Bacula is an open-source network backup system which supports Unix/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems.

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What is a proper LINUX backup strategy? [closed]

I have been reading recently about backup strategies for Linux, particularly using the Bacula software. It seems that this software is focused at providing backups in case of a hard server failure ...
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bacula backups very slow with TCP socket in 'unkn-4' state

Several bacula-fd clients are backing up to one bacula SD (using 2G disk files on massive RAID, not tape), usually 2-3 of them concurrently. It works fine, except when 2 bigger clients (about ...
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Is there a command to list the currently saved versions of a file

Bacula is based upon a SQL database. In this database, we may want to select FileName, Path and File tables to search which version of a file are currently somewhere in the save space (Tapes and/or ...
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bacula-dir.conf configuration to backup wordpress website

I'm the beginner of bacula backup solution. I'm trying to backup my website built by wordpress. This is the Job and FileSet to backup documents root directory. Job { Name = WebServerBackup Pool ...
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Unable to backup Windows directory using Bacula

Backup and restore works on Linux Bacula's Director (DIR), File Daemon (FD) and Storage Daemon (SD) have been installed on a Linux host, a backup has been run and the files could be restored. Backup ...
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Bacula Loading Tape at the Wrong Library

I have two HP Tape Libraries installed on the Storage (LibHP08 and LibHP09), i tried to configure some jobs to access both libraries, but I'm having some trouble with bacula accessing the wrong ...
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Two-site disk based backup with migration in Bacula

I am setting up a disk based (vchanger) backup system in Bacula, whereby at any given time, two sets of identical data will reside on the disks. One set of disks will be stored on-site, the other ...
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Bacula backup with secondary storage on poor conection

We use hetzner dedicated servers for virtualization (xen). Each instance got a 100GB free sftp backup storage, buing more is not an option - it's too expensive. Currently we use bacula and mount this ...
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Bacula daemon fails to stop or restart

Foreword: I have already resolved this problem and am asking this question to share the solution I've found. Please bear in mind that the problem described here may (or may not) be more generic and ...
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Bacula errors in bacula-sd.conf

I'm new to Bacula and just finished an install on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed mySQL then Bacula. However getting the error below. user@Bacula:/$ sudo bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula-sd.conf 13-May ...
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Bacula Backups Failing with Duplicate Primary Key Error

All of my Bacula backups started failing over the weekend with the following MySQL error: Fatal error: sql_create.c:XXX Fill File table Query failed: INSERT INTO File (FileIndex, JobId, PathId, ...
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Is there an equivalent of volume space reclamation in Bacula?

I recently met a guy using Tivoli Storage Manager. He talked about "volume reclamation", which copies only the files of incremental backup which are newer than the retention period/number of version ...
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Bacula copy job cannot find device

I have one bacula server on site which regularly backup all my servers. Now i am trying to create copy job which should copy all full backups to offsite. But i still getting error: Device ...
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bacula-gui - bresto -fails to present selected bkup filepath

when I access /bweb/bresto.html for "web restore" I can select select a client and a job I can also change a directory location. However, no other directories expand under "Directories" and no files ...
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Which is the right synthax for restoring on Windows from Bacula?

I have a full backup of a Windows 2008 R2-64bit. This server has two disks, C: and D:. I'm too dumb to explain to Bacula (5.2.6) I want that what is labelled as "d:/" has to be restored to "D:\". I ...
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Bacula: initial Full Backup job taking too much time

I've chosen Bacula (v.5.0.2) to do backups of our office worker's data. The Director and Storage Daemon run on a Debian based root server (the SERVER) rented from a major german hosting company. ...
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Bacula director daemon unable to authenticate windows 7 client

My director daemon in being hosted on an ubuntu machine and the client is a windows 7 machine. Both machines are on the same subnet. I'm having trouble authenticating between the server and the ...
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Unable to telnet to a Windows 7 client on port 9102 while setting up Bacula

I'm trying to setup Bacula for all my work machines. Most of my machines are Linux (Ubuntu) based and I have successfully managed to setup Bacula on those machines. However, I do have several Windows ...
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How get the label of the currently inserted tape?

I would like to design a debug script that outputs the Bacula's label of the tape currently inserted in the tape loaders and to send the result into Opsview if required. should those be mounted or ...
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bacula - client choose backup content

I would be interested to deploy bacula as my backup solution. My drawback so far is that I haven't found how/if is possible for a client to determine what he wants to be backed up. My understanding ...
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Spreading full backup load on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd strategy with Bacula but not sure of director config [closed]

I am using Bacula to connect to servers remotely (in a different DC) and backup. Due to speed constraints and no bogging the office network down during the day, I dont see it is feasible to perform a ...
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remove bacula client from server

whats the best practice for this? sure i can delete the config, but i also want the client out of the clients-table within the databasebackend of the server. should i delete from the database ? (in ...
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Why keep full and incremental backups in different pools?

I have just started using Bacula and it is great, one tutorial I read recommended putting full backups in a different pool (disk) to incremental backups. What would the benefit of sperating full and ...
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How can I write Bacula's bootstrap files on a remote machine?

Have this in configuration of jobs: JobDefs { Name = "DefaultJob" Type = Backup Level = Incremental Client = "SERVER_1" FileSet = "Full Set" Schedule = "Month-each-day cycle at 21:00" ...
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Bacula use variable to reuse FileSet Resource

I have several environments of the same application in different servers. The directory structure is very similar, so I'd like to use one single FileSet for all of them. For example: - server1: ...
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Bacula virtual backup job doesn't run, no output?

I am trying to get Virtual Backups working, but when I try to run a virtual backup job, it appears to get created, but then never seems to actually run. I have a full, and a couple incremental ...
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Is it possible to prune only out of date files and jobs from a Bacula volume?

Our setup of Bacula uses a file device for storage, but we only have one volume. It's 6TB, and it's about to run out of space. The goal of the configuration it to purge jobs and files in the volume ...
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Bacula stops writing to disk volume after 2GB

Bacula Version: 5.2.5 I have configured bacula to write volumes to disk, however bacula stops writing to the volume as soon as it reaches 2gb. The file system is not an issue as I have stored files ...
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Bacula backup on Linux, restore on FreeBSD

I'd like to migrate my storage server from Linux (Debian) to FreeBSD. Biggest part of this is restoring backups saved on Linux to tape volumes on the newly installed FreeBSD. Unfortunately I don't ...
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Strategies for making bacula file volumes compatible with rsync?

How would we setup bacula so that it creates file volumes in a manner where the volume names (labels) are predictable and things work well with rsync so that we're not sending massive amounts of data ...
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Can you point multiple pools at the same device in bacula?

If you want to have multiple pools for purposes of different retention levels for full / diff / incremental, can you point them all at the same storage device? When each pool goes to do its retention ...
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Setting up a bacula file-based volume retention policy?

We're trying to make heads or tails out of our Bacula setup. We have a SD (storage daemon) server with a few LVM logical volumes and we're trying to do full/diff/incr backups to it in a sensible ...
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How to list all nearest scheduled jobs in bacula bconsole

Is there a way to see all scheduled jobs in bconsol?. You can see the first 30 jobs by executing status dir command in bconsole but how to list all (all nearest). I don't want to see scheduled jobs ...
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Problems Restoring From Old Tapes with Bacula

I'm trying to restore an asterisk directory from an old tape. In bacula, I unmount the current tape, take it out, stick the old tape in, mount LTO-2 and it gives this: 3001 Device "LTO-2" (/dev/nst0) ...
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HP D2D 4312 Bacula configuration

I have configured 5 libraries on the HP D2D system Discovery on the Bacula server shows only the last library and not all libraries. Why? [root@server bacula]# iscsiadm --mode discovery --type ...
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Bacula: how to run a script after 2 jobs are finished?

There is a Run After parameter in Bacula configs. But what if I need to wait for several jobs to finish and then run my script?
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Backup tape compression

What things should I check to confirm that compression is actually happening on our tape backup system? Although the tapes are marked as 200G/520G (native/compressed) capacity, they seem to fill up ...
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Bacula is backing up more files than it should

I have bacula set up in my small network, and for linux machines, it seems to be working fine. I just configured a windows client, and the problem that I'm having is that when the job runs for the ...
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Bacula — splitting volumes?

I've been utilizing Bacula for backups. I implemented the system and it works great! However, one of the things I did was just have everything fall under one volume. I decided that I wanted to ...
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How to organize Bacula config files for about 100 servers

I'm testing bacula and I'm going to make of it my central backup & restore system. I'm testing configuration, backuping & restoring remote host and etc. The configuration is one file and when ...
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Bacula Director and Storage in LAN

I have two networks LAN and DMZ.. Machines in DMZ are accesible from internet ( only over http). In LAN I have servers that see all LAN and all DMZ machines but machinse from DMZ don't see any LAN ...
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Possible to simulate a NDMP backup?

I like to try Amanda's and Bacula's NDMP backup features, but I don't wan't to try it out on the live NAS, just yet. Ideally would I like to find out which that suites me best, and get familiar with ...
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Bacula & Multiple Tape Devices, and so on

Bacula won't make use of 2 tape devices simultaneously. (Search for #-#-# for the TL;DR) A little background, perhaps. In the process of trying to get a decent working backup solution (backing up ...
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How to change where Bacula stores backup volumes?

The easiest way is to give an idea of desired file structure: each backed up client is a subdirectory of /bak e.g. /bak/client1/ /bak/client2/ then within each client subdirectory Bacula Storage ...
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“Bad response to Storage command” when scheduling job with Bacula

I have a Bacula setup with 9 clients, and it's working happily. Today I had to add another client, so I went and copied+adapted the existing configuration files from another client, but when I ...
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Moving tapes out of a Bacula pool after media error

We recently ran into a situation where we had 3 volumes in an Error state that were clogging up our 'Default' pool. We have several media pools for different purposes and thus have the Maximum ...
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Bacula postgresql catalog backup

When I run the BackupCatalog job I get the following error 04-Mar 21:04 storo-dir JobId 62: shell command: run BeforeJob "/etc/bacula/scripts/make_catalog_backup.pl MyCatalog" 04-Mar 21:04 storo-dir ...
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Volume retention for bacula

Let's say I want to use ONE tape a week for incremental. I would alternate two tapes per month so that a tape gets used every other week. I'll run a FULL every Saturday morning at 12:01am. If I run ...
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Clarify volume retention for me?

I'm using Bacula but this would pertain to any backup solution. I'm using LTO5 tapes (1.5TB/3TB), but my data is nowhere near that capacity for the time being. So if I set the retention for my ...
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projects or packages to emulate a tape drive with a Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift compatible backend?

I've got some data that is being backed up to tape via bacula, and at some point soon I am going to need to migrate to non-tape storage. Bacula supports to-disk archiving, but it occurred to me that ...