRLF terminated
    immediately before sending them to the remote end.
     
  3. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v80.3 Released (August 21, 2019)
    Website / Download: https://bvckup2.com/update
    Release Notes
    ⦁ Switched to using new code signing certificate - due to changing the
    name of the company from Pipemetrics to IO Bureau.

    Do note that because of this change all existing installations except
    for 80.2 will receive an update packaged in a special way. This is
    because versions 80.1 and older expect the update package to carry
    a signature of "Pipemetrics SA", so we use some acrobatics to ensure
    that's the case (even though we no longer can sign new releases with
    that certificate). I'll post more details in the blog shortly as it's an
    interesting topic if a bit technical.

    ⦁ Resolved an issue with auto-launching the UI in service mode - with
    older installations that were switched to the service mode a while ago
    (as in "several years"), R80.2 will erroneously assume that it needs to
    run in a desktop mode IF it is set to auto-start on Windows logon.

    The backup service would still run and execute all the backups, but
    the UI wouldn't want to connect to it, insisting on running as a full
    app => it will show up unlicensed and with an empty list of jobs.

    The problem is benign and restarting the UI would re-attached it to
    the service, but the symptoms were scary.

    ⦁ Resolved a logging issue with trial expiring at the exact same moment
    one of the jobs starts a scheduled run.
     
  4. Hadron

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    Bvckup 2 v80.3 is not working properly. It won't automatically run my backups.
    It just keeps reading, "The backup will run in a moment... "

    The bottom backup, I am running manually. But they won't run automatically.

    Bvckup 2 Interface.jpg

    Where can I get v80.2 from?

    Edit: Here is the link to v80.2. https://bvckup2.com/files/bvckup2-setup-1.80.2.0.exe
     
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    I saw something similar, exited the app & restarted it. So far it's been just fine...
     
  6. Hadron

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    OK.
    I've gone back to v80.2 for now. All is good with that version.
     
  7. angstrom

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I can confirm the issue, looking into it right now...
     
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    can license ties to device? like usb drive
    its can be good for portable use:)
     
  12. TheRollbackFrog

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    I don't believe so... and if it could, how could the author sell multiple licenses? :confused:
     
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    :D then portable can have special license method each license 1 USB drive
     
  14. angstrom

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    For a variety of reasons this is not supported, sorry. Licenses are tied to the machines.
     
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    thank you for replay sir
     
  16. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v80.5 Released (September 24, 2019)
    Website / Download: https://bvckup2.com/update
    Release Notes
    ⦁ Added support for opportunistic backup of offline files - this is related to the OneDrive folder backups. It is now possible to temporarily suppress processing of files that are offline (i.e. not cached locally).

    See https://bvckup2.com/wip/24082019 for the background and
    https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1245 for the HowTo.

    ⦁ Added support for cloud-specific attributes to the file filters - it is now possible to exclude/include items based on their Pinned, Unpinned and Recall-On-Xxx attributes.

    See https://bvckup2.com/wip/23082019 for the explainer.

    ⦁ Added ReFS to the list of recognized file systems - this basically means that bvckup2 now knows the timestamp resolution and the maximum file size of ReFS, which is used in cases when it cannot determine these through active testing.

    ⦁ Enabled support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2 in the email module - this should resolve issues with email alerts mysteriously failing with "failed to secure the connection" errors, when they were sent to mail servers refusing older protocol revisions AND just flat out dropping connections instead of reporting their issues with the protocol revision.

    ⦁ Humanized error reporting for offline cloud-stored files - a handful of errors relating to trying to read offline file is now also explained in plain English.

    ⦁ Fixed a quirk with scheduling of periodic jobs - this is a good one. Just like the Oracle from The Matrix, it's been with us from the very beginning.

    Basically, if a job was set to run at 12:00, being run manually at 11:59 and then cancelled at 12:01, then it will be re-run immediately after that. This was because the time of the next run was computed relative to the _start_ of the previous attempt... whereby it should've been the latest of the last-attempt start and the last-good-run finish.

    ⦁ Resolved an issue with the SSD detection logic - we can all thank HTS541010B7E610 for this, because for whatever reason this HDD reports that it supports TRIM, which it clearly shouldn't since is an SSD-specific operation. Well done, WD.

    ⦁ Resolved an issue with reporting NTFS stream copying errors - destination-side errors were erroneously reporting as being source-side.
     
  17. huntnyc

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    Today, after reading all the great comments about Bvkup 2, I purchased a pro worskstation license today. I have to say this program is superb, speedy, powerful, elegant, simple to use and does exactly what I need to backup my important data. Don't know why I waited so long. All the best to the Dev and thanks again Wilders community for much insight into this and many other great programs over these years.
     
  18. Hadron

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    Yes, it's a lovely piece of software.
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
  20. angstrom

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    The image doesn't show much.
    What is it doing?
     
  22. The Seeker

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    Very nice!
     
  23. angstrom

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    This implements support for executing multiple backup steps in parallel. If you are familiar with robocopy, it's a more intelligent version of its /mt option.

    This helps speeding things up when mass-creating folders, deleting well-populated folders and when copying tons of smaller files (larger files are already copied as quickly as it gets due to this).

    Makes sense?
     
  24. Hadron

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    :thumb:
     
  25. mood

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    Bvckup 2 v80.6 Released (October 30, 2019)
    Website / Download: https://bvckup2.com/update
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    80.6
    ⦁ Added UI support for configuring program's update channel. See this blog post for details (and don't forget to hold Ctrl down when opening the Help menu) -


    If all goes as planned, the "preview" channel will go live early next week.

    ⦁ Reworked the crash handling code - simplified it, removed some dependencies, etc. Not that it gets used a lot, but still it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

    ⦁ Reworked engine-to-UI communication bootstrap - in service mode, the engine can now open log files on behalf of UI's process even if it runs under a non-admin user.


    ⦁ Fixed a scanner issue when running into a duplicate file/folder. More specifically, it would prematurely stop the scan of a folder if it managed to run into an item with a duplicate name, e.g. "aBc.txt" after already seeing "abc.txt".

    This was the bug in the scanning logic. It is fixed now by, obviously, *not* stopping the scan and reporting the dupe as an error.

    The context here is that Windows native NTFS is case-insensitive. It's preserves the case, but won't allow creating two files with names that differ only in their case.

    However Linux re-implementation of NTFS is case-Sensitive, which is the norm in the Unix world. It is perfectly possible to create files that differ only in case... not that it actually gets used much, except by an accident.

    So using an NTFS volume both in Windows and Linux may result in files that break Windows' case-insensitivity restriction.

    ⦁ Fixed a scheduling loop when a certain override is in place. As per this exchange - https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1251/6781
     
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