Poppins beta 0.3 released

We are proud to announce the new release of Poppins 0.3 beta. This release is a big improvement including new features and bug fixing.

Poppins 0.3 beta is PHP7 ready. It was tested on Debian 8 and 9, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 server. Please read the release notes and edit your config files before upgrading.

RELEASE NOTES

DATE: 2017-06-30

NEW FEATURES

INI FILE

The following ini configuration directives need to be ADDED to the config file.

See example.poppins.ini:

[remote]
...
; if the backup job fails, abort or continue with the post-backup script
; values are "abort" or "continue"
backup-onfail = "abort";
; remote script ran after backup
; e.g. post-backup-script = "/home/poppins/some-post-backup-script.sh";
post-backup-script = "";
...
[rsync]
...
; cross filesystem boundaries
cross-filesystem-boundaries = no

WHAT HAS CHANGED?

MAJOR CHANGES

  • Directive “cross-filesystem-boundaries” is added to the rsync section. A warning is triggered when trying to cross mounted filesystem boundaries if this option is set to “no”, which is the default. You must explicitly exclude these directories or set the option to “yes”.
  • Notices are introduced. Less important messages (dir unclean, incomplete configuration, duplicate mysql config file) will be considered notices rather than warnings.
  • Post backup script added. May or not be run depending on a successful rsync run.

MINOR CHANGES

  • Cleanup script added to remove old log files. See scripts directory.
  • Validation of trailing slashes in exluded/included sections for consistency.
  • Validation of relative paths in excluded section as the exclude path is always treated as a relative path by rsync.

WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED?

  • Small bugfixes and cosmetic changes

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Validation of ini files is imperfect because of the lack of type support of
    the function parse_ini_file(). As of PHP 5.6, INI_SCANNER_TYPED needs to be
    implemented when PHP 5.6+ is available on Debian and CentOS latest releases.

INSTALLATION

To upgrade, run following command in the poppins directory:

hg pull -u
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