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Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of co

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Kern Sibbald
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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.

Bacula has been compiled and run on Linux RedHat, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems.
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.
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.
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.
Bacula requires a good implementation of pthreads to work. This is not the case on some of the BSD systems.
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.
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program is developed and tested under GNOME 2.x. It also runs under GNOME 1.4 but this version is deprecated and thus no longer maintained.
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.
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.
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).
If you want to use DVD as backup medium, you will need to download and install the dvd+rw-tools.

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