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Bacula Status Report — 5 October 2016

5 October 2016

The last Status Report was in February 2016, so this one is a bit overdue. That said, I would like to discuss the following subjects: 1. Bacula Release Status 2. Windows Binaries 3. Next Bacula Version 4. Bacula Forks 5. The Storage, Visualisation, Cloud (SVC) awards 2016 1. Bacula Release Status As probably know, the […]

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Release 7.4.4

21 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 7.4.4 This version is a minor bug fix release. If you are a packager, I strongly advise you to take the 7.4.4 version since it corrects a number of problems related to packaging and installation. If you are already running Bacula version 7.4.0, […]

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Supported Operating Systems

   Fully supported

    These are reported to work in many cases and the Community has committed code for them.
However they are not directly supported by the Bacula project, as we do not have the hardware.

Operating Systems Version Client Daemon Director Daemon Storage Daemon
GNU/Linux All
FreeBSD > 5.0
Solaris > 8
OpenSolaris  
MS Windows 32bit Win98/Me    
  WinNT/2K
  XP
  2008/Vista
MS Windows 64bit 2008/Vista
MacOS X/Darwin  
OpenBSD    
NetBSD    
Irix      
True64      
AIX > 4.3    
BSDI      
HPUX      

 

Important notes

 

  • By GNU/Linux, we mean 32/64bit Gentoo, Red Hat, Fedora, Mandriva, Debian, OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, … 
  • For FreeBSD older than version 5.0, please see some important considerations in the Tape Modes on FreeBSDFreeBSDTapes section of the Tape Testing chapter of this manual. 
  • MS Windows Director and Storage daemon are available in the binary Client installer 
  • For MacOSX see http://fink.sourceforge.net/ for obtaining the packageshttp://fink.sourceforge.net/

See the Porting chapter of the Bacula Developer’s Guide for information on porting to other systems.

If you have a older Red Hat Linux system running the 2.4.x kernel and you have the directory /lib/tls installed on your system (normally by default), bacula will NOT run. This is the new pthreads library and it is defective. You must remove this directory prior to running Bacula, or you can simply change the name to /lib/tls-broken) then you must reboot your machine (one of the few times Linux must be rebooted). If you are not able to remove/rename /lib/tls, an alternative is to set the environment variable “LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19” prior to executing Bacula. For this option, you do not need to reboot, and all programs other than Bacula will continue to use /lib/tls. The above mentioned /lib/tls problem does not occur with Linux 2.6 kernels.

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