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Sarab 1.0.0 is out

This release again shows very minor functional changes, namely:
- Sarab can be installed and run on paths with space characters in them
- The Tower Of Hanoi strategy examples have been corrected.

Feel free to use it and give feedback.

Posted by Hiran Chaudhuri 2010-02-21

Sarab 0.2.6 released

Sarab comes with custom post backup script support and a more comfortable install script.

Posted by Hiran Chaudhuri 2008-11-28

Sarab translated to french

Gwen, a happy user of sarab took the time to translate sarab completely to french. Thank you, Gwen!

Posted by Hiran Chaudhuri 2008-11-25

Sarab 0.2.5 maintenance release out

This maintenance release comes with tiny improvements but working installer.

* sarab.sh can be run via sudo (effective user id is checked)
* fix to install.sh
* install.sh now locates dar on path

Stay tuned.

Posted by Hiran Chaudhuri 2008-08-30

Sarab 0.2.4 released

This release closes a security fix when used with encrypted archives.

Posted by Hiran Chaudhuri 2008-05-24

SaraB 0.2.3 released

After a long beta test phase the bugs mentioned on the mailing list and in the bug tracker have been fixed.

Posted by Hiran Chaudhuri 2008-04-21

SaraB-0.2.2 Released

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9/08/2004 - SaraB version 0.2.2 (Beta Release)
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WARNING: This release is NOT intended for production systems

* New Features and Improvements *
- Now supports multiple configuration files. This is done by
specifying the configuration file as a parameter to "sarab.sh."
Example:
"/usr/local/sarab/sarab.sh /etc/sarab/server2/sarab.conf"
You can also specify the names of "sarab.dcf" and "rotation.schedule"
within the "sarab.conf" file.
Thanks to Joseph Watson for the idea.... read more

Posted by Tristan Rhodes 2004-09-09

SaraB-0.2.1 Released - Minor bugfixes

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9/03/2004 - SaraB version 0.2.1 (Beta Release)
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WARNING: This release is NOT intended for production systems

* New Features and Improvements *
- None

* Fixes *
- Fixed error that caused error information not to be displayed
- Reads settings from "/etc/sarab/sarab.conf" earlier
- Improved the "install.sh" script
- Several other small bugs found during testing

Posted by Tristan Rhodes 2004-09-03

SaraB-0.2.0 released

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9/01/2004 - SaraB version 0.2.0 (Beta Release)
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WARNING: This release is NOT intended for production systems

* New Features and Improvements *
- Supports all DAR options
- Uses a DAR configuration file (sarab.dcf)
- Supports running from the command line and as a cron job
- Includes an automatic installation script
- Better output formating and optional verbose output
- Changed development environment from Pico to KDevelop... read more

Posted by Tristan Rhodes 2004-09-02

First alpha release of Sarab is out!

I have just released the initial release of SaraB. It is alpha-quality and should only be used on testing systems. Please send all feedback to the mailing list.

From the Changelog:

3/29/2004 - SaraB version 0.1.0 (Alpha Release)

WARNING: This release is ONLY intended for testing systems

* New Features and Improvements *
- Initial release
- Supports Towers of Hanoi, Grandfather-Father-Son, and custom rotation strategies
- Supports full, differential, and incremental backups
- Supports many DAR options, and allows users to add other DAR options
- Basic error checking
- This version only supports running from the command line (see To Do List)... read more

Posted by Tristan Rhodes 2004-04-09

The SaraB project has been created!

Are you tired of manually backing up your system? Are you worried that your automatic backups are not being rotated effectively? Do you want an automated backup solution that can replace expensive tape drives? If so, look no further as SaraB is now here!

Features:
*Supports most backup programs that can be run from cron.
*Differential backups (if your backup program supports it)
*Towers of Hanoi: Very efficient use of backup media
*Grandfather-Father-Son: Popular strategy that uses differential backups to save space
*Custom rotation strategies: Very powerful, yet simple to create! ... read more

Posted by Tristan Rhodes 2003-10-12

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