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

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Connection refused with both iptables and firewalld disabled on CentOS. Why? [duplicate]

My Rig Server A with Bacula Dir installed Server B with Bacula Client installed Both uses CentOS 7 Objective. Open port 9102 to be able to access Server B from Server A via Bacula Dir. The ...
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What is the diference between volume marked archive and volume marked full?

In Bacula, what is the difference between a volume status at full and a volume status on Archive? I browsed the Internet, but found nowhere to find out what means all those statuses such as Recycle, ...
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Bacula Backup Error

I have this error when running a backup: 3999 Device "FileStorage" not found or could not be opened. Label command failed for Volume Vol-787878. Do not forget to mount the drive!!! Here's my ...
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Bacula. Running concurrent job from one linux box

Hi all i have a strange problem, as bacula documentation i can run two or many concurrent jobs if i set "Maximum Concurrent Jobs" more then 1. And this is work fine for jobs from different servers. ...
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Bareos Backups all files despite of a custom FileSet

After reading documentation and many blog I still can't figure out what is missing in my FileSet so Bareos backup only csv and pdf files: FileSet { Name = "HQ ccomp" Include { Options { ...
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Which is the right synthax for restoring on Windows from Bacula?

I have a full backup of a Windows 2008 R2-64bit. This server has two disks, C: and D:. I'm too dumb to explain to Bacula (5.2.6) I want that what is labelled as "d:/" has to be restored to "D:\". I ...
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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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Restore files from Bacula backup with missing server

I need to restore files from a full backup which was saved on a network share. Bacula server crashed. Backup files are named the following way: 127.0.0.1-dir-volume-0001 127.0.0.1-dir-catalog-0085 ...
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bacula catalog backup error

I have a Bacula (mysql) server on an Ubuntu-server machine. It backs up and restore without issues except for the catalog. Every time it runs the catalog backup it shows an error. My guess is that ...
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Bacula: When a backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job?

When a Bacula backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job ? I mean something like "after failure of Job A, run Job B". Is there a specific directive in the Job Resource? EDIT1: I ...
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Bacula storage daemon won't write to labeled volume

My Bacula configuration won't write to any labeled volume, as long as it's outside of /tmp. When the SD is configured to write to /tmp however, everything works flawlessly. [herpderp@neuromediator2 ...
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SQL request in Bacula database

I would like to get all the files that are at least in one job which is now saved on one determined tape in the Bacula database. This could replace a tape listing. I have tried several request to ...
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Puppet and Bacula: Add Client to Director

I'm using netmanagers/puppet-bacula to deploy bacula to a backup-system and different clients. Now I'm having some trouble on adding a new client to the director. The clients.d-directory is empty and ...
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How to solve “Could not open: /path/to/backupfile-X, ERR=Read-only file system” in bacula?

The issue is logged multiple times in the bacula log Attempts Renaming the /path/to/backupfile-X. Once this is done nothing is logged anymore Restarting all bacula services
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Distinct Bacula FileSet options per directory

Let's say I have a Bacula FileSet containing: Include { Options { checkfilechanges=yes onefs = yes # and other irrelevant options here } File = / } Generally I ...
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Duplicity for remote backup to AWS S3

I am using Bacula with S3 for backups. I keep bacula volumes for 60 days or so. Using duplicity as I would like to use GPG encryption of the volumes. Is there any way to do an rsync style sync using ...
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Use puppet to deploy bareos (bacula-fork) to my nodes

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would really love to use puppet to deploy bareos on my servers. Bareos is a fork of Bacula and is used for backing up remote systems. To do that ...
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Use puppet to deploy bareos/bacula to server and clients

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would really love to use puppet to deploy bareos on my servers. To do this I'm using netmanagers/bareos. I'm using this profile to install bareos ...
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Bacula: Writing backup fails

I installed bacula 7 on Cent OS 7 according to this howto: ...
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Restore files that are not in the Bacula database using a Bacula file deamon

I have a backup made with Bacula on tapes. Files are not listed in the Bacula's catalog. I want to restore files inside the directory, listed one per line in needed.lst (last line empty) onto a ...
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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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How do I resynchronize a Bacula catalog?

I tried performing a Bacula upgrade, but found there were issues with our architecture. Our team tried powering through the upgrade testing backups, but eventually decided to do a downgrade and ...
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Bacula batch restore a client with multiple filesets

I am looking for a way to perform a batch (non interactive) restore for a Client that has multiple job definitions which don't share the same file set. For a client that has a single fileset I can ...
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Bacula stopped working after pool delete from catalog and from disk

We had 2 identical backups of 1 server. 1 was done by real name and the second was done by alias (CNAME in DNS). I deleted the one that was done by CNAME to free up disk space. First I deleted pool ...
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How to handle migrated job in bacula

In our existing backup, we clone a backup to two different tapes by doing backup to a disk pool then copy and migrate the jobs to two different tape pools. However, after migration, the jobs which had ...
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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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Bacula configuration management in git, without passwords

I'd like to to use git to start managing our Bacula configuration files, but want to keep out (or mask) the passwords in these files. I've considered: looked for a setting within Bacula that allows ...
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Bacula alternative weekly schedule?

How to schedule Job1-Job5 to be run as shown below? Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu --------------------------- Job1 Job2 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu --------------------------- Job3 Job4 ...
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Bacula off-site backups

I have 2 locations, one in Europe, one in Asia. Each location has a fully functional Bacula system to handle local backups. What I want to do is to copy some jobs from one location SD to the other ...
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Bacula restore gives me information “… no files were found …”, what does it mean?

I have working Bacula setup and I'm testing various restore strategies to fulfill our documentation. Everything worked fine, but since couple days I"m receiving following message: > The defined ...
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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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Backup server with NAS and Bacula [closed]

I would like to buy a NAS storage, to be used as backup server. Is it a good idea? I'm very new in this kind of things so if some one can help me. I have a dedicated server running with Debian, one ...
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Bacula: bacula-dir.conf Console ACL - One Console, Multiple Clients

In bacula-dir.conf: I was wondering if it were possible to have one "Client" entry for each client, but only have one "Console" entry for ALL clients -- to achieve this end: - Each client can only ...
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Can't find Bacula's Storage Daemon hardware recommendation [duplicate]

I have been reading latest Bacula's manual and I cannot find mentions of recommended hardware for the server working as Storage Daemon (SD): Where could I find such recommendations (RAM, CPU, Disk, ...
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Bacula: best practise for labeling and initial start

I'm currently starting with bacula for backup and have a few questions for best practices. Current situation: I want to back up a slow changing max. 12TB (currently 8TB) dataset to a external LTO4 ...
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Bacula Backup - Add a second partition to write files to

I would like to set up bacula - well, my first steps have been successful. All my backups are written to /bacula/backup. But / has only 900GB. So I want bacula to write to /sdb1/bacula/backup, too. ...
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Bacula not using the current In-Drive LTO Tape (but the oldest one)

I'm trying to configure Bacula to automatically recycle and use a random tape i put in the single LTO drive, but it seems to prefer the oldest backup tape despite it isn't in the drive. I already ...
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libbaccats-7.0.5.so => not found

I'm installing Bacula from sources on CentOS 6.6. ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/bacula --with-mysql [root@bacula0 lib]# ldd /usr/sbin/bacula-dir linux-vdso.so.1 => ...
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Bacula daemon fails to stop or restart

Foreword: I have already resolved this problem and am asking this question to share the solution I've found. Please bear in mind that the problem described here may (or may not) be more generic and ...
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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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bacula backups very slow with TCP socket in 'unkn-4' state

Several bacula-fd clients are backing up to one bacula SD (using 2G disk files on massive RAID, not tape), usually 2-3 of them concurrently. It works fine, except when 2 bigger clients (about ...
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What is a proper LINUX backup strategy? [closed]

I have been reading recently about backup strategies for Linux, particularly using the Bacula software. It seems that this software is focused at providing backups in case of a hard server failure ...
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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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bacula-dir.conf configuration to backup wordpress website

I'm the beginner of bacula backup solution. I'm trying to backup my website built by wordpress. This is the Job and FileSet to backup documents root directory. Job { Name = WebServerBackup Pool ...
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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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“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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Unable to backup Windows directory using Bacula

Backup and restore works on Linux Bacula's Director (DIR), File Daemon (FD) and Storage Daemon (SD) have been installed on a Linux host, a backup has been run and the files could be restored. Backup ...
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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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Bacula Loading Tape at the Wrong Library

I have two HP Tape Libraries installed on the Storage (LibHP08 and LibHP09), i tried to configure some jobs to access both libraries, but I'm having some trouble with bacula accessing the wrong ...
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Two-site disk based backup with migration in Bacula

I am setting up a disk based (vchanger) backup system in Bacula, whereby at any given time, two sets of identical data will reside on the disks. One set of disks will be stored on-site, the other ...