Backup Smart upgrade – Now with more features

Finally I can formally release the Backup Smart (website backup application) upgrades that have been in the works for a long time.

Those that own the software get all updates for FREE.

Thanks to users who have given feedback and requests. These updates have made Backup Smart a much better application.

I’d like to thank these users specifically for taking the time to check over my translations into languages other than English.

Hubert Daul – French translation checking
Matthias Günter – German translation checking
George Johnston – Spanish translation checking
Pieter de Jong – Dutch translation checking

There have been several minor updates lately with this final update seeing the latest round of changes complete.

Here’s what was added up to version 1.52…

* Multilanguage support. Now supports English, French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch. This was a massive structural change to enable different languages but one that makes Backup Smart so much more accessible.

If you want a language supported and are prepared to check my translations then let me know. Or if you see any text that doesn’t make sense, please contact me.

* Better checking of task list changes, and reminding you to save your task list externally so you don’t lose your changes if something goes wrong

* Wider cPanel support to work in with new cPanel security features.

* Added Host Monster support since they have a highly customised cPanel setup

* Added in ability to handle users with global subdomains setup in cPanel.

* Added in support for SSL HTTPS ability. Some host enforce HTTPS for cPanel logins.

For those that haven’t checked out Backup Smart yet, go and grab yourself a FREE 7 day trial of the software.

For those that own a copy of Backup-Smart just restart the software and it should self update, or use the update option in the help menu.

Let me know your thoughts on the upgrades, or if you want something else added to / changed in the software.

Talk soon


Website Backup Software Upgrade Adds More Features

Backup Smart BoxAt the request of users over the last couple of months, several new features have been added to Backup Smart – the cPanel website backup software application.

Those that own the software get all updates for FREE.

Here’s what was added in version 1.26…

* A very handy option to only include in the scheduled backup logs those sites that failed their backups. So for those with lots of websites they can quickly see if anything failed which needs their attention.

* Added a minimize on startup feature (in settings menu) – Backup Smart always had the option to start on system startup, but now it can minimise as well.

* Added ability to bulk import tasks from a CSV file. This is mainly for power users. Instead of creating tasks from scratch for many websites, you can now load all the data into a CSV spreadsheet and then import it straight into Backup Smart.

For those that haven’t checked out Backup Smart yet, go and grab yourself a FREE 7 day trial of the software.

For those that own a copy of Backup-Smart just restart the software and it should self update.

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Backup Smart cPanel Backup Software Upgrade

cpanel backup softwareIt’s been a couple of weeks since I first launched Backup Smart and the comments back from users has been great.

So great in fact, that I’ve implemented their suggestions and made the software even better.

With more to come in the next release as well that I couldn’t fit into this release.

There is a new update to the software with these changes …

  • Site5 control panels are now supported for backups
  • Enhanced the SMTP settings
  • Several bugs were fixed, including a big one for MAC users

Simply start Backup Smart and under the Help menu, click the Check For Updates menu item.

Or go to the Backup Smart download page and click on the installation badge.

2 important changes to this release other than the new Site5 backup ability.

1) MAC OSX Download Bug Fixed

For those users on MAC OSX there was a bug in where the downloaded files where placed and named. How it escaped testing is beyond me, since it was working at one point.

Anyway if you are using Backup Smart on a MAC, please go to the location where you specified Backup Smart to download the backups to and you will need to manually clean up the files that were incorrectly named. You’ll notice them straight away if you haven’t already, since they have the directory name and the file name all joined together.

2) Scheduled SMTP Settings Changes

In order to provide a more robust emailing feature to send you emails when your scheduled backups are complete with the backup log transactions, the SMTP settings on the settings option in the menus has been enhanced.

Everyone that had entered their SMTP settings will now need to go back to the settings screen and enter in some of the other SMTP fields, like sender name and email address and SMTP port.

Some users were not able to receive emails and most likely it was due to not providing all the SMTP information that servers need.

The help video regarding this feature will be updated shortly to reflect the changes.

Work on the next update release has already started…

  • More control panels supported, let me know if you want your hosting providers control panel examined to see if it’s able to be supported.
  • Failure proofed large backup file downloads. I’m talking accounts that are over 5GB in total size. You can attempt to download a large backup, you may get lucky, but if your internet connection hiccups then your download will stop.

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New cPanel Website Backup Software

Do you backup your website(s)? Ever?

I know I didn’t which is the main reason I developed this software. You see I have a lot of websites and look after even more for other people.

Backing up your websites has always had 2 draw backs.

1) You have to remember to do it.
2) You have to have a lot of time to do it since it’s a very manual process.

My new software solves both of those draw backs for those of you lucky enough to have your web hosting on a cPanel web server.

Let me first tell you how to backup your website using cPanel.

a) Go to your and enter in your credentials.
b) Go to the Backup icon (will look different depending on your theme)
c) Click on the link to download the home directory backup (this will take all your files)
d) Click on the links to download your databases
e) Click on the links to download your email filters or email aliases

Now you can do all that or you can set it up in Backup Smart and it will do it all for you on a schedule that you set. Couldn’t be simpler.

Plus it runs on Windows, MAC OSX and even Linux by running under Adobe AIR (which is a new cross platform application environment)

Have a look at this promo video I made for the software.

If you think it’s something that you could use, I have a 7 day free trial for it, and if you read this post prior to 02Feb09 then you can get an early bird special offer of just $7 which is a saving of $30 off the $37 price tag that I’ll be selling this for.

Head over to the website here and get your cPanel Website Backup Software