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

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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 ...