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Starting with version 2.3, release notes for the most recent versions of Archive Manager will be made available here for easy centralized reference.


Version 3.419

1) Additional logic revising the way long and short paths are handled

Version 3.418

1) Added logic to restrict the use of Long Path syntax on Hard Links to only files with long paths.

Version 3.417

1) Significant changes to the Archiving Engine to provide very long path support (up to 32,000 characters) for Copy jobs, Move jobs and jobs using Seamless\Hard Links.

2) Additional functionality added to the Maintenance Job in support of very long path functionality

3) Additional functionality added to the Migration Utility in support of very long path functionality

Version 3.416

1) Improvements made to the 'Migrate Archive Files' utility, fixed an issue where a job could complete but the log would be empty.

Version 3.414

1) Logging enhanced for the Migrate Archive Files utility.

Version 3.413

1) Change made to the behavior of the maintenance job. Instead of purging files whose links/shortcuts cannot be located, the shortcuts will now be re-created.
2) Extra checks added to archive jobs when creating hard links.

Version 3.412

1) Fixed a bug in the test run function which could cause it to not run as expected.

Version 3.411

1) Minimum requirement for SQL is now 2008 R2 Express for new users. This does not affect existing users.

Version 3.410
1)Fixed and issue which could cause a corruption of saved archived paths upon server reboot.

Version 3.409
1)Fix a bug when removing job specific exclusions.

Version 3.408
1)Minor change to the UI.

Version 3.407
1)Fixed an issue which could cause an access denied messaged to be encountered when archiving certain types of files.

Version 3.406
1) Fixed a bug which prevented the removal of a notification email address from a graveyard job.

Version 3.405
1) Minor changes to the UI
2) Added extra debugging code to diagnose an issue with Graveyard jobs

Version 3.403
1) Fixed an issue with the configuration database that could cause an exception error to be thrown when opening the UI
2) Fixed an issue with the installer that could prevent installation on some 32bit systems

Version 3.402
1) Fixed a minor bug when adding paths to the list of job sources
2) Tidied up module references
3) Removed 64bit requirement from installation package.

Version 3.401
1) Added support for multiple jobs that target the same folder(s) in the live file system.

Version 3.4

1) Numerous changes to the archiving engine including performance enhancements and extension of the log file system to support the reporting feature.
2) First release of the reporting feature.
3) Recompiled and optimized for the .Net Framework 4 and 64bit processors.


1) Added the 'Best Efforts Security' feature to extend support to NAS devices and non-windows storage systems.
2) Fixed a bug on the 'Job Specific Exclusions' window that could prevent the browse button working.
3) Revised several parts of the archiving logic to improve performance.


1) Fixed an error that could be encountered when editing a saved job.


1) Fixed an error that could be encountered when editing a saved job.


1) Added support for partial paths in both global and job specific exclusions.


1) Changed the logic that is used to migrate files as part of an archive job. Now files should retain all their attributes, included their extended ones.


1) Fixed a bug that could prevent file size criteria from applying properly during archive jobs
2) Changed the engine and UI to work with file sizes in KB instead of Bytes.

Version 3.3.9

1) Fixed an issue that could prevent the maintenance job running to completion.
2) Fix an issues that can cause an error message to be thrown when editing a scheduled job.

Version 3.3.8

1)Minor revision to the maintenance job logic.

Version 3.3.7

1) Maintenance job logic tweaked.

Version 3.3.6

1) Run now function added to the maintenance job screen.
2) Changes made to the maintenance job logs and how they are stored.
3) Maintenance job logs now viewable from the maintenance job screen.
4) Maintenance job logic significantly overhauled.

Version 3.3.5

1) Added the ability to specify file sizes when setting file archiving criteria.
2) Fixed a bug that could cause the maintenance job to fail and the AMJobEngine service to go off-line.

Version 3.3.4

1) Fixed a bug that could cause an error to be thrown when opening log files with no log file selected.

Version 3.3.3

1) Last modified and last accessed dates are persisted when files are archived.
2) Changes made to the logic in the return utility to ensure last accessed and last modified dates are persisted.

Version 3.27

1) Further enhanced the debug mode logging.
2) Changed the behavior of a job when the destination folder does not exist.

Version 3.26

1) Fixed a problem with the Close button on the Return Utility main form not working.
2) Added additional DB integrity checks on service start up.
3) Added debug logging mode.

Version 3.24

1) Added the ability to specify per job file type handling rules.
2) Added code to gracefully handle startup situations where the SQLEXPRESS service has not started in a timely fashion.
3) Various minor tweaks and code changes.

Version 3.21

1) Installation package changed to ensure it is being run with administrative rights.
2) Fixed a bug that could cause the maintenance job to terminate prematurely
3) Resolved an issue that could cause a "Mathematical Operation" error message to appear in a jobs log for every archived file.

Version 3.02

1) Several small tweaks to the archive logic.
2) Current item now displayed for each running job.

Version 3.01

1) Archive logic re-written to move files more efficiently. If you set up and run a job set to copy files (as a 'test' job) and subsequently change it to move files, the files that have already been copied will be used as a basis for the job following the change. This saves the files from being re-copied all over again.

Version 3.0

1) Initial release, significant work on the archive engine to make use of Hard Link functionality..