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2007-04-24 Release
1 0.7.6
2 - Security Fix
3 - Don't pass MySQL password in the commandline, use ~/.my.cnf instead
4 (bug #146).
5
6 - New features
7 - Support for the --debug flag for outputting lots of information (bug
8 #124).
9 - Documentation of the local GPG encryption feature (bug #132).
10
11 - Bug Fixes
12 - No limitation to the number of files located in
13 $BM_REPOSITORY_ROOT (bug #110).
14 - better handling of dar masters, don't fail if an archive is missing
15 (bug #127).
16 - Fixed a typo in the default configuration file (bug #133).
17 - SQL dumps are encrypted as well if BM_ENCRYPTION_METHOD is set to gpg
18 (bug #135).
19 - Don't fail if a file changed during the archive generation (bug #152).
20 - The purging phase handle only archives that are prefixed with
21 $BM_ARCHIVE_PREFIX (bug #153)
22
23 - Changes
24 - The post-command is now always exectued, event if an error occured
25 before (bug #118).
26 - Don't stop the pipe commands if one of them fails (bug #141).
27
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28 0.7.5
29 - New features
30 - Support for lzma archives.
31 - Support for encryption of local archives with GPG.
32 - Support for FTP over SSL transfers (FTP upload method).
33 - Possible to burn non-Joliet disc image.
34 - Possible to choose if the purging should be recursive or not.
35
36 - Bug Fixes
37 - Fix for the md5 checking phase (was broken).
38 - Possible to burn DVD+R(W) within CRON environment.
39 - $BM_LOGGER_FACILITY is not ignored anymore.
40 - RSYNC uploads work smoothly again.
41 - Fix for the purging phase, no more annoying error messages.
42
43 - Changes
44 - SCP uploads are not performed with the $BM_UPLOAD_SSH_USER identity.
45 - backup-manager can be run by an unprivileged user.
46 - Paths of external programs are autodetected (no more static paths).
47 - The purging phase is not recursive by default.
48
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49 0.7.4
6e912e50 »
2006-06-20 Some bits about the new features in NEWS
50 - New feature(s)
51 - Possible to purge remote archives through SSH (new configuration
52 variables: BM_UPLOAD_SSH_PURGE, BM_UPLOAD_SSH_TTL).
53
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
54 - Bug fixes
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55 - Handle smartly pipe commands, don't think a command failed if not
56 (closes: #83).
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
57 - Can handle several targets in BM_TARBALL_TARGETS[] even if one the
58 targets contains a space.
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59 - Support for expandable targets in BM_TARBALL_TARGETS[] (eg: you can
60 put /home/* and you'll get what you expect to).
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
61 - Default configuation file set BM_TARBALL_OVER_SSH to "false" instead
62 of "true".
63 - Doesn't trigger an error when BM_TARBALL_DIRECTORIES is not set anymore.
64 - BM_TARBALL_DIRECTORIES is not deprecated anymore, possible to use it as
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65 well as BM_TARBALL_TARGETS[] the user can choose what he wants.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
66
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
67 0.7.3
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
68 - New Features:
69 - New upload method: ssh-gpg (upload backups encrypted on-the-fly with GPG).
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
70 Thanks to Jan Metzger for his work.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
71 - New upload method: Support for the Amazon S3 Web Service.
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2006-05-04 Updates for the NEWS file.
72 Thanks to Brad Dixon <rbdixon@gmail.com> for his work.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
73 - New option for the tarball generation: possible to build archives over
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2006-05-04 Updates for the NEWS file.
74 SSH (thanks to the new variable BM_TARBALL_OVER_SSH).
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
75 - Possible to choose which permissions to set on the repository/archives
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
76 when using the secure mode.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
77 - New configuration variable "BM_UPLOAD_TTL" so remote archives can live
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
78 longer than local ones.
79
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
80 - Bug Fixes:
81 - Possible to enable FTP passive uploads for boxes behind a firewall.
82 - The .md5 files are not left on remote servers anymore during the FTP
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
83 purging phase.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
84 - Bugfix in the duplicates purging system.
85 - The burning system can now safely burn archives in non-interactive
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
86 mode.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
87 - Support for targets to backup with spaces in their names.
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
88
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
89 - Changes:
90 - The variable BM_TARBALL_DIRECTORIES is deprecated, it's replaced by
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
91 the array BM_TARBALL_TARGETS[]; so paths with spaces can be safely
92 handled.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
93 - Full backups are now named differently than incremental ones: the
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2006-05-04 Updates for the NEWS file.
94 suffix "master" is appended to them.
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2006-05-08 Fixes the bug about paths with spaces.
95 - During the purging phase, masters aren't purged unless a newer master
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2006-05-04 Updates for the NEWS file.
96 is present.
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2006-05-04 Changelog entries.
97
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2006-03-10 First version of the release notes of 0.7.2
98 0.7.2
99 * New Features:
100 + It's now possible to use the burning system interactively in
101 order to burn the whole repository into several media.
102 [Michel Grentzinger, Alexis Sukrieh]
103
104 + New option for the "--burn" switch, possible to give a
105 specific date for burning only data of that day
106 (eg: `--burn 20060310').
107 [Michel Grentzinger, Alexis Sukrieh]
108
109 + New kind of DVD media: "DVD-RW". This kind of medium implies
110 blanking the medium before burning data whereas the "DVD" kind
111 doesn't.
112 [Alexis Sukrieh]
113
114 * Bug Fixes:
115 + Incremental backup with dar now works correctly.
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2006-03-11 NEWS update
116 + MD5 hashes are updated in the .md5 file when rebuilding an existing archive.
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2006-03-10 added another fix in the NEWS file.
117 + Stop removing files located in $BM_REPOSITORY_ROOT that aren't archives.
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2006-03-10 First version of the release notes of 0.7.2
118 + This release closes a total of 16 known bugs since the last release.
119 [The Devel Team]
120
121 * Changes:
122 + Added support for the ServerAliveInterval ssh option.
123 This helps when the "building file list" step of
124 rsync takes a long time (high I/O load for example), and the
125 connection is closed because of non-activity.
126 [ Reched Ben Mustapha ]
127
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2006-01-31 Bug #23 closed: blacklist support for the dar method.
128 0.7.1
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2006-02-08 Better NEWS messages.
129 * New Features:
130 + Full "dar" archives support.
131 + New variable `BM_MYSQL_SAFEDUMPS' for making safe MySQL dumps (locking tables).
132 * Changes:
133 + Better support of DVD-RW media, bugfix of the DVD burning method.
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2006-01-31 Bug #23 closed: blacklist support for the dar method.
134
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135 2005-12-31 (0.6.1) Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manager.org>
136 * Bug fix
137 Several backup methods can be used safely in the same configuration file,
138 the incremental method will then work as expected (Bug #14 closed).
139
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140 2005-12-19 (0.6) Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manager.org>
141 * New Features:
142 + New backup method "tarball-incremental" for building
143 incremental backups.
144 + New upload metyhod "rsync".
145 + Support for multiple backup methods in BM_ARCHIVE_METHOD
146 + Support for multiple upload methods in BM_UPLOAD_METHOD
147 + User Guide available in different formats (HTML, PDF)
148 * Changes:
149 + Booleans must be true/false values, yes/no are deprecated
150 (triggers warnings but backward compatible though).
151 + Configuration key "BM_BURNING" is deprecated, use "BM_BURNING_METHOD" instead.
152 * Bugs closed by this release:
153 + No error when the repository is not accessible by BM_UPLOAD_USER (bug #2)
154 + [BM_TARBALL_BLACKLIST] error handling multiple directories (bug #4)
155 + feature request: use of ports other than 22 for scp upload (bug #5)
156 + Backup-Manager can't umount an unmounted CD (bug #6)
157 + Write the user guide (bug #8)
158 + Support for multiple methods in BM_ARCHIVE_METHOD (bug #9)
159 + Function backup_method_rsync() uses BM_TARBALL confkeys (bug #10)
160 + Configuration keys BM_UPLOAD_USER/KEY/PASSWORD should be renamed (bug #11)
161 * Translations:
162 + Full translation in French.
163 + Full translation in German.
164 + Full translation in Spanish.
165 + Full translation in Vietnamese.
166
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167 2005-11-07 (0.5.9b) Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@sukria.net>
168
169 * New Features:
170 + New method "svn", SubVersioNs repositories can be archived safely
171 with svnadmin.
172 + New method "pipe", Generic method for making archive with an external
173 command, athe content sent to stdout will be used.
174 + DVD burning support is available. You can choose to burn your
175 archive repository on a DVD media, growisofs is used for this
176 purpose.
177 * Changes:
178 + Added a switch in the command line for the version number "--version".
179 + Some more comments in the configuration file.
180 + No default backup method anymore, trigger an error if unknown method
181 given.
182 + AUTHORS: fixed the name of "jimmy".
183 + Makefile: man pages are generated and isntalled in the good section.
184 + backup-manager.conf.tpl: Several typos.
185 * Bugs closed:
186 + md5 files now have two spaces between the hash and the file name so
187 the file is now usable with md5sum --check. (closes: #3)
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188 + The backup switch now call backup_method_pipe() if needed.
189 + "tarball" method is not the default one anymore, must be called
190 explicitly.
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191 * Translations:
192 + po/fr.po: New version of the French translations.
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193
194 0.5.9 Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manager.org>
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195 * Configuration keys have been drastically renamed.
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196 * Added a contrib script for upgrading the configuration files
197 to the new format: upgrade-conffile.sh
198 * Upgraded the validation process, so deprecated variables trigger warnings
199 and are used as default values for the right name.
200 * Better control of the tar commands, when an error occured, user is warned,
201 and a temp logfile is given.
202 * Huge code cleanup for providing a modular implementation for several archive
203 methods.
204 * New archive method : mysql
205 + uses mysqldump on a list of given databases.
206 + facility to choose a compression format for the resulting SQL file.
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207 * TODO backup method rsync
208 * TODO backup method pipe
209
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210 0.5.8b Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manager.org>
211 * Configuration keys have been drastically renamed.
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2005-07-09 release notes
212 * Security fixes
213 + When burning a CDR, mktemp is used to prevent attacks on the file
214 system.
215 + It is possible to make the archive repository readable/writable by
216 a given user/group pair.
217 * Features
218 + The configuration file is now validated before running.
219 Warnings are triggered if configuration keys are not set.
220 * Bug fixes
221 + If the filetype "tar.bz2" is chosen, /usr/bin/bzip2 is mandatory.
222 + The pre-command is run before the creation of the archive
223 repository.
224 + No trailing spaces are lost anymore when printing messages.
225 * New configuration keys:
226 + BM_PURGE_DUPLICATES tells if duplicates should be replaced by
227 symlinks (default is yes).
228 + BM_REPOSITORY_SECURE tells if the archive repository and the
229 archive should be readable/writable by a given user:group (default
230 is yes).
231 + If BM_REPOSITORY_SECURE is activated, BM_USER and BM_GROUP should
232 be filled (default is root:root).
233 + BM_BURNING_CHKMD5 tells if the MD5 checksums should be checked when
234 a CDR is burnt (default is yes).
235 + BM_BURNING_DEVFORCED tells backup manager to force a device
236 whenever a cdrecord command is performed, and then bypass the
237 default cdrecord device (default is disabled).
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238
239 0.5.8a Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manager.org>
240
241 * bug fix in the logger, the output is now clean.
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2005-06-19 CHANGELOG
242 * bug fix when making tarballs: we don't warn about an
243 already existing file if not true.
244 * New library for holding backup methods.
245 * first implementation of the rsync backup method
246 (experiemntal).
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247
248 0.5.8 Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manager.org>
249
250 * Fixed a bug when calculating total disk usage of a specified
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251 path when the locale is not en_EN or fr_FR.
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252 * Added the possibility to log everything to syslog.
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253 A new configuration key is provided : BM_LOGGER for setting this
254 new feature on or off (default is on).
255 Note that the user can choose which syslog facility he wants
256 (default is user).
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257 * Added the facility to set BM_USER and BM_GROUP for providing a way
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2005-06-07 0.5.8
258 to chmod and chown the repository and the archives.
259 (closes a security issue)
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260 * When creating archives, backup-manager now replaces any duplicate
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2005-06-07 0.5.8
261 it founds with symlink to the most recent archive for saving
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2005-05-25 Syncing the CVS repo with the very last source tree...
262 disk space.
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263 * Added BM_FTP_PURGE configuration key for removing files
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264 on ftp transfer before uploading files.
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265
266 0.5.7 Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@backup-manage.org>
267
268 * Removed the file TODO
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269 * Added a COPYING file with the content of the GPL V2.
270 * Renamed backup-manager.conf.tpl backup-manager.conf.
271 * Better handling of pre and post commands.
272 * Added a file CHANGELOG.
273
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