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Bacula Status Report — 22 June 2018

22 June 2018

We recently released prebuilt binaries on bacula.org, and some of you have downloaded them and had varying degrees of luck installing them. Concerning the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver), I have personally installed, configured and run it, including running with the Aligned plugin, and from the brief testing I did, it works well. However, […]

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Bacula Status Report — 9 June 2018

9 June 2018

It has been a while since the last status report, so it is now time. I would like to discuss the following subjects: 1. Bacula Release Status 2. Bacula Binaries (New) 3. Windows Binaries (more coming) 4. Next Bacula Version === 1. Bacula Release Status As probably know, the latest Bacula version 9.0.8 was released […]

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Supported Tape Drives

Bacula uses standard operating system calls (read, write, ioctl) to interface to tape drives. As a consequence, it relies on having a correctly written OS tape driver. Bacula is known to work perfectly well with SCSI tape drivers on FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, and Windows machines, and it may work on other *nix machines.

Generally any modern tape drive (i.e. after 2010) will work out of the box with Bacula using the standard Bacula Device specification in the bacula-sd.conf file.

Please check the Tape Testing Chapter of the Bacula manual for procedures that you can use to verify if your tape drive will work with Bacula.

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