We are pleased to announce the first BETA release of the next major Bacula
version 11.3.2 to both the Bacula website (www.bacula.org) and to SourceForge.


This is a beta version of the new 13.0 major release with many new features and
a number of changes. Please take care to test this code carefully before
putting it into production. Although the new features have been tested, they
have not run in a production environment.

As always, both the 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 11.3 Director and Storage
daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File Daemons.

New Catalog format in version 11.3.0 and greater

This release of Bacula uses a new catalog format. We provide a set of scripts
that permit conversion from 9.x and earlier versions to the new 11.3 format
(1025). Normally the conversion/upgrade is fast.

Keep in mind that there is a big change from 9.x to 11.0 that takes longer than
usual, the upgrade process will require about twice the disk space of the
actual database.

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 5.0.0
(e.g. 3.0.3) then you need to run the update_bacula_tables script that will be
found in the /src/cats directory after you run the ./configure command.

As mentioned above, before running this script, please backup your catalog
database, be sure to shutdown Bacula and be aware that running the script can
take some time depending on your database size.

Thanks for using Bacula!

Best Regards,


New Features:
- Job Storage group support
- Kubernetes Plugin
- New Accurate Option to Save Only File's Metadata
- Windows CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes) support
- Adding more logging for daemon<->daemon connection in job output
- Tag support on catalog objects
- Support for SHA256 and SHA512 signatures in FileSet
- External LDAP Console Authentication

Misc Features:
- Windows Installer Silent Mode options
- Add PriorJob to llist job output
- Check for IP SANs when verifying TLS certs
- Clarify SD vbackup device error message
- Add bconsole .jlist command to get JSON output from regular list command
- Ensure that the DIR will reject catalog update from the FD
- Add variable for PreviousJobId in mail messages
- Respect the 'nodump' flag in more OSes than just BSD
- Add debug/trace/tags information to .status header
- Handle lin_tape end of device with the new 'Use Lintape=yes' Device directive
- Add MaximumJobErrorCount FileDaemon directive
- bsmtp: Add the possibility to add emails separated with a comma as recipient list
- SDPacketCheck FileDaemon used to control the network flow
- Add .bvfs_ls_all_files command

Main Fixes:
- The presence of FileSet and Pool directives in the Job. Bug #2188
- Fix Director crash for client intiated backup
- Fix Director crash for Migration job
- Fix incorrect ouput for the .status client command
- Skip XATTR larger than MaximumNetworkBuffer
- Fix deadlock when starting the Director with a missconfigured catalog
- Fix BAT tool crashing the Director
- Fix org#2627 About DIR crashing for copy jobs and resource rename
- Move the delete volume event just before the actual deletion
- Fix mail variables not working after a conf reload
- Fix OpenBSD chio-changer script fix
- Fix SQL query generated with ACLs
- Fix heartbeat segfault when the job is terminated very quickly
- Fix About wrong backup client displayed to the user when the original client doesn't exist
- Fix org#2605 About incorrect message in restore command
- cdp: open the inotify stream using the CLOEXEC (close on exec) flag
- docker: Check the presence of the docker tools duing loadPlugins()
- Fix reload issue when a Job doesn't have a Pool defined
- Fix Copy job with SelectionType=PoolUncopiedJobs selects jobs from wrong pool
- Fix about checking for Storage being used for job restart/resume
- Fix about incorrect variable substitution with the query command
- Fix org#2579 About incorrect JSON generated from empty Messages resource
- alist: Fix for memory overflow access

Please see the New Features chapter of the manual for documentation on
the new features.