BackupLoupe
Release Notes
Version 3.4.1
Sun Jun 27 11:15:49 CEST 2021

Fixed

  • Crash on macOS Monterey
Version 3.4
Mon Jun 14 13:53:13 CEST 2021

New

  • New menu item "Reveal backup bundle in Finder" in the backup volume popup

Fixed

  • Changed "Total size of already indexed snapshots" to "Total size of snapshots" in statistics view
  • Rare case where scanner leaves snapshots in state Queued forever
  • Caches of APFS backups are sometimes deleted although the corresponding snapshots still exist
  • Rare case where unprivileged scanner would create zero-size caches
  • Some NAS destinations are listed twice in Disk Manager
  • Aborting a scan operation started by a previous session of BackupLoupe does not work
  • Disk Manager relies on Time Machine meta data instead of actual data to report number of snapshots in backup bundle
Version 3.3.5
Sat May 1 09:51:20 CEST 2021

Fixed

  • Backup bundles can sometimes not be mounted
  • Selection glitch on first column in Browser
  • Random crash
  • A mounted NAS destination sometimes appears as a separate volume in Disk Manager
  • Rare case where BackupLoupe is deleting all cache files of a mounted backup bundle
Version 3.3.4
Sat Mar 27 10:23:39 CET 2021

New

  • Allow for searching by volume name

Fixed

  • Crash when looking for backup bundles on network share
  • Crash when BackupLoupe fails to determine configured Time Machine destinations
  • Problem mounting HFS network destinations on Big Sur
  • Backup destination is displayed twice in Disk Manager
  • macOS version for unindexed snapshots of BigSur not properly displayed (Thanks, David!)
  • In privileged mode when restoring a directory which is not readable BackupLoupe does not ask if it should restore all items or only items backed up in the selected snapshot
  • In privileged mode the exclusion status is not displayed properly in the browser when the user does not have permission to access the item
  • Non-uniform browser background in Dark Mode w/ the system accessibility setting "Reduce Transparency" unchecked

Improved

  • Improved mounting of backup bundles
  • Default cache location for new installations is now ~/Library/BackupLoupe (/Library/BackupLoupe for privileged scanners); Recent updates of macOS did remove BackupLoupe caches
Version 3.3.3
Sat Feb 13 12:01:28 CET 2021

Fixed

  • Disk Manager sometimes shows network shared not related to Time Machine
  • Menu Help>Manual did not bring up the user manual

Improved

  • Extended user manual
Version 3.3.2
Mon Feb 8 13:43:38 CET 2021

Fixed

  • BackupLoupe does not properly detect HFS backup volumes on macOS Big Sur. This bug was introduced in BackupLoupe 3.3.1.
  • Unconditionally look for backup bundles has wrong default. It now defaults to On.
  • Improved identification of network shares to avoid double listing them in Disk Manager

Improved

  • Replaced menu Help>Safety Dialogs with preferences panel Warnings
Version 3.3.1
Sat Feb 6 09:54:42 CET 2021

New

  • Preferences option to prevent BackupLoupe from scanning every filesystem for backup bundles in order to reduce BackupLoupe's startup time.

Fixed

  • BackupLoupe fails to detect the OS version of a snapshot on Big Sur
  • "Scan all snapshots…" for a specific volume does not work
  • Properly handle diff tools requiring additional arguments
  • Scanner crash on macOS Big Sur 11.1
  • Random crash when resizing snapshots column
  • BackupLoupe cannot be terminated while initializing
  • Crash when switching GlobalMonitor
  • DiskManager sometimes shows latest before first snapshot

Improved

  • Handling of backup bundles on local storage
Version 3.3
Sun Jan 17 10:49:57 CET 2021

New

  • ⌥-click the checkbox of a backup volume to show snapshots of this volume only
  • Multiple selection in Browser

Fixed

  • Snapshot remains in Queued state when scanner fails because snapshot does not exist anymore
  • Highlighting of selected item in Browser does not work exactly as in Finder
  • Restore and Utilities preferences are inaccessible on Big Sur
  • Rare case where helper tool cannot be properly installed and the admin password is asked for over and over again
  • Pointless warning "Failed to mount snapshots" when processing non-APFS volumes
  • On Big Sur the preferences window does not show all toolbar icons at once
  • "Remove indexes…" for specific volume does not work
Version 3.2.4
Mon Dec 21 19:01:37 CET 2020

Fixed

  • Crash on startup on M1 Macs
Version 3.2.3
Thu Dec 17 10:40:16 CET 2020

Fixed

  • Rare crash on startup

Improved

  • Added tooltips to scan/abort buttons and popup menus.
Version 3.2.2
Fri Dec 11 23:44:46 CET 2020

Fixed

  • Aborting scanners does not always work for backups on APFS volumes
  • Graphic glitch in volumes table and active scanner popup
  • Scanner crashes when host name cannot be deduced from snapshot

Improved

  • Index newest snapshot first when adding multiple snapshots to the index queue
Version 3.2.1
Mon Nov 30 17:32:25 CET 2020

Fixed

  • Rare case where BackupLoupe would fail to create indexes
  • Background indexing of APFS volumes does not always work
  • Display glitch in Disk Manager
  • Sometimes an operating system update is indicated for snapshots which contain no OS update
  • Rare case where backup bundles are not found on network share
Version 3.2
Sat Nov 21 09:22:06 CET 2020

New

  • Native support for Apple Silicon Macs

Fixed

  • Crash when processing snapshots with data volumes not having the " - Data" name suffix
  • Rare case where snapshots on NAS cannot be indexed anymore
  • Progress indicator window has wrong color in dark mode

Improved

  • Unscanned snapshots are now colour-coded as well
  • Missing space between mount/unmount buttons and label in Disk Manager (Big Sur)
  • Improved configuration of color coding of relative snapshot sizes and deviation from average relative snapshots size
  • Updated manual
Version 3.1
Wed Nov 11 11:31:27 CET 2020

New

    Support for backups on APFS volumes on macOS Big Sur
  • For backups containing system data the OS version is shown in the tooltip of the snapshot's size/timestamp; An  symbol after the snapshot timestamp indicates an OS update.
  • Browser and Finder now indicate items which are currently excluded from future backups

Fixed

  • Volumes containing no snapshots for the selected host are displayed in the volume list
  • Alignment of backup volume indicators of snapshots and volumes can be off depending on the "Show scrollbars" setting in the system preferences
  • Snapshots which are in the process of being scanned while BackupLoupe starts are put into the group "1970"

Improved

  • Disk Manager is now closed when clicking outside the popover in the main window
  • Disk Manager and Active Scanners popover now disappear when user clicks elsewhere in the window
  • Focus between snapshot list and browser can now be switched using arrow keys (right arrow when in snapshot list, left arrow when in first column of browser) or Tab key
  • Better recognisability of which control has keyboard input focus
Version 3.0.6
Fri Aug 14 13:50:19 CEST 2020

Fixed

  • Error "OSStatus 5" when trying to mount network share
  • Enabling Time Machine on quit does not always work
  • Choice of dialogs with "Don't show again" checkbox not persisted
Version 3.0.5
Tue Aug 4 19:24:51 CEST 2020

Fixed

  • Monitor process stops working after running for a long time
  • Scan operation is aborted without proper error message when Time Machine is backing up to the same backup destination
  • The visibility state of a volume is reset when Time Machine starts a backup
  • Random crash

Improved

  • Tooltips show full names of truncated items in browser
  • Reduced startup time by avoiding to look at mounted nfs volumes
Version 3.0.4
Thu Jul 9 20:54:29 CEST 2020

Fixed

  • In-place restore fails when the location of the original item cannot be determined
  • Cancelling program termination because of active scanners does not work
  • Scanner stuck in "Queued" state
  • Crash when mounting FAT32-formatted disks
  • Random crash when opening Disk Manager while a new snapshot is detected
  • Random crash
  • Crash when encountering backup destination w/o UUID
  • Custom diff tool configuration did not stick
  • Mount/unmount spinner sometimes displayed for multiple entries in Disk Manager although only a single mount/unmount operation is in progress
  • Drag&drop can be initiated for deleted items from browser/history view
  • Find lists deleted items

Improved

  • Improved error message when backup bundle cannot be mounted
Version 3.0.3
Fri Jun 12 10:44:30 CEST 2020

Fixed

  • BackupLoupe sometimes stuck when enabling/disabling automatic backups
  • "Abort indexing" terminates all scanners, not just the ones of the selected host
  • Section headers in Dark Mode are translucent
  • Random crash
  • Freeze when opening History panel
  • Problems when switching between privileged and unprivileged scanning
  • BackupLoupe status view sometimes show status Waiting when it actually should be Scanning
  • BackupLoupe sometimes freezes when switching automatic backups or turbo mode
  • Snapshots queued for scanning because auto-indexing on startup has been enabled are not marked as queued
  • Random crash when unmounting network share

Improved

  • Added more information to Scanner preferences panel
  • Improved feedback when adding or removing a snapshot to/from the scan queue
  • Show info that local monitoring has been disabled when switching to privileged scanning
Version 3.0.2
Mon May 25 22:42:06 CEST 2020

New

  • Warn when Time Machine starts a backup while the backup bundle it is trying to access is mounted
  • Warn about inaccessible network shares

Fixed

  • Some scan operations fail
  • Control-clicking on a snapshot does not bring up the popup menu
  • Disk Manager: Error "Cannot eject volume because it is not mounted"
  • Disk Manager: Time Machine destinations sometimes show up twice
  • Issue with disappearing cache files

Improved

  • Browser performance when exploring folders containing many items
  • Faster mounting of backup bundles and network shares
Version 3.0.1
Thu May 14 21:44:54 CEST 2020

Fixed

  • Disk Manager: Does not report the proper number of snapshots in a backup bundle when the network share the bundle exists on is not mounted
  • Disk Manager: Backup bundles are not displayed for network share when Time Machine is active on this share
  • Disk Manager: Don't allow mounting of backup bundles and network shares while Time Machine is using them
  • Disk Manager: Trying to mount some backup bundles yields error "Failed to unmount bundle"

Improved

  • Disk Manager: Backup bundles are now mounted more quickly
Version 3.0
Sun May 10 20:10:59 CEST 2020

BackupLoupe 3 is a major update

If you have purchased your license for BackupLoupe 2 on Oct 1st 2019 or later this update is free. It is a paid update otherwise.

New

  • New UI centered around machines, not backup devices; All snapshots belonging to a machine are listed in chronological order, no matter where they are stored
  • Integrated Disk Manager allows for mounting of network backup filesystems from within the application
  • Immediately shows approximate size of snapshot. No indexing required.
  • Reduced size of caches by ~80%
  • Entire snapshots may now be removed from withing BackupLoupe
  • Improved History View with support for QuickLook drag&drop restore
  • Still recognizes machines and volumes after they have been renamed
  • Proper handling of volumes sharing the same name
  • Shared caches for users with admin privileges
Version 2.16.2
Fri Sep 6 09:07:05 CEST 2019

Fixed

  • Search would sometimes not return (Thanks, Marco!)
Version 2.16.1
Fri Aug 30 08:23:16 CEST 2019

Fixed

  • Exclusion list would be not completely drawn when an excluded volume was not mounted (Thanks, Cüneyt!)
  • Properly handle whitespace in home directory name (Thanks, Udo!)
  • Text in "About BackupLoupe" and "Help>Acknowledgements" hardly readable in Dark Mode (Thanks, Cüneyt!)
Version 2.16
Fri Aug 2 22:37:04 CEST 2019

New

  • Command Edit>Find Similar opens a new Find window and carries over the selected item's name and path (Thanks, John!)

Fixed

  • Proper handling of user accounts in non-standard locations (Thanks, Gerard!)
  • Machines popup would not allow bulk indexing of snapshots of another machine when background indexing was enabled (Thanks, John!)
  • Fixed a rare crash in the scanner
  • Reduced memory consumption of scanner
  • Fixed a scanning issue with macOS Catalina (Thanks, Luc!)

Changes

  • The Find setting "Search initial backup" is now persisted across restarts
  • Updated help file
Version 2.15
Thu May 23 15:34:11 CEST 2019

New

  • Added support for excluding entire volumes from future backups (Thanks, Andrea!)
  • New preferences option to restore without admin privileges

Fixed

  • Rare case where BackupLoupe would freeze when new snapshots were created by Time Machine while BackupLoupe was running
  • Random crash when revealing item from Find window in Browser (Thanks, Ronald!)
  • Sorting of entries in exclusion list
  • Reduced memory usage when restoring
  • Browser display glitches
  • QuickLook in Find window would display wrong item
  • "Show in Browser" action in Find window would sometimes not work properly
  • Display glitch when resizing window while scanning is in progress (Thanks, Mike!)

Changes

  • Requires macOS 10.9 or later
Version 2.14.5
Fri Mar 15 08:18:56 CET 2019

Fixed

  • Excluding an item from future backups would sometimes not work
  • Rare case where BackupLoupe would report "File not found" when restoring directories
  • Rare case where cache direcory could not be created
  • Performance degradation when backup filesystem was modified frequently

Changes

  • Cache directory is now created with permissions 0700
  • Cache files are now created with permissions 0600
Version 2.14.4
Thu Feb 28 22:37:35 CET 2019

Fixed

  • Snapshots would appear as not scanned yet when cache location has been changed from the default value (Thanks, Radoslaw!)
  • Random crash when updating list of snapshots due to changes on the backup filesystem (Thanks, Don!)
  • Sometimes snapshots would appear to be scanned forever although the scan operation has been finished (Thanks, Don!)
Version 2.14.3
Fri Feb 22 13:18:43 CET 2019

Fixed

  • Proper handling of snapshots created while BackupLoupe is running
  • Improved scanner/frontend communication
  • Further stability improvements
Version 2.14.2
Thu Feb 7 19:13:33 CET 2019

Fix

  • Random crashes of the scanner process
Version 2.14.1
Tue Feb 5 18:42:18 CET 2019

Fixed

  • On some systems the Full Disk Access dialog was not closed even after BackupLoupe has been granted access.
  • Snapshots would sometimes appear to be not scanned altough they were.
  • A scan process which was still running when BackupLoupe was terminated would fail silently.
Version 2.14
Sat Feb 2 00:49:43 CET 2019

Important

  • This version requires macOS 10.8 or newer
  • BackupLoupe versions 2.13.6 and older cannot be updated from within the application on macOS Mojave. Please get the latest version from www.soma-zone.com.

New

  • Compatible with macOS Mojave
  • Dark Mode support
  • Notarized by Apple

Fixed

  • Possible crash crash when copying large directories (Thanks, Victor!)
  • Memory leak in Scanner
Version 2.13.6
Mon May 14 13:23:40 CEST 2018

Fixed

  • Crash on startup when a machine directory has been removed from a Time Machine backup for which index files exist (Thanks, Scott!)
  • Reduced logging when indexing in background (Thanks, Rahul!)
Version 2.13.5
Fri Apr 6 11:59:30 CEST 2018

Fixed

  • Adding paths to exclusion list would sometimes add wrong paths (Thanks, Zafer!)
  • Crash when changing snapshot color codes to a black&white scheme (Thanks, Rahul!)
Version 2.13.4
Thu Feb 22 14:46:20 CET 2018

Fixed

  • Rare crash on startup
  • Removed confusing log messages

Changes

  • Preferences option 'Clear caches of unmounted volumes on quit' renamed to 'Clear caches of unmounted volumes'
  • Index files are now immediately deleted if a backup volume is unmounted and the preferences option 'Clear caches of unmounted volumes' is checked
Version 2.13.3
Fri Feb 9 10:29:31 CET 2018

New

  • Software licenses for Open Source components now accessible via Help>Acknowledgements( Thanks, Alex!)

Fixed

  • Rare crash when trying to determine configured backup device (Thanks, Kuno!)
  • Rare failure to properly detect if a filesystem is currently configured for use by Time Machine (Thanks, Mike!)
Version 2.13.2
Fri Feb 2 11:45:41 CET 2018

Fixed

  • Rare crash when modifying search parameter ind Find window (Thanks, Arne!)
  • Scanner would sometimes appear to hang (Thanks, Mike!)
  • Indexes would sometimes appear as 'Not scanned yet' although they have been scanned already (Thanks, Julia!)
Version 2.13.1
Mon Nov 13 11:06:12 CET 2017

Fixed

  • Random crash when using search function with certain Time Machine configurations
Version 2.13
Mon Oct 30 10:55:37 CET 2017

New

  • Search now defaults to case-insensitive. May be changed by toolbar item in Find window. (Thanks, Douglas!)
  • Search option to find backed up items which are currently excluded/not excluded from future backups (Thanks Tobias!)
  • Add items to exclusion list via drag&drop from browser
  • Configurable dynamic or fixed size units (Thanks, Saman!)
  • Configurable number of decimal places for snapshot/item sizes (Thanks, Saman!)
  • Colored items sizes in History panel to indicate order of magnitude of item size

Fixed

  • When dropping an item from the browser on a terminal window, the path of the selected item would be typed instead of the path of the dragged item
Version 2.12
Wed Oct 18 12:31:22 CEST 2017

Fixed

  • In very special circumstances the number of deleted items in a directory would be displayed for another directory as well. (Thanks, Christian!)
  • Rare crash when indexing MobileBackups (Thanks, Luc!)
  • Improved detection of currently running Time Machine (Thanks, Sean!)
  • When opening BackupLoupe while a scan operation is in progress, the progress indicator if the currently scanned snapshot would not be displayed. (Thanks, Luc!)
  • Properly update info message when job status changes from 'waiting' to 'scanning' or vice versa
  • General stability improvements on macOS versions 10.6–10.10
  • Scanning of Mobile Backups was broken in v2.11 (Thanks, George and Tobias!)
  • Random crash when mounting new backup device while BackupLoupe is running (Thanks, Paul!)
Version 2.11
Mon Sep 18 09:30:53 CEST 2017

New

  • Made scanning of Mobile Backups an opt-in config option
  • Much improved responsiveness when browsing snapshots
  • Added button to start/stop indexing from info view.
  • Added search by file size
Version 2.10
Mon Aug 14 09:08:20 CEST 2017

New

  • Inform user about disconnected backup volumes (Thanks, John!)
  • Added tooltips to colored size indication bars (Thanks, Peter!)
  • Double-click on item in Find window now opens it in the Browser

Fixed

  • Excluding items from future backups was broken on OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Thanks, Andrea!)
  • Color bars would sometimes display wrong color (Thanks, Peter!)
  • Changes to avoid Core Animation warnings
Version 2.9.4
Mon Jan 9 09:32:01 CET 2017

Fixed

  • Core Animation warning
  • Layout problem in preferences
  • Reliably find files/folders with names containing decomposed characters (e.g. umlaut) (Thanks, Bernd!)
Version 2.9.3
Mon Oct 10 07:37:29 CEST 2016

Fixed

  • Rare crash when opening the preferences panel (Thanks, C.R.!)
Version 2.9.2
Tue Apr 5 10:55:27 CEST 2016

Fixed

  • Fixed warnings in log file about NSRequiredContext having an invalid value (Thanks, Andreas!)
  • Description: Count file size of hardlinked files only once per directory (Thanks, Matteo!)
Version 2.9.1
Sun Feb 14 12:47:12 CET 2016

Fixed

  • Crash when reading invalid Time Machine snapshots (Thanks, Daniel!)

Changes

  • Sparkle updates now available via secure connection
Version 2.9
Sun Nov 15 17:04:53 CET 2015

New

  • Added support for 3rd party diff tools: Araxis Merge, Kaleidoscope and p4merge (Thanks, Scott!)

Fixed

  • random crash on OSX 10.11 El Capitan
  • fixed auto-update on El Capitan
Version 2.8.3
Mon Oct 12 08:05:32 CEST 2015

Fixed

  • Progress indicator would not be displayed on OSX El Capitan (Thanks, Luc!)
  • Preferences panel would sometimes not display its contents on OSX 10.6
  • Accessibility: Tabbed panes in preferences window were not selectable in VoiceOver mode (Thanks, Jonathan!)
Version 2.8.2
Mon Sep 21 08:38:27 CEST 2015

Fixed

  • Broken image links in help file (Thanks, Dave!)
  • Adding/removing items from exclusion was broken on OSX Yosemite/El Capitan (Thanks, Dominique!)
Version 2.8.1
Sun Sep 13 20:31:32 CEST 2015

New

  • Find Window: Long running searches may now be aborted

Fixed

  • Find Window: Adding predicates now resizes the find window.
  • Find Window: Resizing the window with more than two predicates would break the layout
Version 2.8
Mon Aug 31 08:20:45 CEST 2015

New

  • Colors indicating the relative size of snapshots and the deviation from average size of snapshots are now configurable

Fix

  • Change of location of cache files was not reflected in preferences
Version 2.7.1
Sat Apr 25 11:32:37 CEST 2015

Fixed

  • Crash when running on Macs using CPUs not supporting SSE 4.1
Version 2.7
Mon Apr 13 08:51:09 CEST 2015

New

  • Inform user when waiting for Time Machine to finish
  • Warn about unusually small/large snapshots in NotificationCenter (Requires OSX 10.8+)
  • New Preferences panel

Fixed

  • Can't copy/paste from/to text fields in search panel predicate editor
  • graphic glitch when changing file size display format while a snapshot is selected

Changes

  • Dropped support for PPC
  • Dropped support for Intel 32bit
  • Dropped support for OSX 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Exchanged glossy size/deviation indicators agains flat ones
  • New toobar icons
Version 2.6.1
Mon Jan 26 19:50:21 CET 2015

Fixed

  • Properly remove stray temporary files (Thanks Andrew!)
  • Crash when restoring files w/ root privileges (Thanks, Joseph!)
Version 2.6
Mon Aug 18 11:45:18 ICT 2014

New

  • Added command "File>Reveal original in Finder"
  • Added command "File>Reveal original in Path Finder" (requires Path Finder)
  • Added command "File>Compare with original" (requires FileMerge.app, part of Xcode)
  • Added preferences option to highlight items with deleted original (files which exist in the backup but not on "the computer" anymore)

Fixed

  • The preferences value for tracking deleted items would sometimes not be communicated to the scanner/monitor process. This bug was introduced in v2.5.5. User who want to track deleted items should re-index the snapshots indexed with version 2.5.5. (Thanks Cüneyt!)

Improved

  • Changed some error messages to debug messages (Thanks Julia!)
  • Improved help file
  • Removed preferences for non-standard backup locations
Version 2.5.5
Mon Aug 4 12:29:36 ICT 2014

Fixed

  • Rare case where list of snapshots would not be displayed (Thanks Norbert!)

Changes

  • Improved help section about snapshot color codes (Thanks Colin!)
  • Performance improvement when scanning new directories containing many files

Improved

  • Changed background color of selected items in browser view to improve readability of item sizes
Version 2.5.4
Mon Mar 3 07:34:41 CET 2014

Fixed

  • 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
Mon Feb 24 13:15:32 MYT 2014

Fixed

  • 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
Mon Jan 27 11:13:08 MYT 2014

Fixed

  • Improved handling of snapshots containing multiple volumes
  • Dead-lock when device is mounted/unmounted while BL is initializing
Version 2.5.1
Wed Dec 4 10:00:52 MYT 2013

Fixed

  • Properly mark deleted folders (not only files)
  • Adjusted font size of folders containing deleted items
Version 2.5
Wed Nov 20 10:23:39 MYT 2013

New

  • Optionally track deleted items

Fixed

  • Don't use discrete gfx card on dual GPU MBPs
Version 2.4.2
Tue Oct 29 11:39:26 CET 2013

Fixed

  • 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

Improved

  • Updated documentation
Version 2.4.1
Mon Aug 12 11:27:11 MYT 2013

Fix

  • Fixed an issue where BackupLoupe would remove valid cache files, forcing the user to re-index
Version 2.4
Mon Jul 29 12:52:50 MYT 2013

New

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

Fixed

  • 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
Tue Jun 18 13:34:13 MYT 2013

Fixed

  • 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
Tue Apr 23 18:19:13 CEST 2013

Fix

  • Rare crash when BL fails to determine configured Time Machine devices
Version 2.3.4
Wed Apr 10 16:42:09 CEST 2013

Fix

  • Proper handling of backups of machines w/ non-ASCII characters in their name
Version 2.3.3
Tue Apr 9 15:38:04 CEST 2013

New

  • Scanner rewritten to reduce memory consumption

Changes

  • Does not traverse AFS file systems when looking for backup devices
Version 2.3.2
Sun Jan 27 14:42:31 MYT 2013

Fixed

  • 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
Fri Jan 25 21:54:07 MYT 2013

Fixed

  • History panel: 'Show differences' and 'Goto snapshot' would sometimes not work
  • Removed cause of CoreAnimation warning 'deleted thread with uncommitted CATransaction'
Version 2.3
Wed Jan 16 15:14:48 MYT 2013

New

  • 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

Fixed

  • 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
Mon Feb 20 10:25:01 WIT 2012

New

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

Fixed

  • 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
Wed Nov 30 12:15:31 EIT 2011

New

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

Fixed

  • 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
Sun Mar 20 18:07:51 CET 2011

New

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

Fixed

  • Stability issues when handling indexes of multiple computers
Version 2.1.4
Mon Feb 7 10:05:54 CET 2011

Fixed

  • 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
Mon Nov 22 18:58:03 CET 2010

Fixed

  • 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
Fri Nov 19 11:45:02 CET 2010

Fixed

  • Addresses an issue where indexing of some snapshots would fail (#19A1D3YQ18, #P4JX6TQH6S, #83NR5LV29Y, #89B31YAR9X, #GD45UZ28VY)
Version 2.1.1
Tue Nov 16 21:28:21 CET 2010

Fixed

  • Crash when BL cannot determine the currently configured Time Machine disk (#GD45UZ28VY)
Version 2.1
Tue Nov 16 14:40:10 CET 2010
Version 2.1 uses a modified cache file format. Rescanning required!

New

  • 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

Fixed

  • The devices and machines popups now remember their last selection
  • Resource forks were sometimes ignored when calculating the size of a file (#JXZHQXP776)
Version 2.0.6
Thu Oct 21 01:48:20 CEST 2010

Fixed

  • 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
Tue Sep 14 11:17:57 CEST 2010

Fixed

  • BackupLoupe would sometimes refuse to index snapshots
Version 2.0.4
Mon Sep 13 21:52:13 CEST 2010

New

  • added support menu
  • Made location of cache directory configurable

Fixed

  • improved stability

Improved

  • Enabled close button in main window
  • Actions may be performed via menu (in addition to the toolbar)
Version 2.0.3
Mon Jul 19 16:47:04 CEST 2010

Fixed

  • 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
Tue Jul 13 08:30:31 CEST 2010

Fixed

  • 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
Sun Jul 11 14:16:41 CEST 2010

Fixed

  • The program was started whenever a folder w/ folder actions applied to it was modified
Version 2.0
Fri Jul 9 01:24:21 CEST 2010

New

  • 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

Fixed

  • Icons in path control where not displayed correctly
  • Reduced memory usage
  • QuickLook now working for Snow Leopard as well
Version 1.8.4
Sun Nov 29 15:57:29 CET 2009

Fixed

  • Excluding items from backup did not work, when no items have been excluded using TimeMachine System Preferences before
Version 1.8.3
Thu Nov 19 13:37:29 CET 2009

Fixed

  • Handle empty snapshots in a sensible way
  • Adding/Removing non-standard backups now updates the list of devices
Version 1.8.2
Wed Oct 28 11:33:40 CET 2009

Fixed

  • fixed a bug which could crash BackupLoupe while looking for backup devices
Version 1.8.1
Sat Oct 24 14:52:38 CEST 2009

New

  • added preference option: support for file sizes as calculated by Snow Leopard (base 10)
Version 1.8
Mon Oct 5 12:32:06 CEST 2009

New

  • Added drag&drop copying (restoring) of files/directories
Version 1.7.1
Sun Sep 27 22:03:13 CEST 2009

Fixed

  • Excluding files or folders from backups did not work for items in a users home directory
Version 1.7
Fri Aug 28 01:48:19 CEST 2009

New

  • 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
Wed Jul 22 00:55:38 CEST 2009

New

  • 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
Fri Jul 10 05:37:53 CEST 2009

New

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