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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 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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