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

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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: /opt/...
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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 ...
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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 reliable?...
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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 ...