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We have released Bacula Version 5.2.13 to Source Forge

Version 5.2.13 version has 20 bug fixes since the last release. Some of the bug fixes are important.
Important changes since last release:

19 Feb 13
– Fix build/configure problems with bpluginfo.c
– Refactor lock_volumes so most lock a vol rather than globally
– Add virtualfull-extreme test
– Apply patch for chio-changer-openbsd from bug #1984 — Implements listall
– Add bat Mac patch from bug #1953
– Fix bug #1812 cannot run Copy/Migrate jobs from bat
– Fix loading of bat translations. Patch from bug #1890
– Fix text input in bat. Fix bug #1965
– Remove Device from show command as it is not used or updated
– Fix #1982 update enabled keyword in help command
– Fix update_postgresql_tables 10 to 11
– Clean after building doc binaries requested by Willem vd Akker for Debian build
– Require Qt version 4.8.4
– Fix bug #1955 that OK to run? does not retry on bad response
– Backport new lock calls + debug for SD
– Fix bug #1975 new label ignored when first is duplicate.
– Pull src/lib changes from master
– Pull SD files from master
– Turn off prune-test
– Add logdir and bsrdir to regression config
– Add bsrdir and logdir to regress-config
– Changed default directories from /var/bacula to /opt/bacula
– Make spool size max message more explicit
– Display more info when maximum spool size is reached
– Fix TERM defs for Solaris 11 in conio.c
– Allow group to cd to sysconfdir
– Make sysconfdir belong to Bacula user/group and exclude others
– Fix Virtual Full file close bug — race condition
– Enhance mount message to include read/append
– Improve vol_mgr swap messages
– Enhance output of Using Device to include for read/write
– Add jobid to Pmsg output
– Fix bug #1959 input validation on delete of jobs.
– Fix bug #1956 Authorization Errors false
– Add workaround for #5507 where autoprune and reload are in deadlock
– Allow conf file quoted strings to be used in a list
– Make bfgets handle very long lines
– Avoid seg fault by checking for NULL client — reported by Arno
– Final fix of bug #1943
– Fix bug #1948 MailOnSuccess get executed on error.
– Fix missing index on Media table
– Fix bug #1943 no message storage on closed database connection.
– Fix bug #1946 Fix problem with MySQL with big Base jobs.
– Reduce wait time in regression RunScripts
– Implement a timeout on regression tests of 15 minutes
– Fix #5346 .bvfs_lsfiles and .bvfs_restore to handle deleted files
– Fix spooldata, accurate and ingnore duplicate run argument
– Fix messages segfault
– Implement feature request #1939
– fix #1938 about PATH_MAX on hurd
– fix #1938 about MAXPATHLEN on hurd
– Fix bug #1937 OpenBSD autochanger example script
– Fix #4996 about MaxRunTime canceling the job too early
– Fix bug #1934 Wrong values at media list in BAT
– Fix race condition in close_msg that causes seg fault
– Fix double unlink
– More tests for freeing NULL pointers
– Add MaximumConcurrentReadJobs directive to Storage resource
– Add ujobid to .bvfs_get_jobids
– Avoid problem when stripping a relative path
– Fix #4513 about HIDDEN attribute set to parent directory during restore

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1812 1890 1934 1937 1938 1939 1943 1946 1948 1953 1955 1956 1959 1965 1975 1982 1984 4513 4996 5346 5507

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.11 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.11 to Source Forge

Version 5.2.11 version is a bug fix release.

As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.11
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Important changes since last release:
– A new bpluginfo utility tool
– Make dump_resource respect console ACL’s (security fix)
– Add chio-changer-openbsd submitted in bug #1903
– Important Copy job bug fixed.

10Sep12
– Add JobId to SD debug output
– Commit batch session every 800,000 files
– Simplify safer delete code using a single regex
– Clean up error message generation during update attributes — should fix
#1823
– Eliminate heartbeat error messages. Fixes bug #1925
– Apply patch from bug #1911 to implement –with-logdir
– Add chio-changer-openbsd submitted in bug #1903
– mysql database install/update scripts patch. Fixes bug #1901
– Delegate uid/gid changing to systemd. Fixes bug #1905
– Fix bug #1906
– Fix manpage errors, fixes bug #1907
– Final fix for #1859 missed one query.
– bpluginfo – Utility tool display various information
– Backport more master code
– Fix Makefile.in so that testfind builds with acl dependency – Make dump_resource respect console ACL’s (security fix)
– backport code from master
– Fix #1923 about MySQL 4 support for BVFS
– Fix #1902 about bad status slots output
– Fix Sigma Copy bug #4377
– Fix bsmtp
– Reset bsmtp to only send to IPv4 mailhosts.

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1823 1859 1901 1902 1903 1905 1906 1907 1911 1923 1925 4377

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.10 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.10 to Source Forge

General:

The 5.2.10 version is a significant bug fix release including
our first cut of AFS support.
Please note that with this version of Bacula, during the install
of the shared libraries from the src/cats, src/lib, and src/findlib
directories, any old Bacula libraries in the installation
destination directory will be removed.  This should not cause
any problems and at least keeps the installation library cleaner.

For packagers, if you change options, naming, and the way
we link our shared object files, as at least one of you does,
you are creating a situation where the user may not be able
to run multiple versions of Bacula on the same machine, which
is often very useful, and in addition, you create a configuration
that the project cannot properly support.

If you are upgrading from a version older than 5.2.9, please
read all the old ReleaseNotes of all versions released
after the version you are upgrading from. There area
many important notices sumarized here, and we do not
repeat them each bug fix release.

Compatibility:

As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.9
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Major changes since 5.2.9:
– IPv6 networking should work correctly now
– SQL Counter problems resolved
– Bat hanging after running a number of jobs
– dbcheck rw_writelock problem
– Windows VSS restore bug

New Feature:
– Add rudimentary support for backing up AFS

28Jun12
– Add extra test for unsupported Protocol Families.
– Fix inet_pton call.
– Real fix of bug #1897 5.2.9 breaks IPv6 connectivity
– Fix bug #1891 wrong daemon name printed with -? option
– Fix bug #1859 INSERT INTO Counters fails
– First try at fixing bug #1897 5.2.9 breaks IPv6 connectivity
– Convert write_rec_to_block() to a state machine
– Fix bat from eating all Dir connections — fixes bug #1872
– Back port fixes from BEE to fix Windows restore bug #1892
– Add block checksum flag to version.h
– Add block checksum debug code
– Fix bug #1893 dbcheck -B gives rwl_writelock error.
– Remove restriction of network buffer size being multiple of a tape block
– Add rudimentary support for saving AFS acls.
– Send level before the fileset in estimate_cmd() like in backup()

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1859 1872 1891 1892 1893 1897

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.8 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.8 to Source Forge

This release is identical to release 5.2.8, with the exception
that the patch:

“Apply readline without TERM_LIB dependency patch from bug #1871”

has been removed because it is not portable to all systems or
versions of readline.

;;;;

Kern;;;10 June 2012 at 12:04 CET

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.8

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.8 version is a bug fix release.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please note that with this version of Bacula, during the install
of the shared libraries from the src/cats, src/lib, and src/findlib
directories, any old Bacula libraries in the installation
destination directory will be removed.  This should not cause
any problems and at least keeps the installation library cleaner.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For packagers, if you change options, naming, and the way
we link our shared object files, as at least one of you does,
you are creating a situation where the user may not be able
to run multiple versions of Bacula on the same machine, which
is often very useful, and in addition, you create a configuration
that the project cannot properly support.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading from a version older than 5.2.7, please
read all the old ReleaseNotes of all versions released
after the version you are upgrading from. There area
many important notices sumarized here, and we do not
repeat them each bug fix release.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.8
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Changes since 5.2.7:
——————–

10Jun12
– Apply readline without TERM_LIB dependency patch from bug #1871
– Ensure cancel status is set for canceled duplicate jobs — partial fix fo
bug #1851
– Enhance Win32 error messages — fixes bug #1879
– Apply patch from bug 1876 to permit dot commands in a runscript
– Remove config variables from examples/devices fixes bug #1884
– Add more debug code for bug 1885
– Add more debug to block.c when read rejected
– Fail job that attempts to read from closed device — reported in bug 1885
not fixed
– Detect Python 2.7 fixes bug #1888
– Apply systemd patch from bug #1886
– Rewrite some SD subroutines as class members
– New overhaul of xattr code.
– Use IPPROTO_TCP for SOL_TCP if SOL_TCP isn’t defined.
– Fix compiler warning.

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1851 1871 1879 1884 1886 1888

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.7 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.7

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.7 version is a significant bug fix release. (The
diff file between 5.2.6 and this one is over 25,000 lines).

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please note that with this version of Bacula, during the install
of the shared libraries from the src/cats, src/lib, and src/findlib
directories, any old Bacula libraries in the installation
destination directory will be removed.  This should not cause
any problems and at least keeps the installation library cleaner.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For packagers, if you change options, naming, and the way
we link our shared object files, as at least one of you does,
you are creating a situation where the user may not be able
to run multiple versions of Bacula on the same machine, which
is often very useful, and in addition, you create a configuration
that the project cannot properly support.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading from a version older than 5.2.7, please
read all the old ReleaseNotes of all versions released
after the version you are upgrading from. There area
many important notices sumarized here, and we do not
repeat them each bug fix release.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.3
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Changes since 5.2.6:
——————–
02Jun12
– Correct Qt version needed for bat
– Turn on SD deadlock detection by default
– Fix bug #1880 ltdl.m4 missing for new feature.
– Fix bug #1870 GNU binutils-gold build failure.
– Add new empty netinet/tcp.h so Windows compile works
– Eliminate compiler warning in stored/dircmd.c
– Fix TCP Heartbeat code
– Align conio.c struct at 8 bytes to fix Sparc bus error.
– Fix get_basename() — rewrite
– Apply James’ exchange-fd.c regression fix
– Add first Dutch translation
– Ensure that StorageId is updated after write
– Fix updating of cached slots + error message numbering
– Remove old shared objects before install
– Add missing dummy bVarPrefixLinks variable retrieval.
– Fix mysql config for older versions of mysql+config.
– Fix problem in BVFS with concurrent queries
– Add more checks to bvfs
– Try to use multi-row insert statements for mysql.
– On some platforms intptr_t is in an other include file.
– Add support for fcntl(fd, F_CLOSEM) to close filedescriptors.
– Use closefrom if available instead of trying to close fds ourself.
– Fix class member shadowing.
– Move storages tls initialization to proper place.
– Fix Copyright on init scripts suse, add specific daemon user & group
– Add support for new POSIX getaddrinfo interface.
– Apply MSQL detection fixes from bug #1829
– Fix bug #1805 cannot specify hostname in ./configure
– Fix restore_job restore keyword
– Allow plugin to backup a directory
– Print seconds in schedule time as noted in bug #1854
– Fix #1857 about restore cd command that blocks on empty directory
– Backport new StorageId code
– More definitive fix for update slots bug
– Fix #4062 on make_catalog_backup.pl script when user/password are empty
– Fix bug #1853: bacula-sd dead but pid file exists.
– Fix bug #1841 estimate command level=differential goes wrong in accurate
mode.
– Fix bug #1842 Incorrect port number reported
– Fix bug #1848 bsock.c:335 Socket has errors=1 on call to client
– Force the re-initialization of BaseJobOpts, AccurateOpts and VerifyOpts
between two Include{}

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1805 1829 1841 1842 1848 1853 1854 1857 1870 1874 1880 4062

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.6 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.6 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.6

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.6 version is a bug fix release.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading directly from 5.0.3 to this version, please see the
important notices below for version 5.2.3, particularly
the database upgrade and the difference in packaging the
SQL shared libraries.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you store .bsr or .mail files in the Bacula working
directory, please be aware that they will all be deleted
each time the Director starts.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.3
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

New Feature:
– The restore tree cd command accepts wild cards within each
part of a path. Wild cards apply only to a single part at a
time: i.e. cd a*/b*/xx* will match abc/bcd/xxfxx
but */xx* will not match the above filename.

Changes since 5.2.5:

17Feb12
– Fix old exchange-fd plugin Accurate checkFile code.
– Insert the slot field as a numeric field.
– Fix #1831 by dropping the table before creating it
– Make cd accept wildcards
– Remove bad optimization from Accurate code
– Lock read acquire in SD to prevent to read jobs getting the same thing
– Implement more robust check in other drives for tape slot wanted
– Fix lost dcr point — memory loss in Copy/Migration + possible confusion
– Ensure that bvfs SQL link is not shared
– Fix error printing in acl and xattr code.
– Backport better error debug output for sd plugins.
– Add wait on bad connection for security
– Make mtx-changer more fault tolerant
– Fix 32/64 bit problems in SD sscanf commands
– Skip certain filesystem types on some platforms.
– Allow BVFS to browse and restore Base jobs
– Add error message to .bvfs_clear_cache command
– Fix plugin bug with multiple simultaneous jobs

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1831

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.5 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.5

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.5 version is a bug fix release.

Please note there was a seemingly innocent patch made to
version 5.2.4 that had rather serious negative consequences
on restarted jobs.  Anyone using restarted jobs should upgrade
from 5.2.4 to 5.2.5.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading directly from 5.0.3 to this version, please see the
important notices below for version 5.2.3, particularly
the database upgrade and the difference in packaging the
SQL shared libraries.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you store .bsr or .mail files in the Bacula working
directory, please be aware that they will all be deleted
each time the Director starts.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.3
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Changes since 5.2.4:

25Jan12
– Disable usage of JS_Warning waiting for a more complete implementation
– Removed old sd plugins which doesn’t work anymore.
– Adapt sample-query.sql for Warning job status
– Fix location of Qt dlls for Win64 build
– Fix MediaView::getSelection

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1824 (1814 1806 1818 non-bugs)

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.4 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.4 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.4

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.4 version is an bug fix release.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading directly from 5.0.3 to this version, please see the
important notices below for version 5.2.3, particularly
the database upgrade and the difference in packaging the
SQL shared libraries.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you store .bsr or .mail files in the Bacula working
directory, please be aware that they will all be deleted
each time the Director starts.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.3
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Most important changes since 5.2.3:
– Fix LZO detection so that it correctly detects presense of header
files.
– Switch the way we handle shared object versioning.
– Backport Enterprise spec files to platforms/rpms
– Switch to using Qt 4.7.4 (you must download new
depkgs-qt-24Dec11.tar.gz
– Update depkgs to depkgs-24Dec11.tar.gz
– Enhancements to File daemon and Storage daemon plugins
– Compiler warning cleanups
– xattr fixes
– Cleanup old files in the working directory when the Director starts

Changes since 5.2.3:

18Jan12
– Prepare for adding IPv6 to Windows in the future
– Fix bug #1822 Schedule run line parsing fails if value is keyword
– Revert to 5.0 size computation in accurate elements, may fix #1821
– Mark that a file was found in the accurate list in the ff_pkt with a
variable
– Definitive fix for MySQL MaxValue problem bug #1810
– Initialize delta_seq to -1 because 0 means that we have already a version
– Adapt bfileview for bvfs tables
– Set job status to running when restore job really starts
– Remove ifdeffing that turned off JS_Warning status — must have been miss
test code
– Add support for soname setting in libtool.
– Fix bug #1815
– Fix systemd pid files.
– Limit migration/copy jobs to starting 100 at a time
– Avoid conflict with PAGE_SIZE define
– Send previous Job name during Incremental/Differential to the FD
– Fix bug #1811 Filed fails to backup more then one xattr.
– system.posix_acl_default is also an acl stored as xattr
– Fix bug #1807
– Add configure for new redhat spec files
– Backport Enterprise spec files
– Fix bad memset() reported by clang
– Test new plugin function in bpipe and test plugin
– Try to fix openssl problem with signal
– Add BSOCK::set_killable()
– Set directory attributes when using Replace=Never when Bacula creates the
– Use RestoreObject type in Catalog
– Add new features in plugin
– Add helper for ini files
– Implement run accurate=yes/no
– Add .bvfs_clear_cache
– Add Accurate and MaxRunSchedTime in Schedule resource
– Fix bug #1802 configure code to detect LZO is broken
– Fix bug #1806 failure to save second and more xattr.
– Add second xattr to show bug 1806
– Fix seg fault in plugin event loop
– Fix #3210 about slow restore with bvfs

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1802 1806 1807 1810 1811 1815 1821 1822 3210

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.3 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.3 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.3

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.3 version is an bug fix release.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading directly from 5.0.3 to this version, please see the
important notices below for version 5.2.2, particularly
the database upgrade and the difference in packaging the
SQL shared libraries.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.3
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Changes since 5.2.2:

– Revert patch from Ben to not compress man pages on Solaris fix #1801
– Fix bug #3322 don’t poll when operator is labeling tapes
– bvfs: Fix mysql REGEXP operator
– Fix Mysql 5.5.18 symbol lookup
– fix utf8/iso8859 problems
– Fix #3419, update stats problem
– Fix cats_test to use the new method names.
– Update accurate code to use 1 byte instead of 3
– Fix segfault in accurate code
– Fix compilation warning on FreeBSD

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
1801 3322 3419

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.2 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.2 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.2

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–
The 5.2.2 version is an important bug fix release. It contains also some
additions and performance improvements.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are upgrading directly from 5.0.3 to this version, please see the
important notices below for version 5.2.1, particularly
the database upgrade and the difference in packaging the
SQL shared libraries.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.2
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Changes since 5.2.1:
—————–
– Implement -t option for Bat
– Require correct Qt version 4.6.2 or later to build bat
– Get new lib/plugins.h
– Pull new SD plugin files from Master
– Fix script to set mode of cats scripts
– Add Systemd configure options
– Split messages line by line before sending it to syslog() fix #3325
– Fix bvfs_restore on MySQL
– Fix #3308 where a SMTP problem can block the director
– Change locking scheme of the mountpoint cache.
– Enhance mountcache with rescan option after interval.
– Add %D option to edit_job_code, simplify callbacks on director side
– Move Zdeflate and Zinflate to seperate file.
– Put libraries in the correct order for non shared libs.
– Remove last traces of @SQL_BINDIR@ and @DB_TYPE@
– Fix bug #1774
– Move batch insert detection into db.m4
– bat: try to fix offset button problem when clicking too much on previous
– bvfs: Use single transaction for each job during update
– Add missing bwild & bregex man8 pages
– Fix compilation issue of wx-console #1778
– bvfs: fix filter for pattern= bvfs parameter
– Improve speed of BVFS with SQLite, Thanks to J.Starek
– bvfs: add clear_cache function
– bvfs: Handle windows drive when building path hierarchy

Closed Bugs Since 5.2.1
———————–
1774 1778 3308 3325

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.1 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.1 to Source Forge

Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.1

Bacula code: Total files = 1,110 Total lines = 231,439 (Using SLOCCount)

General:
——–

This 5.2.1 version is a major release since the last version 5.0.3.
It includes well over 299,387 lines of changes made by 20 contributors,
lots of bug fixes (see below), 1,851 software commits,and a
number of important new features:

Version 5.2.0
————-
Version 5.2.0 was short lived, because Marco (thanks) found
a number of last minute bugs. So the first official release of 5.2
is 5.2.1.

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.1
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Main New Features:
——————
– LZO Compression
– New Tray Monitor
– Purge Migration Job
– Changes in Bvfs (Bacula Virtual FileSystem)
– Changes in the Pruning Algorithm
– Ability to Verify any specified Job
– Additions to RunScript variables
– Additions to the Plugin API
– ACL enhancements
– XATTR enhancements
– Class Based Database Backend Drivers
– Hash List Enhancements

Some of the above are described below; all the above are
described in more detail in the New Features chapter of the
manual.
Closed Bugs since 5.0.3:
———————
1389 1444 1448 1466 1467 1468 1476 1481 1486 1488 1493 1494 1497 1499 1501
1502 1504 1509 1511 1513 1516 1524 1526 1527 1532 1536 1538 1541 1542 1549
1551 1553 1554 1558 1559 1560 1564 1567 1568 1569 1571 1574 1577 1581 1582
1584 1587 1594 1595 1600 1601 1602 1603 1604 1606 1608 1610 1612 1623 1624
1633 1643 1648 1655 1661 1664 1666 1669 1672 1675 1684 1685 1695 1696 1699
1700 1703 1735 1741 1749 1751 1761 1762 1764 1768 1770 1771 2710

================== Warning !!!!!! ==========================

The new pruning algorithm will not allow pruning of jobs that are essential
restore since the last Full backup. This is, of course, correct and desirab
but it is different from older Bacula versions that could inappropriately
prune jobs. Pruning of volumes is not affected.

Building Bat:
————-
To build Bat, you need Qt4 version 4.6.2.  If you build with any other
version it is likely not to work.  If you do not have version 4.6.2, on
your system, you can download the Bacula depkgs_qt version 16Dec10.

Packaging the SQL backend:
————————–
The main Bacula Director code is independent of the SQL backend
in this version. This means that the Bacula Director can be packaged
by itself, then each of the different SQL backends supported can
be packaged separately.  It is possible to build all the DB backends
at the same time.

– configure can be run with multiple database configure options.
–with-sqlite3
–with-mysql
–with-postgresql

Order of testing for database is
– postgresql
– mysql
– sqlite3

Each configured backend generates a libbaccats-<backend_name>-<version>.so
A dummy catalog library is created named libbaccats-version.so

At configure time the first detected backend is used as the so called defaul
backend and at install time the dummy libbaccats-<version>.so is replaced wi
the default backend type.

If you configure all 3 backends you get 3 backend libraries and the postgres
gets installed as the default.  When you want to switch the default you can
copy one of the 3 backend libraries over the libbaccats-<version>.so e.g.

cp libbaccats-postgresql-<version>.so libbaccats-<version>.so

And update the default backend in the following files:

create_bacula_database
drop_bacula_database
drop_bacula_tables
grant_bacula_privileges
make_bacula_tables
make_catalog_backup
update_bacula_tables

New Catalog format in version 5.2.0 and greater
———————————————–
This release of Bacula uses a new catalog format. We provide a set of
scripts that permit to convert a 5.0.x (version 12) catalog to 5.2.1 (versio
14).  The Bacula project rpm spec files have been modified to
detect the database change and do the upgrade for you.  We strongly
recommend that you save a copy of your existing database before upgrading
using rpms.

The simplest way to upgrade the database assuming you are building from
source (i.e. manually):
1. Stop any current version of Bacula from running.
2. Save a copy of your existing database.
3. Configure, build, and install the 5.2.1 version of Bacula
Note the new ./configure options in the manuals see the link
at the bottom of this file.
4. cd <your-scripts-installation-directory>
5. ./update_bacula_tables
6. If you have multiple catalogs, edit the update_bacula_tables
script and put the name of another database, and then
execute the script again. Repeat this until all Bacula
catalogs have been updated.
7. Start the new Bacula.  If everything worked, it should
not print any error messages.
If you start from scratch, you don’t need to run the update_bacula_tables
script because the create_bacula_tables script automatically creates the new
table format.  However, if you are using a version of Bacula older than 5.0.
(e.g.  3.0.3) then you need to run the update_bacula_tables script that will
be found in the <bacula>/src/cats directory after you run the ./configure
command.  As mentioned above, before running this script, please backup your
catalog database, and when you do running it, be sure shutdown Bacula and be
aware that running the script can take some time depending on your database
size.

================================================================

Changes:

Speed and Memory Usage Enhancements:
– Implement LZO compression algorithm (need lzo2 headers to activate this op
– New Pruning algoritm — safer and faster
– Use of PostgreSQL cursor when doing large queries, should reduce the
memory usage during restore and accurate backups.
– limit command in some list commands
– Bacula Virtual File System for fast catalog access
– Faster crc32 algorithm

Security Enhancements:
– Additional security against injection of illegal characters
– Fix possible fnmatch problem

Features Enhancements:
– Improvements in ACL and xattr handling on additional platforms:
AIX, Darwind, FreeBSD, HPUX, IRIX, Solaris, Tru64
– Tray monitor for Windows
– New SQL backend and ./configure that permits building multiple catalog
backends in one build, and has the main Bacula core code totally independe
of the SQL backend, which should simplify packaging (only the
libbacsql.so/dll needs to be changed to switch from one database backend
to another (e.g. MySQL to PostgreSQL).
– Indent lsmark during restore
– Disable batch insert config item
– Director selection option in bconsole
– restorejob command in bconsole
– Many additional features for bat such as “brestore” panel
– The old bat version browser has been turned off since it does not
work correctly and the brestore panel provides the same functionality
– Improved hash table for hard links
– Additional script variable editing such as %b (JobBytes), %F (JobFiles)
and %h (Client Address)
Other Enhancements:
– Includes better handling for Windows repares points, mount points, and
junction points.
– New database format
– Many new plugin API features
– Improved memory handling for restores
– Significant stability enhancements to bat
– xattr/ACL restore failure are now printed as Warning
– A few path name length limits in Windows have been removed.

We have released Bacula Version 5.0.3 to Source Forge

This 5.0.3 version is significant bug fix update to version 5.0.2.
It includes new code and some new features.
There is no database change since prior versions of 5.0.

Note, if you are running 5.0.0, read the 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 release notes below in
the 5.0.1 release section.  Important!!!

Compatibility:
————–
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time.

Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.0.3
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons.

Changes and New Features:
– If a VSS (Windows) snapshot fails, the whole Job is failed, previously
it printed a warning message and continued.
– New editing codes %b = Job Bytes and %f = Job Files for runscripts
– Any non-Bacula project plugins (i.e. third party plugins)
must be upgraded to specify AGPLv3 in place of the GPLv2 used previously
for the PLUGIN_LICENSE.
– The bat Media page text columns can be sorted by clicking on the column.
– If possible, the SD will automatically update the catalog Volume size if
it does not match the Volume size. The mismatch between the Volume sizes
typically occurs when the FD has a comm line drop or the FD crashes.

Bug fixes
1538 1554 1564 1567 1568 1569 1571 1577 1581 1582 1587 1594 1595 1606 1610

– Change license from GPLv2 to AGPLv3
– Make Win32 no filesystem change more explicit
– Backport Branch-4.0 release to Branch-5.0
– Massive backport from Branch-5.1 to Branch-5.0
– Fix postgresql catalog creation when version is not on the first line
– Fix bug #1610 handle empty xattr values on Linux and xBSD.
– Garbage collect memory pool at end of job and before sm_dump
– Add xattr seg fault protection suggested by Marco for bug #1610
– Add archlinux to os.m4
– More fixes for 32/64 bit problems in smartall
– Fix 32/64 bit problem in smartalloc dump routine
– Fix bad copy/paste in commit c88dccb88 prably a seg fault
– Add .dump and .exit commands for daemons
– Make SD automatically fix the Volume size in the Catalog when out of sync
– Use Pmsg in smartall.c rather than printf for tracing Windows
– Up maximum block size to 20M
– Fix for TLS bugs #1568 and #1599
– Improve comm line error handling for TLS, may fix bug #1568 and #1599
– Fix problem when sending Cancel event to plugin
– Convert all Jmsg on the watchdog thread to Qmsg
– Fix SD crash due to mismatched lock/unlock in error condition
– Fix bug #1587 if you have clients with different catalogs configured, both
catalogs contains all clients after a reload or restart of the dir
– Fix bug #1577 During migration: ERROR in block.c:950 Failed ASSERT: dev->is_open()
by moving and commenting out the ASSERT()
– Skip HB kill in FD if HB thread terminated
– Fix crash from unequal volume_lock/unlock calls
– New prunning algorithm — should be more accurate
– Save any dumps during regression to dumps directory
– Fix crash from rw_lock/unlock miss match
– Attempt to fix duplicate job kill seg fault
– Replace pthread_kill by my_thread_send_signal() in jcr.c
– fix #1595 about batch mode detection problem for postgresql with non standard
install dir
– Fix #1594 about prune copy jobs
– Apply literal string fix in printf submitted by Luca Berra
– Fix bug #1582 Restore from multiple storage daemons breaks subsequent backups
– Fix segfault on “cancel jobid=” command
– Fix bug #1554 Windows installer doesn’t honor /S flag
– Remove pool zap code that breaks 2drive-concurrent-test
– Fix #1571 and install libraries with 755 perms
– Fix bug #1581 ASSERTs in src/dird/jobq.c can never trigger
– Fix problem with BaseJob and Accurate FileSet options on client side
– Fix for bug #1569 deadlock/crash in Dir
– Fix segfault when loading Plugins
– Fix #1567 about display of long volume names truncated during restore
– Added new bacula-libs package.
– Fix bug #1538 Start Scripts return incorrect value
– Fix bug #1564 init scripts not LSB compliant

See ChangeLog for more details.