Areca Backup Changelog

New in version 7.5

August 27th, 2015
  • Fixed the issue that prevented archives from being created when there were only deleted files (no new files);Fixed a minor issue when reconnecting to a FTP server.

New in version 7.4.9 (December 18th, 2014)

  • Fixed compression issue that could occur with filenames containing line breaks.

New in version 7.4.7 (October 7th, 2014)

  • Fixed a performance regression introduced in v7.4

New in version 7.4.2 (January 21st, 2014)

  • Fixes a bug in Delta storage that could generate 'out of memory' errors when reading large files.

New in version 7.4.1 (January 17th, 2014)

  • Minor memory optimizations

New in version 7.4 (December 16th, 2013)

  • Fixed issues that could occur on temporary files in multi-users environment
  • Areca now attempts to locate your archives when importing backup configurations
  • Minor memory optimizations when handling large directories
  • Max memory that can be used by Areca has been increased from 256MB to 512MB.

New in version 7.4 Beta (December 5th, 2013)

  • Fixed issues that could occur on temporary files in multi-users environment
  • Areca now attempts to locate your archives when importing backup configurations.

New in version 7.3.9 (December 4th, 2013)

  • Better error management when reading metadata
  • Cleaner configuration import window
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when using the '-date' switch in the command line tool

New in version 7.3.8 (November 7th, 2013)

  • Additional integrity checks after archive merges
  • Fixed memory management issue when recovering
  • Prevent from modifying backup scheme (full, differential, incremental) when resuming an interrupted backup.

New in version 7.3.7 (September 12th, 2013)

  • This release updates the Hungarian, Spanish, and Czech translations.

New in version 7.3.6 (August 28th, 2013)

  • This version adds certificate authentication for SFTP servers.
  • It also encrypts passwords which are stored in configuration files.

New in version 7.3.5 (August 17th, 2013)

  • This release fixed a bug that prevented creation of backup shortcuts in some configurations.

New in version 7.3.4 (July 31st, 2013)

  • This release comes with improved error messages when dangling symbolic links are encountered.

New in version 7.3.3 (July 12th, 2013)

  • This version adds improved error messages in case of invalid encryption configuration.
  • It also fixes a bug which could occur when using delta storage and memory issues which could occur when too many errors were encountered while checking archives.

New in version 7.3.2 (May 15th, 2013)

  • This version fixes a bug which could prevent backup from being resumed when some plugins were used.

New in version 7.3.1 (April 20th, 2013)

  • This version fixes a bug which could prevent the workspace from loading when drives are disconnected.

New in version 7.3 (April 9th, 2013)

  • This release includes various performance optimizations for delta backup storage.

New in version 7.2.18 (March 22nd, 2013)

  • Fixed freeze issues when trying to connect to unresponsive FTP/SFTP servers
  • Up-to-date Chinese and Japanese translations.

New in version 7.2.17 (November 23rd, 2012)

  • This version adds minor GUI and backup wizard bugfixes.

New in version 7.2.16 (November 17th, 2012)

  • This release fixes an SMTP compatibility issue: it can send the 'STARTTLS' command when establishing the connection.
  • It fixes a bug in transaction points, and another that could occur when handling files starting with whitespace.
  • It comes with a new feature related to file modification detection: it can inspect the files' content instead of relying on their attributes to detect modifications.
  • This may be useful with programs that modify the files' data without updating their last modification date (like TrueCrypt).

New in version 7.2.13 (October 26th, 2012)

  • This version fixes a bug which could occur when handling target sources spread across multiple drives, and comes with a better integration of plugins.

New in version 7.2.11 (October 24th, 2012)

  • With this release, backups are now launched without simulation.
  • This version also includes improved text editor options and minor GUI bugfixes.

New in version 7.2.8 (May 18th, 2012)

  • It is now possible to check archives after a merge has been performed (in the same way as it was performed after backups).
  • This version also introduces CBC encryption and some minor improvements.

New in version 7.2.5 (February 1st, 2012)

  • This release introduces some minor bugfixes and enhancements.

New in version 7.2.4 (January 26th, 2012)

  • This version introduces additional optimizations when recovering voluminous archives (in terms of the number of files) and fixes two bugfixes which could occur when merging archives.

New in version 7.2 (January 25th, 2011)

  • Added support for intermediate transaction points
  • Added SFTP storage
  • Added control on encrypted filenames wrapping
  • Enhanced control on FTP passive mode.

New in version 7.1.6 (February 13th, 2010)

  • Big files (over 2 GB) metadata are now properly handled
  • More control has been added to file path naming conventions on Windows
  • A bug that could occur when recovering single files in 'delta' mode has been fixed
  • Configuration storage has been refactored and simplified
  • 'Check' and 'Merge' features have been improved
  • Better 'Configuration import' window
  • 'Search' feature enhancements
  • Minor user interface enhancements.

New in version 7.1.3 (July 13th, 2009)

  • Regular expression filter bug fix
  • Minor XML configuration bug fix
  • Recovery bug fix

New in version 7.1.2 (June 17th, 2009)

  • New regular expression filters options
  • Backup report enhancements
  • Post processors enhancements
  • Minor bugfixes.

New in version 7.1.1 (May 28th, 2009)

  • Ability to view files contained in your archives using the default applications configured on your system
  • Some post-backup actions enhancements
  • Minor other enhancements.

New in version 7.1 (April 23rd, 2009)

  • Minor error messages enhancements.
  • Named pipes are now properly handled by Areca.
  • Better 'Check Archive' feature.

New in version 7.0.9 (April 3rd, 2009)

  • Synchronous backup mode available from command-line interface.
  • The 256 characters limit on file path is disabled if the Java version is over 1.6.
  • Enhanced FTP connexions management.

New in version 7.0.8 (March 30th, 2009)

  • Logical view minor bug fix
  • Image backup bug fix

New in version 7.0.7 (March 18th, 2009)

  • Regex file filter bug fix
  • Added 'encrypt file names' to the 'missing encryption data' window
  • File handle cleanup

New in version 7.0.6 (March 7th, 2009)

  • This version fixes out of memory error that occurred during delta backups.

New in version 7.0.5 (March 5th, 2009)

  • ACL serialization bug fix in Java 1.5
  • Minor recovery bug fix

New in version 7.0 (February 23rd, 2009)

  • Changes:
  • Heavy memory management refactoring.
  • CAUTION : this version is NOT backward compatible with previous versions of Areca.
  • ACL and extended attributes support for Linux (see Areca's FAQ for ACL support instructions)
  • New 'archive check' feature
  • Some minor GUI enhancements
  • Some minor bugfixes