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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 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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1answer
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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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1answer
228 views

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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49 views

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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1answer
170 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
312 views

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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1answer
376 views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
150 views

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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1answer
193 views

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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1answer
334 views

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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3answers
1k views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
123 views

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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1answer
263 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
111 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
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How can I set up a dual-site Storage Daemon in Bacula (mirror the backup)

On site A, I have sucessfully set up a bacula director on one host, several File Daemons on the hosts I want to backup, and finally one Storage Daemon where the backup actually is stored. If ...
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2answers
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Bacula vs. BackupPC [closed]

I have been googling about the differences between them. Bacula has lots of roles BackupPC is easier to configure Bacula works with agent, not rsync (great for Windows backups) It seems that ...
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1answer
404 views

bacula: how to back up a windows machine via smb?

How do you set up a job in bacula to back up a windows machine via SMB (machine does not have the bacula agent installed)? According to the feature set this is supported. I would imagine somewhere I ...
0
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1answer
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install bacula director / server on windows?

Looking over the bacula.org site, I see several places where it implies it IS possible to run bacula director or server on Windows. I saw mention that the windows client installer should allow it to ...
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1answer
2k views

Install and configure Bacula on Debian 6.0.0

I installed Debian version 6.0.0 and I want to configure it as network backup solution using bacula, so I need someone help me to do that. Also, should I add this server to my domain?
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312 views

Should I backup /var/lib/bacula/bacula.db?

I'm trying to figure out why I need so much space for backups using Bacula with SQLite and I've noticed this file: /var/lib/bacula/bacula.db measuring above 500MiB on all the directors. I presume that ...
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6answers
13k views

Is there An open source de duplication backup solution? [closed]

I am looking for a solution for backing up about 30 of my servers that are a mix of centos, windows 2003 and 2008 machines. I have a san in another data center with a 1 Gig link between the sites ...
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1answer
266 views

How to migrate bacula jobs

All my bacula jobs are writing to one file. How can I migrate these jobs to separate files, I have a 1G limit. I've already marked the volume as full, and yet, the volume is still being used.
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1answer
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Input/output (read) errors in Bacula while setting up a Tape Drive + Autochanger

When running the label barcode command in bacula I am getting Input/output errors. I am just getting started in trying to set this up: Connecting to Storage daemon TapeDevice at ...
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1answer
190 views

Bacula and send file list to RunAfterJob script

I have Bacula backup server. And I run sripts before and after backuping, using RunBeforeJob and RunAfterJob. Can I send to script in "RunAfterJob" parameter contained list of backuped files?
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1answer
200 views

Archiving Bacula Volumes

I am currently working on getting my bacula situation straighted out and have a bunch of full volumes within a file device. I don't want to just destroy the backups but do want to free up space. What ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Linux distro for starting out with Bacula / AMANDA? [closed]

I'm interested in getting started with Bacula / AMANDA(Zmanda), and plan on setting up a Linux VM in VirtualBox to test it out. I'd like to avoid some of the initial setup time by polling the ...
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2answers
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How to recover Bacula when you run out of space in volumes?

I accidentally started backing up much more than was expected so I filled all volumes. I now fixed the issue of what is being backed up and what isn't; but how do I get backing up again? I cannot ...
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1answer
126 views

Bacula optimization/profiling tools

I'm trying to get an idea of where the bottlenecks are in our backup system. Are there tools available for profiling this? If not, any pointers to a home grown method would also help. I guess most ...
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1answer
1k views

Bacula v5.0.2 Windows Installation Issues

First off, I am very new to Bacula but I'm very intriqued from what I've read. I'm looking to set up Bacula 5.0.2 on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I've run the installer and at the end it asks me to ...
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2answers
454 views

Dell External SAS 5/E HBA and Hyper-V

I have a Dell R710 running Win2008 R2 + Hyper-V with dual SAS 5/E HBA's. I'm building a Linux VM to install Bacula on and I need to connect it to my Dell PowerVault 124T via the SAS HBA. I've been ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Ideal backup appliance for backup software like Bacula?

I'm at a small company and we (the IT department of two) manage <100 client computers and a handful of servers. Currently we're using a company's appliance to handle backup; it does a small backup ...
2
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5answers
573 views

Backup Linux to Windows Remote Site

We have two sites, one linux (Ubuntu) based, the other windows based which we would like to connect permently over VPN (using openVPN). We need to backup some files on a number of linux (Ubuntu) ...
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3answers
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Tape encryption management & best practices

I want to enable encryption on all of my backup tapes. I more-or-less know how to do this technically, but the procedural and human elements of implementing this are tricky. I use HP LTO4 drives ...
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2answers
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Bacula v3 + Windows 2008 = Access is denied

We’re currently testing an upgrade to Bacula 3.0.1 to resolve some issues we’ve been experiencing with Windows 2008 servers. Since upgrading I have managed to fix problems we were having with VSS and ...
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3answers
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Amanda, Bacula, BackupPC Which has a reliable windows client?

I wish to setup an automated backup system for three Windows XP machines in the same building to a Linux server out on the WAN. I visit each machine every few months and make a disk image for a bare ...
3
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4answers
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Using Bacula as a VTL

I'm considering the idea of using Bacula for some backups, however to save tapes and limit manual operations, I'd like to make a two-stage backup : backup machines to disk (easy enough in bacula) ...
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5answers
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Backup linux to ftp server

What do you use for backups to ftp server? I've tried the setup with Amanda and virtual tapes on the ftp server mounted with Curlftpfs and I'm not satisfied with it. I just don't feel confident about ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Bacula tape changing

How can I get Bacula to move the tape to the IO slot after it has ran a specific job? I run daily backups with Bacula since a couple of days and I was wondering if I can do this kind of thing. I've ...