I have just released version 1.18 of Obnam, my backup program. See the website at http://obnam.org for details on what the program does. The new version is available from git (see http://git.liw.fi) and as Debian packages from http://code.liw.fi/debian, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.
The NEWS file extract below gives the highlights of what's new in this version.
Version 1.18, released 2015-11-04
William Boughton fixed parsing for sftp URLs with IPv6 addresses. Previously,
sftp://[::1]would be interpreted by Obnam as an address
[followed by the port
:1], but now it is correctly interpreted as the adddress
::1and no explicit port.
Ian Campbell fixed a bug in the kdirstat plugin, improving the handling of unknown file types.
Lars Wirzenius changed the
scan_treecode to not be recursive, to avoid problems with directory trees that are deeper than Python's call stack limit allows.
Lars Wirzenius added support for a multiline progress message during backup. Version 0.24 or newer of
ttystatusis needed for this, but Obnam will work with an older version by displaying the same single-line progress message as before.
Ben Boeckel added the
--gnupghomesetting so that Obnam can be configured to use a separate GnuPG (gpg) configuration directory.
Henri Sivonen improved the compression code to not compress if the result would be larger.