AX64 Time Machine Sale! Ends November 2014

AX64 Time Machine Sale

 

We are holding a promotion till Nov 10 2014 to celebrate our users, fans and new supports! For sticking with us for almost two years!

Prices for the period are as follows:

Single License

Sale Price: $19.95

Was: $39.95

Discount: 50%

Family 4 Pack

Sale Prie: $29.95

Was: $64.95

Discount: 55%

Server License

Sale Price: $49.95

Was: $129.95

Discount: 60%

AX64 Build 528 released and other news

Dear AX64 users,

AX64 aims to deliver an ever more reliable backup solution without the clutter and complexity. We also aim to deliver the best support we can.

We the last build we released, we fell short on our pledge to deliver a great product. Some users have reported that the rescue environment fails to load properly. Build 528 fixes this critical issue. We sincerely apologise to all of the users affected.

You can download the new build here.

You can simply install this over the last build. 

As a thank you gesture to all our users, we will be announcing a promotion very soon.

We’re really excited with the AX64. In the past month we’ve expanded our team with some awesome talent. This will help us to deliver even better support as well as new expertise that can bring AX64’s technology to the next level.

Again, we apologise to the user’s effected by the last build, especially to the users effected.

 

Best regards,

The AX64 Dev Team

 

AX64 Time Machine Build 526 Released!

Dear users!

A new version of AX64 Time Machine has been released!  Notable new features include the ability to export backup to VHD(x) and VMDK.

The next release we hope to bring support for disks of greater than >2TB.

You can download it from here

The contains the following new features, bug fixes and optimizations.

New Features

  • Feature: Provide an export feature that will export the backup to VHD(x), VMDK
  • Feature: Change timeline <5Min descriptions to “Now”
  • Feature: Update System Tray Icon during backup and merge
  • Added Thai and Greek languages.

 

Bug Fixes and optimizations:

  • wxWindow Debug alert: wxEVT_MOUSE_CAPTURE_LOST
    BUG: Timer issue: Couldn’t create a timer (error 1400: invalid window handle)
  • Bug: Backup process progressively slower
  • WinPE: Can’t boot rescue media created under EFI on non-EFI configuration and inversely
  • BUG: Prompt for Windows disc when building WinPE on 8.1
    Bug: Windows system volumes don’t display the right icon
  • WinPE: Can’t boot as NON-EFI rescue media created from Win2012 R2/Win2012R1 ALL (EFI/NON-EFI)

Thanks for your ongoing support!

 

Best regards,

 

the AX64 Team.

AX64 Multi-Language Support

Dearest users,

With the release of AX64 Time Machine v2 comes a ton of bug fixes and optimizations. But we’ve got an exciting feature for some of our friends across the globe: Multi-lingual support.

We now support the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Serbian Latin
  • Serbian Cyrillic
  • Japanese
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Russian
  • Turkish

 

After installing AX64, you can now select your language by clicking on the language button in the top right hand corner.

 

Language

 

AX64ow

 

If there are language inadequacies, do please send in your feedback to info@ax64.com. For now, we hope you enjoy AX64 Time Machine!

 

DOWNLOAD IT HERE!

 

Best regards,

AX64 Dev Team

AX64 Time Machine Build 499 Released!

Dearest users,

We’re really happy with the feedback we have received for version 2.0 of AX64. We’re aiming to release a new build with fixes, improvements and the occasional feature at least once a month.

For this release, we have a ton of fixes and optimizations, along with a one new feature: Multi-lingual support. For more info on this, follow the link here.

 

This is build 499 of AX64 Time Machine V2. It includes the following optimizations, bug fixes and or feature additions:

 

  •  Download and play with EXEShield
  • Make larger pause / stop buttons
  • Unable to execute the application
  • Bug: Users logs are stored in AppData/Roaming instead of USB
  • BUG: Startup manager screen displays 3s even when set to another value
  • The logs are not in a readable format unless you use notepad ++
  • Feature: Make larger pause / stop buttons
  • Not allow to install V2 if V1 is installed
  • Separate text and image for all button/tabs and so on
  • Remove logs from profile\AppData\Roaming when uninstalling
  • Bug: Change the text “The computer will reboot” on non system volume
  • Change systemtray tooltip to always be just “Time Machine”
  • Add logging to WinPE creator module
  • Bug: COLD restore doesn’t work. After restart: 0xc000000
  • TASK: Add to gather logs to gather the WinPE logs
  • Bug: When press cancel on IDS_MSG_INSERT_WINDOWS_INSTALLATION_CD dlg. The rescue media wizard stuck with progress bar.
  • Task: Make backup wizard selection box same as in Realcopy
  • Bug: Crash after selecting tab showing language menu
  • Bug: File Missing when building WinPE
  • BUG: USB backup issue
  • BUG: WinPE Creation and boot Issues
  • Bug: Unable to backup error “C100000A code 0″Bug: Unable to backup – C1000103 code 0
  • BUG: NTLDR is missing or BCD issue in Win7 x64
  • Bug: Failure restoring in WinPE due to exception error
  • Bug: Timer Error
  • Bug: Cannot enumerate images and network disk cannot be found
  • Bug: Mapped shares dont appear in destination list
  • Multi-Language Support

 

You can download the latest version of AX64 Time Machine here!

 

Thank you everyone for your strong support. 

 

Best regards,

 

The AX64 Team

AX64 Time Machine Version 2.0 Available Now!

Dearest AX64 users,

 

 

After much testing, smashing keyboards and a lot of passion – we are proud to announce the official release of AX64 Time Machine version 2.0. V2.0 contains thousands of bug fixes as well as some major features additions. For more info on v2 new features, please follow the link here.

It can be downloaded at the bottom of this post. Before you rush off and download it, please heed the following information:

 

1. 50% off licenses coupon available untill September 15th!

To celebrate the release of version 2.0 of AX64 Time Machine, we are holding a sale of ~50% sale off all products. This includes the single license, family pack and server licenses. The sale shall continue until September 15 2014. The sale prices are reflected on our purchase now page!

 

Original prices were: $39.95 (Single License), $64.95 (4 pack) and $134.95 (server).

Sale prices are:  $17.50 (Single License), $32.40 (4 pack) and $67.50 (server).

 

2. Upgrade discounts for previous license holders

Previous license owners are entitled to an upgrade discount of 50% from September 15 2014 onwards. This is the date we plan to release version 2.1 of AX64 Time Machine. Version 2.1 shall include better in app upgrade functionality.

 

3. How do I update from version 1.0 to version 2.0?

If you are upgrading from version 1.0 of AX64 Time Machine, please uninstall it before installing version 2.0. AX64 Time Machine Version 2.0 can be downloaded here.

 

4. Do v1 serial keys work with v2?

No they don’t. However, we are holding a 50% sale off all licenses until September 15th using the coupon code “celebration50”.

 

5. Live-chat!

We now have a ‘live chat’ function available to anyone visiting our site. Simply click on the chat box in the bottom right hand corner of our site and support staff (if online) will be right with you. Support staff shall be online quite frequently so feel free to talk to us regarding any query you may have.

6. Changes since beta 3.0

The following fixes, additions and optimizations have been implemented since version 2.0 beta 3:

  • During a operation like backup change the Last and Next backup columns description
  • Fixed some USB Drive Issues
  • Fixed Choose custom install directory not working
  • The app doesn’t backup to root folder of a volume.
  • Destination list and scorllbar do not match each other in some cases
  • Uninstallation doesn’t work correct if ax64 is running
  • The system tray icon remains in copy status after you stop a backup
  • BUG: Removable media icon looks like its cut off. Does not look right.
  • BUG: Patch KB2952664 breaks hot restore Win7 Pro SP1 64bit
  • TASK: During a operation like backup change the Last and Next backup columns description
  • BUG: Removable media icon looks like its cut off. Does not look right.
  • Bug: NTFS Error 137 in Event Viewer after every backup
  • BUG: Choose custom install directory not working
  • The app doesn’t backup to root folder of a volume.
  • BUG: volume C: -Cannot save the backup C100001F code 0
  • Destination list and scorllbar do not match each other in some cases
  • Uninstallation doesn’t work correct if ax64 is running
  • The system tray icon remains in copy status after you stop a backup
  • Task: Gather software as part of the log gather process
  • BUG: Unable to backup
  • The logs are not in a readable format unless you use notepad ++
  • TASK: Add to logs FAT32 or NTFS of volumes
  • TASK: Provide english error message “The VSS service is disabled and is required for backups”
  • TASK: Fix spelling mistake
  • App states “Preparing fast incremental backup” when its clearly a full
  • Bug: Crumbar control in browser does not show all results
  • Bug: Unable to use arrow keys in time selection listbox.
  • Merging optimizations
  • TASK: Merge shows a red X when it fails, but the X only represents the final state of a backup and not the merge.
  • BUG: Hot restore does not have a countdown before restore.
  • BUG: Startup manager screen displays 3s even when set to another value
  • BUG: When uninstalling startup manager the wizard should progress to the confirmation screen
  • Bug: No time displayed in browser, only date
  • Don’t show Backup Description
  • Ensure merging occurs on multiple volume backups
  • Change app icon
  • Bug: Show arrows for time line on screen
  • The mouse cursor is not shown when it is over vertical splitter in the browser
  • The hot restore count down needs “Recover now” button and text
  • Need to remove Warm restore option if it is Cancelled.
  • Grey out the mount feature once max mounting has been reached
  • Bug: Browser buttons dont re-enable after backup

Download AX64 Timemachine V2.0

 

 

AX64 Time Machine New Features

AX64 Time Machine version 2.0 comes with thousands of optimizations. But also, some major feature additions.

Version 2.0 New Features

  • Refreshed UI/UX
  • Multi-Partition Automatic/Backup
  • Hardware Independent Restore
  • Remote Control
  • Revamped Quick Restore
  • New merging and purging schedule

Each Feature is discussed in turn.

I. Refreshed  UI 

Time Machine V1 UI was great but following the comments of our  designer as well as feedback from users it was clear that the look was dated. We have refreshed the user interface with a fresh flat modern look. We have tried to stay true to our design philosophy. With simplicity and ease of use was at the center of our design ambitions.

 

The main interface has essentially only has two main buttons to operate: Make Backup and open Backup browser.

dahsboard

 

 

We’ve added a tab called ‘Backup Tools‘. You can find all necessary tools to perform things other then backup and restoring (note remote control is not available in the current release).

Backup_tools

 

Tools include:

  • Rescue media builder
  • Support Desk:  We have included a support button that will link you directly to our support site. We hope this will makes it easier for our users to contact us for support. In the future, we hope to continue to improve processes for support with even better in-app integration.
  • Remote control: This is a new feature that is only available on the Pro Server version. You can remotely control another PC’s Time Machine on the same network.
  • About Time Machine: Click here to learn about your license details as well as export  your usage logs.

 

II. Multi Partition Support 

Time Machine  allows you to select multiple drives for backup. Hourly automatic backups and merging works as normal. Simply select the drive(s) you wish to backup by clicking to select/deselect.

 

multi-partition-support

 

III. Hardware-independent imaging

Time Machine now supports restore to dissimilar hardware. Any backup you create in Time Machine can now be restored to any PC, even a Mac.

 

IV. Revamped Quick Restore via WINPE

Time Machine V1 while performing restores attempted to freeze all operations on the disk in order to ensure nothing would conflict with the restore process. Unfortunately, some applications were able to operate even lower than Time Machine and in some cases, restores failed for some users.

This persistent flaw in Time Machine meant that one of our most promising features was prone to failure. Over these past months we have worked hard to create a new and improved restore method that is free from these flaws.

 

IV. New merging and purging schedule

Following a similar schedule to Apple’s own backup solution, AX64 Time Machine now keeps: hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups until your backup drive is full.

 

What happens when the drive is full? 

As your backup drive begins to fill up to its capacity, Time Machine intelligently deletes the oldest backups to make room for newer ones. In the future, we are planning to implement an optional “Notify user when older backups are deleted”.

Consider the following options if your backup disk is filling up often, causing your oldest available backups to be erased sooner than you might want:

  • Use an additional drives for your backups or transfer your backups to a new, larger drive.
    •  Tip: You can also browse the original backup drive for past backups by using “Browse other Time Machine Disks”.
  • Delete file(s) that are no longer needed (such as from your desktop, Documents folder, or other Home folder locations), so they will no longer be backed up.  You can also enter the Backup Browser restore interface and find files that can be removed from the backup drive itself to conserve space. To do this, right click on the backup point you wish to delete in the Backup Browser and click delete. Be sure to only delete backups you are sure you won’t need or want to restore later.

AX64 Time Machine v2.0 Beta 3 Released!

Dear AX64 Followers!

 

Here’s a new beta release. We hope this would be the last beta build before public consumption!

 

Please find below v2 build 398 optimizations, fixes and feature additions:

 

Here is a list of fixes since the last beta:

 

  • Merging does not refresh browser list after completion
  • Task: check mounting images on all OS
  • TEST: Windows XP
  • On non-English systems the application does not determine that the Local Storage is installed.
  • Bug: When no description is available a quote mark is shown in browser.
  • Feature: Update Recovery screens
  • Startup Manager is deleted when you open Startup Manager installation page in Rescue Media Wizard
  • WinXP: wxWidgets Debug Alert when you click install Startup Manager
  • Bug: Spelling removable instead of removEable
  • BUG: System tray icon remains to show backup in progress after its done
  • Feature: Instead of blocking black listed apps, warn the user during installation
  • BUG: Backup description is not displayed in browser list
  • Feature: Show the percentage complete in the taskbar icon (Win7&8)
  • Bug fix: WinXP: LE_TASK_READ_ERROR (-99996) is displayed after the restoring from Rescue Media CD
  • FEATURE: Add an ability to change the menu time in the BCD menu
  • BUG: Double Full Restore options in advanced menu
  • FEATURE: Save “Hot Restore” in advanced settings
  • BUG: Always load minimised from task scheduler
  • BUG: Merge does not happen when it is supposed to.
  • The last page in Rescue media Wizard changes its size and has overlapped items
  • Overlapping in recovery wizard when the size of all items (related to DPI) is 150%
  • Restore window does not load in PE. Instead the browser loads
  • Bug: Add text around delay timer on startup manager screen
  • The time machine recovery option should be removed after exiting WinPE
  • If the restore environment already exists create it anyway.
  • The system tray icon remains in copy status after a backup
  • Fix the text in the hot restore warning
  • BUG: Desktop / startmenu shortcut launches app minimized
  • Remove context menu for Recovery Window
  • Bug: Exiting the application does not remove the system tray icon
  • BUG: don’t have the status box selected in WinPE restore
 

 

Install note: If you are upgrading from V1, please uninstall V1 first, then install v2. If you are updating from a previous version of V2, then simply run the installer as per normal.
As always, your continued help and support is very much appreciated. If you find a bug or any oddity please report it in detail along with logs to info@ax64.com.To save logs, simply from within the AX64 UI:
1. Click on backup tools tab
2. Click on about
3. Export logs
 
 
Caution: As this is a beta, there is a higher probability of bugs and instability occurring  Therefore, please use caution while testing and using this beta release. It is highly recommended that you backup your PC with your chosen alternative disaster recovery solution before proceeding with using/testing this software. 

Time Machine V2.0 Public Beta. It’s about time!

Dear Users,

After months of development, we’re ready to finally let you test the next major release of our beloved hybrid imaging/snapshot program.

 

Time Machine v2.0 (Beta). Download here.

 

Before installing, please ensure you remove your old version of Time Machine and then install this version. Perform your new backup from the baseline. Old backups from V1.0 are still compatible with V2.0.

 

As this is a beta, there may be graphical glitches and a higher probability that faults may occur. Therefore, please use caution while testing and using the applicatoin. Please remember to backup your PC with your chosen software before proceeding with using this software.

This beta has a 30 day trial. User’s will be provided beta keys if the testing period exceeds this time period. 

 

 New Features

  • Refreshed UI/UX
  • Multi-Partition Automatic/Backup
  • Hardware Independent Restore
  • Remote Control
  • Revamped Quick Restore
  • New merging and purging schedule

Each Feature is discussed in turn.

I. Refreshed  UI 

Time Machine V1 UI was great but following the comments of our  designer as well as feedback from users it was clear that the look was dated. We have refreshed the user interface with a fresh flat modern look. We have tried to stay true to our design philosophy. With simplicity and ease of use was at the center of our design ambitions.

 

The main interface has essentially only has two main buttons to operate: Make Backup and open Backup browser.

dahsboard

 

 

We’ve added a tab called ‘Backup Tools‘. You can find all necessary tools to perform things other then backup and restoring.

Backup_tools

 

Tools include:

  • Rescue media builder
  • Support Desk:  We have included a support button that will link you directly to our support site. We hope this will makes it easier for our users to contact us for support. In the future, we hope to continue to improve processes for support with even better in-app integration.
  • Remote control: This is a new feature that is only available on the Pro Server version. You can remotely control another PC’s Time Machine on the same network.
  • About Time Machine: Click here to learn about your license details as well as export  your usage logs.

 

II. Multi Partition Support 

Time Machine  allows you to select multiple drives for backup. Hourly automatic backups and merging works as normal. Simply select the drives you wish to backup with the click and drag of your mouse.

Multi-partition-backup

III. Hardware-independent imaging

Time Machine now supports restore to dissimilar hardware. Any backup you create in Time Machine can now be restored to any PC, even a Mac.

 

IV. Remote Control 

Remotely control another PC’s Time Machine from another computer on the same LAN. Simply set one PC to ‘server’ and connect to it from another PC using this server’s IP. Once connected, you can perform restores and backups remotely. This feature is only available on the server version of Time Machine.

 

V. Revamped Quick Restore via WINPE

Time Machine V1 while performing restores attempted to freeze all operations on the disk in order to ensure nothing would conflict with the restore process. Unfortunately, some applications were able to operate even lower than Time Machine and in some cases, restores failed for some users.

This persistent flaw in Time Machine meant that one of our most promising features was prone to failure. Over these past months we have worked hard to create a new and improved restore method that is free from these flaws.

 

IV. New merging and purging schedule

Following a similar schedule to Apple’s own backup solution, AX64 Time Machine now keeps: hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups until your backup drive is full.

 

What happens when the drive is full? 

As your backup drive begins to fill up to its capacity, Time Machine intelligently deletes the oldest backups to make room for newer ones. In the future, we are planning to implement an optional “Notify user when older backups are deleted”.

Consider the following options if your backup disk is filling up often, causing your oldest available backups to be erased sooner than you might want:

  • Use an additional drives for your backups or transfer your backups to a new, larger drive.
    •  Tip: You can also browse the original backup drive for past backups by using “Browse other Time Machine Disks”.
  • Delete file(s) that are no longer needed (such as from your desktop, Documents folder, or other Home folder locations), so they will no longer be backed up.  You can also enter the Backup Browser restore interface and find files that can be removed from the backup drive itself to conserve space. To do this, right click on the backup point you wish to delete in the Backup Browser and click delete. Be sure to only delete backups you are sure you won’t need or want to restore later.

 

Download here.

Before installing, please ensure you remove your old version of Time Machine and then install this version. Perform your new backup from the baseline. Old backups from V1.0 are still compatible with V2.0.

As this is a beta, there may be graphical glitches and a higher probability that faults may occur. Therefore, please use caution while testing and using the applicatoin. Please remember to backup your PC with your chosen software before proceeding with using this software.

This beta has a 30 day trial. User’s will be provided beta keys if we feel the testing period exceeds this time period. 

 

 

Lastly, a big thank you to all of our users. Thank you for your patience and your belief in us over the months.

 

We take your comments and feedback very seriously and can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

 

Cheers,

The AX Time Machine Team.