Bacula for Linux Publisher's description
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Bacula is a set of programs that allow you to manage the backup, recovery, and verification of computer data.
Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.
In technical terms, it is a network based backup program.
Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files.
Most of the Bacula source code has been released under a slightly modified version of the GPL version 2 license. If you wish additional details, please follow the License link to your left.
What's New in This Release:В· This is a major bug fix release including a few directives that have been rewritten, one new directive, and some different directive behavior (see the release notes below). As is usual for a patch release (last digit changes by one), this version is compatible with the 5.0.0 database and with prior clients. However, you *must* upgrade all components that are on any one machine (that is you must upgrade your Director, Storage daemon, and File daemon at the same time, if they reside on the same machine).
В· Note, Bacula does not normally uninstall previous versions, and we have changed the shared object naming convention, so you might want to first save your configuration files then uninstall the old Bacula using the old Bacula uninstall prior to installing the new one.
В· If you do not, it should not be serious, but you may be left with some older Bacula shared objects that are not used and hence wasting a small amount of disk space. If you are upgrading from version 3.0.x or prior, please see the full release notes as you must do a database upgrade. When updating from 5.0.0 to this release there is no database upgrade needed.
В· Scott has made a number of changes and improvements in the rpm packaging over the past few weeks since version 5.0.0 was released, so he will probably be releasing the 5.0.1 rpms quite soon.
System Requirements:В· Bacula has been compiled and run on Linux RedHat, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems.
В· It requires GNU C++ version 2.95 or higher to compile. You can try with other compilers and older versions, but you are on your own. We have successfully compiled and used Bacula on RH8.0/RH9/RHEL 3.0/FC3 with GCC 3.4. Note, in general GNU C++ is a separate package (e.g. RPM) from GNU C, so you need them both loaded. On RedHat systems, the C++ compiler is part of the gcc-c++ rpm package.
В· There are certain third party packages that Bacula needs. Except for MySQL and PostgreSQL, they can all be found in the depkgs and depkgs1 releases.
В· If you want to build the Win32 binaries, you will need a Microsoft Visual C++ compiler (or Visual Studio). Although all components build (console has some warnings), only the File daemon has been tested.
В· Bacula requires a good implementation of pthreads to work. This is not the case on some of the BSD systems.
В· The source code has been written with portability in mind and is mostly POSIX compatible. Thus porting to any POSIX compatible operating system should be relatively easy.
В· The GNOME Console program is developed and tested under GNOME 2.x. It also runs under GNOME 1.4 but this version is deprecated and thus no longer maintained.
В· The wxWidgets Console program is developed and tested with the latest stable ANSI (not Unicode) version of wxWidgets (2.6.0). It works fine with the Windows and GTK+-2.x version of wxWidgets, and should also work on other platforms supported by wxWidgets.
В· The Tray Monitor program is developed for GTK+-2.x. It needs Gnome less or equal to 2.2, KDE greater or equal to 3.1 or any window manager supporting the FreeDesktop system tray standard.
В· If you want to enable command line editing and history, you will need to have /usr/include/termcap.h and either the termcap or the ncurses library loaded (libtermcap-devel or ncurses-devel).
В· If you want to use DVD as backup medium, you will need to download and install the dvd+rw-tools.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall