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* [http://bacula.org/en/?page=documentation Bacula's documentation]

Revision as of 01:08, 28 January 2010

Bacula basic configuration

Description

Bacula is an enterprise-grade backup utility. This HowTo explains how to set up bacula on Fedora while respecting Fedora's configuration way.

Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora 12

Requirements

Bacula supports a few database backends, so, you will need to choose one. On this document, I will choose the mysql backend. Clients do not need a database backend.

Also, you will need to decide which console(s) you want and configure them. I will choose the commandline console.

Storage, database and director could be distributed but, in this case, everything will be managed on the same server.

Server requirements

  • bacula-common
  • bacula-console
  • bacula-director-common
  • bacula-director-mysql
  • bacula-sysconfdir
  • bacula-storage-common
  • bacula-storage-mysql

Client's requirements

  • bacula-client
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Storage, database and director could be distributed but, in this case, everything will be managed on the same server.

Doing the Work

Configuring the server

  • Install mysql-server:
su -c 'yum install mysql-server'
  • Install the relevant bacula packages
su -c 'yum install bacula-common \
bacula-console bacula-director-common \
bacula-director-mysql bacula-storage-common \
bacula-storage-mysql bacula-sysconfdir'
  • Start the mysql server
su -c 'service mysql start'
  • Create the database
  • Grant privileges to the bacula user
  • Create the necessary tables

Configuring the clients

  • Install the bacula client
su -c 'yum install bacula-client'
  • Configure the client's and monitor's names, addresses and passwords. These ones need to be present in the server configuration so, keep track of the passwords and names.
#
# Default  Bacula File Daemon Configuration file
#
#  For Bacula release 3.0.3 (18 October 2009) -- redhat 
#
# There is not much to change here except perhaps the
# File daemon Name to
#

#
# List Directors who are permitted to contact this File daemon
#
Director {
  Name = bacula-dir
  Password = "fd_password" # change to a nice and strong password here
}

#
# Restricted Director, used by tray-monitor to get the
#   status of the file daemon
#
Director {
  Name = bacula-mon
  Password = "mon_fd_password" # change to a nice and strong password here
  Monitor = yes
}

#
# "Global" File daemon configuration specifications
#
FileDaemon {                          # this is me
  Name = bacula-fd
  FDport = 9102                  # where we listen for the director
  WorkingDirectory = /var/spool/bacula
  Pid Directory = /var/run
  Maximum Concurrent Jobs = 20
}

# Send all messages except skipped files back to Director
Messages {
  Name = Standard
  director = bacula-dir = all, !skipped, !restored
}

+ Open up the relevant firewall port; in this case, 9102

su -c 'iptables -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 9102 -j ACCEPT'

Troubleshooting

How to test

Common problems and fixes

More Information

Disclaimer

I haven't had the opportunity to test this HowTo since I lack of a networked PC to do it, so you may run into problems, if you do, come to #fedora on irc.freenode.net or leave me messages so I know what's up. Feel free to propose changes and stuff.

Added Reading