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RoboMirror 2.0

What's new:

  • Mirror operations queue. RoboMirror now allows you to add additional mirror operations to a queue for batch processing. You can also let RoboMirror shut the system down as soon as the queue has been processed.
  • Upgraded to .NET 4.0
  • Improved log system wrt. scalability and robustness
Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2014-08-24

RoboMirror 1.3

What's new:

  • Volume shadow copies for all Windows versions since and including XP. RoboMirror now handles the shadow copies itself and doesn't rely on Microsoft's vshadow.exe tool anymore.
  • Volume shadow copies are created with VSS writer involvement to ensure a consistent state of each file
  • Very rough progress estimate displayed in the context menu of an operation's task tray icon
  • Various minor improvements as side-effects of internal code refactoring
Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2014-06-26

RoboMirror 1.2

What's new:

  • New: Warn about mismatched items (e.g., a new file in the source tree colliding with an existing folder with the same name in the destination tree)
  • Extended statistics after a simulation run
  • Changed Last backup time stamp to Last successful operation
Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2014-06-02

RoboMirror 1.1

What's new:

v1.1 - The flexibility booster ;)

  • Overwrite newer files option for mirror tasks. This allows for two-way synchronization.
  • Power users may use custom basic Robocopy switches instead of the default ones. This makes RoboMirror very flexible!
  • If the Use a volume shadow copy option is used for a restore operation, a shadow copy of the target volume will be created.

v1.0.1... read more

Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2014-05-31

No, it's not dead - RoboMirror 1.0 is out!

Hey guys, it's been a long time (about 5 years!) and I thought RoboMirror was dead until I've recently decided to check my SF account after years. Seeing there have been more than 25k downloads in total and that there's a steady stream of downloads each week, I was pleasantly surprised and decided to bring the project up-to-date.

So here we are. New:

  • Fix very silly bug crashing the app when the simulation run revealed no pending changes
  • Update dependencies (vshadow.exe to v3.0, Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll to v2.2)
  • Split excluded items into excluded files and excluded subfolders with dedicated wildcards
    (NEW: wildcards for subfolders)
  • Improve UAC support: RoboMirror doesn't require administrator rights anymore, but some
    advanced features do
  • Add drag & drop support for folder textboxes and excluded items
  • New default Robocopy switches, see below
  • Volume shadow copies are now created with the no-writer option
  • RoboMirror XML files for mirror tasks & log have been moved from %APPDATA%\RoboMirror
    to %LOCALAPPDATA%\RoboMirror
  • Scheduled tasks are created in RoboMirror subfolder for Windows Vista and newer
  • UI tweaks
  • New & improved installer based on Inno Setup... read more
Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2014-05-30

RoboMirror v0.6 beta released

The new version offers the option to delete extra files and folders (instead of forcing it) and a history feature for easy analysis of the Robocopy logs. The task-tray icon is only displayed during an operation, (hopefully) increasing the intuitiveness of the application.
Also includes bugfixes for localized Robocopy versions.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2009-01-29

v0.5 beta Release

What is RoboMirror?
RoboMirror is a GUI front-end for the quite popular Robocopy command-line
utility for Windows.
Robocopy is shipped with Windows Vista and available as free SDK tool for
previous Windows versions (RoboMirror already includes it).
Robocopy allows to robustly synchronize two directory trees, both locally
and across the network. It is therefore often used for mirroring purposes,
e.g. as a powerful yet free backup utility.
RoboMirror's aim is to make Robocopy more accessible by providing a very
simple and user-centered GUI, because simply most users do not know how to
operate the shell.
RoboMirror also supports volume shadow copies (from Vista upwards only).
By using shadow copies, all files can be copied, including ones locked by
running processes (Outlook, SQL Server...).... read more

Posted by Martin Kinkelin 2009-01-21

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