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Bacula 9.0.6

22 November 2017

This is a bug fix and enhancement release. The two major enhancements are support for Qt5 in bat and the tray monitor, and support for OpenSSL-1.1. However, the current Qt5 enhancement is not yet complete, so please continue to use Qt4 for building bat and the tray monitor. There were also a number of nice […]

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Release 9.0.5

3 November 2017

I am pleased to announce that we have just released Bacula version 9.0.5 This is an important bug fix release. In particular it fixes the cases where Bacula would print a very large number of error messages. Additional backported code from Bacula Enterprise is included as well as updates to the rpm scripts. A number […]

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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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