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Burp is a program that backs up and restores data. It uses librsync in order to save on the amount of space that is used by each backup. It also uses VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to make snapshots when backing up Windows computers.

Operating Systems

Last announcement

OpenSSL Heartbleed bug 09 Apr 2014 12:01

It is being widely reported that some recent versions of openssl have a serious bug. If your computers (especially your servers) are using a version of openssl between 1.0.1 and 1.0.1f, you should upgrade them to openssl 1.0.1g as soon as possible. Since this openssl bug has been around for 2 years, you should probably consider your certificates to be compromised. Burp windows clients were using openssl 1.0.1e. I understand that it is a possibility that a malicious server could steal client information. I have therefore updated the Windows burp-depkgs with openssl-1.0.1g and built updated Windows installers for burp-1.3.48 and burp-1.4.12. These installers can be found via the sourceforge downloads page.

Recent releases

  •  31 May 2014 11:30

    Release Notes: A bugfix for restoring permissions on empty directories. Compiles on systems that have no O_NOATIME and fdopendir(), i.e. Mac OS X. FreeBSD scripting fixes. In bedup, detects if a rename failed after unlinking the target file, then prints a warning and stops processing. Fixes a case where an interrupted backup may not have been automatically recoverable. Sets the IPTOS_THROUGHPUT bit on Windows so that burp is doing the right thing even if Windows decides to remove it.

    •  29 Apr 2014 12:12

      Release Notes: An 'atime' option which allows the user to choose whether to use O_NOATIME or not was added. A problem with a function not returning anything when it should return an int in list_server.c was fixed.

      •  29 Mar 2014 11:07

        Release Notes: This is the first release of Burp 2, an experimental version of burp that has the capability of doing inline deduplication with variable length checksums, and sparse indexing on the server side. Use with extreme caution.

        •  29 Mar 2014 05:44

          Release Notes: 'make test' now skips tests if no source of randomness seems to exist for OpenSSL to use. A bug with restoring correct file times on Windows clients was fixed. False failure notifications were fixed by differentiating between not getting a lock and getting an error when trying to get a lock. Excessive logging was disabled on some restores. Debian packaging changes were made. An encryption casting problem on 64-bit big endian platforms (e.g. s390x, ppc64, sparc64) was fixed.

          •  27 Jan 2014 11:35

            Release Notes: A bugfix for restoring correct file times on Windows clients was added.


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