Version 2.5.4

Bug fixes

  • Some sizes would be displayed in MB instead if GB (Thanks, Cüneyt)
  • Artefacts in browser view when displaying files with long names (Thanks again, Cüneyt!)

Version 2.5.3

Bug fixes

  • Background indexing did sometimes not honor the 'Record deleted items' preferences setting (Thanks, Sean!)
  • Visual glitch with very narrow columns, long file names and large number of deleted files (Thanks again, Sean!)
  • Columns in Find window are now sortable (Thanks, Bernd!)
  • Display file size of deleted files in proper units (not bytes only)

Version 2.5.2

Bug fixes

  • Improved handling of snapshots containing multiple volumes
  • Dead-lock when device is mounted/unmounted while BL is initializing

Version 2.5.1

Bug fixes

  • Properly mark deleted folders (not only files)
  • Adjusted font size of folders containing deleted items

Version 2.5

New features

  • Optionally track deleted items

Bug fixes

  • Don't use discrete gfx card on dual GPU MBPs

Version 2.4.2

Bug fixes

  • Background indexing now works for OSX Mavericks as well
  • File type information would be truncated when file could not be read due to insufficient permissions

Miscellaneous

  • Updated documentation

Version 2.4.1

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue where BackupLoupe would remove valid cache files, forcing the user to re-index

Version 2.4

New features

  • Added config option to order by name (instead of size)

Bug fixes

  • When changing the cache folder location, don't complain when old folder does not exist
  • Stability improvements

Changes

  • Make it clear that changing the location of the cache folder will move the the cache files from the old location to the new one

Version 2.3.6

Bug fixes

  • Rare crash when mounting a new volume while BL initializes
  • Avoid endless indexing when encountering directories with zero-length names (Thank you, Markus!)

Version 2.3.5

Fix

  • Rare crash when BL fails to determine configured Time Machine devices

Version 2.3.4

Fix

  • Proper handling of backups of machines w/ non-ASCII characters in their name

Version 2.3.3

New features

  • Scanner rewritten to reduce memory consumption

Changes

  • Does not traverse AFS file systems when looking for backup devices

Version 2.3.2

Bug fixes

  • Selecting a snapshot would work only once (introduced in 2.3.1, sorry about that!)
  • 'Show History'/'Show Excluded items' did not work when selected via menu

Version 2.3.1

Bug fixes

  • History panel: 'Show differences' and 'Goto snapshot' would sometimes not work
  • Removed cause of CoreAnimation warning 'deleted thread with uncommitted CATransaction'

Version 2.3

New features

  • Fully functional from OSX 10.5 - 10.8
  • Display absolute date when backup drive will probably fill up
  • Interface change: Turned history/excluded items drawers into regular views
  • BL now offers to move an item to the trash in case the item to be restored already exists

Bug fixes

  • Symbolic links were not properly handled when the preceding snapshot contained a directory with the same name (#DNJDVZJUJY)
  • Auto-update works again
  • Menu item 'File>Show Finder Info' did not work

Version 2.2

New features

  • Added in-place restore
  • Added support for MobileBackup (Lion)

Bug fixes

  • Issue w/ snapshots which appeared as 'Not scanned yet' after scanning
  • Should TimeMachine create/remove snapshots BL is running, BL will update its list of snapshots accordingly (Lion)
  • "Show/Hide History" menu item did not reflect state of history drawer
  • Resolved issue where multiple instances of BackupLoupeScanner were started
  • Restored support for PPC

Version 2.1.6

New features

  • Restore: Hold down Option-key while drag#description#amp;drop to restore whole directory instead of modified files only

Bug fixes

  • Snapshots would be recognized as outdated when background indexing was enabled and the volume was mounted while BackupLoupe was running. (#D143MYRLEQ)
  • Compatibility fixes for OSX Lion: background indexing was broken

Version 2.1.5

New features

  • Added support for diff via FileMerge.app (#DA1U448QD1); See included help file for details.

Bug fixes

  • Stability issues when handling indexes of multiple computers

Version 2.1.4

Bug fixes

  • crash when switching between info- and browser view
  • crash during program start (#PMEY521H9N)
  • crash when searching for items w/ names including quotes or brackets

Version 2.1.3

Bug fixes

  • Background indexing did not work under OSX 10.6.5; OSX 10.6.5 stores information about the configured Time Machine disk in a different way
  • Some menu items would be enabled only when a file was selected (not a directory)
  • Crash when searching an item "in currently selected snapshot" while no snapshot is selected

Version 2.1.2

Bug fixes

  • Addresses an issue where indexing of some snapshots would fail (#19A1D3YQ18, #P4JX6TQH6S, #83NR5LV29Y, #89B31YAR9X, #GD45UZ28VY)

Version 2.1.1

Bug fixes

  • Crash when BL cannot determine the currently configured Time Machine disk (#GD45UZ28VY)

Version 2.1

Version 2.1 uses a modified cache file format. Rescanning required!

New features

  • Added option to index snapshots in background
  • Added Growl notification support. When background indexing is enabled, BackupLoupe can notify the user about unusually big/small snapshots

Bug fixes

  • The devices and machines popups now remember their last selection
  • Resource forks were ignored when calculating the size of a file (#JXZHQXP776)

Version 2.0.6

Bug fixes

  • Find window would sometimes report negative item sizes (#W55YE3HYXQ)
  • Crash when acquiring the history of items contained in directories with restricted permissions (#89EJA8ZWEJ)
  • Issue when selecting a snapshot after scrolling

Version 2.0.5

Bug fixes

  • BackupLoupe would sometimes refuse to index snapshots

Version 2.0.4

New features

  • added support menu
  • Made location of cache directory configurable

Bug fixes

  • improved stability

Miscellaneous

  • enabled close button in main window
  • Actions may be performed via menu (in addition to the toolbar)

Version 2.0.3

Bug fixes

  • Switched from Clang LLVM 1.0.2 to LLVM GCC 4.2, which solves various crashing issues under OSX 10.5

Version 2.0.2

Bug fixes

  • Indexing directories with enabled read- and disabled execute permission would fail
  • Alignment issue in statistics view
  • Application did hang when quit while Time Machine finished its work

Version 2.0.1

Bug fixes

  • The program was started whenever a folder w/ folder actions applied to it was modified

Version 2.0

New features

  • Scanning backups does no longer block the user interface; scanning and browsing may finally be done at the same time
  • Added search functionality; This feature is also available via system service from any system services enabled file manager
  • Browsing and searching indexed snapshots is possible w/o the backup device being connected
  • Scans may optionally be performed as superuser; This allows to monitor changes to directories the user doesn't have execute permission to
  • History view now displays size of directories as well
  • BackupLoupe detects snapshots made while the program is running and updates its window accordingly
  • Display type of change in history: new, modified, removed
  • Added statistics view for backup devices / machines
  • Info/Reveal supports CocoaTechs Path Finder
  • Added 'Request a feature…' and 'Report a problem…' to Help menu
  • User may configure, how much backup data is unusual. This setting is considered when visualizing the relative size of a snapshot or its deviation from the average size of snapshots
  • Extended documentation
  • Added auto index feature; New (unindexed) snapshots may optionally be indexed automatically, as soon as they appear

Bug fixes

  • Icons in path control where not displayed correctly
  • Reduced memory usage
  • QuickLook now working for Snow Leopard as well

Version 1.8.4

Bug fixes

  • Excluding items from backup did not work, when no items have been excluded using Time Machine System Preferences before

Version 1.8.3

Bug fixes

  • Handle empty snapshots in a sensible way
  • Adding/Removing non-standard backups now updates the list of devices

Version 1.8.2

Bug fixes

  • fixed a bug which could crash BackupLoupe while looking for backup devices

Version 1.8.1

New features

  • added preference option: support for file sizes as calculated by Snow Leopard (base 10)

Version 1.8

New features

  • Added drag&drop copying (restoring) of files/directories

Version 1.7.1

Bug fixes

  • Excluding files or folders from backups did not work for items in a users home directory

Version 1.7

New features

  • color coded sizes of snapshots
  • the auto-purge option is now split to distinguish between snapshots which cannot be found because they have been purged and snapshots which cannot be found because the backup device is not mounted.

Version 1.6

New features

  • Provide information (type of file) about currently selected item in status bar
  • Display how many times a file has been backed up and how much space this file occupies in all backups
  • log level now configurable via defaults write com.soma-zone.BackupLoupe logLevel -integer [0..7], where 0 == emergence and 7 is debug; defaults to 4 (warning).

Version 1.5

New features

  • Toolbar for improved usability
  • Added 'Reveal in Finder' button

Version 1.4

  • files/folders to exclude from TimeMachine backups can be specified in BackupLoupe
  • Remove outdated caches upon exit

Version 1.3

New features / improvements

  • drastically reduced memory usage
  • instant load/save of cached results
  • QuickLook panel will be updated if selection changes
  • file/directory sizes are colored according to their magnitude

Bug fixes

  • crash when saving scan results of large snapshots
  • crash when switching between snapshots

Version 1.2

New features

  • BackupLoupe notices device mount/unmount events
  • the PathControl at the bottom is interactive now

Version 1.1.1

Bug fixes

  • Fixed crash that could occur when selecting a backup after ‘scan all’
  • Revived path control box

Version 1.1

New Features

  • Configurable date format
  • Window now remembers last position and size

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the ‘Unable to save scan results’ error

Version 1.0

New Features

  • Added documentation
  • Improved scanning speed (>300%)
  • Added ‘Open With…” menu item. (in addition to QuickView)
  • Support for TimeCapsule (see documentation)
  • Support for backups in non-standart locations
  • Auto-save results on program exit

Bug fixes

  • Improved stability

Version 1.0 Beta 2

New Features


  • Built as Universal Binary (Hi Mike!)
  • Scan results may now be saved. (Cmd-S)
    • Saved results will be automatically loaded at restart.
    • Removed snapshots are recognized and displayed in gray.
    • If the size of a snapshot depends on a removed one, this snapshot will be displayed in italic.
    • Removing of cached, but no longer existing drives, machines or snapshots is possible
  • Improved usability
    • Selecting a drive will show button to scan all backups for all backed up machines.
    • Selecting a machine will show a button to scan all backups of this machine.

Bug fixes

  • some display issues
  • occasional crash while scanning

Miscellaneous changes


  • Reduced memory footprint (still too high, though)
  • Sizes are displayed in the same color as names (This one's for you, Max!)

Version 1.0 Beta 1

Initial version

TODO: Add support for remote backup drives (i.e. TimeCapsule)