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@rdiff-backup-admin rdiff-backup-admin released this Mar 15, 2020 · 1 commit to f82255c4f9280f44b45cb14beafd9132a4b3e12d since this release

This new release has been made truly ready for the future, with move to GitHub, Python 3 support, automated CI/CD pipeline on Travis, availability on PyPI and no known regression bug compared to version 1.2.8/1.3.3.

We even found the time to add a few features for you (details in the change log):

  • sparse files handling has become more efficient on file systems which support it
  • more compressed file formats are kept as-is
  • have a look at the --no-fsync option to improve speed of backup (at the slight risk of data loss)
  • reproducible builds are possible
  • verbosity can be set via environment variable RDIFF_BACKUP_VERBOSITY

On the down side, we have to say that due to the many changes, rdiff-backup 2.x can't communicate with older versions 1.x in client-server mode (but the repository formats remain compatible), so you'll need to upgrade client and server at once.

Which brings us to the installation, described in details in the read me, but here the quick version:

  • Linux, trust on your distro to provide the latest version of rdiff-backup "soon-ish"
  • Windows, download the asset rdiff-backup-2.0.0.win32exe.zip from here and unpack it somewhere in your PATH.
  • Any supported Platform, use pip install rdiff-backup (or download and install the proper asset from here).

If you encounter issues, contact us on the rdiff-backup-users mailing list and/or report an issue.

Happy backup, and remember: no backup, no pity!

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@rdiff-backup-admin rdiff-backup-admin released this Mar 12, 2020

Few more fixes and some documentation, nothing big.

As usual, check the readme for installation instructions, and don't hesitate to raise issues if you find some. If nothing critical happens, we'll release finally in one week.

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@rdiff-backup-admin rdiff-backup-admin released this Feb 23, 2020

The details of what has changed is documented in the change log but we've roughly fixed a few more regressions around Windows and hard-links, improved the handling of sparse files, and improved and documented our release process.

The installation instructions are available in the read me file but don't hesitate to open an issue if you need more help or if you find issues while testing.

The version is also available from pypi.org to be installed via pip install rdiff-backup==1.9.1b0.

We expect this to be the last beta version before final release, hence high noon for testers!

Happy testing hence!
@ericzolf for the rdiff-backup team.

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@rdiff-backup-admin rdiff-backup-admin released this Jan 31, 2020

We've fixed a few bugs under Windows, worked a lot on the documentation and our build process, offering new formats to install. Please try it and give us feedback on the mailing list.

The README should explain how to install which format, if not, let us know.

And these are also now available for Fedora 29, 30 & 31/EPEL7 & 8 from @frankcrawford's COPR repository, https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/frankcrawford/rdiff-backup/ (rawhide as well or soon).

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@ericzolf ericzolf released this Nov 22, 2019 · 77 commits to master since this release

The dependencies are documented in the readme file and the installation of this beta version works as follows:

  • rdiff_backup-1.4.0bxxx-linux_x86_64.whl (ignore the slight difference in versioning) - wheel distribution - this is the recommended installation approach (because you can easily deinstall), either with sudo pip install rdiff_backup...whl to install globally, or with pip install --user rdiff_backup...whl for only the current user. Make sure you use the wheel corresponding to your Python version 3.x (python --version). Advanced and cautious users can of course install within a virtualenv. Deinstallation works similarly with sudo pip uninstall rdiff-backup (global) resp. pip uninstall rdiff-backup (user).
  • rdiff-backup-1.4.0b0.linux-x86_64.tar.gz - binary distribution - can be "installed" using tar xvzf rdiff-backup...tar.gz -C / but it can't be easily deinstalled, you'll need to do it manually.
  • rdiff-backup-1.4.0b0-win64.exe - Windows 64 bits binary, just drop it somewhere in your PATH and it should work.
  • rdiff-backup-1.4.0b0.tar.gz and other source distributions, they are only of interest if you want to compile rdiff-backup yourself (check the developer documentation).

NOTE: the beta release is also available as RPM for Fedora and CentOS in @frankcrawford 's COPR repo.

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