Release Notes

This information is also available as CHANGELOG.md in the corresponding branch of the Bareos GitHub project

Note

See Bareos Binary Release Policy for more information about available versions.

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and since Bareos version 20 this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

Unreleased

Documentation

  • Fix mistake in VolumeManagement.rst PR #1834

Changed

  • python-bareos: fix description PR #1841

Fixed

  • fix sql error on bad virtualfull; detect parsing errors with strtod PR #1842

23.0.3 - 2024-06-04

Added

Changed

  • filed: skip stripped top level directories PR #1726

  • Require python3 explicit PR #1729

  • dbcheck: fix dbcheck crash if password is not set in catalog resource PR #1730

  • Bugfix: Clean up error handling in LDAP plugin, fix dependencies PR #1720

  • VMware Plugin: Backup and Restore NVRAM PR #1733

  • doc: add backtick around .? description PR #1757

  • python-bareos: use TLS-PSK from core ssl module (available since Python >= 3.13) PR #1764

  • docs: improve handling of ResourceItem descriptions PR #1766

  • stored: fix some sd error messages; add additional check during restore; split up always-incremental-consolidate test PR #1769

  • Allow cross-building for Windows on newer compiler PR #1776

  • replace https://bugs.bareos.org by https://github.com/bareos/bareos/issues/ PR #1813

  • tools: remove perl in mtx changer PR #1816

  • Build ULC and EL_9 for aarch64 PR #1827

  • webui: fix and improve update check PR #1833

Documentation

  • docs: fix Pool explanation for migration jobs PR #1735

  • docs: improve pluginAPI docs PR #1806

Fixed

  • stored: fix authentication race condition / deadlock PR #1737

  • stored: fix not counting files correctly in mac jobs when autoxflate is enabled PR #1748

  • cats: fixes BigSqlQuery header fetching PR #1749

  • Fix warning about missing delcandidates table in director PR #1743

  • Fix missing DLL in windows packaging PR #1817

  • VMware Plugin: Adapt to older urllib3 versions PR #1831

  • fix various memory leaks PR #1828

23.0.2 - 2024-02-28

Added

Changed

  • Disable automated package-tests for SLES 12 PR #1675

  • Make BareosDirPluginPrometheusExporter.py work with python3 PR #1679

  • Improve FreeBSD dependencies PR #1680

  • python-bareos: integrate usage of config files PR #1690

Fixed

  • bareos-config: fix output of deploy_config PR #1673

  • filed: fix vss during client initiated connections PR #1666

  • webui: Backup Unit Report fixes PR #1698

  • windows: fix calculation of “job_metadata.xml” object size PR #1703

  • stored: fix storage daemon crash if passive client is unreachable, create better session keys PR #1700

  • bareos-triggerjob: fix parameter handling PR #1709

  • core: Fix compile errors on GCC 14 PR #1693

  • core: fix various data races (connection_pool/heartbeat_thread) PR #1711

23.0.1 - 2024-01-17

Changed

  • pkglists: update SUSE to have vmware packages PR #1633

  • python-bareos: use socket.create_connection() to allow AF_INET6 PR #1650

  • core: add build patch for sprintf in macos builds PR #1651

  • Improve FreeBSD build PR #1643

  • core: sql_* add leading space to sql construct PR #1657

  • Fix bareos_tasks plugin for pgsql PR #1660

  • plugins: postgresql fix missing pg_backup_stop() call PR #1664

Fixed

  • Fix continuation on colons in plugin baseclass PR #1638

  • plugins: fix cancel handling crash PR #1642

23.0.0 - 2023-12-13

Breaking changes

  • Automatic downgrades to cleartext connections are now disabled by default. Connecting to Bareos filedaemon < 18.2 is not possible anymore - even if configured with TLS certificates. Please update your clients. Only if you absolutely cannot update a client you can configure TLS Enable = no explicitly. However, this is inherently insecure.

  • The old catalog backup script make_catalog_backup.pl has been removed. Its replacement make_catalog_backup was already the default. If you didn’t already update your BackupCatalog job, now is the time to do so.

  • Support for Windows x86 (32Bit) has been removed.

  • Support for Python 2 has been removed.

  • The following deprecated configuration options have been removed, make sure to update your configuration accordingly:

    • Director daemon

      • Pid Directory

      • Maximum Connections

    • File daemon

      • Pid Directory

      • Compatible

      • Maximum Connections

    • Storage daemon

      • Pid Directory

      • Compatible

      • Maximum Connections

  • The following configuration defaults have changed:

    • Director daemon

      • Hard Links = no (was yes) in FileSet->Include->Options

      • TLS Require = yes (was no)

    • Storage daemon

      • Maximum Concurrent Jobs = 1 (was 0) in Device

      • Maximum Block Size = 1048576 (was 0) in Device

      • TLS Require = yes (was no)

    • File daemon

      • TLS Require = yes (was no)

  • The PostgreSQL plugin got a complete rewrite, the minimal changes are:

    • module_name=bareos-fd-postgresql

    • db_host=

    • wal_archive_dir=

Added

  • file checksums: add new signature algorithm xxh128 PR #1359

  • stored: buffer fd messages PR #1539

  • filed: parallel compression/reading/sending PR #1533

  • cats: postgresql introduce pl/sql lstat_decode() function PR #1466

  • bareos-fd-plugin: new python PostgreSQL PR #1541

  • Improve python plugin configuration PR #1619

  • tls: add tls v1.3 configuration option PR #1577

  • restore: add fileregex parameter PR #1618

  • webui: add machine-readable copyright file PR #1419

  • webui: add config resource graph to analytics (experimental) PR #1412

  • build: add Debian 12 PR #1477

  • build: add Fedora 38 PR #1563

  • build: add Fedora 39 PR #1615

  • devtools: add pr-tool to automate PR review and merge PR #935

Changed

  • VMware Plugin: introduce pyVmomi 8.x compatibility PR #1352

  • VMware Plugin: Backup and Restore of VMs using multiple datastores PR #1473

  • VMware Plugin: improve snapshot cleanup PR #1484

  • webui: enable sorting on version column PR #1365

  • webui: create internal api module PR #1447

  • webui: make restore merge options configurable PR #1445

  • webui: update German translation PR #1437

  • webui: update localization PR #1414

  • webui: improve localization process PR #1429

  • webui: re-add show update status for clients PR #1371

  • webui: upgrade bootstrap to version 3.4.1 PR #1550

  • tray-monitor: build against Qt6 when present PR #1011

  • dird: skip disabled clients in status command PR #1367

  • ua_restore: Add additional client info for restore report PR #1374

  • ua_restore: enable restore from archive PR #1372

  • dird: enable default options in fileset config when no options are explicitly specified PR #1357

  • dird: cats: adapt purge command to delete jobs with specific jobstatus and/or from specific pool PR #1349

  • dird: allow to disable TLS-PSK downgrades PR #1398

  • dird: keep copy and migration control/administrative jobs PR #1421

  • dird: deprecate client Autoprune, JobRetention, and FileRetention PR #1425

  • dird: cats: abort purge when there are no eligible jobids PR #1512

  • dird: show current and allowed console connections PR #1487

  • dird: add prev and new jobid variables PR #1499

  • dird: list jobs: add level keyword and accept a list of job levels PR #1548

  • consolidate: make virtualfull jobs spawned by consolidate job inherit same priority and max concurrent jobs PR #1530

  • database: improve subscription view PR #1542

  • update Maximum Concurrent Jobs default value to 1 PR #1426

  • stored: change default block size to 1 MiB PR #1396

  • stored: add AccessMode SD->Device directive to reserve devices exclusively for reading or writing PR #1464

  • stored: automatically increment tape block size in case the buffer is too small PR #1496

  • vss: remove dependency on live system during backup PR #1452

  • bsmtp: make mailhost and port message info a debug message PR #1507

  • improve default configuration PR #1508

  • ua_restore: change restore argument handling PR #1516

  • plugins: switch python-ldap plugin to python3 PR #1522

  • python-fd: allow fd plugins to (re-)set since-time and disable/re-enable timestamp/accurate checks PR #1505

  • python-bareos: add missing dirname variable PR #1460

  • python-bareos: add timeout setting when connecting to the director. PR #1583

  • python: adapt for new Python module versions PR #1546

  • Python Plugins: Avoid pop(0) performance impact PR #1351

  • config: deprecate LabelType and CheckLabels PR #1521

  • daemons: set CLI11 error exit code to 41 and bareos config parsing error exit code to 42 PR #1515

  • require TLS by default PR #1529

  • database: media table: use bigint instead of integer PR #1579

  • configuration: deprecate base jobs PR #1580

  • Enable automatic cpu-dependent dispatch for xxHash PR #1601

  • packaging: systemd unit: set a limit of restart PR #1450

  • Allow to use the third-party libraries of the OS instead of the bundled ones PR #1441

  • scripts: config-lib improve get_local_hostname fallback PR #1402

  • cleanup: remove some unused functions and shrink number of includes in bareos.h PR #1433

  • rename gettext macro PR #1588

  • build: replace sprintf by snprintf due to upgraded MacOS compiler, change linking of googletest PR #1361

  • introduce php-cs-fixer and apply PSR-12 guidelines PR #1403

  • berrno_test.cc: accept both 271E and 273E PR #1407

  • Sanitizers: add ASAN options to avoid crashes PR #1410

  • packaging: cleanup SUSE webui dependencies PR #1493

  • build: adapt matrix and pkglist for changes to CI PR #1490

  • build: switch from FreeBSD 13.1 to 13.2 PR #1524

  • build: switch to FreeBSD 12.4 PR #1440

  • FreeBSD: build cleanup PR #1336

  • testfind: reuse filedaemon logic PR #1234

  • core: make resource/configuration locking safer PR #1325

  • systemtests: rename virtualfull -> virtualfull-basic ,bareos -> bareos-basic, bconsole -> bconsole-basic PR #1339

  • improvements to pr-tool PR #1389

  • pr-tool: handling POEditor commits and optional github ci tests PR #1434

  • pr-tool: Add options to be used in CI runs PR #1488

  • bareos-check-sources: ignore bootstrap*.css PR #1556

  • utils: add a thread-safe single-producer/single-consumer queue PR #1504

  • devtools: Update python dependencies PR #1531

  • scripts: force cd / for all PostgreSQL scripts PR #1608

  • dird: remove optimize_for_size/optimize_for_speed PR #1613

  • macOS: fix linking problem for macOS >= 14 PR #1620

  • filedaemon: remove ovirt plugin PR #1626

  • vadp-dumper: fix multithreaded backup/restore issues PR #1623

  • VMware Plugin: Run bareos_vadp_dumper with optimized parameters to increase backup performance PR #1631

Removed

  • cats: remove remains of deprecated databases PR #1377

  • dird: filed: stored: remove deprecated maximumconnections option from configuration PR #1340

  • filed: stored: remove deprecated compatible option from configuration PR #1341

  • daemons: remove deprecated Pid Directory config option PR #1426

  • core: remove deprecated make_catalog_backup.pl PR #1378

  • build: remove python2 support PR #1520

  • build: disable building for Windows 32-bit PR #1582

  • build: remove openSUSE 15.3 and Univention 5.0 from test matrix PR #1469

  • cats: remove dynamic catalog backends PR #1392

  • remove no longer used pkglists PR #1335

  • Remove unnecessary loader/module split in Python modules for the FD PR #1602

  • webui: remove some development leftovers and artefacts PR #1422

Fixed

  • VMware Plugin: Fix backup and recreating VMs with PCI passthrough for GPU PR #1565

  • VMware Plugin: Fix transformer issues PR #1532

  • VMware Plugin: fix restore to different vmname PR #1390

  • vmware_cbt_tool.py: pyVmomi 8.x compatibility PR #1386

  • stored: fix support for non-tape block-addressed devices PR #1554

  • stored: remove warning for maximum block size for tapes PR #1375

  • stored: fix crashes of storage tools when autoxflate plugin is loaded PR #1348

  • storage daemon: fix crash on volume swap PR #1356

  • status storage: fix wrong data displayed about waiting jobs PR #1476

  • stored: fix blocksize warning PR #1503

  • stored: fix incoherent meta data when concurrently writing to the same volume PR #1495

  • daemons: update network handling when IP protocols unavailable PR #1454

  • autoxflate: fix autoxflate on replication PR #1576

  • core: fix schema public with PostgreSQL 15 PR #1449

  • cats: fix issue where startfile field gets wrongly updated PR #1346

  • cats: fix for integer overflow issue when using offset in llist PR #1547

  • catreq.cc: suppress missing batch con warning PR #1578

  • postgresql plugin: read config parameters from cluster PR #1599

  • cats: fix creates, grants and drops postgresql PR #1502

  • Improve handling of catalog requests that try to reduce VolFiles, VolBlocks and VolBytes PR #1431

  • dird: fix expected file count error during bsr build PR #1511

  • tools: fix tools not starting up on windows PR #1549

  • bsmtp: fix and update code, and change CLI parsing to CLI11 PR #1316

  • restore: fix failed restores showing Restore ok with warning PR #1387

  • json generation: Fix some leaks and an integer overflow PR #1130

  • bsmtp bls bextract: fixes for command line parsing PR #1455

  • checkpoints: fix performance drop on big volume restores PR #1345

  • Fix problem with reoccuring files in always incremental PR #1395

  • Consolidate: fix for consolidate job’s client name not being correctly shown PR #1474

  • filed: fix possible data-loss when excluding hardlinks PR #1506

  • filed: avoid reading from ephemeral buffer PR #1373

  • filed: fix off-by-one error when resizing acl buffer PR #1479

  • core: fixes for gcc-13 support PR #1424

  • build: fix for gcc 13.1.1 PR #1459

  • Fix gcc warnings in ndmjob program PR #1343

  • packaging: debian fix dependencies PR #1573

  • github actions: update/fix publish to PyPI workflows PR #1572

  • github actions: PyPi: install setuptools PR #1604

  • scripts: config-lib improve setup_sd_user PR #1448

  • dird: fix purge oldest volume PR #1629

Documentation

  • add explanation about binary version numbers PR #1354

  • docs: improve bareos-webui documentation PR #1366

  • docs: catalog maintenance improvements PR #1379

  • doc: improve plugin, webui, virtualfull chapters PR #1401

  • docs: move and update localization documentation PR #1415

  • check-sources: update check-sources ignores PR #1439

  • docs: replace GZIP compression by LZ4 and MD5/SHA1 signature by XXH128 PR #1453

  • docs: Windows add Antivirus section PR #1468

  • doc: renew tutorial, suggest passive client, restructure heartbeat interval PR #1543

  • docs: improvements for droplet, jobdefs, concurrents jobs for restore PR #1611