Software Update: 3.8-10 Rockstor




Rockstor is based on CentOS Linux distribution, which can be used in particular as nas or private cloud storage solution. It uses the popular open source technologies such as the Btrfs file system and Docker for the deployment of applications in so-called software containers. Rockstor is free to use and updates can be received via a test or stable channel. Updates via the test channel are very frequent, often several times per week, but can sometimes contain bugs. Updates via the Stable Channel, which only subscribers have access to, come every three to four weeks and have been extensively tested. Friday 3.8-10 version has been released and the release notes of these are as follows:

3.8-10: Asynchronous Replication plus many improvements

Rockstor 3.8-10 release is now available. This is our second release in the Stable channel update. Many thanks to users who purchased Stable update subscriptions. Your support is not only greatly appreciated, but Crucial to us. If you are subscribed to Stable updates, you can easily update the system from the Web UI.

New users can download 3.8-10 from here. Keep Rockstor live and thriving by purchasing the Stable subscription!

We closed 13 issues in this release, Compared To 20 in 3.8-9. And this release overtook a bit longer. If you are wondering why, it’s Because Of The big feature improvement in this release: Asynchronous Replication. This feature replicates efficiently Shares Rockstor on one appliance to another by using btrfs send / receive functionality. While this feature was added a while ago, it was a bit over engineered, buggy and had to be improved. I started refactoring the bestaande pub-sub design and ended up completely redesigning it. The result is a much simpler and more robust implementation. I plan to write more about it here and the community wiki soon.

Here’s the list of issues resolved in this update with links to more information.

Rolled out a redesigned Rockstor-Rockstor Share replication feature. # 886
Improved functional test coverage. Part 1 # 992
Improved alerts on the UI. # 989
CSS cleanup in the UI. # 1003
Fixed advanced nfs-exports bug. # 991
Improved functional test coverage. part 2. # 1008
Redesigned switches on the UI. # 1013
Improved functional test coverage. Part 3. # 1014
Fixed SFTP service toggle bug. # 1027
Fixed bug AD service status. # 1029
Improved rockstor bootstrap service. # 1026
More switch redesign updates on the UI. # 1021
Fixed a bug in network config. # 1039


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