Category Releases

Release 9.0.2

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.2

This is a minor bug fix release, but a few of the bugs are important. The main items fixed are:

– Postgresql should now work with Postgresql prior to 9.0 Note: the ssl connection feature added in 9.0 is not available on postgresql servers older than 9.0 (it needs the new connection API).
– The issues with MariaDB (reconnect variable) are now fixed
– The problem of the btape “test” command finding a wrong number of files in the append test was a bug. It is now fixed. It is unlikely that it affected anything but btape.
– The bacula-tray-monitor.deskop script is released in the scripts directory.
– We recommend that you build with both libz and lzo library support (the developer packages must be installed when building, and the shared object libraries must be installed at run time). However we have modified the code so that Bacula *should* build and run with either or both libz or lzo absent.

23Jul17
– Use Bacula in place of Libz variables so we can build with/without libz and lzo
– Apply ideas from bug #2255 prettier status slots output
– Configure and install bacula-tray-monitor.desktop
– Fix btape test which counted files incorrectly on EOT
– Fix bug #2296 where Bacula would not compile with postgres 8 or older
– Fix bug #2294 Bacula does not build with MariaDB 10.2
– baculum: Fix multiple directors support
– baculum: Fix showing errors from the API

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2255 2294 2296

Release 9.0.1

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.1

This version is a minor bug fix release that mainly adds the omitted files for the tray-monitor. It also fixes the lzo4 compilation for 32 bit big endian architectures.

Thanks for using Bacula.

=============== Release Notes ================
Release Notes for Bacula 9.0.1

This is a minor bug fix release that mainly to include the new
tray-monitor files that were omitted. The tray-monitor now builds
and runs at least on Ubuntu Linux.

12Jul17
– Remove two incorrect trailing commas in bsock.h
– Fix bug #2293 bad big endian detection in lz4.c
– Add new tray-monitor files that were omitted in the backport from Enterprise
– bvfs: Do not insert deleted directories in PathVisibility table
– Fix compilation for Debian Stretch with GCC 6.3

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2293

Release 9.0.0

I am pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.0.

This is a major new release with major new features, many bugs fixed, many smaller new features, and a major rewrite of the Storage Daemon to be class based with drivers that can be dynamically loaded as needed, as well as a backport of much of the most current Bacula Enterprise version. In fact, there are so many new features that I have not myself had a chance to test them (e.g. the new Tray Monitor that includes client (user) initiated backups — even from remote laptops.

This new version requires a database update, so during the update process please be sure that the update_bacula_tables script is executed.

I would like to thank Bacula Systems for providing the bug fixes and new features. Since the development process in Bacula Systems is going faster (more programmers), we can expect even more features in future releases.

In addition to releasing the files to Source Forge as usual, the source files are also available on www.bacula.org and the up to date source code is also available for cloning from the git repository at git.bacula.org in the branch named Branch-9.0. Please note that we have a new 4096 bit Bacula Distribution Verification Public Key, which you can find in the Downloads menu.

Bacula Systems has begun building binaries for the community version 9.0.0, but I have not completed the documentation on how to install them, so binaries will be released over the next few weeks. Currently we have binaries for a limited number of distros, but over time, we intend to build binaries for all the major distros.

For your convenience, I have included much of the ReleaseNotes below. For the details, please see the ReleaseNotes that are in the source distribution.

Thank you for using Bacula.

Kern

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Release Notes for Bacula 9.0.0

This is either the biggest Bacula release ever made or one of the
biggest ones. Even without the new Aligned Volumes source code, which
is substantial, there are over 400,000 lines of diff output between
Release 7.4.7 and the release of 9.0.0

This is a major new release with a new version number. It has been
very thoroughly tested, but as always, please backup any previous
version and test this version prior to putting it into production.

For the most part the changes were contributed to the Bacula
project by Bacula Systems SA and myself, but there were a number
of other contributors that I thank.

Database Update
—————
This version of Bacula requires a database update. So either you or the
installation process must apply the update_bacula_tables script. As a
precaution, please do a database dump or run your nightly database backup
prior to running the update script.

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Community Director and Storage daemon(s) must be upgraded
at the same time. Any File daemon running on the same machine as a Director
or Storage daemon must be of the same version.

Older File Daemons should be compatible with the 9.0.0 Director and Storage
daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File Daemons.

Packagers:
———
There are a good number of new binaries (e.g. bbconsjson, bdirjson,
bfdjson, and bsdjson) to install; a new tapealert script file that should
be installed; and some new shared objects (e.g. libbacsd). The
dvd-handler script has been removed. Note also to run the
update_bacula_tables script after having dumped the catalog to bring any
existing catalog up to the new version needed for Bacula 9.0.0.

New Features:
————-
Please see the New Features chapter of the manual for documentation on
the new features. The new features are currently only documented in
the New Features chapter and have not yet been integrated into the main
chapters of the manual.

New Features (summary):
———————–

– Major rewrite of the Storage daemon to: put all drivers in class
structures, provide better separation of core/driver code, add new
drivers (aligned volumes, cloud), simplifies core code, allows loadable
device drivers much like plugins but which are better integrated into
the SD.
– There are a number of new Bacula Systems whitepapers available on
www.bacula.org, and a few more will be coming in the next few months.
– New unique message id will be added to every message (designed but
not yet implemented).

Core Features:
– Implement a drive usage counter to do round robin drive assignment
– Enhance functionality of TapeAlert
– Implement a “Perpetual Virtual Full” feature that creates a Virtual Full b
that is updated every day
– Increase Director’s default “Maximum Concurrent Jobs” setting from 1 to 20
– Add “PluginDirectory” by default in bacula-sd.conf and bacula-fd.conf
– Add support for terabytes in sizes. Submitted by Wanderlei Huttel.
– Restore mtime & atime for symlinks
– New “status network” command to test the connection and the bandwidth
between a Client and a Storage Daemon
– New Tape Alert tracking
– Loadable SD device drivers
– PostgeSQL SSL connections permitted
– JobStatistics improved
– DB update required
– Autochanger improvements to group Devices
– Improved .estimate command
– Comm line compression
– Separate bxxjson programs for Console, Dir, FD, SD to output .conf content
in Json for easier reading with programs
– Read Only storage devices

Bconsole Features:
– Add “ExpiresIn” field in list and llist media output
– Add command to change the priority of a running job (update jobid=xxx prio
– Add level= and jobtype= parameters to the “list jobs” command
– Add option to bconsole to list and select a specific Console
– Add shortcut to RunScript console commands. Submitted by Wanderlei Huttel.
– Display “IgnoreFileSetChanges” in show fileset command (#2107)
– Display PrefixLinks in “show job” output
– Display permission bits in .bvfs_decode
– Display the Comment field in “llist job” command
– Add “ActionOnPurge” field to “llist pool” command. Fix #2487
– Add “long” keyword to list command, ie “list long job”. This is
essentially an alias fo the “llist” command.
– Modify the “setbandwidth” limit parameter to accept speed input. ex: limit
– Modify the “setbandwidth” limit parameter to accept speed input. ex: limit
– Modify the “setbandwidth” limit parameter so that the default
is no longer kb/s but b/s.
– Do not show disabled resources in selection list
– Fix bconsole readline and “dumb” terminal handling of CTRL-C
– Add the priority field to the .api 2 job listing output
– Improved restricted consoles when accessing catalog.

Misc Features:
– New Tray Monitor program
– Client Initiated Backups
– Many performance enhancements
– Bandwidth limitation timing improved
– Global resource variables are not lost during a reload command
– Add -w option to btape to specify a working directory
– Enhance bls -D/-F help message
– The “list” command now filters the results using the current Console ACLs
– The WhereACL is now verified after the restore menu

Bacula Release 7.4.7

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.7 to Source Forge and to the Bacula.org website.

This version is a minor bug fix release that hopefully finally corrects the seg fault on OpenBSD due to the new ACL/XATTR code, and it also fixes most build problems on Solaris 10 as well as EPROTO on OpenBSD.

There is one minor new feature that allows you to specify the query item number on the bconsole query command line.

If you are already running Bacula version 7.4.0 or greater, it is not urgent to upgrade unless you find a problem you are experiencing on the list of fixes (see ReleaseNotes below). There is no database update required from any prior 7.4.x version, but as usual all Storage Daemons must be updated to the same version as your Director (presumably 7.4.7).

As a reminder, the Windows File Daemon is available for download on the www.bacula.org web site for personal use. Since there are no updates to the Windows FD, version 7.4.7 does not exist. Consequently, please use the Windows FD version 7.4.4.

15Mar17
– Permit specifying query item number on bconsole query command line
– Fix Solaris 10 problems reported by Phil Stracchino
– Fix EPROTO on OpenBSD

Thank you for using Bacula.

Bacula Release 7.4.6

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.6 to Source Forge and to the Bacula.org website.

This version is a minor bug fix release that fixes a number of bugs in the prior release as well as some long standing bugs.

If you are already running Bacula version 7.4.0 or greater, it is not urgent to upgrade unless you find a problem you are experiencing on the list of fixes (see ReleaseNotes below). There is no database update required from any prior 7.4.x version, but as usual all Storage Daemons must be updated to the same version as your Director (presumably 7.4.5).

As a reminder, the Windows File Daemon is available for download on the www.bacula.org web site for personal use. Since there are no updates to the Windows FD, version 7.4.6 does not exist. Consequently, please use the Windows FD version 7.4.4.

I have now found a replacement for WPDM (WordPress Download Manager), which suddenly stopped working, and the Windows binaries for 7.4.4 are loaded as well as the source for 7.4.6. In the next few days, I will also reload a few older Bacula versions.

Thank you for using Bacula.

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Release Notes for Bacula 7.4.6

Release Version 7.4.6

This is a bug fix release, which hopefully corrects a seg fault on OpenBSD due to the nex ACL/XATTR code, and it also fixes the large number of tape mount messages that are repeated at 5 minute intervals due to a bug in the poll code. Various small fixes for FreeBSD.

Please note, the signature hash files (.sig) for the source code was previously SHA1. For this and future releases we have changed it to be SHA256.

10Mar17
– Fix bug #2271 where poll interval causes tape mount message to repeat
– Attempt to fix IPV6 not configured
– Possible fix for acl seg fault on OpenBSD where no acl code defined
– Change release digest from SHA1 to SHA256
– Fix getnameinfo() for FreeBSD fixes bug #2083

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2083 2271

Release 7.4.5 to Source Forge

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.5 to Source Forge.

This version is a minor bug fix release that includes a rewrite of the  ACL and XATTR code by Radoslaw Korzeniewski.  It also corrects the btape fill command to work properly (tape testing prior to use).

If you are already running Bacula version 7.4.0 or greater, it is not urgent to upgrade unless you find a problem you are experiencing on the list of fixes (see ReleaseNotes below). There is no database update required from any prior 7.4.x version, but as usual all Storage Daemons must be updated to the same version as your Director (presumably 7.4.5).

As a reminder, the Windows File Daemon is available for download on the www.bacula.org web site for personal use. Since there are no updates to the Windows FD, version 7.4.5 does not exist. Consequently, please use the Windows FD version 7.4.4.

You may feel that not much is happening with Bacula, but that is far from being the case.  Since last April, we have been working very hard to rewrite the Storage Daemon device drivers.  This work is not totally complete, but it has advanced to a stage where it can be released.  One benefit of it is that there is now in the Bacula Enterprise Edition a Cloud backup driver for S3 compatible clouds.  In addition, we have fixed a number of long standing subtle but annoying bugs in Bacula particularly in the Storage daemon.  Finally, we have added a number of other new features.

Beginning immediately, I (Kern) am working full-time to backport the very latest Bacula Enterprise code to the community version.  Hopefully this will be completed in the next couple of months, then within a short time (less than a year), I will backport the Cloud driver.

Unfortunately, there are currently no 7.4.5 source code packages in the download area on the bacula.org web site.  This is because the WPDM download manager plugin, which I paid for and have relied on, no longer works with the most recent version of WordPress, nor am I able to submit a support request.   I have never been satisfied with this package because the upload procedure is extremely manual and many of the features they promise never worked (e.g. tree style browsing of downloads).  As you can imagine, I am not very pleased with WPDM and would not recommend it.

Once I find a replacement for WPDM, I will upload the source code.  In the mean time, please go to the Bacula download area of Source Forge to get the latest version of the Bacula source code.

Thank you for using Bacula.

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Release Notes for Bacula 7.4.5

This is a minor bug fix plus a significant total rewrite of the
ACL and XATTR code by Radoslaw Korzeniewski.

07Feb17
– Correct wrong word in message
– Remove restriction on using the scratch pool that can
cause restore failures
– Remove debug code that breaks btape fill
– Initialize freespace_mutex fixes bug 2207
– baculum: Update AUTHORS file
– baculum: Enable Japanese language on web interface
– baculum: Implement Japanese language support
– XACL – refactoring an ACL and XATTR codes.
– Revert “Warn of Storage Daemon version incompatibility if
label fails. Bug #2193”
– Make another attempt to resolve bug #2176
– Apply patch to list more pool info
– Fix status alignment output reported by Wanderlei Huttel

Release 7.4.4

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.4

This version is a minor bug fix release.

If you are a packager, I strongly advise you to take the 7.4.4 version since it corrects a number of problems related to packaging and installation. If you are already running Bacula version 7.4.0, it is not urgent to upgrade unless you find a problem you are experiencing on the list of fixes (see ReleaseNotes below). There is no database update required from any prior 7.4.x version, but as usual all Storage Daemons must be updated to the same version as your Director (presumably 7.4.4).

As a reminder, the Windows File Daemon is available for download on the www.bacula.org web site for personal use. Since there are no updates to the Windows FD, version 7.4.4 does not exist. Consequently, please use the Windows FD version 7.4.0.

Work is progressing on the next major version, which will have several major new features. It will probably be ready in the spring of 2017.

Thank you for using Bacula.

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Release Notes for Bacula 7.4.4

– Fix #2085 About director segfault in cram-md5 function
– Attempt to fix bug #2237
– Recompile configure.in
– Fix systemd installation
– If using readline reset terminal at bconsole exit
– Fix compilation without SMARTALLOC
– Fix #2060 about SQL false error message with “update volume fromallpools” command
– Fix spurious MD5 update errors when nothing changed should fix   bug #2237 and others
– Fix small memory leak with the restart command
– baculum: Update language files
– Fix #335 Avoid backups going to the scratch pool
– Minor modifications to Ubuntu packaging
– Check if the ScratchPool points to the current Pool and print a warning message in such case
– Fix #1968 print the ScratchPool name instead of just ‘Scratch’
– Display PrefixLinks in “show job” output
– Add explicit LL to big integers to appease older compilers
– Enable the plugin directory for the FileDaemon by default
– Allow multiple mailcommand+operatorcommand in Messages. Fixes bug #2222
– Handle NULL pointers in smartdump() and asciidump()
– Modify status to include Admin and Restore in Level field — clearer
– Ensure that zero JobMedias are written for labelling
– Fix error message about the stream 26 (PLUGIN_NAME) in bextract

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1968 2060 2085 2222 2237 335

Bacula Release 7.4.3

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.3.

This is a bug fix release. Primarily to correct the GCC 6.0 bug (for more see below).

As a reminder, the Windows File Daemon is available for download on the www.bacula.org web site for personal use. Since there are no updates to the Windows FD, version 7.4.2 does not exist. Consequently, please use the Windows FD version 7.4.0.

Work is progressing on the next major version, which will have several major new features. It will probably take another couple of months to complete the work and ensure that it is stable. I will let you know as it progresses.

Thank you for using Bacula.

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Release Notes for Bacula 7.4.3

Release version 7.4.3

This is a bug fix release. Most importantly, it fixes the new GCC 6.0 aggressive compiler behavior that elides (deletes) code written by the Bacula developers. There is no benefit to the new GCC agressive optimization and it breaks a lot of programs including Bacula. This problem showed up on ArchLinux and Fedora 24.

17Jul16
– Add LICENSE and LICENSE-FOSS files to the documentation
– Add shortcut to RunScript console commands. Submitted by Wanderlei Huttel.
Fixes bug #2224
– Fail when multiple mailcommand and other strings are specified in .conf. Fixes
bug #2222
– Add support for terabytes in sizes. Submitted by Wanderlei Huttel. Fixes bug
#2223
– Add error message for truncate command when actiononpurge not set. Fixes bug
#2221
– Fix optimization error with GCC 6.1
– Fix compilation warnings with GCC 6.1
– Explicitly create MySQL user in grant_mysql_privileges.in

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2221 2222 2223 2224

New feature:
– There are two new Director directives that simplify doing
console commands rather than using RunScripts. They are
ConsoleRunBeforeJob = “console-command”
ConsoleRunAfterJob = “console-command”

Release 7.4.2

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.2.

This version consists of mainly bug fixes. The most important fix is for
MySQL 5.7, which no longer is distributed with a libmysqlxx_r (thread-safe
or reentant) file. This caused Bacula linked for MySQL to fail at startup.

If you are a packager, I strongly advise you to take the 7.4.2 version since
it corrects a number of problems related to packaging and installation. If
you are already running Bacula version 7.4.0, it is not urgent to upgrade
unless you find a problem you are experiencing on the list of fixes (see
ReleaseNotes below). There is no database update required from 7.4.0 or
7.4.1, but as usual all Storage Daemons must be updated to the same version
as your Director (presumably 7.4.2).

As a reminder, the Windows File Daemon is available for download on the
www.bacula.org web site for personal use. Since there are no updates to the
Windows FD, version 7.4.2 does not exist. Consequently, please use the
Windows FD version 7.4.0.

Work is progressing on the next version, which will have several major new
features. It will probably take another couple of months to complete the
work and ensure that it is stable. I will let you know as it progresses.

Thank you for using Bacula.

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Release Notes for Bacula 7.4.2

Release version 7.4.2

This is an important bug fix release to version 7.4.1 mainly
fixes detection of MySQL 5.7 (as found in Ubuntu 16.04). Certain bug
fixes contributed by Bacula Systems.

06Jul16
– Fix #1926 about wrong duplicate job detection with Copy/Migration and
Backup jobs
– Recompile configure after db.m4 change
– Fix batch insert for MySQL 5.7
– Fix zero level debug output — now at 100
– Fix #766 about Job logs displayed with unneeded linefeed
– Fix #1902 about a segfault with the “cancel inactive” command
– Fix bug where MySQL 5.7 is improperly linked on Ubuntu 16.04

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1902 1926 766