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

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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 ...
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Best practices for mass file transfer with verification?

I'm looking for a bit of advice on transferring a several files from Windows-based workstations to a Linux Server running Ubuntu Server LTS 10.04. At the moment I've been mounting the shares on the ...
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Bacula - restore with missing tape

What's the proper way to perform a restore of available data when one of the tapes is missing (damaged)? PS. Using Bacula
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Bacula windows client could not connect to Bacula director

I have a Bacula server on my Linux Debian squeeze host (Bacula version 5.0.2) and a Bacula client on Windows XP SP3. On my network each client can see each other, can share files and can ping. On ...
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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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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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bacula: how to remotely install the windows client?

Is it possible / how to install the bacula windows client on remote Windows XP or 7 machines? They are all within a domain. Would I need a custom installer, or is there a way to push out the ...
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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 ...
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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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Bacula can't work over poor network connections

For off-site backups we are running a Bacula SD on another location and the internet connection to it, although quite good for what you can normally get at an office, is not as good as a single ...
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exchange 2010 bacula backup suggestions [closed]

we are considering various backup systems to backup our exchange 2010 sp1 on windows 2008 R2 sp 1(in an ESX 4.1 vm) using bacula on our final backup server. From what I understand the native exchange ...
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Bacula over s3fs

We are constantly running out of space on our backup server so I want to move the backups to S3. Does it make sense to run Bacula on top of s3fs? Does anybody have experience with that? Is it ...
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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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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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Obtain Bacula status in parseable format

Is it possible to obtain the status of Bacula Director in some parseable format? It looks like the human-readable representation (one you can see when using bacula-console) is formed on the director ...
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Does bacula transfer data between client and storage daemon, or via director?

We have a bacula server and several storage daemons - a local one on a gigabit network and a remote one in an office that we have a slow link to. We want to back up a remote server on a different ...
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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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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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How does Bacula decide if Full Backup is Available?

When bacula runs scheduled jobs, if no incremental backup is available it runs a Full backup. Is this also true for differential (I imagine it is, but haven't seen that yet) What does it base this ...
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Bacula Volume Retention and Automatic Recycling

Will a bacula volume be recycled if: No more volumes are appendable The date of the last job on it is past the volume retention period Jobs on that volume are not past the job and file retention ...
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Bacula configuration for clients that are turned on and off randomly

I'm evaluating Bacula as a centralized backup tool for a small network where users will turn machines on and off unpredictably. Some of the headless Linux boxes I need to back up are intended to be ...
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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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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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Could not stat /var/lib/bacula/bacula.sql: ERR=No such file or directory

When running the BackupCatalog job in my Bacula installation it throws the following warning: Could not stat /var/lib/bacula/bacula.sql: ERR=No such file or directory I've run this manually: ...
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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 ...
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Restore Bacula Files

Q1: Can I restore bacula files to another location? Because whenever I restore my bacula files, it goes directly to the client on which the files was backed up. Q2: Can I restore bacula files if ever ...
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How to check bacula version

How do I check the bacula version? I installed bacula using apt-get install command on ubuntu. I want to know the version I am using. Thanks
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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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Bacula - skip folders that exceed a certain size

What would be the easiest way to automatically skip the backup of subfolders that use more space than a certain limit? A solution that also sends a notification would get first prize!
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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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What options to use for Accurate bacula backup?

It's actually 2 question in one. First is a bit more theoretically. So when specifying accurate options how does bacula figure out if a file needs to be backed up ? it's a simple AND ? As in if the ...
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Pause bacula-director

Is there a way to tell bacula to stop queuing new jobs from the schedule, but finish the ones that are currently running?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bacula alternative? [closed]

We currently run Bacula for our network but it seems really overly-complicated for what its doing. Is there a good alternative to Bacula out there that anyone could recommend that runs on Linux and ...
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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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Bacula refuses to use available volumes

I've recently installed a new server and configure Bacula to automatically label up to 10 volumes. Very soon I've got a message that intervention was needed and when looking at it one volume was ...
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How to kill a <defunct> process with parent 1

I am running Bacula on a RedHat box. From time to time, the storage daemon bacula-sd stops working and becomes <defunct>. [root@backup ~]# ps -ef | grep defunct | more root 4801 29261 0 ...