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2014 Releases

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Version 6.5.6 Released September 16, 2014

Minor Release,  Bug Fix Release

This release addresses a single bug for windows OS.  This is a long standing issue that was very difficult to isolate and replicate in our labs in order to plan a fix for it.   It affected very few Windows customers, but was a significant issue for them.  Essentially, the issue was in a very few cases, when a folder or a folder tree was deleted on the source,  an empty folder could be left behind on the destination machine.  Investigation eventually revealed the cause of this problem was that some  certain applications or procedures could cause a windows folder to be deleted by use of the 8dot3 filename rather than the full filename.  In these rare cases,  the 8dot3 filename was not found on the destination machine and so it was not deleted.   This fix corrects that issue.  

All versions of FRP were updated to this new version number to maintain continuity of the release version numbering system,  versions other than windows have not changed since version 6.5.5 so it is not necessary to update them nor is it needed to update your windows installation unless you experience the issue outlined above.

Version 6.5.5 Released July 29, 2014

Performance and Bug Fix Release

With this release we have worked to further improve performance in high demand, real time replication environments.

We have also addressed a few bugs.

Beginning with release 6.5.4 we upgraded the installer packages for all OSes to prepare for even simpler upgrades in the future.  Because of this, there are a few differences in the upgrade steps from past versions so please use This Link to review prior to upgrading.

Improvements

We have introduced several refinements to real time replication.  This release is moving forward with our goal of increasing FRP's ability to handle thousands of files being changed or added in short periods of time.

Improvements were introduced to maintain reliable performance in real time replication scenarios where high volume activity continues unabated for days at a time.

These changes will yield even better performance in Real Time 2 Way Mirror jobs as well as high demand one way jobs.

 
Bug Fixes

  • We addressed an issue where, under certain circumstances, a number of communication sockets were being left open after a job had completed.  As of this release FRP will be opening a minimum of communication sockets during the job and closing them following each job run.  
  • We fixed a number of isolated conditions where the replication of files would halt and the service would be running but no replication was taking place even when files were changed.   This most often manifested as FRP jobs running in response to Real time events or a scheduled job but finding no changed files or only part of the changed files to replicate.
  • A bug in our file compression cleanup has been fixed.  This problem was sometimes causing a number of temporary files with the extension .compressed to be left orphaned after a job had run.

Tuning

We increased the buffer sizes in a couple of areas of real time replication to increase capacity for large batches of events occurring in very short intervals.

 

Version 6.5.4 Released May 12, 2014

Maintenance and Bug Fix Release

With this release we have added OSX Mavericks 10.9.X support.   FRP currently supports OSX Panther - Mavericks.  Windows XP - Server 2012, and versions of Red Hat, SLES, Ubuntu, Centos, and Debian from the last few years.  All OSes are natively supported in either 64 bit or 32 bit, and all have the option to install with a bundled Java 1.7 Virtual Machine or without the Virtual Machine if you have one already installed.

We have also upgraded the installer packages for all OSes to prepare for even simpler upgrades in the future.  Because of this, there are a few differences in the upgrade steps from past versions so please use This Link to review prior to upgrading.

New Features

  • FRP has been upgraded to run with Java 1.7 on all supported OSes
  • Apple is no longer furnishing Java with all versions of OSX, so  we are now offering an optional version with bundled Java 1.7.
  • Our OSX version will run with with either Apple's Java 1.6 or  Java 1.7
  • A few other minor tuning and configuration changes were made to FRP to improve performance.

 
Bug Fixes

  • In some cases Windows Folder ACLs were not being updated
  • An IVP6 issue that could cause an infinite loop in the application.
  • Some ACLs on files were not updated in realtime.
  • A few addtional items not apparent to the end user.


 

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