New Release 9.4.0

This is a major release (currently a Beta release) comprised of more than 13,000 lines of differences since version 9.2.2. It has updates to Baculum and small number of bug fixes and back ports from Bacula Systems Enterprise since version 9.2.2.

The main new feature is the addition support for using Amazon S3 (and other *identical* S3 providers), and WORM tape cassettes. Note: Azur, Oracle S3,and Goggle S3 are not compatible with Amazon S3.

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Bacula Status Report — 7 November 2018

The last Status Report was in June of this year, so I would like to bring you up to date on a few items: Bacula Release Status, Bacula Binaries, Windows Binaries, Next Bacula Version and New Website. The latest Bacula version 9.2.2 was released today to Source Forge and to www.bacula.org.  This is a small update to the previous version.

Bacula Status Report — 22 June 2018

We recently released prebuilt binaries on bacula.org, and some of you have downloaded them and had varying degrees of luck installing them. Concerning the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver), I have personally installed, configured and run it, including running with the Aligned plugin, and from the brief testing I did, it works well. However, I did notice a few errors in the installation guide, which I have corrected in version 1.3 of the guide.

Bacula Status Report — 9 June 2018

It has been a while since the last status report, so it is now time.
I would like to discuss the following subjects:
1. Bacula Release Status
2. Bacula Binaries (New)
3. Windows Binaries (more coming)
4. Next Bacula Version

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Bacula Release 9.4.0

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 9.4.0.

This is a major release (currently a Beta release) comprised of more than 13,000 lines of differences since version 9.2.2. It has updates to Baculum and small number of bug fixes and back ports from Bacula Systems Enterprise since version 9.2.2, but primarily it has two new features …

The main new feature is the addition support for using Amazon S3 (and other *identical* S3 providers), and WORM tape cassettes. Note: Azur, Oracle S3,and Goggle S3 are not compatible with Amazon S3.

Please note that there is a new Bacula Cloud white paper that goes into detail on how to use the new Bacula Cloud S3 driver.

Before putting the S3 driver into production, please test carefully both backups and especially restores.

16Dec18
– Add copyright and correct name on stop-restart-test
– Fix #4449 about an incorrect pool selected with the restart command
– Fix #4386 About incorrect permission on directories after a restore with
replace=ifnewer
– Fix bug #4379 certain fields of Media record not reset after Truncate command
– Revert “Update bdirjson.c”
– Improve volume truncation error messages
– Free ids buffer
– Update PO files
– Initial version and date update
– Initial cut of ChangeLog and ReleaseNotes
– Add use_dcr_only in cloud_dev.c so that manual truncate works
– More Enterprise backports
– More Enterprise backports + changes to the backporting
– Minor backport from Enterprise + my own changes
– Update bdirjson.c
– Add pseudo WORM support for vtape
– worm: Fix multiple display of the WORM Recycle message
– Add first cut cloud drivers
– Use bfopen in place of fopen
– Fix #3574 Add “clients” option to the “help list” output
– Add makedir() in fd_common.h
– Add bfile is_plugin_data() API
– Fix issue between FO_PORTABLE and FO_PORTABLE_DATA
to api
– Fix NOATTR detection
– Implement worm cassette support
– Make detection of duplicate M_SECURITY messages work
– Remove unused prototype recv(len)
– Add new security monitoring test
– Implement new message numbers in stored/block.c
– Fix incorrectly indicating: malformed message
– Fix bugs #2335 and #2349 Volume messages printed many times
– Add new test for bug printing many multiple Max Volume jobs= info
– Add worning message about failure to update volume info
– Improve error messages when JobMedia errors
– Fix complier warning due to unused subroutine variable
– Fix bug #2334 seg fault when releasing globals
– Security: sleep(5) on error + aggregating identical messages
– Update sellist unittests.
– Update unittests for lockmgr.c and fix memory leak.
– Update unittests fir ConfigFile/ini.c.
– Update ‘rm -f’ for libtool $(RMF).
– Correct libs/Makefile.in separator.
– Update htable unittests.
– Update sha1 unittests. [ReleaseNotes] IQ
– Add fnmatch unittests.
– Update unit tests and add regression tests for it.
– Fix escaping special characters in bvfs restore for sqlite catalog
– Add new manual test
– baculum: Do not store any main oauth2 client nor main http basic user in api
config
– Fix tls_bsock_shutdown() compilation when no TLS available.
– Fix bsock compilation warning.
– Fix bsock compilation problem in *BSD.
– Permit negative FileIndex values in the catalog
– Fix format string is not a string literal (potentially insecure).

– baculum: Update Japanese translation files
– baculum: Fix availability web config wizard when there is problem with access
– baculum: Add new size directive control
– baculum: Fix basic auth user setting in API install wizard
– baculum: Fix undefined index error on web config wizard page
– baculum: Fix #2418 creating or updating new resource
– baculum: Fix size unit formatters in restore browser reported by Wanderlei
Huttel
– baculum: Fix logging output if it is not possible to decode to json
– baculum: Improve error handling in web part
– baculum: Fix formatted size and time values on the volume details page
– baculum: Fix saving logs when an error occurs
– baculum: API panel and wizard improvements
– baculum: Add name field to api client parameters

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2334 2335 2418 3574 4379 4386 4449

Bacula Release 9.2.2

We are pleased to announce Bacula release version 9.2.2.. This is a minor bug fix release (6,143 lines of diff). The main fixes to this version are: eliminate most messages that are repeatedly printed, eliminate malformed message output, error when compiling without TLS, … Note: if you are running MySQL and have not recently executed src/cats/update_bacula_tables, please do so. It will not change your database version but it will fix some potential MySQL problems (for more detals see the release notes for version 9.2.1).

Bacula Release 9.2.1

We are pleased to announce the minor bug and refactoring release version 9.2.1.

This is a bug fix release. It also contains some refactoring. That said,
there are 10,909 lines of diff between release 9.2.0 and this release.

Testimonials

We are using Bacula to backup a number of elements. One of them is the data from the SCOS 2000 application (the generic mission control system software of ESA). We also backup multiple environments related to the deployment of the satellite ground segments. Aside from that, we have a lot of projects being backed up via Bacula: R D and RADAR projects, FOC (Flight Operation Control, i.e. satellite operation planning, as well as command and control of satellites), and more… We do both full and incremental backup, as well as archives. All in all, we re very satisfied with Bacula. The software offers us a consistent, reliable, and powerful platform, and all of this without licensing costs.

NFanjeau and CCovemaeke25/08/2011

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