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Install Bacula for Open Source Backups

Nov 13, 2008, 01:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deann Corum)

"In this first of two parts, we'll give an overview of how to get started with Bacula, look at different pieces that make up Bacula and look at setup and configuration basics. This isn't meant to be a comprehensive guide, but should give an overview for those who haven't waded through the copious and excellent online documentation for Bacula.

"Basic Bacula Components and Services

"The three major services Bacula uses are the storage director (bacula-sd), the file director (bacula-fd) and the director itself (bacula-dir). The storage director facilitates the storage and recovery of data and attributes to physical media. The file director is the client piece which is installed on the machine to be backed up, and the bacula director is the manager and coordinator of all backup job activities. You'll use the Bacula director (bacula-dir) to configure storage pools, jobs and to automate and schedule backups and the Bacula console (bconsole) to interface with and control it all."

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