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

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Bacula services won't start on CentOS 5

I am trying to install Bacula onto my copy of CentOS 5 following this tutorial Installing Bacula on CentOS 5. I have followed the instructions to the very tee, but when I get to the part where I try ...
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In smartctl, what does means “Percentage used endurance indicator too short”?

I use Bacula to make backups. When i use smartctl # smartctl -H -l error /dev/st0 smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 [x86_64-linux-2.6.32-431.1.2.el6.x86_64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce ...
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Simple Bacula config to not fill backup volume

I am new to Bacula (and to server admin in general) and I have setup a close-to-vanilla configuration for a small webserver. I have little space for backup (66GB). The backup volume was full, so I ...
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Connection refused with both iptables and firewalld disabled on CentOS. Why? [duplicate]

My Rig Server A with Bacula Dir installed Server B with Bacula Client installed Both uses CentOS 7 Objective. Open port 9102 to be able to access Server B from Server A via Bacula Dir. The ...
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What is the diference between volume marked archive and volume marked full?

In Bacula, what is the difference between a volume status at full and a volume status on Archive? I browsed the Internet, but found nowhere to find out what means all those statuses such as Recycle, ...
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Bacula Backup Error

I have this error when running a backup: 3999 Device "FileStorage" not found or could not be opened. Label command failed for Volume Vol-787878. Do not forget to mount the drive!!! Here's my ...
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Bareos Backups all files despite of a custom FileSet

After reading documentation and many blog I still can't figure out what is missing in my FileSet so Bareos backup only csv and pdf files: FileSet { Name = "HQ ccomp" Include { Options { ...
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Bacula. Running concurrent job from one linux box

Hi all i have a strange problem, as bacula documentation i can run two or many concurrent jobs if i set "Maximum Concurrent Jobs" more then 1. And this is work fine for jobs from different servers. ...
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Restore files from Bacula backup with missing server

I need to restore files from a full backup which was saved on a network share. Bacula server crashed. Backup files are named the following way: 127.0.0.1-dir-volume-0001 127.0.0.1-dir-catalog-0085 ...
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bacula catalog backup error

I have a Bacula (mysql) server on an Ubuntu-server machine. It backs up and restore without issues except for the catalog. Every time it runs the catalog backup it shows an error. My guess is that ...
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Bacula storage daemon won't write to labeled volume

My Bacula configuration won't write to any labeled volume, as long as it's outside of /tmp. When the SD is configured to write to /tmp however, everything works flawlessly. [herpderp@neuromediator2 ...
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Bacula: When a backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job?

When a Bacula backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job ? I mean something like "after failure of Job A, run Job B". Is there a specific directive in the Job Resource? EDIT1: I ...
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SQL request in Bacula database

I would like to get all the files that are at least in one job which is now saved on one determined tape in the Bacula database. This could replace a tape listing. I have tried several request to ...
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Puppet and Bacula: Add Client to Director

I'm using netmanagers/puppet-bacula to deploy bacula to a backup-system and different clients. Now I'm having some trouble on adding a new client to the director. The clients.d-directory is empty and ...
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How to solve “Could not open: /path/to/backupfile-X, ERR=Read-only file system” in bacula?

The issue is logged multiple times in the bacula log Attempts Renaming the /path/to/backupfile-X. Once this is done nothing is logged anymore Restarting all bacula services
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Distinct Bacula FileSet options per directory

Let's say I have a Bacula FileSet containing: Include { Options { checkfilechanges=yes onefs = yes # and other irrelevant options here } File = / } Generally I ...
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Use puppet to deploy bareos (bacula-fork) to my nodes

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would really love to use puppet to deploy bareos on my servers. Bareos is a fork of Bacula and is used for backing up remote systems. To do that ...
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Use puppet to deploy bareos/bacula to server and clients

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would really love to use puppet to deploy bareos on my servers. To do this I'm using netmanagers/bareos. I'm using this profile to install bareos ...
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Bacula: Writing backup fails

I installed bacula 7 on Cent OS 7 according to this howto: http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/two-way-mirrors-of-external-mailing-lists-3/bacula-25/howto-install-bacula-7-on-centos-7-fresh-install-...
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Restore files that are not in the Bacula database using a Bacula file deamon

I have a backup made with Bacula on tapes. Files are not listed in the Bacula's catalog. I want to restore files inside the directory, listed one per line in needed.lst (last line empty) onto a ...
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How do I resynchronize a Bacula catalog?

I tried performing a Bacula upgrade, but found there were issues with our architecture. Our team tried powering through the upgrade testing backups, but eventually decided to do a downgrade and ...
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Bacula batch restore a client with multiple filesets

I am looking for a way to perform a batch (non interactive) restore for a Client that has multiple job definitions which don't share the same file set. For a client that has a single fileset I can ...
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Bacula stopped working after pool delete from catalog and from disk

We had 2 identical backups of 1 server. 1 was done by real name and the second was done by alias (CNAME in DNS). I deleted the one that was done by CNAME to free up disk space. First I deleted pool ...
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How to handle migrated job in bacula

In our existing backup, we clone a backup to two different tapes by doing backup to a disk pool then copy and migrate the jobs to two different tape pools. However, after migration, the jobs which had ...
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Bacula configuration management in git, without passwords

I'd like to to use git to start managing our Bacula configuration files, but want to keep out (or mask) the passwords in these files. I've considered: looked for a setting within Bacula that allows ...
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Bacula alternative weekly schedule?

How to schedule Job1-Job5 to be run as shown below? Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu --------------------------- Job1 Job2 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu --------------------------- Job3 Job4 ...
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Bacula restore gives me information “… no files were found …”, what does it mean?

I have working Bacula setup and I'm testing various restore strategies to fulfill our documentation. Everything worked fine, but since couple days I"m receiving following message: > The defined ...
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Duplicity for remote backup to AWS S3

I am using Bacula with S3 for backups. I keep bacula volumes for 60 days or so. Using duplicity as I would like to use GPG encryption of the volumes. Is there any way to do an rsync style sync using ...
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Backup server with NAS and Bacula [closed]

I would like to buy a NAS storage, to be used as backup server. Is it a good idea? I'm very new in this kind of things so if some one can help me. I have a dedicated server running with Debian, one ...
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Bacula: bacula-dir.conf Console ACL - One Console, Multiple Clients

In bacula-dir.conf: I was wondering if it were possible to have one "Client" entry for each client, but only have one "Console" entry for ALL clients -- to achieve this end: - Each client can only ...
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Bacula: best practise for labeling and initial start

I'm currently starting with bacula for backup and have a few questions for best practices. Current situation: I want to back up a slow changing max. 12TB (currently 8TB) dataset to a external LTO4 ...
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Bacula Backup - Add a second partition to write files to

I would like to set up bacula - well, my first steps have been successful. All my backups are written to /bacula/backup. But / has only 900GB. So I want bacula to write to /sdb1/bacula/backup, too. /...
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Bacula not using the current In-Drive LTO Tape (but the oldest one)

I'm trying to configure Bacula to automatically recycle and use a random tape i put in the single LTO drive, but it seems to prefer the oldest backup tape despite it isn't in the drive. I already ...
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Bacula off-site backups

I have 2 locations, one in Europe, one in Asia. Each location has a fully functional Bacula system to handle local backups. What I want to do is to copy some jobs from one location SD to the other ...
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libbaccats-7.0.5.so => not found

I'm installing Bacula from sources on CentOS 6.6. ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/bacula --with-mysql [root@bacula0 lib]# ldd /usr/sbin/bacula-dir linux-vdso.so.1 => (...
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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 400-...
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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 18:...
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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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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 client....