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Cobian Reflector


Version 1.1.4

  • A bug has been fixed where the application or the service would crash in some machines
  • Dutch language updated
  • French language updated
  • Version 1.1.3 (2022-08-05)

    • Fixed a bug when installing the service under a local account and the notation .\username was not being used
    • Restart is now also included in the "Alternative shutdown" option in order to allow the mailing operation to be resumed.
    • Work on Version 2.0 has started with new features in mind. Please support the development with a small donation if you want new features to see the light. Thank you in advance. More info on the web site.

    Version 1.1.2 (2022-07-30)

    • A pause of 3 seconds has been added when using the alternative shutdown option when the log is being mailed in order for the operation to be completed
    • The icons of the filters "Newer than" annd "Older than" are now different and not the same.
    • Some typos corrected
    • Galician language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • French language updated

    Version 1.1.1 (2022-07-13)

    • This version contains only language related updates
    • Polish language updated
    • Catalonian language updated
    • German language updated
    • Korean language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 1.1.0 (2022-07-03)

    • Putin is a FASCIST WAR CRIMINAL. The similarities between the Z culture and the Swastika culture are remarkable.
    • The exit code is now analyzed even for command line events.
    • An alternative extension can now be used with monolithic archives.
    • A bug was fixed while analyzing the exit code for "execute and wait" operations.
    • Catalonian language updated
    • Danish language added

    Version 1.0.0 (2022-04-19)

    • Putin is a WAR CRIMINAL.
    • Rollback with a ftp function introduced in 0.9.99 that caused some problems for servers with SSL
    • The properties of a task (as shown by the main window by clicking on a task) have been re-worked
    • More task scheduling properties are now shown in the main window
    • Catalonian language updated
    • Portuguese-BR language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • German language updated
    • Galician language updated

    Version 0.9.99 Release candidate 1 (2022-03-29)

    • Putin is a WAR CRIMINAL.
    • The default installation mode has been changed to Application. People don't read, so this will hopefully help a little with network access problems.
    • The executing event timeout has been limited to 999999 seconds as maximum to avoud a buffer overflow
    • The mirror operation had problems deleting readonly files and directories. Fixed.
    • Some typos fixed
    • Some minor cosmetic changes
    • Traditional chinese language updated
    • Dutch language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • French language updated
    • Korean language updated

    Version 0.9.98 Release candidate 1 (2022-03-07)

    • F**k Putin. This is NOT an update. This is a "special correctional operation".
    • When using an automatic script, the right language was not being set on the installation directory
    • When mailing the log files and the -autoclose flag was used, the program closed without waiting for the mail to be sent. A 10 seconds pause is now added if needed with the -autoclose flag
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • German language updated
    • French language updated

    Version 0.9.97 Release Candidate 1 (2022-03-05)

    • F*ck Putin (again).
    • Better handling in avoiding duplicated tasks to be added to the queue. This should prevent some rare cases of tasks running twice
    • Optimization done when counting sources with a lot of empty directories
    • Dutch language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Galician language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • German language updated
    • French language updated

    Version 0.9.96 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-28)

    • Fuck Putin! (Pardon my language)
    • /C is not obligatory now if you are using the command line. The program will add it for you internally
    • Fixed an error when testing an archive that contains a file with the same name as the archive
    • Debug mode with FTP and SFTP logs now every remote command to a new log file
    • Traditional chinese language added
    • German language updated
    • French language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • Some menu icons have been corrected
    • Some typos fixed

    Version 0.9.95 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-21)

    • The sender name of the mail can now be parametrized
    • File dates (Last written date) are now copied to uploaded files for FTP and SFTP servers that support this option
    • A new option added to FTP connections to use BOM or not. This helps with some FTP servers like Filezilla server
    • Icons for Run all and Run selected have been changed
    • Catalan language added

    Version 0.9.94 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-17)

    • Fixed an issue with UTF8 and FTP servers like IIS and FileZilla. Just select "utf-8 encoding", "Auto-features", "Force autofeatures" and "FEAT before loggging in
    • Galician language updated
    • German language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Dutch language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • French language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.93 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-11)

    • Better logging before mailing the log files. Before this change some lines could get lost.
    • The log files are now stored in the mail without path
    • A new option has been introduced to copy symbolic links as such or as the target file
    • Monolithic files respect now the task flag "Ignore empty directories"
    • Debug mode and Verbose mode have changed place (and names). The functionality remain the same
    • Some exception was rising for some users when saving the position's file. Should be fixed now
    • Many changes in the log where debug lines (formerly verbose) are now logged as verbose (formerly debug) :|
    • Russian language updated
    • French language updated
    • Czech language updated

    Version 0.9.92 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-10)

    • Trying to open a legacy list generates now a warning (error) indicating to use "Import legacy list" instead.
    • A new option has been added to delete the final destination directory if it is empty
    • Fixed an exception when the engine was not running and the program was checking for an interface password
    • "Run selected task" is now running the tasks in order
    • Russian language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • French language updated
    • German language updated

    Version 0.9.91 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-07)

    • A task with multiple destinations was working as incremental only for the first destination. Fixed.
    • The log file logs now the current version number of the program
    • The task's properties don't show the seconds for the task schedule
    • The "Protect user interface" is now a global setting, and not per-user. That means that, if you have this option configured, you need to configure it again. Sorry about that.
    • A new option added to allow manual backups when protecting the user interface
    • Russian language updated
    • Czech language added
    • French language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Galician language updated
    • German language updated

    Version 0.9.90 Release Candidate 1 (2022-02-01)

    • More filter dates available: Last week, last month, last year
    • Better date-filter layout
    • At last: fixed the Not a valid win32 FileTime error for illegal timestamps
    • As an option, the exit code of a program can now be analyzed for Execute and wait events
    • Dutch language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Czech language updated

    Version 0.9.80 BETA (2022-01-26)

    • Fixed a bug while copying a file's NTFS permision
    • The after-backups operations (copy timestamps, attributes and permissions) have been optimized
    • Fixed a bug with certain combinations of after-backup operations
    • Dutch language updated

    Version 0.9.79 BETA (2022-01-25)

    • Added new date filters: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow as "Special dates" (see the help file) under Task-Filters
    • Better date filter comparation. The time part of the last modified timestamp is now ignored to compare just the date part
    • The next backup of a task is now shown in the history tool bar
    • Galician language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • French language updated
    • Czech language updated

    Version 0.9.78 BETA (2022-01-22)

    • A problem with date-based filters has been fixed
    • Better log formatting
    • Number of processed files is now shown
    • Spanish language updated
    • Swedish language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • French language updated

    Version 0.9.77 BETA (2022-01-20)

    • The "Win32 Application not valid" error that was found in some systems has been fixed.
    • When the backup was taking more than 24 hours, the elapsed time in the log was wrong. Fixed.
    • Better encapsulation for communication protocol
    • The user interface shows the rendering tier being used in the log tab
    • Portuguese-BR updated
    • German language updated
    • Galician language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Czech language updated
    • Dutch language updated
    • French language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.75 BETA (2022-01-08)

    • The first backup of a task is now UNPARKED as default.
    • "Log individual operations" label has been changed to "Debug mode"
    • A menu option has been added to restore all default Options
    • A menu option has been added to restore the last saved task
    • Crc check is now possible for uncompressed operations
    • Dutch language restored
    • Galician language updated
    • Italian language updated

    Version 0.9.72 BETA (2022-01-01)

    • When uploading individually compressed files, the resulting archives were empty. Fixed

    Version 0.9.71 BETA (2021-12-30)

    • Manipulating, loading and saving long lists goes now MUCH faster
    • The total progress was sometimes showing a number larger than 100% in the tray icon tooltip
    • Russian language updated
    • French language updated
    • Portuguese-PT engine updated
    • Czech language updated

    Version 0.9.70 BETA (2021-12-28)

    • The compression engine has been fully rewritten. Attention to this, if you are using compression. Test it.
    • Compressed files can now store long file paths
    • Compressed files can now fully use Volume Shadow Copies
    • Group names are now case insensitive. Group = gRoUp
    • Fixed a bug when starting a group as an event caused by the case of the group
    • Russian language updated
    • French language updated
    • Czech language updated

    Version 0.9.65 BETA (2021-12-22)

    • When mailing the log files using the message body, the text used in the settings is now inserted at the beginning of the message
    • Sometimes the total progress of a backup was showing a number > 100% (rightfully so, if a task was added to the queue while a backup was already being processed). Fixed.
    • The groups name are now presented in "camel case"
    • There was a problem with groups case when the list was filtered by a group. Fixed.
    • The "Cancel" button is now always available on the setup program
    • With very fast backups (< 1 minute), the "Next time backup" was been set wrongly, which caused 2 consecutive backups of the same task to start some times. Fixed
    • Monolithic compression was not working when, for example *.zip was indicated in the exclusion list. Fixed
    • Czech language added
    • Portuguese-br language updated
    • Portuguese-pt language updated
    • German language updated
    • French language updated
    • Galician language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.62 BETA (2021-12-12)

    • Search added to the help file
    • The timer was not working correctly if the minimum time was later than the max time. Fixed
    • When protecting the user interface, opening the UI twice used to show several instances of the password dialog
    • When changing to a full backup the string "Changing the backup type to full. Reason: backup number {0} after the latest full backup" was showing the placeholder {0}. Fixed
    • Monthly schedule was not working correctly. Fixed.
    • The confirmation for manual backups is now optional
    • The option to shut down the computer on the confirmation dialog for manual backups is now optional
    • Fixed an exception caused by an installation directory surrounded by quotes.
    • Polish language added
    • Russian language updated
    • French language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated

    Version 0.9.60 BETA (2021-12-03)

    • The list is not recalculated if there is no need on the user interface
    • System information dialog added
    • Missed backups are now checked once an hour
    • Dutch language deleted because of bad translation. Sorry for that
    • Portuguese-br language updated
    • Galician language updated
    • Portuguese-pt language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • French language updated

    Version 0.9.56 BETA (2021-11-25)

    • The "Watch mirror size" field was not saving its value for large values. Fixed
    • A bug fixed when Auto-features didn't worked on some ftp servers
    • Masks can now (for real) be added as comma separated groups
    • Dutch language added
    • Portuguese-BR language added
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.55 BETA (2021-11-23)

    • When using ordinary days of the week (first, second, third, etc), the program was falling in an infinite loop. Fixed.
    • In some occasions, when impersonating a task, setting the permissions of the shutdown flag was crashing the program. Fixed
    • When VSC was unchecked in the task and cancel if VSC fails was checked, the task was being aborted. Fixed.
    • A new option was added to mail the log files if errors are found in the LATEST log file only
    • A video tutorial will be added to the web site, courtesy of Daniel Gauthier
    • German language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Galician language updated
    • French language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.50 BETA (2021-11-16)

    • Much more responsive user interface while backing up
    • Individual log files operations will now only be registred on the log FILE, not on the UI. This in order to speed up the backup
    • The last line of the task that indicates the elapsed time shows now the task name as well.
    • Backup events can now be parametrized
    • Manual shutdown can now be commanded when starting a backup manually
    • Manual shutdown can now be commanded by using the Action menu
    • When using inclusion lists, the log version was incorrectly set to Verbose. Fixed
    • The seput accepts now paths between quotes
    • "Show hiden files" is not a part for FTP standard. Giving problems with FilZilla server. Its default is now False.
    • A new option added: Always use alternative shutdown method. Can help to shutdown in case of impersonation.
    • Several masks separated by commas can now be entered.
    • As an option, the full path can now be shown in the taskbar for backup operations
    • German language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • French language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.42 BETA (2021-11-05)

    • When using a password for the user interface, opening the UI will prompt you to enter the password.
    • The subject and body of the mail can now use the parameters %DEFAULTSUBJECT and %DEFAULTBODY.
    • The SMTP server value is now checked not to be empty when mailing
    • The Permissions tool has new a Close button.
    • The setup was not installing the service correctly when using a local non-system account. Fixed.
    • French language updated.
    • Russian language updated.
    • German language added.

    Version 0.9.40 BETA (2021-11-02)

    • Fixed a bug when some files without extensions were failing to be compressed.
    • The zip engine respects now the temporary directory
    • Cache directory added
    • When a directory was ReadOnly and empty, it was not being deleted by the task
    • The size of the list's icons can now be changed from the main and/or popup menu
    • The margin between the items on the list has been decreased a little
    • The tasks can now toggle it's Enabled status by using the main and/or the popup menu
    • Much faster communication between the UI and the engine
    • A manual source or destination can be preceded of ?D? or ?F? to force the manual item to be interpreted as a directory or a file (even a not existing one)
    • French language updated
    • Russian language updated

    Version 0.9.38 BETA (2021-10-30)

    • Some changes to the FTP and SFTP logic in order to fix some weird problems the initial directory on some servers
    • Parameter %USERPROFILE added
    • The Application and Service Control panel was starting the application in elevated mode. Fixed
    • A new option has been added: Never delete empty directories for full backups
    • French language updated
    • Russian language updated
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Galician language updated

    Version 0.9.36 BETA (2021-10-26)

    • When a task is running, hovering on the tray icon displays now the name of the task and the progress.
    • The blinking tab respects now the Attention color
    • When copying a root directory, the Hidden attribute is not copied, so the destination is now visible
    • Adding filters and events used to make the task window grow. Fixed.
    • Ignoring empty directories was only ignoring the latest empty folder. Fixed.

    Version 0.9.35 BETA (2021-10-24)

    • Help file updated.
    • The remote tester respects now the Advanced graphic settings
    • Changing the date time formats shows now an example of the result
    • Russian language updated
    • Galician language added
    • Some cosmetic changes applied
    • The UI was not marking the right current task under some circumstances. Fixed
    • Use fixed day now also available for Weekly tasks
    • Three new themes added
    • The custom colors dialog has now been completely rewritten
    • Global system hot key to open the user interface added
    • Italian language updated

    Version 0.9.31 BETA (2021-10-21)

    • More robust inclusions/exclusions (RegEx)
    • Do not separate timestamp from file name option added
    • Better check when the user enters an alternative date/time in the options
    • Some strings added (attention translators)

    Version 0.9.30 BETA (2021-10-21)

    • If the source was not found, the monolith was compressing the base directory. Fixed.
    • Russian language added
    • Portuguese-PT language updated
    • Smtp can now be tested from the Options. There is no need to save the settings
    • SFTP settings can now be tested
    • FTP settings can now be tested
    • Deleting empty directories is now logged as Verbose
    • Better logging for unexpected crashes.

    Version 0.9.23 BETA (2021-10-19)

    • Monolithic compression uses now VSC. This is an experimental feature at the moment and could be rolled back in the future.
    • The exclusion of pure folders was not working as expected (and probably causing a crash or two). Fixed.

    Version 0.9.22 BETA (2021-10-19)

    • The log has a new formatting with empty lines for easy reading
    • The log shows now the number of errors and the time elapsed for every task
    • When mailing the log after a task is completed, the parameter %TASKNAME was not working. Fixed
    • The events Suspend and Hibernate were not executing successfully if the "Prevent sleeping" options was checked. Fixed
    • Mailing after a task didn't include some info about VSC being deleted. Fixed

    Version 0.9.21 BETA (2021-10-15)

    • Fixed a bug introduced in 0.9.20 where the user interface crashed when there where directory exclusion or inclusion filters
    • Impersonation name was listed twice on the task properties
    • The safe directory error is now a warning while there is no need to access this folder
    • Log spacer added, better log formatting to come on the next version

    Version 0.9.20 BETA (2021-10-14)

    • Shadows settings are now respected on the History toolbar
    • Changing languages didn't affect the status bar. Fixed.
    • Consolas is now the default log font
    • Stoping the error animation on the Log tab stops now the animation on tray as well and viceversa
    • Fixed a bug in exclusion and inclusion masks when the directories where alike: c:\new folder\, c:\new folder and old\, for example
    • Better handling of exclusion FOLDERS, example: System Volume Information will not be accessed or created at all
    • The -autoclose command line option was not working. Fixed.
    • A parametrized manual destination that didn't exist was not being created. Fixed
    • Fixed some typos
    • Files that are locked by some other application can now be selected using the user interface
    • Better handling when the uninstaller is stopping and uninstalling the services
    • The local settings for every user are now deleted if needed when uninstalling (if permissions allow it)
    • Solved a problem where the FTP or SFTP engine was transfering files with the wrong size

    Version 0.9.18 BETA (2021-10-12)

    • The UI was crashing when a Shutdown or Reboot event was added. Fixed.
    • FTP where sometimes showing the error "Ports must be in range [1024,65535]" when a task was imported from an old version. Fixed.
    • When selected a language, you can now know which translations are "official" (done by myself, and thus I know they are complete)
    • Better handling of uploads and downloads with relative initial paths (Ftp and Sftp)
    • Better handling for retries when an upload or download fails for Ftp and Sftp
    • Some typos fixed
    • Fixed a problem when the installer created start menu icons in Asian languages
    • Korean language added
    • Portuguese-PT lnguage updated

    Version 0.9.15 BETA (2021-10-08)

    • A lot strings changed and added. Attention translators!
    • Monolithic compression much faster
    • If the positions files gets corrupted, the UI doesn't crashes silently now
    • FTP and SFTP transfer should go faster for small files
    • A bug fixed with impersonation
    • The "pipe is broken" error is not logged now. This is a normal behavior when the engine exists.
    • The "check CRC" method when creating archives had a problem when testing files. Fixed
    • When errors were found in monolithic archive operations, those where not added to the total error count. Fixed.
    • More robust function to copy file attributes and timestamps
    • Italian language updated

    Version 0.9.10 BETA (2021-10-06)

    • A lot strings changed and added. Attention translators!
    • The log file flushes now when a task ends
    • When the user double-clicks on the header of the task list, the selected task is not opened
    • An option to show the value of the progress bar as a text has now been added
    • A new type of compression has been introduced: Global monolithic, to compress ALL sources into a monolithic archive
    • Compressed files where not deleted automatically. Fixed
    • Fixed the name of the ini file for colors and themes
    • Some typos fixed for the english language
    • Exact progress is now shown even with monolithic compression
    • The compression is now MUCH faster
    • Fixed the folder names in a monolithic archive in case where there are name conflicts for several folders
    • Global monolitic files can now be uploaded to an FTP or SFTP site
    • Italian language added
    • French language added

    Version 0.9.08 BETA (2021-10-01)

    • Some cosmetical changes
    • Some strings were not being correctly traslated by the user interface (attention translators).

    Version 0.9.07 BETA (2021-09-30)

    • F3 wouldn't trigger wordwrap. Fixed
    • Fixed a bug when the program crashed when calculating the date of the next backup if the date combination was an illegal date
    • Updated Portugal-PT translation
    • More exactly next backup times are now calculated
    • Some typos have been fixed

    Version 0.9.06 BETA (2021-09-28)

    • Both inclusion and exclusion filters can now be used at the same time
    • Portuguese(PT) language added

    Version 0.9.05 BETA (2021-09-27)

    • The colors of the user interface can now be customized
    • When a task is started, the name of the user executing the task is now logged
    • Fixed a bug when logging the file name of a monolithic zip
    • Fixed a bug with monolithic directories that have names that begin begin with a dot
    • Absolute paths can now be included even in monolithic archives
    • Some context menu items didn't translate. Fixed
    • Fixed a bug while uploading files with absolute paths
    • Fixed the real path of a monolithic archive when using absolute paths
    • Log files can now be mailed in the body of the message and not only as attachments
    • Some example of command line is now provided

    Version 0.9.001 BETA (2021-09-22)

    Fixed a problem when the context menu and the balloon were shown on the wrong place when the monitor's dpi > standard dpi = 96

    Main features

    Cobian Reflector is a file-based backup program, the successor of Cobian Backup. As a file-based backup program, it can be scheduled to copy your files or directories from a place in your computer to another. It can also copy the files to/from an ftp or sftp server or to any other computer in the network.

    The program can be downloaded from HERE

    A full list of the program's functionality:

  • Runs on Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Windows 10 or newer and Servers 2008 or newer
  • .NET runtime 4.6 or newer must be installed (4.6.2, 4.7, etc, but NOT 5.x).
  • Supports backups from or to an FTP or SFTP server
  • New redesigned interface with dpi-independency and vector graphics
  • 32-bits or 64-bits binaries in dependency of the host OS
  • Supports Volume Shadow Copy snapshots
  • Log file can be automatically mailed
  • Supports compression and encryption
  • Can be run both as an application or as a service
  • Multi-language support
  • Supports long paths. No 260 characters restriction
  • Completly free os charge. No ads, no compulsory registration, no subscription. Real freeware. Donations are gladly accepted.