June 23, 2011
Dear friends! It is a great pleasure to announce the release of Handy Backup 6.9.5! Here are some of the highlights of the new version:
To back up MySQL, you need to click MySQL in the list and create a connection. Please read detailed description of MySQL Backup...
When you select a folder partially, it is ambiguous what you want:
On the screenshot above, it is clear that the user wants to back up Partition P3, and not back up any other elements that may appear in the Partitions folder.
Here is an opposite example:
In this case, the user wants to back up the entire disk C:\ and skip folders C:\Windows\, C:\Users\ and C:\Program Files\. But the selection is similar to the above, and the program doesn’t know if it should back up only checked objects, or back up the entire folder without the excluded ones.
Basically, this can be solved with file masks (which have been in Handy Backup for years). But the use of file mask filtering is not very obvious and requires a lot of attention for complex backup task (especially in Server Data Backup). This is why we decided to go further and introduce a new option of “locking” folder contents:
When you “lock” the folder, new objects that appear in it will not be backed up, i.e. the backup will be limited only to elements you selected during task creation.