Baculum Overview

Baculum is a Bacula web based interface, which enables several Bacula administration functions.
These include:
  •  Running Bacula jobs (backup, restore, verify…)
  •  Monitor Bacula services
  •  Bacula console available via web interface
  •  Support for customised and restricted consoles (Console ACL functionality)
  •  Multiple Directors support
  •  Volumes management including labeling new volumes
  •  User friendly graphs Basic storage daemon operations on volumes (mount, unmount, release actions)
  •  Easy in use configuration and restore wizards
  •  Many other features…
Baculum general operating system environment requirements

The Baculum installation should have the following components:

  • Web Server – with mod_rewrite module loaded. Baculum has been tested on Apache HTTP Server and Lighttpd.
  • PHP 5.3 or higher – as web server module or as FastCGI, with the following modules installed:

* PDO PHP support – depending on your catalog database: PDO PostgreSQL, PDO MySQL or PDO SQLite.
Note: If Bacula uses MySQL catalog backend, Baculum requires to install MySQL php native drivers. (often called php-msqlnd, and not php-msql)
* BCMath PHP module.
* cURL PHP module.
* MB String PHP module.
* JSON PHP module.

  • Bconsole – configured Bacula text based console
  • Access to Bacula catalog database – A computer with a Baculum installation should be able to connect to the Bacula catalog database

There is no need to install Baculum on the server with a Bacula Catalog database because Baculum can communicate with the Bacula database located on a remote server.

Above requirements are validated during Baculum’s initial startup. You will be informed if any components are missing in the installation environment.

Installation

Detailed information about manual installation of Baculum is available in the Baculum INSTALL file located in bacula-gui tar archive.