Areca Backup      
Areca's current stable version is 7.4.7 (2014-6-16)

Version 7.4.7 (released on 2014-6-16)

- Fixed a performance regression introduced in v7.4

Version 7.4.6 (released on 2014-5-15)

- Fixes a concurrency issue that could occur when creating temporary files
- Minor improvements.

Version 7.4.5 (released on 2014-5-1)

- Fixes the SFTP kerberos dialog box issue with Java7
- Fixes SWT issues on 64 bit JREs.

Version 7.4.4 (released on 2014-4-6)

- Fixes a compatibility issue with Java-8
- Chineese translation update.

Version 7.4.3 (released on 2014-3-19)

- Fixes a bug that could occur on Posix systems when the file's owner group was empty
- New '%BACKUP_TYPE%' dynamic tag for post-processors (full/incremental/differential)
- Ability to limit Areca's throughput when writing files
- If 32 and 64 bits Java environments are installed on the system, Areca will use the 64 bit by default (windows only)
- Areca can now use up to 1GB RAM.

Version 7.4.2 (released on 2014-1-19)

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

Version 7.4.1 (released on 2014-1-17)

- Minor memory optimizations

Version 7.4 (released on 2013-12-5)

- 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.

Version 7.3.9 (released on 2013-11-29)

- 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

Version 7.3.8 (released on 2013-11-3)

- 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.

Version 7.3.7 (released on 2013-8-31)

- CS, ES and HU translation updates.

Version 7.3.6 (released on 2013-8-21)

- Added certificate authentication for SFTP connectivity
- Passwords are now encrypted in configuration files.

Version 7.3.5 (released on 2013-7-14)

- Fixed a but that prevented from creating backup shortcuts in some configurations.

Version 7.3.4 (released on 2013-6-24)

- Improved error messages when dangling symbolic links are encountered.

Version 7.3.3 (released on 2013-5-12)

- Improved error messages in case of invalid encryption configuration
- Delta storage bugfix
- Fixed memory issues that could occur when too many errors were encountered while checking archives.

Version 7.3.2 (released on 2013-5-10)

- Fixed a bug that could prevent backups to be resumed in case of error.

Version 7.3.1 (released on 2013-4-14)

- Fixed a bug that could prevent the workspace from loading when drives are disconnected.

Version 7.3 (released on 2013-3-30)

- Performance improvement on delta storage mode.

Version 7.2.18 (released on 2013-3-22)

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

Version 7.2.17 (released on 2012-11-17)

- Minor GUI bugfixes.

Version 7.2.16 (released on 2012-11-13)

- Fixed SMTPs compatibility issue : Areca can now send the 'STARTTLS' command when establishing the connection
- Fixed a bug on transaction points
- Fixed a bug that could occur when handling files starting with a whitespace
- Improved file modification detection : Areca can now inspect the files' content instead of relying on their attributes
- Minor wizard improvements.

Version 7.2.15 (released on 2012-10-30)

- Minor technical bugfixes.

Version 7.2.14 (released on 2012-10-23)

- Fixed a compatibility issue with IBM JVMs (Base64 encoding)
- Better error management when handling compressed archives
- Areca now uses by default the local temporary directory as working directory when checking archives
- Better plugins integration

Version 7.2.13 (released on 2012-10-14)

- Fixed a bug that could occur when handling target sources spread across multiple drives
- better integration of plugins.

Version 7.2.12 (released on 2012-8-26)

- Fixed a bug introduced in v7.2.11 that could occur with image backups when no file needs to be stored.

Pre processors are now run whether a backup is required or not (ie even if no file has to be stored).

Version 7.2.11 (released on 2012-8-25)

- Backup is now launched without simulation
- Improved texteditor options
- Minor GUI bugfixes.

Pre processors are now run whether a backup is required or not (ie even if no file has to be stored).

Version 7.2.10 (released on 2012-5-24)

- Pre/Postprocessors can now be run when archives are merged or checked
- Minor bugfixes and improvements.

Version 7.2.9 (released on 2012-5-17)

- Added filename encoding verifications when recovering or merging archives
- Minor GUI improvements.

Version 7.2.8 (released on 2012-5-5)

- Added a 'check archive' option after merge
- CBC mode added to encryption parameters
- Stored file list can be included in backup reports.

Version 7.2.7 (released on 2012-4-29)

- Minor backup shortcut codepage bug fix
- Classpath bug fix.

Version 7.2.6 (released on 2012-4-9)

- New email preprocessor
- Translation fix on German language pack
- File filtering bugfix
- Errorcode management bugfix (Windows)
- Minor GUI enhancements

This version changes the way memory settings can be overriden. Please refer to the online help for more informations.

Version 7.2.5 (released on 2012-1-26)

- Minor improvements & bugfixes.

Version 7.2.4 (released on 2012-1-18)

- Recovery optimization when handling large volume of data
- Improved recovery options
- Two merge bug fixes

CAUTION : This new version of Areca fixes two bugs in the 'merge' function. It is recommended to check archives created by merging with previous (7.2.x) versions of Areca.

Version 7.2.3 (released on 2011-8-20)

- Minor bugfixes

Version 7.2.2 (released on 2011-8-28)

- Statistics can now be added to backup reports
- Recovery performance improvements when handling large number of files
- Minor GUI enhancements and bugfixes.

Version 7.2.1 (released on 2011-2-19)

- Transaction parameters have been added to the target configuration window.

Version 7.2 (released on 2011-1-23)

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

Version 7.1.10 (released on 2010-11-1)

- Fixed a bug on search window.

Version 7.1.9 (released on 2010-10-17)

- Fixed a bug that could occur when checking recovered files
- Default zip compression level set to 4.

Version 7.1.8 (released on 2010-9-29)

- Added control encoding option to FTP window
- Fixed a problem that prevented last modification time to be recovered on read-only files (windows specific)
- Faster and storage efficient 'archive check' feature
- Faster delta storage mode
- Added control on zip compression level
- Minor other bugfixes & enhancements.

Version 7.1.7 (released on 2010-5-19)

- Minor GUI enhancements & bugfixes.

Version 7.1.6 (released on 2009-12-7)

- 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.

CAUTION : This version includes major modifications of Areca's backup configuration format.

Version 7.1.5 (released on 2009-8-24)

- More secured configuration backup (Areca makes sure that the XML backup file is correctly written on the backup location)
- Command-line output in console has been reactivated
- Bugfix when forcing 'full backup' mode on delta targets
- Areca can now handle <null> extended attribute values
- Progress bars enhancements
- Post-processors enhancements.

Version 7.1.4 (released on 2009-8-2)

- Drag and Drop in sources configuration window
- Bugfix when recovering a specific version of a file (the latest version was always recovered)
- Minor enhancements.

Version 7.1.3 (released on 2009-7-12)

- Regular expression filter bug fix
- Minor XML configuration bug fix
- Recovery bug fix.

Version 7.1.2 (released on 2009-6-12)

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

Version 7.1.1 (released on 2009-5-26)

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

Version 7.1 (released on 2009-4-21)

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

Version 7.0.9 (released on 2009-4-3)

- 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.

Version 7.0.8 (released on 2009-3-21)

- Logical view bug fix
- Image backups bug fix.

Version 7.0.7 (released on 2009-3-17)

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

Version 7.0.6 (released on 2009-3-7)

- Delta backup bug fix.

Version 7.0.5 (released on 2009-3-5)

- ACL serialization bug fix in Java 1.5
- Minor recovery bug fix.

Version 7.0 (released on 2009-2-15)

- ACL and extended attributes support for Linux
- New 'archive check' feature
- Heavy memory management refactoring.

CAUTION : this version is NOT backward compatible with previous versions of Areca.

Version 6.1 (released on 2008-12-2)

- Backup pause implementation
- Plugin API enhancement
- Configurable compression level
- Encryption refactoring

CAUTION : This refactoring is NOT backward-compatible. This means that this new version will NOT be able to read archives encrypted with previous versions of Areca.

Version 6.0.7 (released on 2008-4-28)

- log bug fix.

Version 6.0.6 (released on 2008-4-27)

- Various bug fixes.

Version 6.0.5 (released on 2008-4-10)

- Log bug fix.

Version 6.0.4 (released on 2008-4-9)

- Archive trace backward-compatibility bug fix.

Version 6.0.3 (released on 2008-4-8)

- Zip Bugfix.

Version 6.0.2 (released on 2008-4-7)

- Bugfixes
- Archive trace storage refactoring
- translation updates.

Version 6.0.1 (released on 2008-3-30)

- Minor bugfixes
- Minor encryption and log enhancements.

Version 6.0 (released on 2008-3-26)

- Delta storage implementation
- Chinese (traditional), Swedish and Danish translations
- Minor bugfixes and enhancements.

Version 5.5.7 (released on 2008-1-25)

- Minor bugfixes
- Japanese, Chinese and Spanish translations.

Version 5.5.6 (released on 2008-1-15)

- Filename size checks were added
- Minor enhancements.

Version 5.5.5 (released on 2008-1-13)

- Encryption bug fix
- Zip64 bug fix
- Minor enhancements.

Version 5.5.4 (released on 2007-12-20)

- Recovery bug fix.

Version 5.5.3 (released on 2007-12-2)

- Full and differential backups support.

Version 5.5.2 (released on 2007-11-9)

- Compression enhancements
- Hungarian translation
- Minor bugfixes.

Version 5.5.1 (released on 2007-10-27)

- Recovery optimization
- Backup strategy wizard.

Version 5.5 (released on 2007-10-14)

- Merge processor enhancements
- New delete processor
- Encryption enhancements
- Bug Fixes.

Version 5.4 (released on 2007-10-8)

- Pre-processors
- Filter enhancements
- Minor bug fixes.

Version 5.3.5 (released on 2007-9-21)

- Mail send processor enhancement
- Minor bug fixes.

Version 5.3.4 (released on 2007-9-14)

- External decompression tool
- GUI enhancements
- Java properties override feature.

Version 5.3.3 (released on 2007-9-1)

- FTP data cache
- Some bug fixes.

Version 5.3.2 (released on 2007-8-24)

- External decryption tool
- New archive merge option.

Version 5.3.1 (released on 2007-8-19)

- Faster file copy
- Zip options enhancements
- Filters enhancements
- Multiple source directories support.

Version 5.3 (released on 2007-8-11)

- Dutch and Italian translation
- Zip split support
- Symbolic links support.

Version 5.2.1 (released on 2007-7-22)

- Permission management bug fix
- Post-processors enhancements
- Locked file filter enhancements
- FTP enhancements.

Version 5.2 (released on 2007-6-27)

- Zip64 bug fix
- Russian translation
- Mail reports enhancements
- Shell script dynamic parameters.

Version 5.1 (released on 2007-6-17)

- Better multithreading management
- User interface enhancements (Archive's files edition feature & improved target deletion).

Version 5.0.2 (released on 2007-6-5)

- Bug fix : directories starting with '#' were not processed properly.

Version 5.0.1 (released on 2007-5-30)

- UTF-8 is used for all metadata files
- Backup shortcut implementation
- Search-Window enhancements.

Version 5.0 (released on 2007-5-12)

- Graphical user interface refactoring (SWT is used instead of Swing).

Version 4.5.2 (released on 2007-5-1)

- Some bug fixes
- Target duplication feature.

Version 4.5.1 (released on 2007-4-29)

- FTPs (implicit/explicit SSL/TLS) support.

Version 4.5 (released on 2007-4-11)

- Zip64 compression
- FTP support
- Improved archives controls
- XML configuration backup
- Log window.

Version 4.2.3 (released on 2007-3-7)

- Some more bug fixes.

Version 4.2.2 (released on 2007-3-6)

- Various bug fixes.

Version 4.2.1 (released on 2007-3-3)

- Memory optimizations and improved controls on zip32 archive size.

Version 4.2 (released on 2007-2-7)

- File attributes recovery (date & permissions)
- Authenticated SMTP support
- Encrypted targets bug fix.

Version 4.1.7 (released on 2007-2-4)

- Merge bug fix.

Version 4.1.6 (released on 2007-1-30)

- Memory optimizations
- Recovery enhancement (File last modification date is now preserved).

Version 4.1.5 (released on 2006-12-1)

- Stronger encryption
- Some bug fixes (shell post-processors).

Version 4.1 (released on 2006-11-22)

- Search feature
- Toolbar
- Minor enhancements & Bug fixes.

Version 4.0.5 (released on 2006-11-10)

- Mail encoding bug fix
- Workspace backup feature.

Version 4.0 (released on 2006-11-4)

- Post-processors and user preferences
- Various optimizations.

Version 3.5.1 (released on 2006-10-21)

- Minor ZIP bug fix (This bug occurred on empty archives).

Version 3.5 (released on 2006-10-10)

- New file filters
- Major archive medium refactoring.

Version 3.4 (released on 2006-9-12)

- Empty directory tracking
- Archive mediums refactoring
- File size & date filters.

Version 3.3.1 (released on 2006-9-9)

- Internationalization bug fix.

Version 3.3 (released on 2006-9-7)

- Internationalization (by Stephane Brunel), UTF8 support and various improvements.

Version 3.2.7 (released on 2006-8-30)

- Backup simulation bug fix.

Version 3.2.6 (released on 2006-8-28)

- Command line interface improvements - Backup pre-check improvements.

Version 3.2.5 (released on 2006-8-24)

- Command line interface bug fix.

Version 3.2.4 (released on 2006-8-4)

- Added AES encryption algorithm
- Minor GUI enhancements.

Version 3.2.3 (released on 2006-8-2)

- Minor bug fix.

Version 3.2.2 (released on 2006-7-27)

- Added a check module for new releases.

Version 3.2.1 (released on 2006-7-20)

- Target history enhancement.

Version 3.2 (released on 2006-7-18)

- Implemented process cancellation
- added target Indicators.

Version 3.1.5 (released on 2006-7-12)

- Added Java version check on startup and minor GUI enhancements.

Version 3.1.4 (released on 2006-7-8)

- Support for deep directories encryption on Windows (Windows limits paths length to 256 characters).

Version 3.1.3 (released on 2006-7-6)

- Added references to the project's home page.

Version 3.1.2 (released on 2006-7-2)

- Minor GUI correction (the 'Help' window didn't open correctly under Windows 2000.)

Version 3.1.1 (released on 2006-6-12)

- Incremental storage mediums now check that the data have really changed before backup.

Version 3.1 (released on 2006-5-21)

- Archive encryption implementation.

Version 3.0 (released on 2006-5-7)

- Backup simulation and single file recovery implementation.

Version 2.7 (released on 2006-4-15)

- Archive merge enhancement
- Archive deletion implementation.

Version 2.6 (released on 2006-3-22)

- Archive detail window.

Version 2.5 (released on 2006-3-9)

- Commit / Rollback implementation for backups and merges.

Version 2.4 (released on 2006-2-6)

- Regex filters implementation.

Version 2.3.1 (released on 2006-1-2)

- Backup monitoring enhancement.

Version 2.3 (released on 2005-12-18)

- Backup / Merge / Recover pre-check improvements.

Version 2.2.1 (released on 2005-12-8)

- Log history management.

Version 2.2 (released on 2005-10-11)

- Manifest implementation.

Version 2.1.2 (released on 2005-7-23)

- Context menus implementation.

Version 2.1.1 (released on 2005-7-13)

- History improvement.

Version 2.1 (released on 2005-7-11)

- Minor GUI enhancements. ('about' and 'help' dialogs)

Version 2.0 (released on 2005-7-3)

- Group / Target edition windows.

Version 1.2.2 (released on 2005-6-21)

- Minor GUI enhancements.

Version 1.2.1 (released on 2005-6-6)

- History implementation.

Version 1.2 (released on 2005-6-1)

- New storage mediums
- XML processing improvement.

Version 1.1 (released on 2005-5-15)

- GUI implementation

Version 1.0 (released on 2005-5-1)

- Backup engine implementation.