Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit managing backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Based on Source Forge downloads, Bacula is the most popular Open Source backup program.

               Release Notes for Bacula 5.2.12

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

General:
--------
Version 5.2.12 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 5.2.10, 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 5.2.12
 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.

12Sep12
 - Fix accurate option in the estimate command
  - Fix bug #1932 director crash.

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 bug 
  #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
1932


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

Version 5.2.11 was short lived because of a crash

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

General:
--------
The 5.2.10 version is a significant bug fix release including 
our first cut at 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:
- Fix IPv6 networking
- Fix SQL Counter problems 
- Fix Bat hanging after running a number of jobs
- Fix dbcheck rw_writelock problem
- Fix 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


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

General:
--------
The 5.2.9 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:
--------------------

11Jun12
 - Remove bad TERM_LIB patch from version 5.2.8 
     "Apply readline without TERM_LIB dependency patch from bug #1871"
 - Ensure cancel status is set for canceled duplicate jobs -- partial fix for 
   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 but 
   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 1879 1884 1886 1888


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

General:
--------
Version 5.2.8 was a short lived version because it had a TERM_LIB
patch that broke on Solaris and other machines.  That patch was
removed in 5.2.9.

General:
--------
The 5.2.7 version is a significan 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



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

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

General:
--------
The 5.2.5 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.

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)

=============================================================
General:
--------
The 5.2.4 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.

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 missed 
  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 them
 - 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


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

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


================================================================
Version 5.2.2

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


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

Version 5.2.1

The 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 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.

5.2.1 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

Note on bug 1612 where Bacula does not save a checksum for hard links during
full backup, but expects one during accurate differential backups. You need
a Full backup with the 5.2.x code to have these checksums in the Catalog.
Doing Incr/Diff over a 5.0.x Full backup will still display lot of errors.



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

 The new pruning algorithm will not allow pruning of jobs that are essential to
 restore since the last Full backup. This is, of course, correct and desirable,
 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 default
backend and at install time the dummy libbaccats-<version>.so is replaced with
the default backend type.

If you configure all three backends you get three backend libraries and the
postgresql gets installed as the default.  When you want to switch the default
you can copy one of the three 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 (version
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 5.0.0
(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 option)
- 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 independent
  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.


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

The 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.

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


============= Release 5.0.2 ========================

Changes since 5.0.1
-------------------

Bug fixes
1502 1511 1517 1524 1527 1532 1536 1541 1549 1551 1553 1559 1560

- Probable fix for SD crash bug #1553
- Fix #1559 problem when restoring pruned jobs with a regexp
- Fix for bug #1560 bcopy cannot find Volume
- Fix cancel crash bug #1551
- Check if sql backend is thread-safe
- Correct Pool display in SD status. Fixes bug #1541
- Fix cancel crash reported by Stephen Thompson
- Rewind on close to fix #1549
- Remove closelog() in bpipe fixes bug #1536
- Fix #1517 about missing Base level in .level command
- Replace ASSERT in block.c with fail Job
- Fix database locking calling db_lock and returning from function without
  calling db_unlock.
- Add missing db_unlock to bvfs_update_cache.
- Fix #1532 about permission on binaries
- Fix #1527 about deadlock during migration
- Another fix for OpenSSLv1
- Add -lrt to Solaris links
- Fix tls.c for OpenSSLv1
- Fix #1511 when trying to insert more than 50.000 directories in bvfs
- Fix plugin load not to stop if one plugin bad -- pointed out by James
- Remove --without-qwt from configure statement.
- Second correct fix to bug #1524 verify fails after adding or removing files
- Fix bug #1524 verify fails after adding or removing files
- Apply fix suggested by Andreas in bug #1502 for mediaview column sort problem
- Fix OpenSSL 1.x problem in crypto.c on Fedora 12
- Display AllowCompress warning message only if compression used in FileSet

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


============= Release 5.0.1 ========================

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTE FOR 5.0.0 USERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Allow Duplicate Jobs directive has been significantly 
reworked, and the default value has changed. See below.

Truncate On Purge has been totally rewritten. See the new
features section of the manual.

When Volume Poll Interval is set in the SD DEVICE configuration,
(default 5 mins), after a certain number of polling tries (approx
10) polling will stop and the operator will be asked to
resolve the problem.  Previously there was no limit, and an
error message could be produced at each poll attempt.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Changes since 5.0.0
-------------------
- We believe that we have resolved most of the problems
  concerning canceled or failed jobs being "stuck" in the
  Director.  There is one outstanding problem in the SD when
  canceling jobs that we will fix in the next major release.
  If you see jobs that seem to be stuck, in general issuing
  a cancel command in bconsole should now make them go away.

Directives:
- The default for "Allow Duplicate Jobs" has been changed from 
  no to yes.  If you use this directive, please check your
  conf file, and note the next two items !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- AllowHigherDuplicates disabled. It did not work as documented   
    and was confusing.
- New directive "CancelLowerLevelDuplicates" See New Features
  section in the manual.
- Truncate on Purge rewritten.  See New Features section in the manual.

Bug fixes:
1448 1466 1467 1468 1476 1481 1486 1488 1494 1497 
1499 1501 1505 1509 1513

- Ensure SD asks for help when looping even if poll set. Fixes bug #1513.
- Fix three-pool regress bug
- Modify bacula.spec fixes bug #1505
- This version fixes an issue where the console window would start out
  docked. It is fixed by initiating the variables in the Pages class wi
  constructor.
- Fix make_catalog_backup.pl fails when catalog db is on other host
- Apply MacOSX installer patch from bug #1509
- Apply fix to previous fix of Copy problem. Fix proposed by reporter o
  #1476
- Fix bug #1501 -t does not print errors
- Apply SQLite3 update fix from bug #1497
- Apply bashism fix for diskchanger.in script from bug #1499
- Apply rpm fix for Sci Linux from bug #1494
- Take most recent Ukranian po from bug #1448
- Probable fix for Copy/Migration bug #1476
- Fix bug #1488 -- avoid recursion and race conditions in messages.c
- Upgrade cats library also to 5.0.0
- Fix missing console page in bat
- Add bat help files to Window install
- Improve Windows upgrade to ensure old FD is shutdown
- Fix bug #1481 -- bat consumes all console file descriptors
- Backport truncate on purge from 5.1.x
- Fix bug #1486 -- bat doesn't show any errors on command-line
- Update the bsock error URL
- Correct .my.cnf umask in make_catalog_backup.pl
- Apply fix for dbcheck use by make_catalog_backup.pl
- Fix seg fault in bscan from new comment field
- Allow multiple CNs when using TLS
- Fix seg fault in SQlite driver
- Make shared libs version the same as the Bacula release version
- Remove file_index sequential check
- Fix #1466 about Bogus pruning message

For Packagers:
1.  The default query.sql file is now, except for some comments, empty.
The old file, which we no longer support (it is impossible or difficult to
make it work on every backend, and the queries are mostly contributed) can
be found in <bacula-source>/examples/sample-query.sql.  The sample file is
not installed by the Makefiles

2.  When you install the mtx-changer script, you must also install
mtx-changer.conf if it does not exist.  This new file (mtx-changer.conf) is
required for mtx-changer to work, but it is a user configurable file, so on
any update, any existing file should not be overwritten.

3.  Bat should be built on every platform that is capabable of running Qt.
However, the Qt code is changing rather quickly and is not always
compatible from version to version.  We have built and verified bat on Qt
4.3.4.  We strongly recommend that you do not build and distribute bat with
any other version of Qt unless you personally test it.  To build against Qt
4.3.4, download the depkgs-qt package from the Bacula Source Forge download
location, read the README file and follow the instructions.

If you are building for Bacula version 5.0.0, please ensure that you do not
have qmake-qt4 loaded on your system.  If you do, either remove it or
rename it before trying to build bat.  If you do not, bat will probably be
built using the shared objects on your system.  For Bacula 5.0.1 and later,
this problem (bug) does not exist.

depkgs-qt does not install Qt on your system, nor does it interfere with
you having any other version of Qt installed on your system.  Once you
build bat with depkgs-qt, it should *not* use the Qt shared objects, but
rather they will be linked into the program.  After fully installing bat
(make install), you can run "ldd bat" to see what shared objects it will
use.  If any Qt shared objects are referenced, something has gone wrong.

4.  Unless absolutely necessary, we recommend that you do not define any
special library environment variables that apply to the ./configure -- for
example: LIBDIR=/...  ./configure <your-options> is strongly discouraged.
Doing so, could potentially cause Bacula to be linked against the wrong
shared objects.

5.  The Bacula project strongly recommends that you install Bacula into a
single directory, with a few minor exceptions such as the MySQL or
PostgreSQL databases.  Preferrably this should be /opt/bacula.  The full
recommendation is:

#!/bin/sh
# Recommended configure script for Bacula
prefix=/opt/bacula
email=xxx@yyy.zz
CFLAGS="-g -O2 -Wall" \
  ./configure \
    --sbindir=${prefix}/bin \
    --sysconfdir=${prefix}/etc \
    --docdir=${prefix}/html \
    --htmldir=${prefix}/html \
    --with-working-dir=${prefix}/working \
    --with-pid-dir=${prefix}/working \
    --with-subsys-dir=${prefix}/working \
    --with-scriptdir=${prefix}/scripts \
    --with-plugindir=${prefix}/plugins \
    --libdir=${prefix}/lib \
    --enable-smartalloc \
    --enable-tray-monitor \
    --enable-bat \
    --with-mysql \
    --with-dump-email=${email} \
    --with-job-email=${email} \
    --with-smtp-host=localhost \
    --with-baseport=9101

Obviously, the email, and some of the minor options (mysql, postgresql,
...) can be changed to suit your distribution, but the directory names
defined above are strongly recommended, and over time the default values in
the bacula-dir.conf and bacula-sd.conf will reflect these choices.

If you have any questions about this or would like a detailed document
describing our recommendations including packaging requirements, please
send an email to the bacula-devel list.

6.  Starting with Bacula version 3.0.0 up to Bacula 5.0.0, the shared
libraries that Bacula uses by default are named xxx-1.0.0.  Starting with
Bacula 5.0.1, we are going to name the libraries using the Bacula version.
So in Bacula 5.0.1, the libraries will be named xxx-5.0.1.  With future
versions, the last digit may or may not change when we distribute patch
updates (i.e.  the last digit of the version changes).  This will depend on
whether or not we have changed something in the library.  Hopefully this
new procedure will resolve some of the incompatibility problems between
different versions of the shared objects.

7.  The default build option for bconsole is conio (my own little console
routines).  I did this because some years ago, readline was very difficult
to maintain -- it and where it was found seemed to change on every release.
This generated at the time a number of support problems.  It seems to me
that since then there have been very few problems with readline.  As a
consequence, I have no problem if you want to make bconsole with readline
enabled.  It will actually give some very nice new bconsole command
completion functionality that Eric has written.  Bottom line: feel free to
use readline or not as you please.

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



Release Notes for Bacula 5.0.0

Release Numbering:
-----------------------------------------------------------
You might be wondering why this release jumps from 3.0.x to 
5.0.0 thus skipping version 4.0.0.  We have done this for 
several reasons: first, we wanted a way of distinguishing
the numbering system for the Bacula System Enterprise version
and the Bacula Project version.  So, to do so, we have decided
that the first number of the Bacula Project version will always
be odd, and the first number of the Enterprise version will always
be even. Thus the Bacula Project now moves from 3.0.x to 5.0.x.
In addition, we want to keep the Bacula Project version larger
than the Enterprise version to indicate that the Bacula Project
version is more advanced or has more features than the 
Enterprise version. For memory, the current Enterprise version
is 2.6.1, and the next release (in a few months -- before June 2010)
will be version 4.0.0.

Warning:
--------------------------------------------------------------
Please note the three Warnings below before doing any install or
upgrade.
       

Changes since 3.0.3a (the last Bacula Project release):
-------------------------------------------------------

Bug fixes:
1337 1351 1352 1354 1357 1361 1367 1369 1370 1373 
1376 1391 1403 1409 1420 1422 1427 1428 1431 1450 
1454 1455 1458 1456

Fixed:
 - Problem that locks the Director when the SMTP server wasn't 
   responding to the bsmtp program 
 - Restore's dir command shows incorrect file sizes 
 - Fix various problems with the reload command   
 - Fix problems with conio
 - Eliminate several deadlocks or potential race conditions from SD

Enhancements:
 - Project 5: Truncate volume after purge
 - Project 6: File Deduplication using Base Jobs 
 - Project 10: Restore from Multiple Storage Daemons
 - Project 11: AllowCompression per Device
 - Project 23: Add Maximum Concurent Jobs for Devices to balance load 
   between drives
 - Add Accurate Fileset Options to configure accurate detection. Can use 
   checksum verification for example.
 - Allow FD to keep root read but drop write permission (CAP)
 - Secure handling of passwords for catalog backup
 - Add Tab-completion for Bconsole when using Readline
 - Add Bvfs API to query the catalog without building a memory tree
 - Add new speed test to btape program
 - Add new Bat screens (Autochanger content, Job view, Media view, ...)
 - Windows version of Bat
 - Added Spanish Bacula translation   
 - New bconsole -u nnn option to have timeout on commands
 - Allow Migrate, Copy, and Virtual Full to read and write
   to the same Pool
 - show disabled   -- shows disabled Jobs
 - Add Pool File and Job retention periods (take precedence over Client)
 - Many ACL improvements
 - Level added to FD status Job entry
 - Allow turning on/off Block Checksum per device
 - Set Device Poll interval to 5 minutes -- previously did not poll
 - Implement lock manager with bad order protection

Compatibility:
As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at
the same time, and on any given machine, you must run only one version
of Bacula. This means that on the Director and Storage daemon machines,
you *must* upgrade your File daemon as well.

Older 3.0.x and possibly 2.4.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.0.0
Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File
Daemons immediately. However, we recommend that you do so as soon
as is reasonable for your situation.

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

New Catalog format in version 5.0.0 (3.1.9 or later)
-----------------------------------------------------

This release of Bacula uses a new catalog format. We provide a set of
scripts that permit to convert a 3.0.x (version 11) catalog to 5.0.0 (version
12).  The Bacula project rpms distributed on Source Forge will automatically
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:
1. Stop any current version of Bacula from running.
2. Save a copy of your existing database.
3. Configure, build, and install the 5.0.0 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 3.1.9
(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.
================================================================


================== Warning !!!!!! ==========================
If you upgrade a previous Win32 client installation, you must
first stop the File daemon, then uninstall it before attempting
the upgrade. If you do not do so, the upgrade will probably
fail and you will need to manually find and run the 
Uninstall.exe file, before you can upgrade to the new version.
This is because the file locations are different.  If you want
to save your previous bacula-fd.conf file, please do so before
uninstalling it.
================================================================

================== Warning !!!!!! ==========================
Due to permissions problems on Windows Vista and later systems,
we no longer require SYSTEM or Administrator permissions to 
access the binaries and configuation files.  If you wish
to restrict access to these files, please see the New Features
section of the manual for how to set access control lists.
================================================================

Note, the Win32 Installer no longer installs the Bacula Servers
(Director and Storage daemon). See the New Features section of
the manual for more details.

============ Documentation improvements needed ==================

Note!!!!! The 5.0.0+ documentation has a number of known problems:

1. We have reduced the number of manuals, which has fixed many
   of the broken links found in the old 3.0.x version, but there
   are still some that need fixing.

2. Integration of the 3.0.x features into the main manuals has
   not yet been done.

The documentation will not be completed in the near future due to lack
manpower.  If you are unhappy with this situation as we are, we suggest
you help by submitting patches to the documentation.  Thanks.
=====


This release includes large number of new features and changes.
It should be more or less compatible with previous xx.conf files
and File daemons providing that you are not using any of the new
features.

Please see the New Features chapter of the new manual, which documents
some but not all the new features (we are still working on it):

http://www.bacula.org/5.0.x-manuals/en/main/main/New_Features_in_5_0_1.html
  
The ChangeLog has more details.