Version 3.5

This version corrects some bugs (see ChangeLog for details). The following new features are added (beside minor ones):

Including / excluding files
There are several methods to include or exclude files. You can read how they interact or complement in the new section ``Selecting Directories / Files to Backup''.
Option stayInFileSystem
By using this option only file systems specified by options sourceDir and the symlinks of followLinks are saved.
Wildcards for linking series and for replication
To configure otherBackupSeries, you can use wildcards now. More on that topic can be found at the beginning of section ``Using Wildcards for Replication''.
Tagging of (un)finished backups
Prior to this version (3.5), unfinished backups where tagged with the existence of file .md5CheckSums.notFinished during the creation of the backup. This file was deleted after the backup and a filesystem sync was finished.
During a run of a backup (as well as a never finished one) it is not used for external linking from any storeBackup program running on other backups.
This behavior of now is changed to the following steps:
  1. Create the new backup directory and run the backup part of
  2. Run a filesystem sync.
  3. Create the tag file .storeBackupLinks/backup.Finished.
  4. Perform deletion of old backups (and maybe unfinished backups if option deleteNotFinishedDirs is set).
If you upgrade to this version and run your backups (etc.), you do not have to follow any special instructions. But if you want to go back to a previous version (like 3.4.3) after running backups with version 3.5 (or higher), you have to make sure, that all unfinished backups created by version 3.5 (or later) have been deleted!
Option --force for setting up isolated mode
When setting up isolated mode, you now can force the usage of the last existing backup, even if it is not completed with
Log file options for
Added the log file options known from to See section for details.
Changed option name in
The option noOldFiles was changed to noOfOldFiles (``number of old files'') to make it consistent among all programs.
Rasberry Pi
You can find now some explanations about Raspberry Pi in the FAQ 8.

Heinz-Josef Claes 2014-04-20