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Known Bugs in the Windows (Win32) Client

The old bug list has been superceded by the Trac bug tracker. The currently open bugs for Windows are:

Fix file locking on Windows
Restore deleted directories may fail
List files using wildcards
Comparing root directory locations does not work under Windows
Windows: User can polute restore directory by adding a trailing backslash to the restore destination
Some file attributes under Windows are not backed up
Windows ACL support

The following open bugs are not Windows-specific but may apply to Windows too:

Port Box Backup to AIX
Contribute code: SMTP client, HTTP server, Database drivers, Web app framework
Improve restore speed on local repositories
Improve handling of directories with many files
bbackupctl reload reports prior settings
File diff performance patch (reduced disk IO and wall time
bbackupd only ever saves reverse diffs, corrupted files on store may be unrecoverable
Account numbers greater than 2^31 (0x7fffffff) do not work correctly
Locations that don't exist on first run are never tried again
No way to force bbackupd to re-upload files under Windows
Unable to control the maintenance of old vs. deleted files
Locations not found on disk (e.g. unmounted filesystems) cannot be protected
Should store and preserve directory timestamps
Create boxbackupresume and other files in DataDirectory
bbackupquery connection timeout results in error message, should be more graceful
Backups of deleted files may be removed very quickly by housekeeping
Support hard links in directories
More details when ReadError occurs
CRTL+C closes bbackupquery console window under Windows
Non-ascii character cause error for notifyscript path
Reconnect bbackupquery automatically, or at least have a "connect" commadn to do so from inside
Min verbosity switch broken for bbackupquery
Error level for "bbackupquery.exe -u"

A list of bugs fixed in each release is here.

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