• 0.8.1 (2017-01-10):

    • Improved support for XFS filesystem (contributions from Marcos Mello)

    • Updated documentation and comments in the sources (Marcos Mello)

  • 0.8.0 (2016-08-09):

    • Implemented FAT filesystem support for EFI system partitions

    • Allow user to specify new filesystem label or UUID during restfs

    • Fixed more errors and warnings reported by cppcheck

  • 0.6.24 (2016-08-07):

    • Updated man page and description of the commands and options

    • Support for sparse inode chunks on XFS v5

    • Avoid internationalization when running commands so mkfs output can be parsed properly

  • 0.6.23 (2016-06-16):

    • Added micro-seconds to timestamp used in the name of the temporary directory

    • Fixed memory leaks on failure scenarios and protect against buffer overflows in scanf

    • Fixed possible failure to restore ext4 filesystems when mkfs running in interactive mode

    • Fixed compilation errors with the musl libc library

  • 0.6.22 (2016-02-13):

    • Test support for extended attributes and ACLs instead of checking mount options

  • 0.6.21 (2016-01-07):

    • Removed duplicate types definitions in order to fix compilation errors

    • Attempt to unmount a device four times before failing

  • 0.6.20 (2016-01-03):

    • Detect version of XFS filesystems in order to preserve it when they are restored

    • Add support for XFS filesystems features introduced in XFS version 5

    • Make sure the UUIDs of XFS filesystems are always preserved

  • 0.6.19 (2014-03-01):

    • Reverted "number of inode blocks per group" patch which caused a regression in release 0.6.18

  • 0.6.18 (2014-02-13):

    • Prepared release sources using autoconf-2.69 to add support for new architectures (RHBZ#925370)

    • Applied patch from Berix to preserve the number of inode blocks per group on ext filesystems

    • Added support for recent btrfs features (up to linux-3.14)

    • Run mkfs.btrfs with option "-f" so that it does not fail on devices with pre-existing filesystems

  • 0.6.17 (2013-02-25):

    • Implemented "mkfsopt" restfs option to pass extra options to mkfs (Michael Moninski)

    • Fixed parsing of "/proc/self/mountinfo" (mount options were not parsed on new systems)

    • Removed the ebuild for gentoo as fsarchiver is now in the official portage tree

  • 0.6.16 (2013-02-07):

    • Fixed mke2fs requirement for the "ext_attr" feature (affects RHLE5/CentOS5)

    • Fixed parsing of "/proc/self/mountinfo" for systemd based systems

  • 0.6.15 (2012-06-02):

    • Added support for recent ext4 features (up to linux-3.4 / e2fsprogs-1.42)

  • 0.6.14 (2012-06-02):

    • Added support for recent btrfs features (up to linux-3.4)

    • Fixed compilation warnings (variable ‘res’ set but not used)

  • 0.6.13 (2012-03-04):

    • Fixed detection of the root filesystem using "/proc/self/mountinfo" instead of "/proc/mounts"

  • 0.6.12 (2010-12-25):

    • Fix: get correct mount info for root device when not listed in /proc/mounts (eg: missing "/dev/root")

  • 0.6.11 (2010-12-01):

    • Updated supported btrfs compat flags to make it work with btrfs-2.6.35

    • The -c/--cryptpass option now supports interactive passwords: use "-c -"

  • 0.6.10 (2010-05-09):

    • Fixed support of symbolic links on ntfs filesystems with ntfs3g >= 2010.3.6

  • 0.6.9 (2010-05-04):

    • Fix in probe: show devmapper/lvm volumes even when /dev/dm-xx does not exist

    • Fixed restoration of very small archives (archive < 4K)

    • Fix error handling in restoration: consider ENOSPC as a fatal error and other fixes

    • Fix: remove all volumes of the archive instead of just the first one if save fails

  • 0.6.8 (2010-02-20):

    • Fixed compilation error on systems with recent kernel headers by including <sys/stat.h>

    • Fixed critical bug: there was a risk of corruption when the archive was written on a smbfs/cifs filesystem

  • 0.6.7 (2010-01-31):

    • Added support for sparse files (sparse file on the original disk will be recreated as sparse file)

    • Added per-archive minimum fsarchiver version requirement (MAINHEADKEY_MINFSAVERSION)

    • Added dirsinfo in archives with simple files and directories to store stats required for progression

    • The logfile created when option -d is used now has a specific name so that it’s not overwritten

    • The md5 checksums are now calculated using the implementation from libgcrypt instead of the internal one

    • The libgcrypt library is now a mandatory dependency and crypto cannot be disabled any more

    • Allow non root users to use "fsarchiver archinfo" as long as they have read permissions on the archive

  • 0.6.6 (2010-01-24):

    • Fix: don’t remove the archive file when savefs/savedir fails because the archive already exists

    • Partitions already mounted are remounted with MS_BIND to have access to files hidden by mounted filesystems

    • Analyse filesystems only when they are all accessible to prevent having to wait and then get an error

    • Moved management of data files (open/write/md5sum) from extract.c to a separate object (datafile.c)

    • Important internal changes, renaming of functions/files, and simplifications for better consistency

    • Rephrased and simplified messages and other improvements in fsarchiver.c (contribution from dgerman)

    • Fixed potential memory error in savefs/savedir with extended attributes (bug reported by mbiebl)

  • 0.6.5 (2010-01-07):

    • Fixed compilation issues (pkg-config problems especially on systems with e2fsprogs < 1.41.2)

    • Retry with the default level (gzip -6) when compression of a data block lacks memory with bzip2/lzma

  • 0.6.4 (2010-01-03):

    • Improved the manpage: documented the long options, added examples, links, …

    • Reorganized code of the archive-io thread (split archive into archreader and archwriter)

    • Fixed critical bug: integer overflow for "u16 headerlen" when sum of attributes size > 65535

    • Introduced new fileformat: "FsArCh_002", but old format "FsArCh_001" is also supported

    • Using code from libblkid instead of complex implementation to read ntfs labels

    • Switch to pkg-config in configure.ac and Makefile.am (contribution from Michael Biebl)

  • 0.6.3 (2009-12-28):

    • Don’t fail when e2fsck returns 1 in extfs_mkfs() since it means the filesystem has been fixed

    • Extended options (stride and stripe_width), max_mount_count, check_interval are now preserved for ext{2,3,4}

    • Display the percentage of the operation which has been completed when verbose >= 1 (sort of progress bar)

    • Display information about physical disks as well as partitions in "fsarchiver probe <mode>"

    • Fixed bug with archive splitting: the split size was sometimes incorrect due to an integer overflow

    • Added option "--exclude/-e <pattern>" to exclude files/dirs. It works for both archiving and extracting.

    • Added support for long options (--option) using getopt_long

    • Removed the dependency on "which" to find the path to a program

    • Accept all libgcrypt versions >= 1.2.4 at runtime in gcry_check_version

    • Using functions from libuuid instead of duplicating code in uuid.[ch]

  • 0.6.2 (2009-12-08):

    • Dynamic memory allocation for ntfs specific extended-attributes in create.c

    • Fix related the the ntfs attributes when lgetxattr returns a negative size

    • Saves the name of the original device where the filesystem is stored (FSYSHEADKEY_ORIGDEV)

    • Fixed enable options in configure: "--enable-xxx" had the opposite effect (Thanks to horhe)

    • Exit with an error if the user wants to use a compression level which is not supported (Thanks to mbiebl)

    • Fixed crash when mount fails (mntbyfsa was set to true and not clear if mount fails)

    • Fixed code for ntfs symlinks (they have to be recreated as normal files and dirs + special attributes)

    • Changed the requirement from ntfs3g-AR (advanced release) to ntfs3g >= 20091114 (standard release) for ntfs

    • Improvements and fixes in the autotools build chain files (contribution from Michael Biebl)

    • Added option "-L" to specify the label of the archive: it’s just a comment about the contents

    • Detabified the sources: find . -iname "*.[ch]" -exec sed -i -e "s/[\t]/ /g" -e s!{ !{ !g {} \;

  • 0.6.1 (2009-10-04):

    • New encryption implementation was not thread-safe (broken when option -j was used)

    • Dropped openssl support (this code was disabled in fsarchiver-0.6.0 anyway)

  • 0.6.0 (2009-09-27):

    • Debianized fsarchiver (added the debian directory necessary to build the debian package)

    • Rewrote the encryption support using libgcrypt instead of openssl (fix licensing issues)

    • Added the manpage written by Ilya Barygin (it will be installed by "make install")