Sunday, May 27, 2007

Beta 5 Available

Beta 5 release of Backup Nexus (or as we affectionately calls it, bun) is now available. This is a substantial release, with a host of new enhancements:
  • Faster startup
  • Handle multi-thousand files with ease (up to tens of thousands)
  • Better notifications when backup or restore is happening
  • More compact encoding, now reduces storage and download size by 30% - 50%
  • Significantly reduced background memory usage when not doing any processing
  • General performance increase, thanks to a better execution engine
  • Many other miscellaneous small fixes and touches too
Given the amount of new features and improvements, this is one of the most exciting releases yet. As usual, the installer on the site has been updated. You can download it here.

(Note: this entry previously contained old release timeline, which is no longer current)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Beta 4 Available

After a full week of hard work, beta 4 is now ready! This release includes the following enhancements:
  • Drastically reduced CPU usage, making it safe to run on laptops, even when on battery
  • Faster startup time
  • Direct support for special folders, such as Desktop or Home folders
  • Various tweaks for better stability
As always, you can download the latest version here.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Beta 3 Available

Hot on the heels of beta 2, we have another new minor beta release ready. In this release:
  • Made the backup less frequent and thus less intrusive
  • Fixed issue with network connectivity
  • Resolved problem with automatic restarting
Due to changes in the way the program is launch, this beta release cannot be automatically update by beta 2 installation. Instead, please uninstall beta 2, and download the beta 3 installer from the download page to perform a fresh install. In the future, we will strive to keep automatic update working for the majority of the time, so you would not have to manually update Backup Nexus.