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       Bacula - The Network Backup Solution


       bacula-dir - Director
       bacula-fd - File daemon or Client
       bacula-sd - Storage daemon
       bconsole - Console to control Bacula
       wx-console - GUI Console


       Bacula  is  a  set  of computer programs that permits 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 Client/Server 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.
       Due to its modular design, Bacula is  scalable  from  small  single  computer  systems  to
       systems consisting of hundreds of computers located over a large network.

       Bacula  Director  service consists of the program that supervises all the backup, restore,
       verify and archive operations.  The system  administrator  uses  the  Bacula  Director  to
       schedule  backups and to recover files.  For more details see the Director Services Daemon
       Design Document in the Bacula Developer's Guild.  The Director  runs  as  a  daemon  or  a
       service (i.e.  in the background).

       Bacula  Console  services  is  the  program  that  allows  the  administrator  or  user to
       communicate with the Bacula Director  (see  above).   Currently,  the  Bacula  Console  is
       available  in  two  versions.   The  first and simplest is to run the Console program in a
       shell window (i.e.  TTY interface).  Most system administrators will find this  completely
       adequate.   The  second version is a Qt 4.2 GUI interface named bat that has more features
       than the bconsole program.

       Bacula File services (or Client program) is the software program that is installed on  the
       machine  to  be backed up.  It is specific to the operating system on which it runs and is
       responsible for providing the file attributes and data when  requested  by  the  Director.
       The File services are also responsible for the file system dependent part of restoring the
       file attributes and data during a recovery operation.   For  more  details  see  the  File
       Services  Daemon  Design Document in the Bacula Developer's Guide.  This program runs as a
       daemon on the machine to be backed up, and in some of the documentation, the  File  daemon
       is referred to as the Client (for example in Bacula's configuration file).  In addition to
       Unix/Linux File daemons, there is a Windows File daemon (normally  distributed  in  binary
       format).   The Windows File daemon runs on all currently known Windows versions (2K, 2003,
       XP, and Vista).

       Bacula Storage services consist of the software programs  that  perform  the  storage  and
       recovery  of  the  file  attributes  and data to the physical backup media or volumes.  In
       other words, the Storage daemon is responsible for reading  and  writing  your  tapes  (or
       other  storage  media,  e.g.   files).   For  more details see the Storage Services Daemon
       Design Document in the Bacula Developer's Guide.  The Storage services runs as a daemon on
       the machine that has the backup device (usually a tape drive).

       Catalog  services  are  comprised of the software programs responsible for maintaining the
       file indexes and volume databases for all files backed up.  The  Catalog  services  permit
       the  System  Administrator  or  user  to quickly locate and restore any desired file.  The
       Catalog services sets Bacula apart from simple backup programs like tar and  bru,  because
       the  catalog  maintains  a  record of all Volumes used, all Jobs run, and all Files saved,
       permitting efficicient restoration and Volume management.  Bacula currently supports three
       different  databases,  MySQL,  PostgreSQL,  and  SQLite3, one of which must be chosen when
       building Bacula.


       See the HTML/PDF documentation at:
       for details of the command line options.


       Each daemon has its own configuration file which must  be  tailored  for  each  particular
       installation.  Please see the HTML/PDF documentation for the details.


       The HTML manual installed on your system (typically found in
       /usr/share/doc/bacula-<version>) or the online manual at:


       See <>


       Kern Sibbald

   Current maintainer
       Kern Sibbald

       An enormous list of past and former persons who have devoted their time and energy to this
       project -- thanks. See the AUTHORS file in the main Bacula source directory.


       Bacula is distributed under a modified GPL version 2.0, as described in the  file  LICENSE
       included with the source distribution.

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