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

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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 ny-back01.ny....
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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: /etc/...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to force all volumes into Append mode in a Bacula server?

How do I set all volumes into Append mode in a Bacula server so it starts backing up from scratch? I have 70 volumes which are file volumes and due to a mistake it backed up too much and run out of ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...