Subject: v0.6.3 Imminent: please assist final testing
Date: Monday 22nd July 2013 05:12:00 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Hello all, I'm satisfied with the state of the current v0.6 branch, but before releasing I'd like to get more testing from other users. Putting aside new bug reports, I will release in one week barring objection, on 2013-07-29. Interested users can download the HEAD of the v0.6 maintenance branch: $ git clone https://github.com/wal-e/wal-e -b v0.6 One can also rely on Github's generated archives, should git not be available: $ curl -L https://github.com/wal-e/wal-e/archive/v0.6.tar.gz | tar zx $ cd wal-e-0.6 The major improvements: * Multi-region support * Parallel WAL uploading (not enabled by default) This can largely alleviate problems with WAL backlog to be archived and offers substantially improved archiving performance. It must be enabled by passing the -p/--pool-size flag. A reasonable number is '8'. Highly recommended, but the default has been left at '1' for this maintenance release. * Increased robustness on systems that are low on memory, and reduced memory usage This can help significantly with capturing backups on systems with significant memory pressure.