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Miscellaneous enhancements to the Web log site. For example: the logs now be sorted by date, client IP, backup name etc. Here is a screen shot of the new look:
NH Backup 3.0 is finally here, with a whole range of
new, exciting features:
- Faster backups: benchmarks
puts the improvements at more than 60 times faster than version 2.9!
- Web logs: Logs of backups
can be posted on a web page. Very useful for administrators, being
able to verify backup results without expecting each computer at site.
- Email notification:
Get notified by email when your backups have ran.
- New look: A new nice
user interface. Especially the backup progress is displayed in a more
- Complete history: NH
Backup now keeps a complete record of all backup launches.
- Improved filters:
better possibilities to specify which files/folders to include/exclude
from the backup.
- Better schedule: scheduling
is now easier to oversee and configure.
Learn more about the new
The development of NH Backup is proceeding nicely and
has gotten to the beta testing phase. If you are interested in trying
out the new version and to have a say in its design, drop me an email
and I'll send you a link.
Recently I have received a number of requests for a
newsletter. And so, as of today, it's possible to subscribe to the anders
software newsletter. The newsletter will go out only when there
is a new release (my guess is five, six times per year). Just like this
site the newsletters will be ad-free and contain only info about my
software. Please visit the newletter page to subscibe.
- 7 February 2005 -
I've decided to keep the special holiday discount of
$14 US as the new standard price of NH Backup. The price might
go up again when the new version arrives, but until then it will stay
- 12 December 2004 -
Password protection of backups is now possible (but
with a low level of security). Improved backup compression (zip), some
bug fixes, minor enhancement by popular demand and smoother installation
have also been added.
Holiday discount: $14
Two new exciting features:
- AutoRun feature enables backup sets to start
automatically when flash drives, removable hard drives, MP3 players,
etc. connect to the computer.
- Smart drive recognition
makes NHB recognize backup destination or source drives by their serial
number or volume label - and not by their drive letter (which might
be unstable for removable drives).
Read more about the
- 13 September
Some minor language confusions in the
new version prompted a re-pack of the installation package. No new features
since the original 2.7 release.
- 31 August 2004
Version 2.7 has been released.
The program does now have multi-language capabilities. So far only one
additional language is supported: Swedish. The program and the documentation
has been released in Swedish, and a Swedish homepage is up and running.
More languages to come, primarily French, Spanish and Polish. Translators
English speaking users are free to download
version 2.7 but I don't think there will be too many new features -
mainly minor GUI and stability enhancements, and a new help file.
- 29 August 2004 -
The documentation of NHB has been made
available online. It should answer
the most frequently asked questions on how to use the program. If not,
always a good source for information ;)
- 4 August 2004 -
The code behind No Hands Backup has now
been adjusted to support different languages. The actual translation
however is left to do. Anyone feeling like helping out can visit the
translation page or email
me for further instructions. I would very much appreciate any help with
- 26 July 2004 -
Launched a new version of anderssoftware.com
today, the third remake since the start in 2000. Mostly however I'm
working on the translation of No Hands Backup. It looks like it will
be finished sometime August.
- 1 June 2004 -
I'm currently working on a language database
to No Hands Backup. Support for French, Spanish, Chinese and Swedish
will hopefully be added sometime July or August.
- 8 February 2004 -
runtime 13 error in the latest build fixed. Error appeared in backup
result screen, after backup was finished. Didn't affect backup results
or behavior but caused program shutdown.
- 23 January 2004 -
Added a minor function making it possible to automatically
dismiss the result screen that is displayed after the backup is finished.
This can be helpful if the computer is running lots of backups unattended.
Also cleared up the 'Properties' dialog interface. Hope you like it;
NHB 2.5, revision 8.
- 15 January 2004 -
Most support emails from december and january has been
lost in a system breakdown. Those of you that haven't received any reply,
email me again and I'll make sure to answer. Thanks for your patience.
- 10 December 2003 -
Now you can have No Hands Backup create multiple
backups. When a backup is run the target folder (or zip file) can be
named by the current date and time. Also, the HTML log file is improved
and the log file path bug is fixed.
- 16 November 2003 -
New install package for No Hands Backup. Fixes
the bug that, on some machines, caused the zip compression option not
to work. Then whole backup ran through but no zip archive were actually
created. This has now been corrected.
- 12 October 2003 -
Revision 4 is out. Schedule bug fixed, command line
execution bug fixed (runtime error 91). NHB seems to be working perfectly.
- 9 October 2003 -
The new version is finally released! NHB is packed
with new function and a fresh new interface. The new version includes
zip compression support, scheduling, better logs and information &
faster and more reliable backup. And much, much more.
- 11 September 2003 -
I've devoted spring and summer to transform No Hands
Backup to a commercial software. In two to four weeks there will be
a new web site and a new version of NHB, with many new powerful features.
It will not be totally free, but nearly so. Stay tuned. Why
no more freeware?