I’ve just released version 0.6.0 of Obnam, the encrypting backup program. It’s still an alpha version and only suitable for a light trial of a modest amount of data that isn’t sensitive. I would welcome any feedback you may have.

Release notes follow.

Version 0.6.0, released 2021-11-20

Breaking changes

  • We no longer test Obnam with Debian 10 (buster) in our continuous integration system. The current Debian stable release, Debian 11 (bullseye), is tested.

New or changed features

  • It is now an error if the backup root directory doesn’t exist or can’t be read. This applies only to the backup roots. Other files and directories may go missing or be unreadable, and Obnam only warns about that, to allow making backups of live systems where files change during the backup.

Internal changes

  • There is now a new “many files” benchmark.

Changes to documentation

  • We’ve started a decision log for big, important project decisions.

Thank you

Several people have helped with this release, with changes or feedback.

  • Alexander Batischev
  • Lars Wirzenius

(Our apologies to anyone who’s been forgotten.)