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Bacula Admin l & ll Training 2017

5 April 2017

Bacula Admin l The Bacula Admin l training helps new or existing administrators of Bacula (community or Enterprise Edition) acquire the knowledge they need to install, configure and operate the solution in a production environment, quickly and effectively. After completing the course, you will be able to perform the following tasks: Obtain the Bacula code […]

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Bacula Status Report — 17 March 2017

17 March 2017

The last Status Report was in October 2016, so it is probably time for another one. I would like to discuss the following subjects: 1. Bacula Release Status 2. Bacula Binaries 3. Next Bacula Version 4. My “retirement” 1. Bacula Release Status As probably know, the latest release of Bacula version 7.4.7 was released on […]

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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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