Change Log

Version 1.0.34

  • Sync/flush all disks before shutdown (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1261031)
  • Fix bug: BIT running as root shutdown after snapshot, regardless of option checked (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1261022)

Version 1.0.32

  • Fix bug: cron scheduled snapshots won’t start with 1.0.30

Version 1.0.30

  • Scheduled and manual snapshots use –config
  • Make configure scripts portable (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/377429)
  • Fix bug: udev rule doesn’t finish (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1249466)
  • Add symlink last_snapshot (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/787118)
  • Fix multiple errors in PPA build process; reorganise updateversion.sh
  • Fix bug: Mate and xfce desktop didn’t show systray icon (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/658424/comments/31)
  • Add option to run rsync with ‘nice’ or ‘ionice’ on remote host (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1240301)
  • Add Shutdown button to shutdown system after snapshot has finished (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/838742)
  • Fix bug: Ubuntu Lucid dosn’t provide SecretServiceKeyring (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1243911)
  • Wrap long lines for syslog
  • Fix bug: ‘gksu backintime-gnome’ failed with dbus.exceptions.DBusException

Version 1.0.28

  • remove config on ‘apt-get purge’
  • add more options for configure scripts; update README
  • add udev schedule (run BIT as soon as the drive is connected)
  • Fix bug: AttributeError with python-keyring>1.6.1 [#1234024](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1234024)
  • Fix bug: TypeError: KDirModel.removeColumns() is a private method in kde4/app.py [#1232694](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1232694)
  • add ‘–checksum’ commandline option [#886021](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/886021)
  • Fix bug: sshfs mount disconnect after a while due to some firewalls (add ServerAliveInterval) [#235685](https://answers.launchpad.net/backintime/+question/235685)
  • Fix bug: Ping fails if ICMP is disabled on remote host [#1226718](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1226718)
  • Fix bug: KeyError in getgrnam if there is no ‘fuse’ group [#1225561](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1225561)
  • Fix bug: anacrontab won’t work with profilename with spaces [#1224620](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1224620)
  • Fix bug: NameError in tools.move_snapshots_folder [#871466](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/871466)
  • Fix bug: KPassivePopup is not defined [#871475](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/871475)
  • multi selection for include and exclude list [#660753](https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/660753)
  • Fix bug: ValueError while reading pw-cache PID [#235407](https://answers.launchpad.net/backintime/+question/235407)

Version 1.0.26

  • Add feature: keep min free inodes
  • Roll back commit 836.1.5 (check free-space on ssh remote host): statvfs DOES work over sshfs. But not with quite outdated sshd
  • Add daily anacron schedule
  • Add delete button and ‘list only equal’ in Snapshot dialog; multiSelect in snapshot list
  • Add manpage backintime-config and config-examples
  • Fix bug: Restore makes files public during the operation
  • Fix bug: Cannot keep modifications to cron (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/698106)
  • Add feature: restore from command line; add option –config
  • Fix bug: cannot stat ‘backintime-kde4-root.desktop.kdesudo’ (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/696659)
  • Fix bug: unreadable dark KDE color schemes (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1184920)
  • Use ‘ps ax’ to check if ‘backintime –pw-cache’ is still running
  • Mount after locking, unmount before unlocking in take_snapshot
  • Fix bug: permission denied if remote uid wasn’t the same as local uid
  • Add option –bwlimit for rsync
  • Redirect logger.error and .warning to stderr; new argument –quiet
  • Deactivate ‘Save Password’ if no keyring is available
  • Use Password-cache for user-input too
  • Handle two Passwords
  • Add ‘SSH encrypted’: mount / with encfs reverse and sync encrypted with rsync. EXPERIMENTAL!
  • Add ‘Local encrypted’: mount encfs

Version 1.0.24

  • hide check_for_canges if full_rsync_mode is checked
  • DEFAULT_EXCLUDE system folders with /foo/* so at least the folder itself will backup
  • DEFAULT_EXCLUDE /run; exclude MOUNT_ROOT with higher priority and not with DEFAULT_EXCLUDE anymore
  • Fix bug: ‘CalledProcessError’ object has no attribute ‘strerror’
  • Fix bug: quote rsync remote path with spaces
  • ‘Save Password’ default off to avoid problems with existing profiles
  • if restore uid/gid failed try to restore at least gid
  • SSH need to store permissions in seperate file with “Full rsync mode” because remote user might not be able to store ownership
  • Fix bug: restore permission failed on “Full rsync mode”
  • Fix bug: glib.GError: Unknown internal child: selection
  • Fix bug: GtkWarning: Unknown property: GtkLabel.margin-top
  • Fix bug: check keyring backend only if password is needed
  • switch to ‘find -exec cmd {} +’ (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1157639)
  • change all indent tabs to 4 spaces

Version 1.0.22

  • check free-space on ssh remote host (statvfs didn’t work over sshfs)
  • Add Password storage mode ssh
  • Add “Full rsync mode” (can be faster but …)
  • Fix bug: “Restore to…” failed due to spaces in directory name (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1096319)
  • Fix bug: host not found in known_hosts if port != 22 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1130356)
  • Fix bug: sshtools.py used not POSIX conform conditionals

Version 1.0.20

  • Fix bug: restore remote path with spaces using mode ssh returned error

Version 1.0.18

  • Fix packages: man & translations
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1077446
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1078979
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1079479
  • Map multiple arguments for gettext so they can be rearranged by translators

Version 1.0.16

  • Fix a package dependecy problem … this time for good (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1077446)

Version 1.0.14

  • Fix a package dependecy problem

Version 1.0.12

  • Add links to: website, documentation, report a bug, answers, faq
  • Use libnotify for gnome/kde4 notifications instead of gnome specific libraries
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1059247
  • Add more schedule options: every 30 min, every 2 hours, every 4 hours, every 6 hours & every 12 hours
  • Add generic mount-framework
  • Add mode ‘SSH’ for backups on remote host using ssh protocol.
  • Fix bug: wrong path if restore system root
  • Fix bug: glade (xml) files did not translate
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/1073867

Version 1.0.10

  • Add “Restore to …” in replacement of copy (with or without drag & drop) because copy don’t restore user/group/rights

Version 1.0.8

  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/723545
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/705237
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/696663
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/671946

Version 1.0.6

  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/676223
  • Smart remove: configurable options (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/406765)
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/672705

Version 1.0.4

  • SettingsDialog: show highly recommended excludes
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/664783
  • Option to use checksum to detect changes (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/666964)
  • Option to select log verbosity (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/664423)
  • Gnome: use gloobus-preview if installed

Version 1.0.2

  • reduce log file (no more duplicate “Compare with…” lines)
  • declare backintime-kde4 packages as a replacement of backintime-kde (Ubuntu)

Version 1.0

  • add ‘.dropbox*’ to default exclude patterns (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/628172)
  • add option to take a snapshot at every boot (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/621810)
  • fix xattr
  • add continue on errors (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/616299)
  • add expert options: copy unsafe links & copy links
  • “user-callback” replace “user.callback” and receive profile informations
  • documentation: on-line only (easier to maintain)
  • add error log and error log view dialog (Gnome & KDE4)
  • merge with: lp:~dave2010/backintime/minor-edits
  • merge with: lp:~mcfonty/backintime/unique-snapshots-view
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/588841
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/588215
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/588393
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/426400
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/575022
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/571894
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/553441
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/550765
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/507246
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/538855
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/386230
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/527039
  • reduce memory usage during compare with previous snapshot process
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/520956
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/520930
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/521223
  • custom backup hour (for daily backups or mode): https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/507451
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/516066
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/512813
  • smart remove was slightly changed (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/502435)
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/503859
  • make backup on restore optional
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/501285
  • add ionice support for user/cron backup process
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/493558
  • fix bug that could cause “ghost” folders in snapshots (LP: 406092)
  • fix bug that converted / into // (LP: #455149)
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/441628
  • remove “schedule per included directory” (profiles do that) (+ bug LP: #412470)
  • fig bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/489380
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/489319
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/447841
  • fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/412695
  • update Slovak translation
  • multiple profiles support
  • GNOME: fix notification
  • backintime snapshot folder is restructured to ../backintime/machine/user/profile_id/
  • added the possibility to include other snapshot folders within a profile, it can only read those, there is not a GUI implementation yet
  • added a tag suffix to the snapshot_id, to avoid double snapshot_ids
  • added a desktop file for kdesu and a test if kdesu or kdesudo should be used (LP: #389988)
  • added expert option to disable snapshots when on battery (LP: #388178)
  • fix bug handling big files by the GNOME GUI (LP: #409130)
  • fix bug in handling of & characters by GNOME GUI (LP: #415848)
  • fix a security bug in chmods before snapshot removal (LP: #419774)
  • snapshots are stored entirely read-only (LP: #386275)
  • fix exclude patterns in KDE4 (LP:#432537)
  • fix opening german files with external applications in KDE (LP: #404652)
  • changed default exclude patterns to caches, thumbnails, trashbins, and backups (LP: #422132)
  • write access to snapshot folder is checked & change to snapshot version 2 (LP: #423086)
  • fix small bugs (a.o. LP: #474307)
  • Used a more standard crontab syntax (LP: #409783)
  • Stop the “Over zealous removal of crontab entries” (LP: #451811)

Version 0.9.26

  • update translations
  • Fix a bug in smart-remove algorithm (https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/376104)
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/374477
  • Fix bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/backintime/+bug/375113
  • add ‘–no-check’ option to configure scripts
  • use only ‘folder’ term (more consistent with GNOME/KDE)
  • add ‘expert option’: enable/disable nice for cron jobs
  • GNOME & KDE4: refresh snapshots button force files view to update too
  • you can include a backup parent directory (backup directory will auto-exclude itself)
  • fix some small bugs

Version 0.9.24

  • update translations
  • KDE4: fix python string <=> QString problems
  • KDE4 FilesView/SnapshotsDialog: ctrl-click just select (don’t execute)
  • KDE4: fix crush after “take snapshot” process
  • store basic permission in a special file so it can restore them correctly (event from NTFS)
  • implement Gnome/KDE4 systray icons and user.callback as plugins
  • reorganize code: common/GNOME/KDE4
  • GNOME: break the big glade file in multiple file
  • backintime is no longer aware of ‘backintime-gnome’ and ‘backintime-kde4′ (you need run ‘backintime-gnome’ for GNOME version and ‘backintime-kde4′ for KDE4 version)

Version 0.9.22.1

  • fix French translation

Version 0.9.22

  • update translations
  • KDE4: fix some translation problems
  • remove –safe-links for save/restore (this means copy symlinks as symlinks)
  • create directory now use python os.makedirs (replace use of mkdir command)
  • KDE4: fix a crush related to QString – python string conversion
  • GNOME & KDE4 SettingsDialog: if schedule automatic backups per directory is set, global schedule is hidden
  • GNOME FilesView: thread “*~” files (backup files) as hidden files
  • GNOME: use gtk-preferences icon for SettingsDialog (replace gtk-execute icon)
  • expert option: $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/backintime/user.callback (if exists) is called a different steps of a “take snapshot” process (before, after, on error, is a new snapshot was taken).
  • add more command line options: –snapshots-list, –snapshots-list-path, –last-snapshot, –last-snapshot-path
  • follow FreeDesktop directories specs:
    • $XDG_DATA_HOME (default: $HOME/.local/share) to store app.lock files
    • $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (default: $HOME/.config) to save settings
  • new install system: use more common steps (./configure; make; sudo make install)

Version 0.9.20

  • smart remove: fix an important bug and make it more verbose in syslog
  • update translations

Version 0.9.18

  • update translations
  • GNOME bugfix: fix a crush in files view for files with special characters (ex: “a%20b”)
  • GNOME SettingsDialog bugfix: if snapshots path is a new created folder, snapshots navigation (files view) don’t work
  • update doc
  • GNOME & KDE4 MainWindow: Rename “Places” list with “Snapshots”
  • GNOME SettingsDialog bugfix: modify something, then press cancel. If you reopen the dialog it show wrong values (the ones before cancel)
  • GNOME & KDE4: add root mode menu entries (use gksu for gnome and kdesudo for kde)
  • GNOME & KDE4: MainWindow – Files view: if the current directory don’t exists in current snapshot display a message
  • SettingDialog: add an expert option to enable to schedule automatic backups per directory
  • SettingDialog: schedule automatic backups – if the application can’t find crontab it show an error
  • SettingDialog: if the application can’t write in snapshots directory there should be an error message
  • add cron in common package dependencies
  • GNOME & KDE4: rework settings dialog
  • SettingDialog: add an option to enable/disable notifications

Version 0.9.16.1

  • fix a bug/crush for French version

Version 0.9.16

  • update translations
  • don’t show the snapshot that is being taken in snapshots list
  • GNOME & KDE4: when the application starts and snapshots directory don’t exists show a messagebox
  • give more information for ‘take snapshot’ progress (to prove that is not blocked)
  • MainWindow: rename ‘Timeline’ column with ‘Snapshots’
  • when it tries to take a snapshot if the snapshots directory don’t exists  (it is on a removable drive that is not plugged) it will notify and wait maxmimum 30  seconds (for the drive to be plugged)
  • GNOME & KDE4: add notify if the snapshots directory don’t exists
  • KDE4: rework MainWindow

Version 0.9.14

  • update translations
  • GNOME & KDE4: rework MainWindow
  • GNOME & KDE4: rework SettingsDialog
  • GNOME & KDE4: add “smart” remove

Version 0.9.12

  • bug fix: now if you include “.abc” folder and exclude “.*”, “.abc” will be saved in the snapshot
  • KDE4: add help
  • add Slovenian translation
  • bug fix (GNOME): bookmarks with special characters

Version 0.9.10

  • add Swedish translation
  • KDE4: drop and drop from backintime files view to any file manager
  • bug fix: fix a segfault when running from cron

Version 0.9.8

  • update Spanish translation
  • bug fix: unable to restore files that contains space char in their name
  • unsafe links are ignored (that means that a link to a file/directory outside of include directories are ignored)
  • KDE4: add copy to clipboard
  • KDE4: sort files by name, size or date
  • cron 5/10 minutes: replace mutiple lines with a single crontab line using divide (*/5 or */10)
  • cron: when called from cron redirect output (stdout & stderr) to /dev/null

Version 0.9.6

  • update Spanish translation
  • update German translation
  • GNOME: update docbook
  • KDE4: add snapshots dialog
  • GNOME & KDE4: add update snapshots button
  • GNOME: handle special folders icons (home, desktop)

Version 0.9.4

  • update German translation
  • Gnome: better handling of ‘take snapshot’ status icon
  • Kde4 (>= 4.1): first version (not finished)
  • update man

Version 0.9.2

  • update Spanish translation
  • update German translation
  • bug fix: if you add “/a” in include directories and “/a/b” in exclude patterns, “/a/b*”  items are not excluded
  • replace diff with rsync to check if a new snapshot is needed
  • code cleanup
  • add show hidden & backup files toggle button for files view
  • bug fix: it does not include “.*” items even if they are not excluded (the items was included but not showed because hidden & backup files was never displayed in files view in previous versions)

Version 0.9

  • update Spanish translation
  • make deb packages more debian friendly
  • update German translation
  • bug fix: when you open snapshots dialog for the second time ( or more ) and you make a diff it will make the diff on the file for the first dialog ( all previous dialogs ) and then for the current one
  • better separation between common and gnome specific files and divide backintime package in backintime-common & backintime-gnome ( this will allow me to write other GUI frontends like KDE4 or KDE )
  • code cleanup

Version 0.8.20

  • bug fix: sorting files/directories by name is now case insensitive
  • getmessages.sh: ignore “gtk-” items (this are gtk stock item ids and sould not be changed)

Version 0.8.18

  • update man/docbook
  • add sort columns in MainWindow/FileView (by name, by size or by date) and SnapshotsDialog (by date)
  • fix German translation

Version 0.8.16

  • add Drag & Drop from MainWindow:FileView/SnapshotsDialog to Nautilus
  • update German translation

Version 0.8.14

  • add more command line parameters ( –version, –snapshots, –help )
  • fix a crush for getting info on dead symbolic links
  • when taking a new backup based on the previous one don’t copy the previous extra info (ex: name)
  • copy unsafe links when taking a snapshot

Version 0.8.12

  • add German translation
  • add SnapshotNameDialog
  • add Name/Remove snapshot in main toolba
  • change the way it detects if the mainwindow is the ative window
  • toolbars: show icons only
  • update Spanish translation

Version 0.8.10

  • SnapshotsDialog: add right-click popup-menu and a toolbar with copy & restore buttons
  • use a more robust backup lock file
  • log using syslog
  • fix a small bug in copy to clipboard
  • update Spanish translation

Version 0.8.8

  • SnapshotsDialog: add diff
  • update Spanish translation

Version 0.8.6

  • fix change backup path crush
  • add SnapshotsDialog

Version 0.8.2

  • add right-click menu in files list: open (using gnome-open), copy (you can paste in Nautilus), restore (for snapshots only)
  • add Copy toolbar button for files list

Version 0.8.1

  • add every 5/10 minutes automatic backup

Version 0.8

  • don’t show backup files (*~)
  • add backup files to default exclude patterns (*~)
  • makedeb.sh: make a single package with all languages included
  • install.sh: install all languages
  • add English manual (man)
  • add English help (docbook)
  • add help button in main toolbar
  • the application can be started with a ‘path’ to a folder or file as command line parameter
  • when the application start, if it is already runnig pass it’s command line to the first instance (this allow a basic integration with file-managers)
  • bug fix: when the application was started a second time it raise the first application’s window but not always focused

Version 0.7.4

  • if there is already a GUI instance running raise it
  • add Spanish translation

Version 0.7.2

  • better integration with gnome icons (use mime-types)
  • remember last path
  • capitalize month in timeline (bug in french translation)

Version 0.7

  • fix cron segfault
  • fix a crush when launched the very first time (not configured)
  • multi-lingual support
  • add French translation

Version 0.6.4

  • remove About & Settings dialogs from the pager
  • allow only one instance of the application

Version 0.6.2

  • remember window position & size

Version 0.6

  • when it make a snapshot it display an icon in systray area
  • the background color for group items in timeline and places reflects more the system color scheme
  • during restore only restore button is grayed ( even if everything is blocked )

Version 0.5.1

  • add size & date columns in files list
  • changed some texts

Version 0.5

  • First release.