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Questions tagged [bacula]

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

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How to correct configure backup plan for bacula?

Could someone explain the following? I have multiple hosts, which I need to back up. I would like to have for each host daily diff backup, 1 full weekly, 4 weekly and 3 full monthly backups. I've ...
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Is there a reason why a daemon would start with /etc/init.d/bacula-fd start and not with systemctl start bacula-fd?

I installed a bacula-fd client on a machine. This was done through a make install, and make install-autostart-fd, that generated a /etc/init.d/bacula-fd Now running /etc/init.d/bacula-fd start runs ...
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Certificate validation error with Bareos and TLS

I have Bareos 17.2.4-9 installed on Debian Jessie. It was built from the source using the --with-openssl switch. It works perfectly WITHOUT TLS enabled, however when I try to configure it to use TLS,...
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Bacula: “Spool block too big”

Scneario: I got a backup server that runs bacula. At night it backups all my servers, and one of these is a NAS with eight shared folders, each backuped individually. Problem: Randomly, once every ...
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Bareos: concurrent backup tasks of different priority?

I am running Bareos 17.2.4 (latest free release). The default configuration will schedule a full backup of all clients on the first Saturday each month, and incremental backups from Monday to Friday. ...
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SELinux allow process to execute binary

I have the Bacula backup system running and SELinux is interfering. The problem arises when Bacula runs a script that invokes /usr/bin/hostname before one of the backups. 12-Apr 00:05 dir_backup ...
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Enable hardware encryption in Bacula with LTO-7

Does Bacula support encryption by using the AES-chip which is integrated in LTO-7 Tapedrive? Or is there a plugin like "stenc" that could be integrated in Bacula?
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Bacula - Waiting on FD, wanted 2000 OK include , got 2999 Invalid command

I have trouble with backing up a server with bacula. It backs up all the other servers just fine except for this one. The errors are: JobId 6840: Fatal error: Bad response to Include command: ...
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Fiber tape changer missing on lsscsi

I'm configuring a server with Bacula to manipulate backups on a Dell TL4000 connected to the server via Fiber. During the configuration of the Bacula Director I've accessed the bconsole to see if the ...
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ldconfig creating bad symlink

I have installed Bacula 7.4.4 on an openSUSE Leap 42.3 System from the repository https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/home%3AXimi1970%3AopenSUSE%3AExtra/bacula recommended on https://software....
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Bacula Backup: Keep files from x days back

I try to setup Bacula as backup solution. The requirement is to take daily full backups and to keep 20 last jobs, jobs for example 21 days back to be deleted. So in case of recovery to be able to go ...
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Bad response to Storage command - wanted 2000 got 2800 - Job TermCode=69

I will try to explain the problem I am facing: When I restore one client's backup that uses two "volumes", I get this error: bacula-dir JobId 48945: Fatal error: Bad response to Storage command: ...
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Amanda versus Bacula and (modern as of 2017) large backup jobs

I am deploying my first tape backup solution (with Quantum Superloader 3 LTO-7, CentOS 6.9), and I am surprised and stymied by the what seems like daunting configuration requirements of both Bacula ...
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bacula concurrently backup not working?

I'm in strange situation. Job is running concurrently but it's not taking time i expected. It seem's like working nice. (when i command status dir, both job's status is running) Job1 tekes ...
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Bacula don't remove files

I have conf for bacula. I try remove files after job, but it don't work:( Part my conf: Job { Name = "spass.mysql" Type = Backup Level = Full Client = spass-fd RunScript { RunsWhen = ...
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Can't access files in ESXi 6.0 datastore

I am trying to get backups running again in an ESXi 6.0 system. They were running prior to my tenure, but stopped. I am using a fresh install of vCenter on Windows Server 2012 I'm stuck on what seems ...
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How to restore a directory with Bareos/Bacula while excluding deleted files?

I would like to restore a directory so that it is identical to the original directory. Files that have been deleted in the original directory should not be restored. Consider a configuration file ...
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Pre-run “cancellation” in bareos/bacula

DNS in my environment is a bit wonky at times. When Bareos connects to a client, the client is not always the one specified by the hostname. I have a cron script that runs jobs automatically and ...
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Bacula: Client Run Before Job only al Full level

I've set up a bacula Job that runs Client scripts before and after backup like this: Job { Name = "my_job" Client = "my-fd" FileSet = "my-fset" Storage = "storage-File"...
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Bacula consider every volume as expired

I installed Bacula Backup on my Ubuntu Server 16.04 and it work fine when it comes to doing the backups. But I do have an issue with automatic volumes creation: I configured my Pool with "Volume Use ...
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Bacula versions compatibility

Recently we have upgraded some of our servers to Ubuntu 16.04 and Bacula file daemon has also been upgraded to version 7.0.5. Now we have: Bacula director v5.2.6 (on Ubuntu 14.04) storage daemons ...
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Random scheduling of backups in BareOS

I've recently configured the laptops and workstations in my environment with BareOS. We are doing this as a preventative measure for data loss (part of a grander scheme of recommendations). With the ...
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Ansible: copy config to current and other hosts

this is a tricky theoretical question, even the explanation itself. I will use Bacula (server backup software) as an example here to make it more clear. Bacula has a server and a client component. ...
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Bareos / Bacula backup of virtualbox?

I just backed up a vm using bareos (a fork of Bacula) and it appears to have worked, but I installed the file daemon on the vm itself, and it doesn't feel right; I ended up with what appeared to be a ...
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Ubuntu Bacula backup chinese (unicode) files

My bacula 5.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is unable to backup chinese/unicode text files. Not a permission issue because english text files like test.txt have no issues. Does anyone have any idea how? The ...
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In smartctl, what does means “Percentage used endurance indicator too short”?

I use Bacula to make backups. When i use smartctl # smartctl -H -l error /dev/st0 smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 [x86_64-linux-2.6.32-431.1.2.el6.x86_64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/two-way-mirrors-of-external-mailing-lists-3/bacula-25/howto-install-bacula-7-on-centos-7-fresh-install-...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...