On 26 October 2016 at 09:51, James Hogarth <james.hogarth(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 18 October 2016 at 06:26, Steven Roberts
> EPEL packages for a new rsnapshot version (1.4.2) have been built and
> available in testing.
> There are many bug fixed in this release. From upstream the config file
> should be comptabile with the existing 1.3.1 currently in EPEL.
> However given new upstream maintainer/hosting, it was about seven years
> between upstream releases, and rsnapshot is used for things like
> backups, we are taking extra caution with this release.
> So we are emailing this list to get extra notice and we are planning on
> at least 4 weeks in testing and hoping to get some good testing and
> karma reflected before moving to push to stable.
> the bugzilla bug:
> the bodhi links for each EPEL version:
> Also, thanks to new co-maintener for the rsnapshot package James Hogarth
> for getting the actually mods, builds put together.
As an update to the announcement, it's been noted in the Fedora users
mailing list that the log file had a change of syntax at 1.3.2 (we
were on 1.3.1) back in 2012 ...
The logfile now has the timestamps in ISO 8601 format rather than
apache-like so if any parsing or logstash tools are being used against
the rsnapshot logs they will need to be updated to account for this
We held this back due to an LVM bug that was found in Fedora and came
under investigation (rsnapshot failed if an lvm:// entry was after the
regular backup entries.
A patch has been backported and tested in the Fedora build.
With this now fixed please be aware we'll be pushing the 1.4.2 update
in roughly a week, with the version currently in epel-testing being
the one due to be pushed.
The updated bodhi links for the version with the LVM fix: