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.

Public git repository for fwbackups

A public git repository for fwbackups is now available on github! If you'd like to grab a copy of the current repository, just run:

git clone git://github.com/firewing1/fwbackups.git

If you are interested in seeing what's coming soon, you can view the C++ rewrite by switching to the 'cplusplus' branch.


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.

Development of fwbackups 1.44 underway

The development of the new C++ branch of fwbackups, version 1.44, is well underway. It will include some exciting new features such as:

  • Support for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux
  • A QT-based interface
  • A graphical interface that is easier to use than ever before
  • Additional command-line backup and restore configuration utilities
  • Incremental, differential, full backup and clone copy modes
  • A new data recovery tool for damaged disks
  • An advanced rsync-based algorithm which makes remote transfers highly efficient
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