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2 0.1.7 (2017-04-17)
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5 - Documentation improvements.
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7 - Improved error diagnostics.
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9 - dss no longer refuses to run in daemon mode without a log file.
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11 - Minor tweaks to the snapshot pruning algorithm.
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13 - A fix for create mode when rsync exists unsuccessfully.
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15 - NEWS and README have been converted to markdown format.
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17 - We now compile with -Wunused-parameter and -Wshadow.
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20 0.1.6 (2015-08-05)
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23 - New option --min-complete to specify the minimal number of snapshots
24 to keep.
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26 - Improved handling of rsync errors. The new --max-rsync-errors option
27 tells dss to terminate after the given number of rsync failures.
28
29 - New home page URL and email address.
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31 - Reworked rsync restart logic, new --max-rsync-errors option.
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33 - Avoidance of "Errors with program diagnostics" error from rsync.
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35 - Improved signal handling.
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38 0.1.5 (2014-01-14)
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41 - snapshot recycling: outdated, redundant and orphaned snapshots are
42 reused as the basis for new snapshots.
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44 - New subcommands: --kill, --reload.
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46 - The semaphore-based locking system prevents to start multiple
47 instances of dss.
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49 - When dss receives SIGHUP it now writes the internal state and the
50 configuration to the log file
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52 - First steps to make the source code ANSI C conform (thanks to
53 Daniel Richard G).
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55 - dss writes log messages to stderr rather than to the logfile unless
56 running in daemon mode.
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58 - Default hooks work also on systems where "/bin/true" does not exist,
59 e.g. Mac OS.
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62 0.1.4 (2010-11-08)
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64 This version of dss contains some new features, many improvements of
65 existing features and several bug fixes.
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67 Support for resuming snapshot creation after restart has been added
68 and snapshot removal is deferred until at least one current snapshot
69 exists. The internal handling of the various hooks has been simplified
70 and many error messages have been clarified. On SIGHUP, dss now writes
71 its configuration and internal state to the log file.
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74 0.1.3 (2009-06-06)
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76 You can now specify pre-rm/post-rm-hooks that are executed whenever
77 a snapshot is deleted. This release adds better compatibility with
78 rsync 3.0, and avoids busy loops when automatically restarting the
79 rsync process.
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82 0.1.2 (2009-03-05)
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84 This release includes the reason why a snapshot gets removed in the
85 log message. It will never remove the snapshot that is currently
86 being created. It will really pass the full path to the last complete
87 snapshot in the post_create_hook.
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90 0.1.1 (2008-11-13)
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92 This release prevents busy loops on rsync exit code 13. It ignores
93 any snapshot directory with creation time >= completion time. It
94 opens /dev/null for reading and writing when executing rsync. It shows
95 human readable snapshot creation duration when listing snapshots. It
96 restarts the rsync process if it returned with exit code 13.
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99 0.1.0 (2008-10-10)
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101 Initial public release.