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As of 2017 Bacula server runs on the SAC:Backups host.


Configuration as of June, 2011

A Full copy is made every Sat. with incremental backups nightly.

This consists of the following directories:

   File = /boot
   File = /etc
   File = /var/www
   File = /home
   File = /osgeo
   File = /var/lib/mysql
   File = /var/lib/postgresql
   File = /var/lib/dpkg
   File = /var/lib/aptitude/pkgstates

From each of the following machines:

  • adhoc, download, projects, osgeo6, qgis, secure, web, web18a, webextra, wiki

Trac currently gets which is generated during the daily backup cycle


General configuration is managed in /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf.

To review the backups and perform a restore you can use the bconsole application:

 sudo bconsole

Specific configuration of the file/tape storage is in the Storage director /etc/bacula/bacula-sd.conf

  • Bacula uses the hard drive as a series of Tape drives.
  • Each Volume is a predetermined size (~500MB currently), when a volume fills bacula makes the next one.
  • Volumes older than a certain date or when volume increments have reach a configured maximum can be recycled into the available disk pool.


  • If you use bconsole to recover data bacula does the work of finding the files you want and pulling them out of the various volumes.
  • Directory for recovered files is set in the bacula-dir.conf under:
Job {
 Name = "RestoreFiles"
 Type = Restore
 Client =
 FileSet = "Full Set"
 Storage = File
 Pool = Default
 Messages = Standard
 Where = /tmp/bacula-restores
sudo bconsole

Then follow the prompts, using the above linked guide to help find the files you want.