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Vimalin for Windows 2.6.542 update - wila - 2021-05-07

Vimalin for Windows 2.6.542 update

You can download the update for Vimalin from:
(or use the Vimalin -> "Check for Updates" menu option)

How-to update
First uninstall the old version from the Add/Remove programs or in Windows 10 the Settings -> Apps & Features screen. If you keep defaults you are fine and nothing changes.
Only after the old Vimalin is uninstalled run the installer to update to Vimalin 2.6

Here's the list of changes since version 2.6.517:

  • Archive log screen that shows activity only for the selected VM.

General fixes
  • Fixed an issue with backup of a running VM on windows and restoring it on macOS. Checkpoint file is not set in the vmx, because the windows path was not stripped from the vmx file as passed in the job details.
  • Installer now tests the user/login password combination entered and does not let you complete the install with an incorrect combination.
  • Services are now set as delayed autostart. This works better on domain controllers and it also keeps making backups away from the boot process.
  • Email notifications for free disk space of network shares, at times would report "Unable to connect", now it reports the free disk space.
  • If the vimalinWorker process was not able to write out metadata to the backup target due to restricted access then the worker process would crash. Now it writes an error to the log.
  • Using an SMB share on a mac as your backup target would trigger vimalinWorker to crash when writing out the metadata. We're now using the same way to write out the metadata as we do on macOS and that resolved this issue.

Start screen
  • Fix "job unscheduled" comes up when starting app because the first element is not actually selected, even while it shows up as selected.

Backup Archive
  • New context menu option "Show Archive Log" that opens up a new screen showing the log details specifically for the selected archive. As it required database changes, this will only show details for archives made with this version and later.
  • Deleting an archive now also deletes the log lines with it as well which helps in making the log much more managable.

Backup Archive Details
  • Escape key now closes this popup

Backup Target
  • Ejected disk targets did not always show up and could disappear after adding a new target.

Backup Archive Log
  • New screen that shows the log details of the selected archive only.

Activity Log
  • Added the ability to sort columns and to search. Improved grid loading performance, but might still be slow if there's a lot of details.
  • Activity column is now split up in individual columns for status, progress and description.

More information about Vimalin is available at the main website: