Release Notes

This information is also available as in the corresponding branch of the Bareos GitHub project


See Bareos Binary Release Policy for more information about available versions.

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and since Bareos version 20 this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.


Breaking changes

  • The following deprecated configuration options have been removed, make sure to update your configuration accordingly:

    • Director daemon

      • Pid Directory

    • File daemon

      • Pid Directory

      • Compatible

    • Storage daemon

      • Pid Directory

      • Compatible


  • VMware Plugin: introduce pyVmomi 8.x compatibility PR #1352

  • devtools: add pr-tool to automate PR review and merge PR #935

  • build: replace sprintf by snprintf due to upgraded MacOS compiler, change linking of googletest PR #1361

  • storage daemon: fix crash on volume swap PR #1356

  • core: make resource/configuration locking safer PR #1325

  • json generation: Fix some leaks and an integer overflow PR #1130

  • tray-monitor: build against Qt6 when present PR #1011

  • systemtests: rename virtualfull -> virtualfull-basic ,bareos -> bareos-basic, bconsole -> bconsole-basic PR #1339

  • stored: fix crashes of storage tools when autoxflate plugin is loaded PR #1348

  • webui: enable sorting on version column PR #1365

  • dird: skip disabled clients in status command PR #1367

  • bsmtp: fix and update code, and change CLI parsing to CLI11 PR #1316

  • ua_restore: Add additional client info for restore report PR #1374

  • restore: fix failed restores showing Restore ok with warning PR #1387

  • FreeBSD: build cleanup PR #1336

  • improvements to pr-tool PR #1389

  • file checksums: add new signature algorithm xxh128 PR #1359

  • stored: remove warning for maximum block size for tapes PR #1375

  • ua_restore: enable restore from archive PR #1372

  • testfind: reuse filedaemon logic PR #1234

  • dird: enable default options in fileset config when no options are explicitly specified PR #1357

  • introduce php-cs-fixer and apply PSR-12 guidelines PR #1403

  • accept both 271E and 273E PR #1407

  • Sanitizers: add ASAN options to avoid crashes PR #1410

  • dird: cats: adapt purge command to delete jobs with specific jobstatus and/or from specific pool PR #1349

  • filed: stored: remove deprecated compatible option from configuration PR #1341

  • webui: remove some development leftovers and artefacts PR #1422

  • dird: allow to disable TLS-PSK downgrades PR #1398

  • core: fixes for gcc-13 support PR #1424

  • webui: update localization PR #1414

  • webui: improve localization process PR #1429

  • webui: add machine-readable copyright file PR #1419

  • webui: add config resource graph to analytics (experimental) PR #1412

  • dird: keep copy and migration control/administrative jobs PR #1421

  • scripts: config-lib improve get_local_hostname fallback PR #1402

  • dird: deprecate client Autoprune, JobRetention, and FileRetention PR #1425

  • daemons: remove deprecated Pid Directory config option, and update Maximum Concurrent Jobs default value to 1 PR #1426

  • build: switch to FreeBSD 12.4 PR #1440

  • webui: create internal api module PR #1447

  • webui: make restore merge options configurable PR #1445

  • webui: update German translation PR #1437

  • build: fix for gcc 13.1.1 PR #1459

  • packaging: systemd unit: set a limit of restart PR #1450

  • python-bareos: add missing dirname variable PR #1460

  • build: remove openSUSE 15.3 and Univention 5.0 from test matrix PR #1469

  • cleanup: remove some unused functions and shrink number of includes in bareos.h PR #1433

  • core: fix schema public with PostgreSQL 15 PR #1449

  • pr-tool: handling POEditor commits and optional github ci tests PR #1434

  • VMware Plugin: Backup and Restore of VMs using multiple datastores PR #1473

  • stored: change default block size to 1 MiB PR #1396

  • webui: re-add show update status for clients PR #1371

  • build: add Debian 12 PR #1477

  • pr-tool: Add options to be used in CI runs PR #1488

  • VMware Plugin: improve snapshot cleanup PR #1484

  • packaging: cleanup SUSE webui dependencies PR #1493

  • vss: remove dependency on live system during backup PR #1452

  • build: adapt matrix and pkglist for changes to CI PR #1490


  • remove no longer used pkglists PR #1335

  • core: remove deprecated PR #1378

  • cats: remove remains of deprecated databases PR #1377

  • dird: filed: stored: remove deprecated maxconnections option from configuration PR #1340

  • cats: remove dynamic catalog backends PR #1392


  • cats: fix issue where startfile field gets wrongly updated PR #1346

  • Python Plugins: Avoid pop(0) performance impact PR #1351


  • Fix gcc warnings in ndmjob program PR #1343

  • filed: avoid reading from ephemeral buffer PR #1373

  • checkpoints: fix performance drop on big volume restores PR #1345

  • VMware Plugin: fix restore to different vmname PR #1390

  • pyVmomi 8.x compatibility PR #1386

  • Fix problem with reoccuring files in always incremental PR #1395

  • bsmtp bls bextract: fixes for command line parsing PR #1455

  • daemons: update network handling when IP protocols unavailable PR #1454

  • Improve handling of catalog requests that try to reduce VolFiles, VolBlocks and VolBytes PR #1431

  • filed: fix off-by-one error when resizing acl buffer PR #1479

  • Consolidate: fix for consolidate job’s client name not being correctly shown PR #1474

  • scripts: config-lib improve setup_sd_user PR #1448


  • add explanation about binary version numbers PR #1354

  • docs: improve bareos-webui documentation PR #1366

  • docs: catalog maintenance improvements PR #1379

  • doc: improve plugin, webui, virtualfull chapters PR #1401

  • docs: move and update localization documentation PR #1415

  • check-sources: update check-sources ignores PR #1439

  • docs: replace GZIP compression by LZ4 and MD5/SHA1 signature by XXH128 PR #1453

  • docs: Windows add Antivirus section PR #1468