We have just released Bacula version 7.2.0.
This version has quite a number of difficult and important bug fixes
since version 7.0.5 as well as a good number of new features.
Some of the new features are:
– Job Edit Codes %E number of non-fatal error messages and %R bytes read from the disk.
– Enable/Disable of Clients, Schedules and Storage devices.
– Snapshot Management
– Snapshot Backends
– Improvements to Status Storage
– New option M for accurate jobs (compare Modification time of a file)
– Read Only Disk storage
– Restarting of Incomplete or Failed jobs (Restart, Resume, and Stop commands)
– Truncate command for truncating volumes
– Prune Expired Volumes
– Job edit codes %P for process id and %C for cloned jobs
– Maximum Concurrent Read Jobs (directive)
– Job Bandwidth Limitations
– Always Backup a File in Accurate mode
– Set Accurate mode at Runtime
– Purge Migration Job
This version has not been tested in production yet, so please test it
carefully. That said, it is largely based on Bacula Enterprise version
8.2, which is extremely stable and it also has a number of fixes and
features from the next, yet unreleased, Enterprise version as well as
*all* the Enterprise bug fixes.
For certain of the new features, and a couple more yet to come, this
version has a new catalog layout, which means that you must do a catalog
upgrade (it is relatively simple). As always, please backup your
database prior to applying the upgrade procedure.
Previously we supplied an update script for only one version. To avoid
the proliferation of upgrade scripts in the future, we have settled on a
single script (update_bacula_tables), which will upgrade from version
3.0.x to version 5.2.x (same as 7.0.x) and to the new 7.2.0 format. So
the procedure much simpler.
As soon as we can update the bacula.org web site to have a sort of more
automated download area, we will move our source release to the
bacula.org web site and begin furnishing binaries.
Many thanks to 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
You may notice a few license/copyright changes, but these are all very
positive for the community version and its future. I will go into it in
more detail on this point in a Status Report that will follow this
announcement in a few days.
Thanks for using Bacula.