BackupPC 3.0.0 released

Version 3.0.0 of BackupPC is available at BackupPC is a perl-based high-performance, enterprise-grade backup system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server's disk using SMB, tar or rsync. Features include clever pooling of identical files, no client-side software, and a powerful Apache/CGI user interface.

Release 3.0.0 is a major new release with many new features including:

* New configuration and host CGI editor.

* Rsync hardlink support (needs latest File::RsyncP).

* Decoupled BackupPC_dump from BackupPC_nightly.

* Support for multi-level incrementals.

* Added RSS support from Rich Duzenbury.

* Server file names are now in utf8 and optional conversion to/from client name charsets can be configured. All CGI pages now use the utf8 charset.

* Per-client backups file (that summarizes each backup) can be recovered if corrupted. This is done by storing each backup's metadata to pc/HOST/nnn/backupInfo.

* BackupPC_sendEmail has new options for sending test emails and checking if BackupPC is alive (allowing a cron entry to check if BackupPC is alive).

* New scripts BackupPC_fixupBackupSummary (for recovering corrupted backups files) and BackupPC_tarPCCopy (for copying the hardlinks in the PC data directory).

See the change log for full details.

Posted by Craig Barratt 2007-01-29

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