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Vimalin for Windows 2.5.487 update
Vimalin for Windows 2.5.487 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 2.5

Here's the list of changes since version 2.5.481:

  • Support for VMware Player 16.1 and VMware Workstation 16.1

Added new guest OS support for:
  • Windows Server 2019

General changes
  • For Workstation 16 and 15.5.6 there's a new feature called a sandbox renderer. This creates a new log file for each VM, the mkssandbox.log. The mkssandbox.log should not have its md5 hash calculated on the source when a VM is running as it can still change. As a result the backup will falsely get flagged as not correctly backup. We now calculate the hash on the copy. (Thanks Matt for reporting)
  • Attached floppy disks prevent the hash from being calculated as the file is open for read/write. These are now also hashed later on. (Thanks Matt for reporting)
  • On startup Vimalin used to do a "are there any VMs configured" check and stop if no VMs had been detected. This is not helpful if you are configuring Vimalin on a new host where you want to restore VMs as you then have to create a dummy VM first in order to start restoring your VM's. The check has been removed.

Backup Targets
  • When you add a network share to the backup target screen you are now asked if you want to use it as a backup target once added. (why else would you add it?)

More information about Vimalin is available at the main website:

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