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

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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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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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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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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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Recycling media after a cancelled Bareos backup job

When cancelling a backup job in Bareos/Bacula the used media are still shown as "Full". Is there a way to recycle them? Neither pruning nor purging made them available again because Bareos claims that ...
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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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Is there a command to list the currently saved versions of a file

Bacula is based upon a SQL database. In this database, we may want to select FileName, Path and File tables to search which version of a file are currently somewhere in the save space (Tapes and/or ...
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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 ...
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Bacula backup with secondary storage on poor conection

We use hetzner dedicated servers for virtualization (xen). Each instance got a 100GB free sftp backup storage, buing more is not an option - it's too expensive. Currently we use bacula and mount this ...
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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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Bacula errors in bacula-sd.conf

I'm new to Bacula and just finished an install on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed mySQL then Bacula. However getting the error below. user@Bacula:/$ sudo bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula-sd.conf 13-May ...
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Bacula Backups Failing with Duplicate Primary Key Error

All of my Bacula backups started failing over the weekend with the following MySQL error: Fatal error: sql_create.c:XXX Fill File table Query failed: INSERT INTO File (FileIndex, JobId, PathId, ...
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Unable to telnet to a Windows 7 client on port 9102 while setting up Bacula

I'm trying to setup Bacula for all my work machines. Most of my machines are Linux (Ubuntu) based and I have successfully managed to setup Bacula on those machines. However, I do have several Windows ...
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Bacula director daemon unable to authenticate windows 7 client

My director daemon in being hosted on an ubuntu machine and the client is a windows 7 machine. Both machines are on the same subnet. I'm having trouble authenticating between the server and the ...
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Is there an equivalent of volume space reclamation in Bacula?

I recently met a guy using Tivoli Storage Manager. He talked about "volume reclamation", which copies only the files of incremental backup which are newer than the retention period/number of version ...
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Bacula copy job cannot find device

I have one bacula server on site which regularly backup all my servers. Now i am trying to create copy job which should copy all full backups to offsite. But i still getting error: Device ...
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bacula-gui - bresto -fails to present selected bkup filepath

when I access /bweb/bresto.html for "web restore" I can select select a client and a job I can also change a directory location. However, no other directories expand under "Directories" and no files ...
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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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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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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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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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Bacula: initial Full Backup job taking too much time

I've chosen Bacula (v.5.0.2) to do backups of our office worker's data. The Director and Storage Daemon run on a Debian based root server (the SERVER) rented from a major german hosting company. ...
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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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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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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 & 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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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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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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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 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 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: ...
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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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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 ...