Category Releases

Bacula 9.0.6

This is a bug fix and enhancement release. The two major enhancements are support for Qt5 in bat and the tray monitor, and support for OpenSSL-1.1. However, the current Qt5 enhancement is not yet complete, so please continue to use Qt4 for building bat and the tray monitor. There were also a number of nice bug fixes. Thanks to the users who supplied patches for the enhancements and bug fixes. They are much
appreciated.

19Nov17
– Update AUTHORS for recent commits
– Remove incorrecly placed openssl-compat.h
– Add openssl-compat.h which went in wrong directory
– baculum: Add removing single resource
– baculum: Add module to check resource dependencies
– baculum: Fix saving names with spaces inside schedule Run directive
– baculum: Fix saving entire config by api request
– Backout vol size tests in previous attempt to fix bug #2349
– Fix compiler warning in previous patch
– Apply patches from bugs #2325 and #2326 to fix FIFO bugs
– Fix bug #2315 INTEGER misspelled in update_sqlite3_tables.in
– Try to fix bug #2349 multiple recycle messages
– Add support for items with comma in ini_store_alist_str()
– Fix segfault after the reload of an incorrect configuration
– Add temporary fix to avoid a deadlock after a reload command on an incorrect configuration
– baculum: Throw 404 error if service not known
– Fix race condition between setip and the access to CLIENT::address()
– Fix #3284 about Client address not reloaded properly
– baculum: Use home page url when an error is shown
– Fix bug #2346 Dir blocks when max reloads reached
– baculum: Send config to api server as json
– Remove enterprise code that breaks Mac install — fixes bug #2351
– Correct FS size calculation for FreeBSD, Solaris, and Windows
– baculum: Enable Portuguese language support in makefile
– baculum: Fix required directives in schedule resource configuration
– baculum: Fix saving messages resource
– baculum: Improve slow reloading config resource list
– crypto: remove most of OpenSSL initcallbacks for 1.1
– Update ACL/XATTR code and define new ACL/XATTR API for Plugins.
– baculum: Fix numeric password setting bug reported by Heitor Faria
– crypto: convert EVP_PKEY access and remaining bits for OpenSSL 1.1
– crypto: convert EVP_MD_CTX + EVP_CIPHER_CTX to OpenSSL 1.1
– crypto: Use DEFINE_STACK_OF()
– crypto: Add a tiny OpenSSL compat level
– crypto: remove support for ancient openssl
– fix #3269 obey the user choice of “Are you sure you want to delete X JobId
– Add restore wizard to the tray monitor.
– Preparation fixes: remove some warning
– Add ASSERTD() to track NULL Volume name error
– Add “noautoparent” restore command option to disable the automatic parent directory selection
– Make qt-console compatible to Qt5 (Qt4 still work)

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2315 2325 2346 2349 2351

Thanks for using Bacula.

Release 9.0.5

I am pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.5
This is an important bug fix release. In particular it fixes the cases
where Bacula would print a very large number of error messages. Additional
backported code from Bacula Enterprise is included as well as updates to
the rpm scripts. A number of minor Baculum issues have also been
corrected.

01Nov17
– Use if exists on dropping MAC table in postgres. Fixes bug #2314
– Fix bdirjson display of Minutes. Fixes bug #2318
– baculum: Set default language if no language set
– baculum: Fix language setting in api
– baculum: Update generated .mo files for api
– baculum: Add missing texts to translations
– baculum: Fix add to translation static texts on the api default page
– baculum: Fix missing session start
– Make verify job log same as other logs — fixes bug #2328
– Take a more conservative approach for setting killable true
– Add extra safety for readdir buffer

31Oct17
– Retab systemd/Makefile.in
– Don’t require mount for @piddir@
– Use Debian systemd start/stop scripts supplied by Sven Hartge

29Oct17
– Fix bug #2316 add CacheRetention to Pool
– Skip tape ioctls on FreeBSD when using a FIFO fixes bug #2324
– Fix bug #2338 to not truncate already truncated volumes
– Remove some old C int code and use bool

28Oct17
– Remove unused lib/lz4.c.orig file
– Update AUTHORS file
– Mark Volume read-only only if no access rights or read-only partition
– Add -P daemon option to supress creating PID file
– Fix too big copy to test FD plugin_ctx

26Oct17
– Backport Enterprise code

23Oct17
– When read-only volume found mark it in catalog — fixes bug #2337
– Make out of space on partition fatal
– Fix bug 2323 — loop exit condition was backward and add error message
– Add missing copy-plugin-confs for regress
– Fix bug reported by jesper@schmitz.computer where bat hangs on FreeBSD

08Oct17
– baculum: Fix reading and writing schedule resource

15Sep17
– baculum: Fix undefined offset error during saving director config
– baculum: Fix listing days of week in schedule setting

14Sep17
– baculum: Fix saving schedule run directive value

12Sep17
– rpm: Add missing script baculabackupreport and query.sql for Suse
– rpm: Add missing libbacsd* file and tapealert script to Suse rpm spec file
– rpm: Add missing libs bbconsjson, bdirjson and bsdjson to Suse rpm spec
file
– rpm: Add aligned plugin rpm spec file for Suse
– rpm: Add bacula-tray-monitor.desktop launcher in scripts directory
– rpm: Add Suse Linux ES 12.1 platform

11Sep17
– rpm: Add bacula-tray-monitor.desktop file in script dir

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2314 2316 2318 2324 2328 2337 2338

Thanks for using Bacula.

Release 9.0.4

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.4

This is a minor bug fix release and mainly fixes the make_ and update_ sqlite3 database scripts.

06Sep17
– Update po files

05Sep17
– Fix SQLite3 upgrade tables script fixes bug #2306
– baculum: Fix language setting in config file

03Sep17
– Upgrade to latest lz4.c to fix bug #2310 bus error on 64 bit Solaris
– Recompile configure.in
– Ensure systemd/bacula.conf is created by configure fixed bug #2307
– Fix compiler warning noted in bug #2309
– Fix SQLite3 Version bug #2305
– Remove unused variable to elimiate compiler warning
– Recompile configure.in

28Aug17
– Fix #2925 Do not try to stop non backup jobs (virtualfull, copy, migration
restore, etc…)

25Aug17
– baculum: Fix broken symbolic links for lang files

17Aug17
– don’t use add_event() when flag “l” is not set

14Jun17
– core: bwlimit measure bandwidth

02Jun17
– core: bwlimit handle backlog and allow burst

25Apr17
– Do not purge running jobs in autoprune

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2305 2306 2307 2309 2310 2925

Please note: SQLite3 has been depreciated for a long time. If the
community will step forward (as it did in this case) and prepare
the appropriate make_sqlite3_tables and update_sqlite3_tables files,
we can continue to leave the SQLite3 code in Bacula. However, we
strongly urge users to update to MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL,
which are our supported SQL databases.

Thanks for using Bacula.

Release 9.0.3

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.3

This is a minor bug fix release and mainly fixes the single drive mount/unmount problem.

08Aug17
– baculum: Fix access denied error on api install wizard page
– baculum: Remove assigning to api host when user is deleted
– baculum: Fix empty admin setting
– baculum: Add ability to assign host to specific user
– baculum: Fix bconsole test connection for new api host that works with new
director
– baculum: Fix sqlite db support
– Fix bug #2301 Solaris Available space incorrectly reported by turning off
output for Solaris
– Fix bug #2300 mount/unmount/release of single tape drive does not work
– baculum: Fix bconsole connection test in config wizard
– baculum: Fix writing config for schedule and message names with space
– bpipe: Fix compiler warning
– baculum: Fix drag & drop file version elements
– baculum: Add fileset info endpoint and use it in restore wizard
– baculum: Use client name instead of clientid and start using fileset to
prepare restore tree
– baculum: Remove fileset parameter from run restore
– baculum: Fix lstat regex pattern
– baculum: Get the most recent jobs by client and fileset or by clientid and
filesetid
– Fix: bug #3048: jobs are stuck in endless loop in reserve.c
– Add total time to test.out file
– baculum: Add restore job selection in restore job wizard
– Enhance verify job report from bug 2249

Bugs fixed/closed since last release:
2300 2301 3048

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