Dear Users, After months of development, we're ready to finally let you test the next major release of our beloved hybrid imaging/snapshot program. Time Machine v2.0 (Beta). Download here. Here is also a sneak peak of our v2 overhauled website (still in draft) that shall replace the current one. PLease note the site is slow due to a slow server: http://unbre4kab1e.w.pw Before installing the beta, please ensure you remove your old version of Time Machine and then install this version. Perform your new backup from the baseline. Old backups from V1.0 are still compatible with V2.0. As this is a beta, there may be graphical glitches and a higher probability that faults may occur. Therefore, please use caution while testing and using the application. Please remember to backup your PC with your chosen software before proceeding with using this software. This beta has a 30 day trial. User's will be provided beta keys if the testing period exceeds this time period. New Features Refreshed UI/UX Multi-Partition Automatic/Backup Hardware Independent Restore Remote Control Revamped Quick Restore New merging and purging schedule Each Feature is discussed in turn. I. Refreshed UI Time Machine V1 UI was great but following the comments of our designer as well as feedback from users it was clear that the look was dated. We have refreshed the user interface with a fresh flat modern look. We have tried to stay true to our design philosophy. With simplicity and ease of use was at the center of our design ambitions. The main interface has essentially only has two main buttons to operate: Make Backup and open Backup browser. http://unbre4kab1e.w.pw/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/dahsboard1.png We've added a tab called 'Backup Tools'. You can find all necessary tools to perform things other then backup and restoring. http://unbre4kab1e.w.pw/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Backup_tools.png Tools include: Rescue media builder Support Desk: We have included a support button that will link you directly to our support site. We hope this will makes it easier for our users to contact us for support. In the future, we hope to continue to improve processes for support with even better in-app integration. Remote control: This is a new feature that is only available on the Pro Server version. You can remotely control another PC's Time Machine on the same network. About Time Machine: Click here to learn about your license details as well as export your usage logs. II. Multi Partition Support Time Machine allows you to select multiple drives for backup. Hourly automatic backups and merging works as normal. Simply select the drives you wish to backup with the click and drag of your mouse. http://unbre4kab1e.w.pw/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Multi-partition-backup.jpg III. Hardware-independent imaging Time Machine now supports restore to dissimilar hardware. Any backup you create in Time Machine can now be restored to any PC, even a Mac. IV. Remote Control Remotely control another PC's Time Machine from another computer on the same LAN. Simply set one PC to 'server' and connect to it from another PC using this server's IP. Once connected, you can perform restores and backups remotely. This feature is only available on the server version of Time Machine. V. Revamped Quick Restore via WINPE Time Machine V1 while performing restores attempted to freeze all operations on the disk in order to ensure nothing would conflict with the restore process. Unfortunately, some applications were able to operate even lower than Time Machine and in some cases, restores failed for some users. This persistent flaw in Time Machine meant that one of our most promising features was prone to failure. Over these past months we have worked hard to create a new and improved restore method that is free from these flaws. IV. New merging and purging schedule Following a similar schedule to Apple's own backup solution, AX64 Time Machine now keeps: hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups until your backup drive is full. What happens when the drive is full? As your backup drive begins to fill up to its capacity, Time Machine intelligently deletes the oldest backups to make room for newer ones. In the future, we are planning to implement an optional "Notify user when older backups are deleted". Consider the following options if your backup disk is filling up often, causing your oldest available backups to be erased sooner than you might want: Use an additional drives for your backups or transfer your backups to a new, larger drive. Tip: You can also browse the original backup drive for past backups by using "Browse other Time Machine Disks". Delete file(s) that are no longer needed (such as from your desktop, Documents folder, or other Home folder locations), so they will no longer be backed up. You can also enter the Backup Browser restore interface and find files that can be removed from the backup drive itself to conserve space. To do this, right click on the backup point you wish to delete in the Backup Browser and click delete. Be sure to only delete backups you are sure you won't need or want to restore later. Download here. Before installing, please ensure you remove your old version of Time Machine and then install this version. Perform your new backup from the baseline. Old backups from V1.0 are still compatible with V2.0. As this is a beta, there may be graphical glitches and a higher probability that faults may occur. Therefore, please use caution while testing and using the application. Please remember to backup your PC with your chosen software before proceeding with testing this software. This beta has a 30 day trial. User's will be provided beta keys if we feel the testing period exceeds this time period. Lastly, a big thank you to all of our users. Thank you for your patience and your belief in us over the months. We take your comments and feedback very seriously and can't wait to hear what you guys think! Please send your all your bug reports to: firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers, The AX Time Machine Team.