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       bareos-dir - Bareos Director


       bareos-dir [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the bareos-dir command.
       Bareos's  Director  Daemon  acts  as  the  controller  of the network backup system: it is
       responsible for scheduling and coordinating backups across the network.


       -c file
              Specify the configuration file to use.

       -d nn  Set debug level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -f     Run in foreground (for debugging).

       -g group
              Set the group/gid to run as.

       -m     Print kaboom output (for debugging)

       -r job Run <job>.

       -s     No signals (for debugging).

       -t     Test the configuration file and report errors.

       -u user
              Set the username/uid to run as.

       -v     Set verbose mode.

       -?     Show version and usage of program.


       Tcpwrappers looks for the service name of the bareos daemons  in  hosts.allow  ,  and  the
       service names of these daemons is configured to be different from the binary.  The service
       names are configured to be %hostname%-%component% rather than bareos-dir  (As  defined  in
       the file)

       So  the hosts.allow entry has to match %hostname%-%component% (servername-dir for example)
       instead of bareos-%component%

       WARNING: This means that if the hosts.allow file has the entry:

       bareos-dir: ALL

       you will not be able to run bconsole to connect to the local director!

       The entry would have to read:

       server-dir: ALL

       and this will allow the console to connect to  the  director.   (The  process  running  is


       bareos-fd(8), bareos-sd(8).


       This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon <>.