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BackupAssist365 v1.8.0 (91.6 MB)

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Release notes

BackupAssist 365 v1.8.0

Numerous enhancements in the Progress & Log user interface:

  • Filter the view of active backups by backup task and date
  • View past backup reports
  • See which items are skipped during a backup – such as emails with attachments that failed a virus scan

Reporting enhancements:

  • Only include warnings and errors in the top section of backup reports.

Mailbox backup enhancements:

  • Fast reconnections after network problems
  • Write protect PST files, and include a readme.txt to discourage users from opening the backup files directly.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug where Public Folder backup was not working.
  • Fixed bug where multi-user IMAP backup tasks were detected as single-user tasks in the Edit Task GUI.

BackupAssist 365 v1.7.1

User experience enhancements:

  • Always use private browsing mode by default when logging in to Office 365
  • Expanded list of supported browsers for authenticating – IE, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, AVG, Brave
  • Improved calendar control allows faster input of months and years

Network Share support as a destination

Mailbox backup enhancements:

  • Support for TLS 1.2 connections – required when TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are disabled on an Exchange Server
  • Compatibility with Exchange Server 2019

BackupAssist 365 v1.7.0

Support modern authentication for Mailbox downloads:

  • Allow user to log in via web browser.
  • Allow user to connect when MFA is turned on.

SharePoint enhancements:

  • Support backing up multiple Document Libraries per SharePoint Site, from a single backup task and login

Store application save data to the ProgramData directory instead of the system user profile directory.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug where occasionally, active backup logs would disappear if the GUI is running for over 7 days.

BackupAssist 365 v1.6.2

Mailbox backup enhancements:

  • Handle throttling situations with users who have thousands of Calendar items. Around 500-1000 calendar items can be downloaded per day, before O365 starts to throttle. Upon throttling, BA365 will skip the folder and continue with the remainder of the mailbox. In practice, this means the calendar will now be downloaded over several days, while remaining data is backed up correctly.

Support for community builds:

  • The same licence key will now work with community builds and official release builds.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug where “Suggested Contacts” folder on German systems with data from Outlook 2010 was crashing the backup.
  • Fixed bug where SharePoint and OneDrive for Business backups will correctly terminate if the network connection has been down for over 10 minutes, and all attempts to reconnect have failed.

BackupAssist 365 v1.6.1

Mailbox backup enhancements:

  • Connect to Office 365 using the Exchange 2016 interface, instead of Exchange 2013. This solves issues where error messages from Office 365 like “The property Hashtags is valid only for Exchange Exchange2015 or later versions.” are shown.

Improved reporting:

  • Introduced a new Info level for report messages, so small issues can be logged without generating warnings or errors. This is mainly to deal with edge cases that are inconsequential, and should not demand attention from the administrator, because they make no tangible difference to the integrity of the backups. Examples of this are:
    1. An email attachment contains a virus, so the email is skipped over in the backup.
    2. There was a transient error in Office 365 (service temporarily unavailable) so a folder or file was skipped, but it will be backed up next time the backup runs. This handles error messages such as “Specified object not found in store”.
    3. Office 365 is internally moving data around in its datacenters, resulting in messages such as “Exchange Web Services are not currently avaialble for this request because none of the Client Access Servers in the destination site could process the request” or “Mailbox move in progress”

Allow the Service to run as different user identity without losing configuration settings:

  • The configuration encryption key is now derived from the system identity, not the user identity.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug in Mailbox backups where reserved characters such as “, <, >, in a folder name will cause a backup failure.

BackupAssist 365 v1.6.0

Mailbox backup enhancements:

  • PST files are now extremely compact, with upwards of 99% space utilisation.
  • Handle throttling better: if one mailbox is throttled, BA365 will detect this and skip over to the next mailbox, so that one throttled mailbox will not halt the entire backup.
  • Implemented a maximum number of retries per throttled mailbox.

OneDrive for Business enhancements:

  • Support for backing up multiple user accounts from a single backup task and login.

Improved reporting:

  • Skipped item messages are now logged against the mailbox or user storage account, instead of globally.
  • Handle Office 365 transient errors better: “Mailbox Move in Progress”, “The specified object not found in store” now only generates a warning, not a failure.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business backups where files that contain a ‘#’ character would be skipped and raise an error.