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  • v1.0.12 Changes

    November 29, 2007
    • Almost complete mysql method rewrite with a lot of useful features: now you can use the -M switch to make splitted database dumps (each db in a separate dump file). ex. synbak -s dbserver -m mysql -M split however the default beaviour is always to make --all-databases dumps (all db in a single file)
    • Italian translation fixes
    • Added Volume Tag (BARCODE) reporting for tape media changers that support this
    • Added a text string to exclude databases from oracle's backups
    • Fixed the cifs umount function (thanks to Robby Pedrica)
    • Cleanups in the calendar php extension (thanks to Federico Kereki)
    • Removed the -S command option because it's unused right now
    • Updates to the FAQ file
  • v1.0.11 Changes

    October 30, 2006
    • Fixed a bug in rsync method when 'backup_no_make_destdir' option is used
    • Fixed another bug in the host check function, now remote backup should be run on SuSE Linux distro also explanation: the 'nc' command under SuSE is named 'netcat' and this prevent the 'host_check_port' function to works properly many thanks to Sascha Vogt and Nicolas Fischer for suggestions.
    • Fixed a bug in the cifs umount function
    • Updated FAQ file
  • v1.0.10 Changes

    October 14, 2006
    • Fixed an annoying bug in the 'host port check' function used in remote backups, causing remote host check always fail. synbak use 'nc' command for probing remote service ports and verify if the remote host is up or down. On some systems nc doesn't work as expected, returning error codes even if the command line options are corrects. for example, in working nc installations to verify if your mysql server is up, if you run 'nc -z localhost 3306', nc must return a 'success' message (with return code 0). In not working nc installations nc doesn't accept this command.
    • Reworked autoconf files for better portability
    • Added many comments to synbak functions source files
    • Some code cleanup
    • Many updates to FAQ file, please read this if you want know many useful tips about synbak
  • v1.0.9 Changes

    September 14, 2006
    • Added 'Operating System Kernel Version' to backup report
    • Added 'Method command options' to backup report
    • Added 'Calendar View', a new and very useful feature to HTML reports (many thanks to James Van't Slot of for the contrib) Rebuild your html indexes to update all reports
    • Updated synbak.spec for auto rpm building
    • Updated FAQ
  • v1.0.8 Changes

    August 22, 2006
    • Misc graphical enhancements to html and rss reports (if you want rebuild the indexes of your HTML report directory, launch synbak with the following command: synbak -s yoursystem -m yourmethod -r html -R ria)
    • Because synbak is not arch (i386, x86_64, ppc, etc...) dependent, the methods, reports and functions files are moved from /usr/lib/synbak to /usr/share/synbak for better compatibility on multilib systems. (many thanks to Dag Wieers for the suggestion)
    • Now html reports can be viewed correctly on terminal based browsers (like elinks, lynx, etc...)
    • Added an initial FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) text file to main synbak package
  • v1.0.7 Changes

    August 19, 2006
    • Added the synbak Server Hostname to the email report subject
    • More robust smb/cifs mount procedure
    • Failback to cifs mount if the current kernel doesn't support smbfs protocol
    • Some minor bug fixes
  • v1.0.6 Changes

    July 29, 2006
    • Fixed a bug in the tar and tape backup verify
    • Fixed a bug in the tar and tape total size and speed calculation
    • Renamed the cdrw method to laserdisc
    • Some fixes in the the laserdisc method (tested against Fedora Core 5 mkisofs and cdrecord commands)
    • Added the "backup_exclude" option to laserdisc method
  • v1.0.5 Changes

    July 12, 2006
    • New backup method: oracle Now via oracle's "exp" command is possible to make a full dump of local or remote oracle database servers
    • Added a new informational field to ASCII detailed report: synbak server hostname
    • Fixed a bug in the MySQL local method
    • Using a better way to manage temp directory on old systems
    • Many fix in the cifs/smb mount and remote host checks
  • v1.0.4 Changes

    June 02, 2006
    • Now each backup step has an error.log and stats.log file created in the temp dir
    • Some minor bug fixes
  • v1.0.3 Changes

    May 20, 2006
    • The rsync over SMB/CIFS protocol now should works better (Improved the remote host check and mount functions)
    • Many code cleanups