Fedora 19 Update: obnam-1.5-1.fc19

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-09-28 23:49:55

Name        : obnam
Product     : Fedora 19
Version     : 1.5
Release     : 1.fc19
URL         : http://liw.fi/obnam/
Summary     : An easy, secure backup program
Description :
Obnam is an easy, secure backup program. Backups can be stored on
local hard disks, or online via the SSH SFTP protocol. The backup
server, if used, does not require any special software, on top of SSH.

Some features that may interest you:

 * Snapshot backups. Every generation looks like a complete snapshot,
   so you don't need to care about full versus incremental backups, or
   rotate real or virtual tapes.

 * Data de-duplication, across files, and backup generations. If the
   backup repository already contains a particular chunk of data, it
   will be re-used, even if it was in another file in an older backup
   generation. This way, you don't need to worry about moving around
   large files, or modifying them.

 * Encrypted backups, using GnuPG.

Obnam can do push or pull backups, depending on what you need. You can
run Obnam on the client, and push backups to the server, or on the
server, and pull from the client over SFTP. However, access to live
data over SFTP is currently somewhat limited and fragile, so it is not

Update Information:

Various fixes:

- Terminal progress reporting now updated only every 0.1 seconds, instead of 0.01 seconds, to reduce terminal emulator CPU usage
- Empty exclude patterns are ignored. Previously, a configuration file line such as "exclude = foo, bar," (note trailing comma) would result in an empty pattern, which would match everything, and therefore nothing would be backed up
- A FUSE plugin to access (read-only) data from the backup repository has been added. Written by Valery Yundin.

NEWS for larch:

- Bug fix in how Larch handles partly-comitted B-tree journals in read-only mode. Previously, this would result in a crash if, say, a node had been removed, but the B-tree metadata hadn't been committed


* Sat Sep 28 2013 Michel Salim <salimma at fedoraproject.org> - 1.5-1
- Update to 1.5

  [ 1 ] Bug #995398 - obnam-1.5 is available
  [ 2 ] Bug #998475 - update to obnam 1.5 and larch 1.20130808
  [ 3 ] Bug #989911 - cmdtest-0.9 is available
  [ 4 ] Bug #995414 - python-larch-1.20130808 is available
  [ 5 ] Bug #953805 - python-tracing-0.8 is available
  [ 6 ] Bug #995410 - python-cliapp-1.20130808 is available
  [ 7 ] Bug #953420 - python-coverage-test-runner-1.10 is available

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update obnam' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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