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Bacula Status Report — 22 June 2018

22 June 2018

We recently released prebuilt binaries on, 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, […]


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 […]



White Papers

The following white papers have been adapted to the community version and provided for your personal use by Bacula Systems SA in the hopes that you will find them useful in producing a production backup environment with Bacula.

  • Bacula API PDF
  • Bacula REST API documentation.

  • Bacula Concept Guide PDF <
  • Basic Bacula concepts.

  • Bacula Binary Installation Guide PDF <
  • How To for installing Bacula Community Binaries.

  • Bacula Hardware Sizing PDF
  • Brief documentation on how to size hardware for use with Bacula.

  • Bacula Regression Testing PDF
  • How To do regression testing on binaries build from source.

  • Best Practices for Disk Backup PDF
  • How to recommendations for doing disk based backups with Bacula.

  • Deduplication Optimized Volumes PDF
  • How to use the Bacula Aligned plugin to write volumes that can be deduplicated by underlying storage deduplication engines such as ZFS and NetApp.

  • Disk Backup Design PDF
  • More comprehensive how to for using the Bacula virtual disk changer for optimizing disk backups.

  • Disk Migration PDF
  • How to for doing Copy and Migration jobs.

  • Perl
  • For large sites — how to do manual pruning with a script. Improves backup performance by doing pruning in
    a separate Job rather than automatically at the end of each Job.

  • Object Storage (Cloud) with Bacula PDF
  • How to use the Bacula S3 Cloud plugin to backup to S3 compatible cloud based storage.

  • Progressive Virtual Full Backups PDF
  • How to implement Progressive Virtual Full Jobs.

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