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Notice to all fwbackups 1.43.3 *release candidate* users

Two serious issues have been identified in 1.43.3 release candidate 5 and 6 that may prevent certain files from being included in your backup. These bugs are not present in the final release of 1.43.3.

If you are currently using the latest release, version 1.43.3, then you may safely ignore this message. If you are using a 1.43.3 release candidate, it is strongly recommended you update to 1.43.3 as soon as possible.

fwbackups 1.43.3rc6 released

fwbackups 1.43.3rc6 has been released fixing many important bugs and featuring a new chapter in the user guide about technical information.

It is recommended that all users update to 1.43.3rc6.

fwbackups 1.43.3rc5 released

fwbackups 1.43.3rc5 is now available bringing many bugfixes, usability improvements and most importantly an updated user guide.

Configuring your backups is now easier than ever with a redesigned Options tab that does away with the complicated engine selection and introduces a new, simpler Backup Format selection. As well, this release brings better Gnome Human Interface Guidelines 2.2.1 compliance.

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 4 released

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 4 is now available for download. It is a bugfix release recommended for all users as it fixes a bug found in 1.43.3rc3 which may have resulted in non-interactive backups failing to run correctly. fwbackups 1.43.3rc4 also includes the Windows-specific bugfixes included inside the 1.43.3a installers.

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 3 released

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 3 has been released for download with numerous feature enhancements, bugfixes and security fixes:

  • On Linux and OS X, the permissions of the fwbackups user directory are changed to prevent unauthorized access to stored passwords
  • On Linux and OS X, backing up files will now show the backup progress as well as the name of the current file being backed up.
  • Support for restore operations from remote folders (note: file permissions are not preserved)
  • Fixed a problem that would cause backups to hang on Debian-based Linux distributions if the print a list of installed packages to a file option was enabled
  • Fixed a problem where failing backup operations could cause fwbackups to hang on exit
  • Fix a problem which caused one-time backups to fail in 1.43.3 release candidate 2

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 2

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 2 is now ready for download. It includes initial support for Apple's OS X operating system and various improvements including:

  • Better error handling while performing multi-threaded operations
  • Backing up to a remote server using the rsync engine no longer copies the files locally first, and uploads them directly to the server instead
  • Old backups on remotes server are now cleaned
  • Fixed a bug which occurred if /etc/crontab did not exist

For downloads, see the fwbackups project page.

fwbackups 1.43.3 release candidate 1

fwbackups 1.43.3 (release candidate 1) has been released. It includes many bugfixes, many of which dealing with restores and the way fwbackups deals with remote servers. Some of the notable changes/fixes are:

  • Quotations are escaped in the crontab
  • Restores can be cancelled and display the current file is displayed for the tar* engines
  • Support has been added for restores with remote sources
  • Saved passwords are obscured and no longer stored plaintext

For downloads, see the fwbackups project page.

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