• 0.8.2 (2017-08-22):
    • Add support for the latest ext4 filesystem features
    • Improved support of large block device when restoring extfs filesystems
  • 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”)