Release notes Here's what we've been working on: new features, improvements and bug fixes. 23rd March, 2021 / IvyBackup 4.0.0 New A new simplified user interface; more complex functionality is hidden and only the most frequently used options are shown by default. We've introduced support for disk image backup uploads to FTP and cloud storage. We've also introduced encryption for disk image backups. 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. We tidied up the navigation menu to make it easier for you to get around, this includes fewer job manager columns. Improved new job wizard, it's now easier to quickly create jobs by providing only the basics. Improved schedules interface. Backup progress updates for disk image backups. Changes Since v3 The three editions have been combined into the Pro edition. The test manager and dashboard have been deprecated. Fixed Stability and performance improvements. Significant other bug fixes. 30th October, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.6.0 Improvements Support for long backup destination paths ( 260 characters and longer ). Added popup menu option to give you the choice between creating a basic or versioned mirror backup. Added prompts to warn if a previously created mirror backup is about to be overwritten. Bug Fixes Fixed: Drive image backup failures when the job title contains spaces. Fixed: keyboard shortcuts starting incorrect actions. Fixed: random crash after saving jobs. Minor bug fixes. 10th September, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.5.0 Improvements The help manual has been updated. The drive image restore dialog auto hides before a restore. Bug Fixes Fix to Google Drive authentication process. Fixed issue where editing a job created a new job. Minor bug fixes. 24th August, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.4.0 Improvements Improved UI for backup notes. Restore disk image tool is built into IvyBackup. Bug Fixes Fixed issue: Error message about failure to save settings at trial start. Minor bug fixes. 13th August, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.3.0 New Disk imaging support with recovery environment. Improvements Improvements to usability in add new job wizard and edit job dialogs. Improvements to usability of the job history dialog, defaults to last 7 day history. Bug Fixes Schedules dialog: selection changing inconsistencies. Minor bug fixes. 25th May, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.2.2 Improvements Improvements to the turkish and italian translations. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 29th February, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.2.0 Improvements Three additional translations added: Polish, Turkish, and Traditional Chinese. Improvements to usability. Bug Fixes Fixed bug that made it difficult to change language selection. Minor bug fixes. 22nd January, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.1.9 Improvements Improvements to usability. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 13th January, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.1.7 Improvements Improvements to history logs: date range selector. Improvements to navigation: it's now easier to move between pages. Improvements to navigation: clearer more concise selection of job types to display; warning and failed jobs were more or less non functional. Improvements to cloud storage uploads; improved reliability. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 08th January, 2020 / IvyBackup 3.1.5 New Quick create job wizard. Old editor is now the advanced mode. Improvements Improvements to PDF reports: added quick summary. Deprecated text file reports. By default all reports are PDF. Deprecated time stamps in reports. Bug Fixes Fixed bug that allowed backups to continue if backup metadata was not saved with backup. Fixed bug where linking to new cloud storage accounts was not possible. Minor bug fixes. 15th December, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.1.3 Improvements Improvements to usability. Bug Fixes Minor fixes to issues introduced in version 3.1.2 related to translations not loading. Minor bug fixes. 11th December, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.1.2 Improvements Improvements to usability. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 19th November, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.1.0 New New date range selector for filtering past backups, tests and reports. Improvements Improvements to Google Drive integration, less prompts to re-sign in. Encrypted backups: Filenames of backup files are now obfuscated for extra security. Improvements to graphs and reports. Bug Fixes Backup imports occasionally failed. Dashboard: No icon shown for mirror backups. Correctly attribute upload history to correct service. Minor bug fixes. 06th October, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.0.5 New Automatic translation updates. Improvements Updated french translation with credit to M. Vigoroux. Job Dialog : Added a label to indicate the number of files/folders selected. Automatic updates now show release notes alongside a progress indicator while downloading the update. Bug Fixes Automatic updates: a bug introduced in a previous release made it not possible to download the update. Backup actions window: some options disabled. Minor bug fixes. 13th September, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.0.4 New Upload history: Keep track of where individual backups are stored. Improvements Minor performance improvements that make IvyBackup feel snappier. The right side pane has been moved to a separate "Properties" window. This improves usability going forward as we add more properties to view. 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. Bug Fixes 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 missing/broken images from the previous release Fixed issue where info text was sometimes overlaid onto reports. Fixes issue where the "Send email to" column on the email report settings window would not be visible on some displays. Minor bug fixes. 15th August, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.0.3 Bug Fixes Fixes to minor issues introduced in version 3.0.2. Minor bug fixes. 08th August, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.0.2 Improvements Usability improvements, less user interface clutter. Updated online-only help documentation. Tapping on an image selects the job type in the job dialog window. Issues with adding multiple accounts when the connector is signed into an account already. Better Google Drive sign in experience. Resolved issue with unverified warnings. Bug Fixes Russian Translation: PDF Logs showed incorrect encoding and sometimes had fonts failing. Minor bug fixes. 10th May, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.0.1 Improvements Improved Russian translation. Improved Italian translation. Minor label improvements, text placement. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 10th April, 2019 / IvyBackup 3.0.0 What's New? FTP / FTPS Backup upload support. New Event Backup - Create a backup when a device is connected ( USB Drives, External Hard Disks, Memory Cards etc ). 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. Improvements Better support for large backups ( 20GB and up ). Performance Improvements: Faster full, differential and incremental backups. Performance Improvements: Faster backup imports. 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 labels and wording to indicate and distinguish between scheduled, manual and event based backups. Reduced startup time, jobs load faster. Bug Fixes Backup Job Compression - Fixed issues with changing backup job compression levels. Also added labels to show what the actual compression value is. Fixed: Timeout causing crashes when uploading backups to cloud storage on bad internet connections. Minor bug fixes. 18th December, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.10 What's New? Microsoft OneDrive integration. Added two new tools to encrypt and decrypt backups on the fly. The backups and the tests list are paginated, this improves performance for large backup and test record collections. Two new quick start guides. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 20th November, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.9 Bug Fixes Fixed: Notifications about inaccessible files when backing up. Fixed: Issue where backup uploads fail when not signed into Dropbox, Google Drive or pCloud. Fixed: Issue with crashes occurring when trying to close IvyBackup while a PDF log is being saved. Minor bug fixes. 9th November, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.8 What's New? Getting started dialog for first time users. Rename jobs and edit descriptions with one click. Email provider presets for gmail and yahoo mail. Email notifications for backup test results – success or failure. Improvements Improved: Better scales and scaling for reports. Improved: Minor usability improvements from high resolution displays. Bug Fixes Fixed issue with import/exports window not showing items on high resolution displays. Fixed: automatic updates we’re broken from 2.9.7 Minor bug fixes. 26th October, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.7 Improvements Improved: Minor user interface improvements for better usability. Bug Fixes Fixed issues with incorrect schedule intervals being saved. Minor bug fixes. 17th October, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.6 Bug Fixes Fixed: pCloud integration. Fixed: Better handling of email notification failures. Minor bug fixes. 10th October, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.5 What's New? New Report: Storage Capacity and Utilization Report New Report: Backup performance Report Email Notifications Improvements Improved: Minor user interface improvements for better usability. Bug Fixes Fixed: Minor inaccuracy in reports. Minor bug fixes. 16th August, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.2 Bug Fixes Fixed: Minor bug where multiple source backups fail if some sources are missing. Fixed: Minor bugs in cloud storage connection setup. Fixed: Minor bugs in snapshot file restores. Minor bug fixes. 31st July, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.1 Improvements Snapshot restores. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 2nd July, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.9.0 What's New? Event based backups. Theme support. Improvements User interface support for high resolution devices. Automatic updater. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 26th May, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.8.5 What's New? Two new reports: backup coverage and backup test coverage. Tips for first time users. Dynamic post backup/restore actions. Search for backups by saved notes and search for backup tests by test type. Improvements Backup imports. Improved: Minor usability improvements from high resolution displays. User interface support for high resolution devices. Bug Fixes Fixed: Inaccurate job status displayed after importing disabled jobs. Minor bug fixes. 13th May, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.8.3 Bug Fixes Fixed: Issue with freezing interface elements. Minor bug fixes. 27th April, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.8.2 Improvements Minor interface improvements. Bug Fixes Fixed: Issue with incorrect default settings. Minor bug fixes. 16th April, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.8.1 Improvements Minor interface improvements. Bug Fixes Fixed: Issue with restoring encrypted snapshots. Minor bug fixes. 6th April, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.8.0 What's New? Disk imaging support. Improvements Minor interface improvements. Bug Fixes Bug in minimized startup. Minor bug fixes. 9th March, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.7.5 Improvements Full Backup performance for hard drive backups. Bug Fixes Fixed: Bug in folder filters. Minor bug fixes. 2nd March, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.7.4 Bug Fixes Fixed: Bug causing job sources dialog fail to close. Fixed: Minor inconsistencies in figures from report overview. Minor bug fixes. 25th February, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.7.3 What's New? Backup job templates. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 20th February, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.7.2 What's New? Support for multiple backup sources. Improvements Minor performance Improvements. Reports. Cloud storage connection setup. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 12th February, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.7.1 What's New? Dashboard Overview. Reports Overview. Notifications export. Improvements Minor performance Improvements. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 1st February, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.7.0 What's New? 256 Bit AES Encryption. Improvements Backup imports/exports. Include/Exclude filters. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 26th January, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.6.10 r5 What's New? Cloud storage support for Google Drive. Improvements Cloud upload performance. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 26th January, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.6.10 r1 Improvements Backup imports. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 22nd January, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.6.10 What's New? Additional keyboard shortcuts. Additional command line switches. Settings import/export. Improvements Report format. Bug Fixes Fixed: Job import/export bug. Fixed: Windows integration bug. Minor bug fixes. 15th January, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.6.9 Improvements Minor Interface improvements. Help Documentation. Bug Fixes Fixed: Shadow copy leak. Minor bug fixes. 7th January, 2018 / IvyBackup 2.5.7 Improvements Minor Interface improvements. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 29th December, 2017 / IvyBackup 2.5.5 r5 What's New? Cloud storage support for pCloud. Silent mode. Improvements Dropbox integration for large backup uploads. Notifications Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 1st December, 2017 / IvyBackup 2.5.5 What's New? Automatic Backups (Real time backup decision making). Cloud Storage Support for Dropbox. On Demand and Scheduled Backup Testing. Improvements User Interface Improvements: Easier Backup and Job Management. Logging capabilities. Pre/Post Backup Actions Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 29th July, 2017 / IvyBackup 2.5.4 r7 Improvements Significant backup engine performance improvements. Backup manager auto-updates while backups occur. User interface improvements. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 29th December, 2016 / IvyBackup 2.5.4 r6 Bug Fixes Fixed: Some schedule editing conflicts. Fixed: Some memory performance issues related to repeating/linked jobs. Minor bug fixes. 22nd December, 2016 / IvyBackup 2.5.4 r5 Bug Fixes Fixed: Minor User Interface bug fixes, shortcut conflicts. Fixed: Job duplicate bug; Job manager displaying incorrect backup information for duplicate jobs. Fixed: Job manager bug; Source size checks occasionally failing. Minor bug fixes. 12th December, 2016 / IvyBackup 2.5.4 What's New? Persistent backup schedules. Backup manager, backup notes. Additional file comparison methods. Backup open/locked files. Log Lists. Improvements Performance of backup and comparison engines. More responsive Windows Explorer integration. Backup Create/Restore Progress Interfaces. Pre/Post Backup actions: shutdown, logoff, suspend, rush job options. File Filters. Application Status notifications. Auto updates. Bug Fixes Fixed: Issue when restoring snapshot of file belonging to more than one job i.e. duplicate jobs. Fixed: Issue where differential backups where being created with invalid source information. Fixed: Issue where backups were failing silently if the some backups were missing in the chain. Minor bug fixes. 6th July, 2016 / IvyBackup 2.2.2 r7 Bug Fixes Stability and other minor bug fixes. Minor bug fixes. 22nd June, 2016 / IvyBackup 2.2.2 What's New? Differential backup support. Improved user interface. Improvements to logging. Bug Fixes Fixed: Issue with identifying files that have been modified subtly in between backups Fixed: Issue with backups not being found. Minor bug fixes. 26th April, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.18.2 What's New? Help documentation. Improvements Efficiency improvements to backup engine; creates and restores backups faster. Minor interface improvements. Bug Fixes Fixed: Parallel job creation is more stable. Minor bug fixes. 7th April, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.16.2 What's New? Snapshots; ability to select and restore individual files. Folder/file excludes, pre/post backup actions. Interface improvements, keyboard shortcuts. Improvements Backup engine more stable. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 24th March, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.12.1 Bug Fixes Fixed: Bug causing incremental jobs not to occur. Fixed: Bug that were causing backups to occur on unselected days. Minor bug fixes. 22th March, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.11.1 What's New? Auto check for new updates. Import/Export of jobs. Improvements Updates to user interface, column management options. Bug Fixes Fixed: Some major engine improvements, backups run faster. Minor bug fixes. 10th March, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.4.7 What's New? Improved flexibility with backup parameters, full backups and incremental backups can be more finely tuned. Improvements User interface changes. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 27th February, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.1.4 r5 What's New? CRC and SHA1 hashes for file corruption checking during restore process. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 17th February, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.1.4 What's New? Minimize on startup option. Task bar icon. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 15th January, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.0.3 r4 Bug Fixes Fixed: Issues with performing extremely large backups. Minor bug fixes. 12th January, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.0.3 r2 Bug Fixes Fixed: Issues with parallel jobs. Minor bug fixes. 5th January, 2016 / IvyBackup 1.0.3 What's New? Incremental backup support. Improvements User interface, cleaner and more responsive. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes. 24th September, 2015 / IvyBackup 0.8.3 / First Public Release What's New? Backup compression support. Many minor improvements. Bug Fixes Minor bug fixes.