Version history - Development log

Version: 3.0.0.1

[December 2017] - Major update release.

Major update release including new functionality related to:

  • New and total rewrite of backup progress section.
  • New backup info, warning and error handling with event messages and help.
  • New backup summaries and statistics and extended log outputs.
  • New backup process cancellation functionality [F2].
  • New backup delay / timer module: Days, hours, minutes and seconds.
  • New setting of warning and threshold levels for minimum available disk space.
  • New colour coded disk usage bar with ‘ok’, ‘warning’ and ‘threshold’ indicator.
  • New maximum errors threshold settings - Activation of ‘too many errors’ cancellation.
  • New and improved licence modules with new extended licence options.
  • New log sequence options: YEARLY, MONTHLY, WEEKLY, DAILY or SESSION logs.
  • New built in event viewer for 'process EVENT logs' for info, warnings and errors.
  • New log file sorting option and additional log type stats.
  • New general online program messages and access options.
  • New adjustable splash screen timer.
  • Updated and improved backup/restore section info screen.
  • Improved sound configuration.
  • Updated SysInfo module.
  • Additional and extended help.

Version: 2.1.0.1

[May 2016] - Update release.

Update release including new functionality and fixes related to:

  • Improved backup configuration with additional integrated plausibility checks and help.
  • Improvements and fixes related to pre-selection and combo/linked sections.
  • Fixes related to backup stats and progress, group and combo selections.
  • Admin password module rewrite with extended functionality and checks.
  • Extended permissible admin password characters with:
    Lower/upper letters, digits, keyboard symbols and spaces.
  • GUI improvements related to the moving of sections.
  • Improved licence input and handling.
  • Additions to help sections.

Version: 2.0.0.2

[July 2015] - Service release.

Service release including major updates as to 2.0.0.1.

  • Details as to version 2.0.0.1

Version: 2.0.0.1

[July 2015] - Major update release.

Major update release including new functionality related to:

  • Main GUI redesign with fully resizable window.
  • Three new program window start position and size options.
  • New toolbar providing direct access to key program functions.
  • New automatic DPI 'awareness' and text and control adjustments.
  • New manual GUI text & control size adjustment - Zoom factors: 88-135%.
  • New improved help index and context sensitive [F1] help support.
  • Extended and improved help sections.
  • New graphical colour selectors for colour schemes and individual colours.
  • Simplified and quicker access to configuration sections.
  • Improved and extended program configuration sections.
  • Improved 'admin/user' and 'no-mode' run mode switching (e.g. toolbar).
  • Improved and simplified licence handling and validation.
  • Improved backup configuration sections with extended input checking.
  • New reset function to start a new program and backup configuration.
  • Extended and improved backup section info.
  • Improved backup selection check and progress sections.
  • New context menus (right mouse) for direct configuration & info access.
  • Ensuring integrity & authenticity through digitally signed program/install files.
  • Improved performance.

Version: 1.6.0.1

[April 2014] - Major update release.

Major update release including new functionality related to:

  • New automatic and manual online version and update checks.
  • Download & installation options of new version from within the program.
  • Improved and extended RoboCopy probing and module information.
  • Menu driven alternative RoboCopy version and copy use configuration.
  • Improved configuration section and log outputs.
  • Improved and extended system information retrieval - SysInfo module.
  • Help content and major GUI redesigns.
  • Extended automatic evaluation period.
  • Improved performance.

Version: 1.5.0.1

[Nov. 2012] - Update release.

Update release including new functionality related to:

  • New header functionality for backup group structuring and selection.
  • Adjustable header configuration, colouring and highlighting.
  • Various code improvements and minor bug fixes.
  • Improved performance.
  • Several GUI improvements.

Version: 1.4.0.3

[Oct. 2012] - Patch release.

Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements.

  • Details as to version 1.4.0.2

Version: 1.4.0.2

[Oct. 2012] - Major update release.

Major update release including new functionality related to:

  • Extended number of configurable backup sections, now 100 (75+25).
  • Improved handling of backup sections now organised in four tabs.
  • One click multiple selection and deselection of all active sections per tab.
  • One click reversion of backup/restore direction e.g. for quick restore.
  • Improved screen size handling for smaller screens, min. 920 x 768 pxl. only.
  • Drag and drop configuration of backup <source> and <target> paths.
  • Various code improvements and minor bug fixes.
  • Several GUI improvements.

Version: 1.3.0.5

[July 2012] - Patch release.

Minor bug fixes.

  • Details as to version 1.3.0.4

Version: 1.3.0.4

[June 2012] - Major update release.

Major update release including new functionality related to:

  • New automatic evaluation licence option after installation.
  • Improved licence handling.
  • Fully multi-user implementation for Windows users using the same PC.
  • Improved run mode handling for <Admin/User> & <NoMode> modes.
  • Extended and improved backup progress outputs.
  • New summary info icons and screens for each backup section.
  • New backup history and timestamps for each backup section.
  • New pre-selection option for backup sections activated on program startup.
  • Extended tooltip (mouse over) information.
  • Improved and extended configuration merger after program updates.
  • Improved and extended configuration import and export functionality.
  • Improved dialogue handling with verbose and concise mode.
  • Improved log file handling with monthly logs and yearly history logs.
  • Improved configuration options.
  • Extended Sys Info module.
  • Various code improvements and bug fixes.
  • Several GUI improvements.

Version: 1.2.0.2

[26/11/2011] - Update release, bug fixes.

Minor updates and bug fixes related to:

  • Initial <Admin> password handling.
  • Configuration checking and import function.
  • Licence handling.
  • Minor graphical improvements.

Version: 1.2.0.1

[03/04/2011] - First public release version.

First public release version providing the following functionality:

  • Backup task and profiles:
    • Specific backup tasks can be configured in 27 (25+2) different backup profiles (also called backup sections)
  • Backup (and restore) functionality:
    • The program distinguishes between two core backup types. Each backup profile (section) can be configured to be of:
      • [NORMAL] backup type or
      • [MIRROR] backup type.
    • Restores can be configured in the same way as backups only with different symbols used indicating the type, [NORMAL] or [MIRROR], and direction of the copy (restore) process hence being:
      • [RESTORE - NORMAL] or
      • [RESTORE - MIRROR].
    • Combo backups are a special TMS Backup feature which allows to combine and link up two backup profiles to later be selected and performed combined and in sequence.
      • [COMBO] special backup feature.
  • Administrative and user mode:
    • TMS Backup distinguishes between two run modes namely the [ADMIN/USER] mode and the [NO MODE]. This allows for the security levels to be adjusted in accordance to personal, end user or institutional requirements.
  • Program and backup configuration:
    • All backup (and restore) configurations as well as other program configurations are done graphically through GUI input windows.nce to personal, end user or institutional requirements.
  • Import and export of configuration:
    • Configurations can be easily exported and imported allowing for easy transfer from one to another installation.
  • Backup and program logs:
    • All backup and program actions are recorded in the program log file.
  • Help and massaging:
    • Detailed help screens can be accessed throughout the program.
  • SysInfo analysis:
    • SysInfo analysis is a tool which allows to run a system check with the objective to gather some key operating system as well as program information.