There are several new interesting features in the upcoming Bacula release. Including, but not limited to:
- “Accurate” backups regardless of mtime, mv, rm, etc
- Copy Jobs
- Virutal Backup / Synthetic Backup / Consolidation
- Duplicate Job Control
- TLS Authentication
- Ignore Dir
- Honor No Dump Flag
- libdbi framework
These features are being added to the development 2.5.x versions to be released as Bacula version 3.0.0. This release is expected to occur near the end of 2008.
Disclosure: I am a Bacula Committer.