I’m really excited to ship Arq 1.5!
It includes scheduling options like once-per-day backups and manual-only (one of the most requested features) as well as Pause/Resume and Back Up Now functions. It also includes a whole bunch of refinements and bug fixes.
To get it, pick “Check for Updates” from the menu in Arq, or download it from the product page.
Here are the details:
- Configurable backup schedule: hourly, once/day at a certain time of day, or manually.
- Back Up Now feature.
- Pause backups for an amount of time you choose. Resume early if you wish. (‘Pause’ is better than ‘stop’ because you won’t have to remember to start it again).
- Progress indicator next to the “Other Computers” heading in the source list (on the left side of the window) so you can tell when Arq is still scanning for other computers’ backups in the S3 data.
- More informative status messages such as “Calculating upload size” and “Finishing backup” instead of just “Backing up …”
- Better communication of error and warning conditions.
- Estimated backup time is now calculated based on start of backup, not start of calculating upload size.
- More accurate progress bar in 2 scenarios — when saving the “packs” of small files, and when re-doing an initial backup that was aborted.
- More useful logging output when log level is set to Info.
- Much faster loading when browsing backups.
- More efficient caching of the set of objects in S3.
- Fixed an issue where calculating the upload size for a backup was incomplete when a permission error was encountered.
- Fixed issues with high memory usage in both Arq and Arq Agent.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing the “Start at Login” preference from persisting.
- Fixed 2 issues where packs weren’t being read correctly, leading to “object not found” errors.
- Fixed regression bug in restoring file permissions correctly for root-owned files.
- Fixed an issue where the folder’s progress bar was occasionally disappearing.
- Fixed an issue with trying to read extended attributes on files that don’t support extended attributes.
Enjoy! If you have any feedback or questions I’d love to hear from you! Just email email@example.com. Thanks!