Magnus Box https://magnusbox.com Protecting your clients data from disaster! Mon, 25 May 2020 21:28:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Magnus Box Version 20.5.0 Quarterly Update https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-20-5-0-quarterly-update/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-20-5-0-quarterly-update/#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 20:52:47 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5932 Magnus Box version 20.5.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 5/30/2020. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general […]

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Magnus Box version 20.5.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 5/30/2020. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

20.5.0 (2020-05-25)
Changes compared to 20.2.3

Feature:

  • Support TOTP 2FA for customer accounts
    PLEASE NOTE: this is a limited-security feature only, protecting only (A) registering new devices; (B) opening the desktop app; and (C) logging in to the Magnus Box web interface as an end-user. Because backup jobs need to run unattended without 2FA prompting, this feature does not provide full 2FA protection in all cases.
  • Support remote browsing a customer’s PC when selecting files for backup
  • Support remote browsing a customer’s PC when selecting a restore path in the Magnus Box web interface
    PLEASE NOTE: For privacy reasons, these features may be disabled by the customer using the “Allow administrator to view file names” option.
  • Support an end-user changing their own password, language, account-name, TOTP when logged in to the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support an admin changing customer’s password without recovery code, if they otherwise know the customer’s password
  • Option to require a user account to change the password on next login
  • Option to generate a random password when creating a new user account in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Policy option to enforce that password entry is required into the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Add a live-connection action to remotely uninstall Magnus Box Backup software
  • Add a new Command-line option to remove saved credentials when using the Magnus Box silent uninstaller
  • Offer to remotely uninstall the Magnus Box software when deleting an account or revoking a device from the Magnus Box web interface
  • Prompt for one valid TOTP code before enforcing it for future logins in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support case-insensitive operators when performing a custom job search

Enhancements:

  • Add Protected Item type icons in the Restore dialog in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Prompt to confirm password, when creating new a user account or when resetting an existing password in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Add visibility toggle to some password fields in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support Back/Next buttons when editing a Protected Item in the Magnus Box web interface, to improve consistency with adding new Protected Items in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Show progress bar when stepping through the Restore wizard in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Allow end-users to access the ‘Delete snapshot’ functionality when logged in to the Magnus Box web interface
  • Add immediate feedback when performing some kinds of logically-impossible job searches in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Merge the two Language settings when logged in to the Magnus Box web interface as an end-user
  • Automatically switch to customer’s profile language when logged in to the Magnus Box web interface as an end-user
  • Show icons for Protected Item type and Device operating system on the Recent Activity page in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Add a branded description for Windows services
  • A minor reduction in memory usage for the Magnus Box desktop app
  • A minor reduction in memory usage when processing large directories
  • Support entering plain restore path when remotely restoring data via the Magnus Box web interface even when remote-browse functionality is available

Fixes:

Misc:

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Magnus Box Version 20.2.3 Maintenance Patch https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-20-2-3-maintenance-patch/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-20-2-3-maintenance-patch/#respond Sat, 25 Apr 2020 19:32:36 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5924   Magnus Box version 20.2.3 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 5/2/2020. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform […]

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Maintenance Patch 20.2.3

Magnus Box version 20.2.3 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 5/2/2020. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

20.2.3 (2020-4-25)
Changes compared to 20.2.0

Feature:

Enhancements:

Fixes:

  • Fix a security issue with malformed customer email addresses
  • Fix an issue with Magnus Box on Linux starting too early before the network was up
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with long decimal display when viewing replication ETA in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with the table filter search bar being misaligned at small screen widths in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Fix an issue with restoring files on macOS
  • Fix an issue with some special characters in passwords when installing Magnus Box on Linux
  • Fix an issue with not showing an error message when the Magnus Box web interface encounters an internal error
  • Fix an issue with not showing an error message when failing to save job reports in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Fix an issue with slow logging of job reports with a large number of message entries
  • Fix an issue with “____chkstk_darwin” error messages on versions of macOS prior to 10.15

Misc:

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Magnus Box One! https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-one/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-one/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2020 19:00:47 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5914 We are excited to announce the launch of Magnus Box One The goal of Magnus Box One is to consolidate our two backup plans into a single backup plan. We noticed in the backup industry that multiple backup […]

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We are excited to announce the launch of Magnus Box One

The goal of Magnus Box One is to consolidate our two backup plans into a single backup plan. We noticed in the backup industry that multiple backup providers have 2-10 different backup plans. Technician’s lives are hard enough as it is. We are simplifying the process by having one backup plan. We have also changed our pricing to remain competitive in this ever-changing industry

Magnus Box One is the first step in laying the groundwork to some fantastic features that will be coming this year!

Want more information? Reach out to us today at support@magnusbox.com

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Press Release: COVID-19 https://magnusbox.com/press-release-covid-19/ https://magnusbox.com/press-release-covid-19/#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:26:14 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5895 For immediate release: There has been a lot of news regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). No matter what your stance is, we monitor all current events as part of our business continuity plan. We at Magnus Box have been monitoring […]

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For immediate release:

There has been a lot of news regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). No matter what your stance is, we monitor all current events as part of our business continuity plan.

We at Magnus Box have been monitoring the situation and making adjustments as needed per government, CDC, & WHO recommendations. Our infrastructure is global, along with our team. Our team from day one has always worked remotely, and our infrastructure is built around this business model.

Magnus Box has always been and will remain a 100% transparent company. In the event that we have to make any adjustments due to the COVID-19 virus or any other event, we will always notify our partners via email, Facebook, and the Magnus Box Partner group.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

-Mike Slodowski
Founder
Magnus Box LLC,

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Magnus Box Version 20.2.0 Quarterly Update https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-20-2-0-quarterly-update/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-20-2-0-quarterly-update/#respond Sun, 01 Mar 2020 01:31:10 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5889 Magnus Box version 20.2.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 3/7/2020. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general […]

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20.2.0

Magnus Box version 20.2.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 3/7/2020. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

20.2.0 (2020-2-26)
Changes compared to 19.11.1

Feature:

  • Periodic schedule type
  • Show upcoming schedule times when configuring a new scheduled time, in Magnus Box and in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support deleting files/folders from inside a past backup job snapshot
  • Support custom parameters for MySQL backup
  • Support remotely deleting historic backup snapshots from the Magnus Box web interface
  • Option to allow backup jobs to have Success status even if they didn’t back up any files
  • Retrieve detailed operating system version, shown on the Connected Devices page in the Magnus Box web interface

Enhancements:

  • Allow choosing the default policy for new user accounts in the Magnus Box web interface
  • More clearly display default policy badge when viewing a single policy in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Update Croatian translation
  • Allow more intermediate backup jobs to occur between retention passes without warning if retention passes are still running frequently
  • Allow choosing the default policy for new user accounts in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Automatically select default policy when creating a new user account in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Simplify the schedule editor dialog by hiding unused options instead of greying them out, in Magnus Box and in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support importing periodic daily schedules from Ahsay v6
  • Support preserving any customized LOCAL SYSTEM user account for Delegate service when upgrading from 19.11.1 or later
  • Add extra warning if the Storage Vault size decreases unexpectedly during a backup job
  • Add banner warning to the Vault Analysis dialog in the Magnus Box web interface if the information is definitely outdated
  • Add Version column to job history tables in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Add hover tooltip to “outdated” badge showing outdated version number, on the Recent Activity page in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Show free disk space in Magnus Box Backup interface
  • Include the total retry duration in retried error messages
  • A minor reduction in web browser memory usage when browsing the Magnus Box web interface
  • Improve performance of logging large job reports
  • Improve detection of Synology DSM operating systems on the Connected Devices page in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Cosmetic display Linux distribution icon on the Connected Devices page in the Magnus Box web interface
  • More clearly display default policy badge when viewing a single policy in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Wait longer to start backup jobs if the Storage Vault is currently undergoing an exclusive retention pass

Fixes:

  • Fix an issue with not enforcing policy file exclusions that are specifically for the Windows x86_64 platform
  • Fix an issue with unclear error messages when xcrun fails to perform notarization of a Magnus Box macOS installer using SSH
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with using “Save” instead of “Create” text when creating a new policy

Misc:

  • Magnus Box now requires TLS1.2 for HTTPS connections, for improved PCI compliance. Windows Server 2008 users may be required to install KB4019276.
  • Magnus Box for macOS now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher (increased from 10.9 Mavericks)
  • Remove IE8 support for the Magnus Box web interface
  • The Magnus Box uninstaller on macOS was moved to the Resources subdirectory of the `.app` package, to comply with Apple TN2206.

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Magnus Box Version 19.11.1 Maintenance Patch https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-19-11-1-maintenance-patch/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-19-11-1-maintenance-patch/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2020 04:24:46 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5882   Magnus Box version 19.11.1 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 2/8 & 2/9. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time […]

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Magnus Box version 19.11.1 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 2/8 & 2/9. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

19.11.1 (2019-02-03)
Changes compared to 19.11.0

Feature:

Enhancements:

Fixes:

  • Fix an issue with some job log messages being misfiled under Revived job logs
  • Fix an issue with starting Magnus Box background services on macOS 10.15 Catalina after a software upgrade
  • Fix an issue with not preventing the creation of policy-invalid Protected Item types in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with popup window title text and focus behavior in the Account section in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with ulimit error messages in service startup logs for Magnus Box Backup for Linux
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with Magnus Box desktop application’s window title after changing the language from the Account popup dialog
  • Fix a security issue with timing side-channel against some local IPC endpoints in the Magnus Box desktop app

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Check us out on the MSP Unplugged Podcast! https://magnusbox.com/check-us-out-on-the-msp-unplugged-odcast/ https://magnusbox.com/check-us-out-on-the-msp-unplugged-odcast/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 01:51:59 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5859 We had the honor of being on the MSP Unplugged Podcast! In this episode Jeff, Paco and our founder Mike discussed essential security best practices.

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We had the honor of being on the MSP Unplugged Podcast!

In this episode Jeff, Paco and our founder Mike discussed essential security best practices.

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Magnus Box LLC, Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-llc-achieves-hipaa-compliance-with-compliancy-group/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-llc-achieves-hipaa-compliance-with-compliancy-group/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:51:20 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5843 Magnus Box has demonstrated compliance with federal HIPAA regulation by completing Compliancy Group's proprietary HIPAA compliance methodology.

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Magnus Box LLC, Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

SUMMARY:
Magnus Box has demonstrated compliance with federal HIPAA regulation by completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance methodology.

Press Release:
Magnus Box is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive health care data, called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic healthcare-related information that can be used to identify a patient. If vendors who service health care clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.

Magnus Box has completed Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and HITECH. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST requirements. Magnus Box’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance through the use of The Guard has been verified by the HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches at Compliancy Group.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.

Magnus Box has completed the Compliancy Group Implementation Program under the guidance of Compliancy Group’s team of expert Compliance Coaches®. The important intersection between HIPAA compliance and data security is often lost on IT providers working in the health care space. Clients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance–and forward-thinking providers like Magnus Box choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

About Compliancy Group:
Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that health care professionals can confidently run their practice. The GuardTM is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution. Users are guided by our team of expert Compliance CoachesTM to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain total HIPAA compliance. Visit https://www.compliancy-group.com or call 855.854.4722 to learn how simple compliance can be.

About Magnus Box:
Magnus Box is a channel only, white-label, unlimited cloud backup solution that is dedicated to helping IT companies & MSP’s. Magnus Box was founded in 2018 and our only goal is to protect your client’s data from disaster. You can learn more about Magnus Box by visiting us online at www.magnusbox.com or by emailing support@magnusbox.com

Verify our Seal of Compliance!

 

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Magnus Box Version 19.11.0 Quarterly Update https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-19-11-0-quarterly-update/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-19-11-0-quarterly-update/#respond Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:24:04 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5803 Magnus Box version 19.11.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 12/21/2019. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general […]

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Magnus Box version 19.11.0 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 12/21/2019. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

19.11.0 (2019-12-21)
Changes compared to 19.8.3

Feature:

  • Update German translation
  • MongoDB Protected Item type
  • Search files for restore
  • Support customizing the Magnus Box web interface session timeout
  • Support custom Windows authentication credentials for Microsoft SQL Server backups
  • Update German translation
  • Update Croatian translation
  • Support searching job properties by regular expression
  • Support importing “Windows Server System State” and “Windows System Backup” Protected Items from Ahsay v6

Enhancements:

  • Improve performance of searching files for restore in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Cosmetic enhancement for the loading animation in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Support importing exclusion rules and regular expressions from File backupsets in Ahsay v6
  • Support more file type icons when browsing files in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Support editing existing MySQL include rules in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Jobs stopped by timeout now use Cancelled status instead of Error status
  • Avoid retention passes for canceled backup jobs (including jobs stopped by exceeding time limit), allowing chunk history to accumulate when jobs have a restricted time window
  • Verify job database integrity during Magnus Box Server startup
  • Restore jobs of zero files now use Warning status; Backup jobs of zero files now use Error status
  • Set a better default timezone for newly created accounts in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Hide the feature to add multiple user accounts in bulk, unless “Advanced Options” is enabled in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Apply branded color to the web browser interface (supported by e.g. Chrome for Android)
  • Extend “Browse files” support in the Magnus Box web interface restore dialog to include when non-specific “latest” snapshot was selected
  • Expand “all instances” when importing Microsoft SQL Server backupsets from Ahsay v6
  • Add extra log message context when importing settings from other products
  • A general reduction in memory usage
  • Reduce memory usage during retention pass
  • Improve performance for some job metadata and job log storage operations
  • Improve the performance of the “prefer temporary files instead of RAM” option by up to 20%
  • Improve performance of searching files for restore in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Clean up temporary upload files inside Storage Vault during retention pass
  • Cosmetic enhancement for the loading animation in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Cosmetic redesign MySQL settings area
  • Cosmetic redesign homepage quota charts when logging in to the Magnus Box web interface as a user
  • Cosmetic redesign interface for picking snapshot for restore in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Cosmetic redesign box outline style in the Magnus Box web interface

Fixes:

  • Fix an issue with low limit handles in Magnus Box for Linux
  • Fix an issue with Magnus Box not retrying final API call to set the backup job status
  • Fix an issue with inconsistent error handling when loading timezone databases in Magnus Box and Magnus Box server
  • Fix an issue with selecting maximum size filters in the Search dialog in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with truncated main navigation in the Magnus Box desktop app when using some non-English languages
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with using English names for Portuguese locales
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with not repositioning the loading spinner animation when resizing a window in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with help tooltips and resize behavior in the Search dialog in the Magnus Box desktop app
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with blank areas when switching an existing Protected Item to Microsoft SQL Server type in the Magnus Box web interface
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with unsorted device lists in the Magnus Box desktop app

Misc:

  • Renew our company’s codesigning certificate for Windows. This may cause temporary SmartScreen popups for 1-2 weeks while reputation is rebuilt
  • Hide Android ‘coming soon’ message in the Magnus Box web interface, as this doesn’t need to be customer-facing at this stage

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Magnus Box Version 19.8.3 Maintenance Patch https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-19-8-3-maintenance-patch/ https://magnusbox.com/magnus-box-version-19-8-3-maintenance-patch/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 04:33:20 +0000 https://magnusbox.com/?p=5795 Magnus Box version 19.8.3 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 12/8/2019. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general […]

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Magnus Box version 19.8.3 is now available. We will begin pushing the update to the servers and endpoints on 12/8/2019. We do not expect any downtime with this patch. We will also take this time to perform general server maintenance.

Changelog

19.8.3 (2019-12-08)
Changes compared to 19.8.2

Feature:

Enhancements:

  • A general reduction in memory usage

Fixes:

  • Fix an issue with handling DST transitions causing backup jobs to run one hour earlier/later than expected, affecting weekly job schedules only
  • Fix an issue with processing DST transitions in Brazil, by updating the timezone database to 2019b
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with an empty box on the home screen when logged into the Magnus Box web interface as an end-user with no Protected Items
  • Fix an issue with delayed freeing of user web session IDs in Magnus Box Server
  • Fix an issue with showing the host OS as a selectable Hyper-V guest machine on non-English versions of Windows
  • Fix an issue with Magnus Box exiting on some kinds of malformed encrypted data in Storage Vaults
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with defaulting to TB units instead of GB units for new Protected Item quotas on user accounts
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with “2106” dates appearing for future schedule times in the Magnus Box desktop app

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